School Details

Clay-Chalkville Middle School

6700 Trussvilleclay Rd, Trussville, AL 35173
(205) 379-3100
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1052 students 18 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

72%
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88%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Jefferson County average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
72%
73%
88%
87%
86%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
89%
78%
76%

Alabama Science Assessment (ASA)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Jefferson County average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
79%
79%
87%
79%
79%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Jefferson County average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clay-Chalkville Middle School is a public middle school in Clay. The principal of Clay-Chalkville Middle School is Ms Maurice G Williams, who can be contacted at mowilliams@jefcoed.com. 1,052 students attend Clay-Chalkville Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 46% of the 1,052 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Clay-Chalkville Middle School is 18:1. Mountain View Baptist School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 52% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 42% 55%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.5%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Asian 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter will be going into the 8th grade this year and has really enjoyed going to this school. Just like every other school there are good and bad points but overall I'd rate this school an 8 out of 10. The choir teacher is exceptional the office staff has been very helpful and the counselors are awesome too. The campus is clean and the school offers many activities for the kids. Oh the golf teachers are great as well. I wish there was an after school program or something set up for kids to attend after school each day until parents can get off work. Also the buses seem to crowded.

  • (1 year ago)

    Even the teacher's bully at this school. Ghetto ghetto ghetto. Glad a new Principal is in place; they acutally have to answer the phones now due to new Princial rule. Honor roll went south upon entering this school. Over crowded is an understatement. Can't move so we are stuck.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is horrible.We moved here last year believing we were going into a good school for our child. This has to be the most ghetto school I've ever seen. Drugs sex and bullying are all that goes on here. If you move here pplan on sending your child to a private school if you want them to get a good education.

  • (2 years ago)

    Communication is nonexistent. It's rare to find faculty that shows involvement or caring. I've had three children go through this school and the first I pulled out to homeschool due to her health being risked and the two currently there I am seriously considering pulling out to homeschool as well. Your children shouldn't dread going to school every day. Mine do.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has ALOT of work to do.This is my son's first year at the school and I am THOROUGHLY NOT IMPRESSED. Be prepared to spend ALOT of time watching certain teachers and making sure that they are doing their jobs and not singling out your child ( or children). Case and Point A particular teacher seemed very happy to tell me that my son had a F in her class. After forwarding her emails to the principal I found out that he had an F because she had not given him the makeup work that I requested while he was out due to an illness (with a physician's excuse). After he made up the work (in less than one day) his grade improved significantly to a 78. Interestingly enough the same teacher had the class read A Christmas Carol all week long during class time. My son has read that book 4 times already before he ever came to Clay. My son is also gifted in that particular subject area. He arrived at Clay having tested in the Collegiate level for that subject area.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter attends CCMS. I was concerned that she would have problems going from elementary to middle school but she truly loves this school. The teachers have helped her with her own individual issues and even though we have had some absences due to illness she has been given the appropriate time to make up her work. The teachers and counselors have been open to my communication and have called or e-mailed me back in a timely manner. Is it perfect? No. All schools have problems but it is certainly a good school overall.

  • (4 years ago)

    If your children are whom who might want to express themselves by changing hair style clothing or etc. i recomend not sending your children to this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    dis school if fun and it have alot of sport it is kinda of like a acdemic school

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a student to and we don't get in fights on a regular basis that is the first lie. Next when we back-talk to a teacher we are the ones getting in trouble for doing that not the teachers!

  • (5 years ago)

    I as a student am somewhat very dissapointed in this school. It does not have that good of dicipline and there for problems and violence spread among this school fast. Students fight on a regular daily basis and the students are disrespectful to the teachers and dont get punished most of the times for back talking. There is alot more but i dont have the time to mention all of the problems......I want to go to a different school!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved to this area recently. My two kids have been excellent students since they started attending grade school. I am sad to see the discipline problems dress code and attitude of the staff in this school. Some teachers are very friendly and care about teaching but others don't. The principal does not think is important to talk to you if you make an appointment to meet with her. She will bounce you to one of the vice-principals. We bought our house in this area because we thought this was a good school but it is not. The school is over crowed and the teachers overwhelmed with students. I wish I can take my taxes and pay for a private school for them to go but I am stuck with this at least until we move. There are not fair too every student. They do not enforce their dress code equally

  • (6 years ago)

    To the Jan. 11 student comment. First all grades are divided into 'teams' and the education quality DOES differ from team to team no matter what the staff says. And as far as ton's of organizations if your in some choices (like band) you're not allowed to take art or even computer classes. Your choices are SEVERELY limited. I am a true cougar. I work for and with many of these student and some of the staff (those who let you in) organizations in school at games etc. very closely and my response to the student is please don't judge your peers until you've walked a mile in their shoes. It's easy to judge when you've never faced indignity or racisism.

  • (6 years ago)

    principal of this school is the best out of all the schools.Most careing and thoughtful and wants us to suceed.

  • (6 years ago)

    this is a great school if you have a child with any type of special learning problem i also like all the teachers and they also have a great athletics program

  • (7 years ago)

    I go to CCMS(go cougars) and am in the 7th grade.Personally I love the teachers and am very sad I'm moving due to my dad's job.We have awesome pep-rallys and everyone loves Charlie the cougar(our mascot)as far as our principles go our head principle Mrs.Williams is awesome she's lenient but can also be very strict when needed then theres Mr.Gary he is the one that keeps us all in line but all the kids love and respect him.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been very pleased overall with CCMS. My son has excelled in all of his classes including Algebra I and RLC Social Studies. Most of the teachers have taught him well. I think Mrs. Williams has done a great job and seems to really love the children. My son has had no problems and will be going on to high school next year. The band program is fantastic since Dr. Walker has taken over. He and Mr. Williams have done a splendid job this year. I have been to the school several times for activities such as the band trip Jr. National Honor Society Spelling Bee Math Tournaments and Scholars Bowl. Keep your children active and they have less time to get into trouble! Go Cougars!

  • (8 years ago)

    From the perspective of a parent of a child with special needs - this school is not the greatest but not the worst. We have had to fight to get my son what was necessary for my son to have his free and appropriate public education. While this is nothing new to us in any district I still feel like a school should be more open to doing what is obviously right for the child. I also have to beat them over the head to insure they will do what we've all agreed is necessary. Again nothing new but when we moved here I had hoped for better. The county over all is better to deal with than where we last lived. I hope Clay does not try to do its own school system. They will severely lack the resources that Jeff Co. has to help our kids who need it.

  • (8 years ago)

    I moved to this area because I thought the school here was very good. To my suprise I will probably have to send my 2 children to private schools. The front of the school was built without something for the children to stand under when they are being picked up at the end of the day and if it is raining they stand in the rain. This was brought to the attention of the principal that was quoted saying that building a cover for them would detract from the beauty of the school. I guess that tells you in full what they think of the students welfare.

  • (9 years ago)

    As an African American parent I believe my son has the right to attend any school that will make him learn better. I feel real good about sending my son to this school because I know that he is safe and he will learn. However I believe there is room for improvement among the teachers and students. We need better communication among the different races of students and make everyone feel comfortable. In the sports tryout there should be a better selection process in basketball. My son tried out two times and did not make the team. I overheard other people say my son is an excellent ball player. I know he is because he plays the game well in AAU. Everyone need to put their prejudice aside and live right!

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has went to this school 2 years and this will be his last year there. He has had nothing but good to say about this school. I really feel like if a kid applies themselves it makes a difference. I venture to say that if a child is unhappy there its because they are not behaving or doing what they are suppose to. I can't imagine a child being mistreated if they are obeying the rules. I think that goes for life in general. If adults do wrong at work etc. they get in trouble whether it be fired or jail etc. Maybe parents should step back and look at their own behavior and be a better role model for their child which would in turn cause their child to behave instead of teaching them to buck the system. I give Clay-Chalkville an A+.

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