School Details

Clayton High

600 South Fayetteville Street, Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 553-4064

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1443 students 18 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Mathematics, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Johnston County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clayton High is a public high school in Clayton. The principal of Clayton High is Mr Clint Eaves, whose e-mail is 1,443 children attend Clayton High and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 27% of the 1,443 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Clayton High is 18:1. Cleveland High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 58% 60%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 16%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.6%
Asian 1% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school is terrible. The staff are rude they don't respond when we try to reach out. No voicemail. The phone actually hangs up on you. Their scores are terrible. The school is falling apart. The front office staff is extremely rude. We should have stayed where we were. I guess since NC is not with the times they think this is ok. I looked into my children using online homeschool as we are having issues with bullying and racial comments. NC does not offer free online homeschooling. This blew my mind. I would not recommend Clayton High School. We are not impressed at all.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a decent school. Sick of hearing about all the athletic triumphs but that is typical of all high schools it seems. There is something for everyone here. All high schools have drugs even the Christian ones. My kid just ignores it and has nothing to do with those types of kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a student here halfway through my junior year. There are a few gangs and some students aren't shy about drug use but it's high school. Of course there will be some drug users; it's stupid to think that a high school is completely pure because a pure high school doesn't exist. I actually really like it here. I made a few great friends who came from similar life circumstances as me so we stick together. It's more like a family than a friendship. One thing that I have a problem with Homophobia. Parents quit acting like the 'perfect' Christian and teach your kid to respect others. There are way too many self-righteous religious people out here who basically 'pick and choose' from the Bible. I'm sick of students who force their ideals on others. If you were a true Christian you wouldn't try to harm a homosexual student in any way; you would 'love thy neighbor' so to speak. As for education it's kind of weird. Some teachers barely give any homework but a few give mountains of work to be done. As for sports we have talented students but with coaches who don't know how to use the talent.

  • (3 years ago)

    The Varsity baseball coach (Houser) at Clayton Hight School is a complete joke! He allows how wealth the parents of students are as to how he coaches the baseball team. Example The more money given to the Athleic booster program the more the student gets to play and not be benched. He also makes it very clear that he does not want to be Approached by parents. Coach Houser is a disgrace as a coach and a PE teacher at Clayton High School

  • (3 years ago)

    I have a daughter that attended Clayton High School. I agree that there needs to be work done by the principal to be more involved in the students. I think that things will get better as the overcrowding is not as much of an issue with the new high school in full service next year. I do not see where any of the posters are blaming others for the actions of their children or how a parents lack of guidance has anything to do with the inaction of the administration. I also don't see anything that warrants an attack on someones parenting skills. In my opinion the school is not the best around and it's not the worst. If your child is involved in sports I believe they would do better than average because that is mindset of Clayton high.

  • (3 years ago)

    CHS has some really great teachers to include the Great JROTC Instructors. The principal is wonderful but the assistant principals could improve their methods of student interaction and guidance. My children went to this school and I was pleased with the education they received. They all have fond memories of this school and miss the feeling of community they experienced at CHS.

  • (3 years ago)

    CHS has teachers who care about students and is working hard to keep up with the quick-paced changes in a technology world. Students are well-behaved for the most part and engaged in their learning. The principal is beginning to take ownership after taking over the position 2 years ago; he is making positive changes for all involved.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wow I can not believe what I am reading about this school. I graduated from here in 2009. Then it was not bad at all. The principle was very nice then and the kids at the school were not bad. But hearing all of this I am disappointed and I do wish they find a better principle to run this school. I am glad that i graduated in 2009 and not now!

  • (4 years ago)

    I agree with the other negative reviews of Clayton High. I wish I could afford private school so that I could take my son out. The principal at Clayton high is out of touch with the teachers and parents as well as the students. There is very little communication between school and home. My son complains about the smoking and drug use that takes place on school grounds. He also says that the bathrooms are so bad that he won't use them. The selection of classes is limited and I've only come across a couple of teachers who aren't burnt out and have no business teaching children. I can say that his freshman year was much better because of the freshman academy and the caring vice principle there. I would suggest the same as a previous poster if you have a choice try to live in an area with the new Corinth Holders High.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a student at Clayton high just tranferred here nov 2010. This is a Terrible school. There is crime drugs thugs drinking. The teachers are nice. Sudents are racist they cuss drink go to late night parties with their friends. They dont care about anything. The campus is old but thats not the problem its in an okay neighborhood. The buses stink they drop you off at school okay. But when it comes time to come home there might be a substitute driver and your child might miss the bus. The buses are nice and so are the bus drivers. The enviroment at this school is very bad.

  • (4 years ago)

    Ugh! Took our son out and enrolled him in a private school. Thugs drugs teachers that don't care principal does not have a handle on his staff or students. Very negative environment. Cannot believe the rating of this school....must be the locals that are related to each other and have been here for generations. There ARE some good kids at Clayton High School...Honors Students but the course selection is limited and the teachers will not let the AP and Honors students use the bathroom! This came from my child and others so there is a pattern here and not with the same teacher. Terrible terrible terrible. Move to an area that feeds into the new Corinth Holders High School (Riverwood Flowers Plantation etc) or go to a private school.

  • (4 years ago)

    My kid is a senior this year and started as freshman.The freshman building is a great idea since it keeps all the kids new to HS in one central place. There seems to be guidance counselor encouragement for kids to get on the "college bound" track. Their Middle College program is great opportunity to earn credits while still in HS. All of the kids are encouraged to pick an existing"special interest" (after school) club to be in or they can create their own. Seems to be good family involvement. I don't hear about much crime or racism. Many of the kids in this area say yes ma'am and yes sir when speaking to adults. The principal keeps parents informed through an automated phone calling system. Great School. Would recommend it.

  • (5 years ago)

    Another Good year again I can say the teachers there are wonderful always willing to help each kid succeed! If your kid doesnt succeed in this school it is simply because he or she is putting ZERO effort in. 2 of my 3 kids are not big or finnishing things they need pushing and prompting and between myself and the staff at CHS in the end my children have learned you can't take shortcuts you have to DO THE WORK to pass. I am glad I chose for my kids to go there I have nothing bad to say about Clayton High sure it might not be a beautiful new school or have a Dance program like the other school or a award winning Band But it's teacher have dedication and heart and do their best to give your kids an education! Thanks again for another great year!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have enjoyed the school's contact and communication concerning the three children of mine who attended this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I loved this school! i had all of the classes that i wanted and even though i only went to chs for three months i made alot of friends. There is almost no racism and everyone is pretty froendly. Mr stewart is the greatest. He is my favorite administrator. Everyone there is great!

  • (6 years ago)

    Horrible. I was tormented by bullies for four long years. There are a few teachers who care but the administration was completely ineffective at helping me.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school! Teachers are great and I have Never seen any racism nor heard my child say there is any. School scores well and students are ready to enter the real world.

  • (7 years ago)

    i was very disappointed with this school reguarding my son. This school showed and demonstrated too much racism. I would like to know where in a parents handbook does it state that wearing gloves is against school policy. I would never send any of my other children to this school nor would i recommend it to another person or persons.

  • (7 years ago)

    Last year my daughter was home schooled I have very high standards for her and her environment and so far CHS has meet them all. She is on honor roll and doing great socially my only disappointment is the lack of choices as far as electives go other than that I would give it a 5 star review. I am very happy with the teachers and their parental communication. I would defiantly recommend this school. The teachers and staff are outstanding I actually feel good about my daughter attending a public school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I attend CHS and i think that it is the bomb! I love mr pearson!

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