School Details

Clayton Middle

Test Scores by grade

38%
38%
39%
52%
47%
46%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Johnston County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
38%
39%
59%
52%
48%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Johnston County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
34%
34%
52%
45%
41%
65%
63%
59%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Johnston County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
22%
36%

End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, 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 2013
  • Johnston County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clayton Middle is a public middle school in Clayton. The principal of Clayton Middle is Mr Stephen Baker and can be contacted at StephenBaker@johnston.k12.nc.us. 772 children attend Clayton Middle and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 41% of the 772 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Clayton Middle is 14:1. Riverwood Middle is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 57% 60%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 16%
Hispanic 18% 20%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.5%
Asian 0.4% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Hi world how are you I'm a student and I hate school lol Trololololololololol troll

  • (1 year ago)

    Clayton Middle is still a small-town school with increasing focus on academic rigor. They are making efforts to increase the technology availability for students. My child comes home and talks about things he learned that day. It's the biggest sign that he's learning in my opinion. Teachers are very supportive in helping out with the usual organization problems with a pre-teen. My son says 'the teachers are fun' and I see the principal engaged with the kids. Parents are encouraged to be involved with many opportunities for family activities. Their library is old and needs a refresher. They don't do many research projects which does worry me about his high school preparedness. They have a fantastic band and moderate sports teams. Overall it's a good safe community school.

  • (3 years ago)

    this school is the worst school ever!!!! the students are the meanest ever the teachers dont do ANYTHING when kids get bullied they stand there and join in or laugh. the Principe dose the same he/she tries to help but nothing works also i was bullied ever since i got there in 6th grade and i only been there for 2yrs then i left to the most wonderful middle school i have ever been to is four oaks middle the people are nice. but at Clayton middle the teachers give u so much work and expects your child to finish it with the 20min time period or it is for hw which takes longer like a couple of times i finish my hw at 12 to 1 a clock in the morning and the teacher yells at you for falling asleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I think it is an all around great school. Great leadership great staff great support.

  • (6 years ago)

    I luv this skool so much! i just graduated and let me say clayton middle has done so much for me! the teachjers and principle try to help and trust me......They do! i had a big rough patch and my teachers helped me through it and i came out with all a's and b's! everyone in my algebra class got a 90 or above on our high school eoc! sports and clubs always win competitions. This school is the best to go to and has the best principal ever! he makes school fun! we got to tape him to a wall and leave the school to go bowling as a reward! this is the best school ever!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been a parent at CMS for the past 5 years and cannot say enough great things about everyone who works there. From the Cafeteria to our wonderful Principal there is none better

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has done so well her first year at CMS! She has a 98 average for the year! Her teachers are fabulous. I already had a son go through here as well and had excellent grades too1

  • (6 years ago)

    I don't believe that this school puts students needs above educators needs. Unfortunately my family has had nothing but grief since my child entered this school and school system. Due to the lack of unions this school system has a lower pay scale and benefits that do no compare to those states with union reps. From our experience this school is wrapped around the 'good ole boys' mentality and would rather cover their mistakes up or blame others then take responsibility and own to them.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very thankful that my child is attending Clayton Middle. I couldn't ask for a better school. The teacher's are easy to work with and make themself available. The Principle demonstrates a positive leadership and role model for the children. What he expects is clearly understood by both parent and child. This is definately a school to brag about and one more reason that makes you proud to live in Johnston County (Clayton). Keep up the great work!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the best middle school in the clayton area. The teachers are great and the principal is the best.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our son has thrived at Clayton Middle! Top Administration/Teachers across the board! He will go on to Clayton High in the fall and because of the great teachers & staff he is more then ready!

  • (10 years ago)

    My child is doing very well at this school.This school has Academic Banquet here in this school is to honor those students who get a 94.5 or greater average and I think it's great! This school has been awarded with 4 consecutive years as school of excellence.

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe that the teachers at Clayton Middle School are very dedicated. I have volunteered at this school many times and I feel that the faculty and staff love working there.

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