School Details

West Clayton Elementary

Test Scores by grade

47%
42%
47%
56%
44%
45%

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

43%
46%
48%
44%
45%
44%

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

37%
42%
48%
38%
38%
40%
28%
37%
45%

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

About this school

West Clayton Elementary is a public elementary school in Clayton. The principal of West Clayton Elementary is Ms Dolores Gill and can be contacted at DoloresGill@johnston.k12.nc.us. 946 children attend West Clayton Elementary and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 44% of the 946 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at West Clayton Elementary is 15:1. Cooper Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 58% 60%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 19% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.6%
Asian 1% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I loved Mr. Bunn as well. We have not had a poorly handled bulling experience. Our teachers have been responsive to our one bullying concern and haven't tolerated any poor behavior in the classroom. We have had a good experience with the staff here. Everyone has a different experiences though.

  • (7 months ago)

    This is our eight year having a child in this school. We loved Bruce Bunn as Principal! With the take over of the new principal things have really gone down hill quickly!! The last two years have been HORRIBLE! Teachers aren't happy and many take it out on kids. Bullying is tolerated in that nothing is done about it. The principal front office staff and many teachers will placate you by saying something will be done when in reity they will do nothing! Thank God for the teachers who DO still love the kids and what they do!! Three stars is generous. Used to be FIVE!

  • (11 months ago)

    I had a child go K-5 and have a current third grader and a soon to be Kindergartner...the school is amazing... Leadership on every level is progressive and invested in seeing every child succeed. There are so many opportunities to get involved and despite teacher salaries and benefits suffering all we see as parents are talented deeply commited educators. The PTA is all-inclusive and not cliquish like at other schools and the list just goes on and on... An A+ school for sure!

  • (1 year ago)

    Being from Wake County we were excited to be assigned to West Clayton. What a disappointment. The focus of the school is testing testing testing. Students are cramming so much information it is all memorization. Classrooms lack organization and structure. Teachers lack training. The school has a huge teacher turnover rate. Administrators are never visible. School is outdated from the buildings to technology. Classrooms are outfitted with ancient computers. On rainy days the halls are full of buckets catching rain from leaking ceilings. West Clayton has been a huge disappointment for our family.

  • (2 years ago)

    West Clayton made my sons transition from moving and starting school much better and he is quickly learning and loves school. The teachers are incredible working with the kids and involving the parents as well as keeping us updated with their school work. Excited for our youngest to start next year.

  • (3 years ago)

    Both my children (boys) have attended from Kindergarten. Great quality teachers and challenging instructional environment. Great community involvement and strong PTA. Many volunteer opportunities and parental interaction. Principal was helpful in considering special needs for placement. Technology needs an overhaul Media Center needs funding for upgrades Would like to see a foreign language offering

  • (4 years ago)

    We have lived in Clayton for 3 years and my son has loved this school and the involvement is great as well among teachers and staff

  • (4 years ago)

    This is one of the best elementary schools in Johnston County. The teachers and staff truly care about their students and go above and beyond to help each student succeed.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers work really great with the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    My nephew and niece absolutely love this school! I have never seen a staff of teachers so willing to help. The kids have progressed beyond measure especially my nephew who was having some trouble academically.

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandchildren attend WCES and I have been so pleased to see the extra help they get when they need it and the caring friendly atmosphere that is always in the school when I have been there..the teachers display genuine concern and readiness to help when problems arise...the children are so proud of their school

  • (5 years ago)

    everyone in this school parents and administrators stick together like glue when it comes to the children They are there for the utmost support

  • (5 years ago)

    WCES creates a great hometown learning environment for our studetns and does a great job of preparing them for the learning ahead.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff is caring and the school is always organized neat and clean

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers are great. They interact with the children to make learning fun. The staff is a great staff to work with and they always make you feel welcome.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is so awesome and the absolute best place to begin my career in teaching. I love what I do and am excited about each new day to change the life of a child.

  • (5 years ago)

    My Oldest Child was having trouble in school and had been to 2 other schools before West Clayton and they said he had an attention problem or behavior problem. West Clayton listened to what I said and we got my son the help he needed. He is doing much better than he was. I love West Clayton

  • (5 years ago)

    West Clayton Elementary has the best teachers staff and students! I am so very proud to be a part of our school!

  • (5 years ago)

    We have the best staff in the world. It's like one big family. We pull together when times are tough. Our students succeed year after year.

  • (6 years ago)

    As an black mother of 2 boys I must say all the stigmas of living in Johnston County have been untrue (so far) with me. I have a 5th grader and a kindergartner who attend West Clayton. I have not had any issues with faculty/staff there and my oldest has made the honor every single year he's been there. I am proud of the accomplisments this school makes!

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