West Clay Elementary School is a elementary school in Carmel, Indiana. It is in Hamilton County. The school reports an enrollment of 753 students in grades K-5 and a student–teacher ratio of 22 students per teacher.
This school performs significantly above average when compared to other Indiana schools. West Clay Elementary School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. When compared to other elementary schools, the school ranks 1 for Indiana and 1 in Hamilton County.
The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.
The academic score for a school is determined by looking at a number of inputs, such as student results on Indiana standardized tests. West Clay Elementary School received a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Indiana.
We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications and others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. West Clay Elementary School performs above average compared to other Indiana elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A.
Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to calculate a school’s safety grade. West Clay Elementary School performs significantly above average compared to other Indiana elementary schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A+.
The demographics of the student body at West Clay Elementary School are summarized below. A school’s demographics are not used when calculating its score.
A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
In the table below, the closest schools to West Clay Elementary School are included. Scores for the schools are listed in the table. All Carmel schools can be seen on the Carmel, Indiana schools listing page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||College Wood Elementary School||A+||A+||A||N/A|
|2||Towne Meadow Elementary School||A+||A+||A||A|
|3||Smoky Row Elementary School||A+||A+||A||A+|
|4||Union Elementary School||A+||A+||A+||A+|
|5||Eagle Elementary School||A+||A+||A||A|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.