About Our School


 Clayton Middle School

Clayton Middle School sets a high standard for excellence in education, both academically and socially. Our school community truly believes in the philosophy that it takes the village to raise each individual child, and we take great pride in working together to see every student grow.

We offer high level classroom instruction in our academic and elective classes by focusing on student engagement and by continually refining instructional practices based on students’ needs.  The faculty and staff are committed to providing the best education for each student they teach.   

Clayton offers several different academic programs and classes, including; Magnet Extended Learning Program courses, advanced math and science courses, and creative arts.  Clayton is also the only SLCSD middle school that offers Curriculum and Assessment Lab classes, which are based on six performance results.  The Performance Results are: Self-Directed Learner, Quality Worker and Producer, Cooperative Group Participant and Leader, Effective Communicator, Complex Thinker and Problem Solver, and Contributor to the Community.

  • Clayton offers the Curriculum and Assessment Lab program.  In 2018, the C&A program was adopted school wide.  All students not in NELP and MELP are placed in the C&A program. 
  • We also have a Magnet Extended Learning Program (ELP) for middle school students, as well as a Neighborhood ELP program.  Visit the district ELP webpage for more information and the Extended Learning Program. 
  • Clayton offers a Math Secondary I classes, where students can take a high-school level Math class on campus and earn high school credit.   
  • Clayton prides itself on having high academic rigor in all courses with the purpose of providing all students access to education. 
  • Once a year we produce a one-of-a-kind school musical, which is a highlight for students and community members alike.
  • We offer lunch time intramural sports program during lunch and fitness classes.
  • We offer student support with tutoring, counseling support and with academic intervention.
  • Clayton offers a wide variety of elective classes
    • Academic Electives: Geometry, Creative Writing, Environmental Science, Coding, Psychology
    • World Languages: Mandarin Chinese and Spanish
    • Fine Arts Electives: Dance (beginning and advanced), Theatre I & II, Art, Advanced Art, Multicultural Art, Stage crew, Family and Consumer Science, Show Mixed Choir, Orchestra, Band, Show Choir, Ceramics I & II, TV Production& Stage Crew
    • Leadership and Service Learning Opportunities in Student Government



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