Award Year: 2020

Clayton High School

1 Mark Twain Circle
Clayton, MO, 63105-1613

(314) 854-6600

Dr. Daniel Gutchewsky, Principal at time of Nomination

School District of Clayton

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Mission

We inspire each student to love learning and embrace challenge within a rich and rigorous academic culture.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 16%
  • White: 63%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 11%
  • Two or more races: 4%
Application
Biology students work to simulate the human digestive system.

Biology students work to simulate the human digestive system.

Clayton High School is nationally recognized for its academic tradition and commitment to developing individuals who will shape the world through independence, creativity and critical thinking. CHS offers a strong academic program with a rich and rigorous curriculum. Honors and Advanced Placement courses are offered in nearly every discipline, preparing students to attend some of the most competitive colleges and universities.

In addition to a nationally-recognized academic program, students at Clayton High School are provided with the intellectual and academic freedom to find their own voice. With the help of real world opportunities and experiences, CHS students make quick work of using their voice in constructive ways. A nationally-recognized Conferenced English program, a journalism program that mirrors the real world by shielding students from censorship and the Catalyst program that helps budding entrepreneurs form partnerships with local businesses are just a few of the programs that allow CHS to be an incubator for the leaders of tomorrow. Our proximity to several major colleges and universities allows our students to collaborate with leading research professionals, which has helped contribute to the success of our nationally ranked robotics and rocketry teams.

Successful students and top-notch programs would not be possible without a high-quality staff and long-standing community support. Clayton High School faculty are regarded among the "best of the best" by colleagues across the country. Together, teachers and students create an atmosphere of academic excellence and achievement, as well as an outstanding place to learn and grow.