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Clayton Public School District Choice Profile for 2022-23 School Year

Clayton Public School
350 East Clinton Ave.
Clayton, NJ 08312
Gloucester County

District grades: K-12
Approved choice grades: 6-12
Total number of students enrolled in district: 1500

Choice parent information center phone number: 856-881-8700
Name of program contact: Rosalyn Downes
Phone number & email of program contact: 856-881-8700 ext. 3051; rdownes@claytonps.org
Website: https://claytonps.org/district-information/nj-school-choice/

Choice Program

National rankings place Clayton Public School District among one of the top High Schools in the Country (Newsweek’s America’s Top High Schools (2014) and US News & World Report 2010, 2012.) Clayton has strong academics across the curriculum and is full of tradition and spirit with students who work hard, are proud of their school and successfully move on to pursue a college degree. High School class sizes are small- teachers are connected with their students, class participation is a requirement and learning through discussion & debate are the norms.  Our students also have a wide variety of activities, clubs, and sports to become involved in, including our very successful Army-JROTC program which offers post-secondary scholarships. Additionally, we offer on-line courses so that our students are given access to an abundance of opportunities and areas of study. All of this leads to a great environment for success for the students of the Clayton Public School District.

Choice Seats Availability

The purpose of the chart below is to inform parents of choice seat availability before the application deadline in early December. After the deadline, the information will be outdated.

The Department of Education limits the number of choice seats that each district can fill. The “maximum number of new choice students that can be enrolled” tells parents how many new choice students the district can enroll in the next school year. If more than the maximum number of applications is received, a lottery will be held and a waitlist will be developed. Waitlists will be developed for all approved choice grades even if no seats are currently available. NA indicates the district is not accepting choice applications for those grades.

Maximum Number of New Choice Students that can be Enrolled: 3 
School Name: Clayton High School

Grade

Seat availability per grade

K  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
1  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
2  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
3  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
4  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
5  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
6  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
7  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
8  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
9  Available
10  Available
11  Available
12  Available

 

 

District Choice Policies

Indicate Yes/No/NA 

The district accepts Tier 2 students (see definitions of Tier 1 and Tier 2 ).

 Yes

The district gives enrollment preference to choice applicants who have a sibling currently attending the choice district, provided there are choice seats available in the choice-approved grades/programs and the students meet any program-specific criteria.

 Yes

The district gives enrollment preference to choice applicants who have completed the terminal grade of the sending district (i.e., students who attend a choice district with grades that terminate before 12th grade and have a natural progression to this choice district), provided there are choice seats available in the choice-approved grades/programs and the students meet any program-specific criteria.

 Yes

The district gives enrollment preference to resident students who move before the application deadline. If resident students move and file choice applications for the following year prior to the deadline, the district will give them enrollment preference (i.e., accept them after the enrollment preference students described in b. and c. above, but ahead of other applicants), provided there are choice seats available in the choice-approved grades/programs and the students meet any program-specific criteria. If the district has already reached its approved choice enrollment maximum, this preference will not apply.

 Yes

The district gives special consideration to resident students who move after the application deadline. Students in this situation may apply as late applicants and be added to the front of the district’s waitlist, provided the students will enroll in a choice-approved grade/program and they meet any program-specific criteria. No additional choice seats above the maximum will be approved by the NJDOE to accommodate these students.

 Yes


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