Clay-Chalkville High School
Clay-Chalkville High School is a four-year public high school in the Birmingham suburb of Clay located at 6623 Roe Chandler Road. It is the largest high school in the Jefferson County School System. School colors are blue, and silver. The athletic teams are called the "Cougars".
As a result of overcrowding in Hewitt-Trussville High School during the mid-1990s, the Jefferson County School System decided to build it first new, not replacement, school to accmodate the rapidly growing areas of northeast Jefferson County.
In fall 1995 a newsletter was distributed to families living within the area zoned for the new Clay-Chalkville schools still under construction. As part of the newsletter, residents were asked to help in deciding the name of the newly constructed school. The options given were Clay, Clay-Chalkville, and Deerfoot for both the new middle and high schools. Clay-Chalkville was eventually chosen and announced in early 1996.
The school opened on August 14, 1996, with 72 teachers and staff, and 856 students in grades 9 to 11. Current enrollment in grades 9-12 for the 2005-2006 school year was approximately 1,400 students with 115 staff members. The principal is Randle Cassady.
Clay-Chalkville High School has won several AHSAA state championships in a variety of sports competing at the 6A level, including baseball (2003 & 2006) and football (1999). The school's alleged use of an ineligible player during the 2011 football season prompted the AHSAA to forfeit 9 of the team's victories.
- Clay-Chalkville High School History. 18 Jul 2006