• Strengths
     
    More than 70 School District of Clayton parents, students, staff and community members identified the following District strengths as part of a SWOT analysis conducted at the February Strategic Planning retreat. Attendees collaborated to identify an overall list of the District’s strengths included at the bottom of this page. From this list, attendees ranked the strengths based on their strategic priority for the District (below left) and the strengths the District can realistically target over the next three-to-five years (below right). These two lists represent the strengths that earned the highest ranking from retreat participants.
     
     Priorities among list of strengths: Strengths identified to realistically target in next three-to-five years:
     
    1. High-Quality Teachers
    2. Academic Achievement
    3. Curriculum/Quality of Curriculum/ Challenging/Rigorous/Adaptive
    4. Academic Rigor
    5. Teachers/Administrators/Counselors
    6. Strong Tax Base/Economic Stability
    7. High Expectations of Excellence
    8. Parent and Community Support
    9. Development of Problem Solvers
    10. Professional Development
    11. Student Support for IEP/Diverse Population

    1. High-Quality Teachers
    2. Academic Achievement
    3. Curriculum/Quality of Curriculum/Challenging/ Rigorous/Adaptive
    4. Professional Development
    5. Academic Rigor
    6. Teachers/Administrators/Counselors
    7. High Expectations of Excellence
    8. Student Support for IEP/Diverse Population
     
    All strengths identified through input from the broader group at the Strategic Planning retreat:
     
    • High-Quality Teachers
    • Academic Achievement
    • Curriculum/Quality of Curriculum/Challenging/Rigorous/Adaptive
    • Academic Rigor
    • Teachers/Administrators/Counselors
    • Strong Tax Base/Economic Stability
    • High Expectations of Excellence
    • Parent and Community Support
    • Development of Problem Solvers
    • Professional Development
    • Small Size of District
    • Student Support for IEP/Diverse Population
    • Student Relationships
    • Resources
    • Extracurriculars
    • High Percentage of College Bound
    • Diversity
    • History/Philosophy of Independent Thinking
    • Tolerance
    • Community Value of Education
    • Facilities
    • Heritage/Tradition of Success