Stanley F. Gurzynski (later changed to Grayson) a commercial (now business) subjects teacher from September 1939 to June 1942 played semi pro football for the Wilmington Clippers, after graduating from Temple in 1939. He was an assistant football coach under Pop Kramer and the players went to watch him play and decided the Clayton team needed a name, so they voted to call them the Clayton Clippers. This took place in the 1940-1941 school year. Mr. Gurzynski was also the junior class adviser in 1940-1941. He went into the service during World War II.
Preparing Students for the Opportunities of Today and the Future.
Did you know…
That for the Class of 2015, 80% of graduates went on to 2 or 4 year colleges and universities?
Herma Simmons Elementary School
Herma S. Simmons Elementary School offers innovative education programs that align to the Common Core State Standards and The Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) of the New Jersey Department of Education preschool through third grade initiatives. We are dedicated to providing students with a solid educational foundation to prepare them for the academic and social demands of the 21st century.
Clayton Public School District will collaborate with parents and the community to provide a safe, caring, and engaging learning environment where all students achieve the Common Core State Standards, along with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to succeed in a global society.
Clayton Middle School
At CMS we believe in setting high expectations for student learning, promoting student self-esteem through achievement, and celebrating all students’ successes. Safety and high academic achievement are our first priorities. Teachers and staff provide a family atmosphere where everyone belongs and individual strengths are challenged.
Clayton High School
We believe that our mission is to collaborate with parents and the community, to provide a safe, caring, and engaging learning environment where all students achieve the Common Core Curriculum Content Standards along with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to succeed in a global society.
Congratulations to Brianna Riggio, who won an honorable mention at the Italian Heritage Juried Art Exhibit displayed at the Vineland Public Library.
CPS: NJ Interdistrict Choice School
We are proud to announce that Clayton High School has been selected as a NJ Interdistrict Choice School for grades K-12. For more information, click on the School Choice link under District Information. We are proud to announce that the Daily Beast (Newsweek Magazine) has ranked Clayton High School as one of the Top High Schools in the nation for 2014!