Clay High School (Indiana)

Clay High School (Indiana)
Clay High School
Established 1939
Type Public secondary
Principal Mansour Eid
Students 1,403
Grades 9–12
Location South Bend, Indiana, USA
Coordinates 41°43′53″N 86°14′19″W / 41.7314°N 86.2385°W / 41.7314; -86.2385Coordinates: 41°43′53″N 86°14′19″W / 41.7314°N 86.2385°W / 41.7314; -86.2385
Campus Urban
Colors Purple, Black, and Gold
Mascot Colonial
Rival South Bend Washington
Yearbook Minuteman
Newspaper The Colonial
Military United States Air Force JROTC
Website Web Site

Clay High School is a public high school located in South Bend, Indiana. It is the Fine Arts school in the South Bend Community School Corporation magnet program.


Canned food drive

Clay High School's hosts an annual canned food drive for the community of South Bend . Through donations of non-perishable goods, as well as monetary donations, students regularly collect the equivalent of nearly 100,000 canned goods. The food drive concludes with a "Mad Dash for Cans" which usually brings in well over half of the projected total.

Fine arts

As Clay High School is the Magnet High School for the Visual and Performing Fine Arts, it offers various fine arts classes such as dance, theatre tech, music theory, drawing, photography, ceramics, and piano/keyboarding. Clay also offers a unique Fine Arts Connection course which traces the relationships in the fine arts throughout history with hands-on activities. All magnet students are entitled to free private music lessons.

Advanced courses in Clay High School's music department require auditions. For those not interested in auditioning, basic classes are offered such as Mixed Choir, Orchestra, and Band, which is directed by Shawn Harrington, Denise Kuehner, and Gary Kurtis respectively. More advanced classes, such as Swing Choir, Advanced Choir, Women's Choir, Chamber Orchestra, and Jazz Band, require auditions (which usually occur at the beginning or end of the school year). The band, orchestra, and swing choir have all received Gold Division awards at ISSMA competitions.

Magnet grants also allow the school to perform four theatrical performances each school year: one play, two musicals, and a series of one act plays. The school's thespian group performs shortened versions of these plays along with monologues and skits for competitions.

Visual Arts has also thrived. Since the beginning of the magnet program, many artists from Clay have attained varies from many contests such as the Scholastics Art and Writing. Visual Arts has established a strong base in the magnet program, create future artists respectively.


Football- Head coach Joe Szajko took over in 2008. Clay got its fifth 9 win season in 2010 after losing to Concord in the sectional.

Rivals include South Bend Washington, South Bend Riley, South Bend John Adams, South Bend S. Joseph's, Mishawaka, and Mishawaka Marian

Notable alumni

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