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The original Clayton High School was located on the hill south-east of Clayton in Norton County Kansas. The three-story brick building housed both the grade school and high school. In 1914, the first class graduated with five students. A petition to change from a city to a rural high school was presented to the voters in April 1923. 199 voted in favor and 137 against the proposition. In April 1923, the schoolhouse was completely destroyed by fire, probably due to a furnace explosion. A new high school was constructed on the west side of Clayton next to the Norton and Decatur county line. The last graduating class was 1958 with four students. The high school was torn down by Freeman Higgason in 1960. A total of 259 students graduated from Clayton High School. An alumni reunion is held every three years for graduates and guests.

A listing of all the Clayton Graduates with pictures

1917 Clayton High School Year Book

Pictures of recent Clayton High School alumni reunions

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