I have a brother who goes to this school and I graduated from here two years ago and I can tell you that this school is terrible. I hated this school so much that I try to find as many as excuses to not to school that day. Not all the teachers were bad, during my 4 years I had two good teachers and the rest were absolutely terrible. Right now I'm enrolled in USC and Clark did nothing to get me here. I had to go to a community college and work my butt off to get here. If you are a parent and reading this just know that you are better off if you don't send your son/daughter here. Send your children to an actual high school where they can have a real high school experience.
When I was in 8th grade and got accepted into Clark I was very excited because they showed us a high tech computer lab with awesome computers but when I got there it wasn't anything like they showed us. It is a technology school but the technology was outdated and they were down or not working 50% of the time. There is only a few good teachers. The rest are very strict. Even though I only 2 bad grades the whole year(a B- and a B) everyday I was pressured by the teachers. I can say that I would have been more healthy, mentally and physically, if I hadn't attended Clark. Every day I woke up I felt like I couldn't take another day of this but at the end of the day I had sports at GHS and that was the only thing I had to look forward to.
It was alright. Clean, some teachers are good, others not, just like every other HS. Most of the discipline they tear themselves apart to instill doesn't ever matter in college or anywhere else you aren't getting paid to work. I had a good four years but that's mainly because I was comparing it to the horrible middle school I went to. It's alright. That's really it. Sometimes it may feel like you didn't have a real High School experience.
Best school ever! teachers really care about the students, and really want to help them succeed! i'm very glad i got accepted here!
Your teenager is far better off attending a regular school like all the rest of his peers, and being given the opportunity to explore what he or she finds interest in. Don't send your kid to Clark if he or she wants to take a music class, or have easy access to sports, or a proper social environment, or school activities, or inspiration. It's a stale place, free of stimulation for students. It doesn't even have a very robust curriculum for science and technology, at least, if your child is interested. Not even its academic performance - the basis for much of its rep and crowing - is so substantially above the rest. Its SAT scores are an insignificant 88 points above Hoover and 95 above GHS. I just don't see anything other than wasted opportunity at Clark, and I don't think its benefits outweigh its deficiencies at all.
Excellent school, but the 1 and a half hour classes are too extreme and leads to students sleeping in class. Another problem is that most colleges and universities don't consider Clark as a tough school academically, but indeed it is. That is very sad because the students work their butts off, but don't get the right kind of recognition.
Clark is a great school academically, but there is nothing besides that. You are basically limited in your school participation to lunch assemblies and the occassion assembly during enrichment. If you're an athlete you're almost worst off. Clubs are practically off limits and you don't get as involved in the school as you wish. Other than the lack in social activities it is a great school to learn and develop academically
I am a student at this school and think that Clark is a great school. However, some teachers dont support the students, but that makes the students go the extra mile and helps them achieve more. Also this school has an emphasis on technology and science which is great but they need more sports and spiritual activities. This year only 40 students wanted to go to the junior prom so it was cancelled. So much for school spirit. Other than that, this school is great.
School 'technology' is only focused on cinema and photography department without any recent upgrades for PCs.
Clark is an amazing school, I am a current student at this high school and I recommend it to students who are seriouse about their goals and are willing to work hard. The students and teachers are amazing at this school, and personally, I feel very comfortable and safe at clark.
This school is a great school, it is small, but focuses in every child's education.
High school, in my opinion consists of many things. Only one of which is a good scholarly education. Others include community activity and awareness of what's going on, extracuriccular activities, sports and finally a social life. Having attented this school for four years and having a 3.8-4.1 gpa throught my whole high school education, I think I'm qualified to rate this school. Select teachers are amazing, but many others lack basic teaching skills, knowledge about their subject. This school gives students a good education (if they get lucky with teachers)but no real world experience. There is no diversity to speak of, or any community involvement activities. There is no sports program to speak of, which eliminates the homecoming dance and other social activities. It's not a great university-prep school. I hope my review helped!
School pushes technology very hard. Students are motivated. There are no sports at this school--athletes travel to a GUSD high school other than Clark to participate. Art is really a function of technology at Clark--Photoshop, photography etc. Teachers--most are very good and work hard with the students to see that they understand the material and can apply it. My daughter had a few teachers whose English was so heavily accented that she couldn't understand them. Tutoring is widely available. There are a great deal of parents involved in the school.
Clark Magnet High School is a great school and my child enjoys going attending Clark. The one and only thing that my child and I both dislike very much is the 'principal' more like a dicator if you ask me. He does not listen to the students and their opinions, He tricks the students with free dress days trying to make them do better on tests so that his name will go up. He does everything for his own benefit and seems to favor certain nationalities over others, it is extremely obvious.
This is a terrific school. The small size (less than 1100 students), excellent principal leadership,quality teachers & caring staff all work together to create the perfect atmosphere for academic success for every student.
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