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San Diego, CA
Students enrolled: 1,135

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4388 Thorn Street
San Diego, CA 92105

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(619) 344-4200
(619) 563-9653
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March 27, 2015
As a former student in 2002 and reading how this school has changed over the years is surprising! They used to be strict, the days were long, and enforced dress code.

- submitted by a community member

September 11, 2013
Monroe Clark Middle is a school with many programs that help others.One of them is the ANTI-BULLYING CLUB which helps kids to SPEAK OUT when the are getting bullied.That is a really good program because it helps students to not be shy or scared to SPEAK-OUT.The good thing of speaking out is that if for example a boy after school is getting bullied and he speaks out he will get $1,000 and below.Students would be proud of themselves because they just stopped those kids to bully others,and the kids won't do that again.I don't think they would do that again because they know their consequences with the principal or maybe(but not really) with the police.MONROE CLARK IS A VERY GOOD AND CARING SCHOOL BECAUSE OF THE PROGRAMS AND STAFF.

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2013
Morale is not good among teachers. Students are very difficult. Administration does not seem to do a good job.

- submitted by a community member

September 04, 2012
i love this school , they are awesome, and i am not just saying that because im a student :P

- submitted by a community member

July 12, 2012
This school is a very horrible school!!! Everything is out of control. Students can do whatever they want and dress however they want. I, personally disklike that they allow students to dress with sagging pants, piercings on their lips, eyebrows and etc. The kids are allow to die their hair any color they want including blue, red, yellow, pink, etc. Some boys even have yellow mohawk. Police is always on site because there are always fights. If your son / daughter has already started with an attitude or has been out of control, this school can only make it worst. I don't recommend bring your kids to this school because its just a very bad school overall.

- submitted by a parent

December 27, 2011
This school is terrible. The teachers don't even try helping out the kids' problems. I would not reccomend this school to anyone. It's a horrible school.

- submitted by a community member

April 03, 2011
In comparison to the other public schools in the immediate area, only one of which it has been my distinct displeasure to serve with, that being Horace Mann MIddle School, this school offers to its largely disavantaged popluation the most quality education you are as likely to find in the general Central City Heights Neighborhood, or in any other inner city neighborhood, for that matter.. If you have had bad experiences with other schools, or even at this one, my experience working with the dedicated veteran teachers at this school and their supervisors was nothing short of outstanding in every way (allow me to be more specific) 1) Everyone from Principal Vargas on down allows each child a chance to succeed, or fail. As the school motto goes, "The CHOICE IS YOURS" and I truly believe it is this motto, in other words, it is not just a slogan. It is a way of life practiced by each and every one of the teachers each and every day, and every day is a new day, a chance for a new beginning, at least unitl the choices for your student dwindle down to a passing or failing grade at the end of each week! 2) The staff at this school cares. They will offer even the hardest cases options!

- submitted by a teacher

October 21, 2010
The school is better this year. My children is more happy and getting more help. Much thanks to the school.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2010
I have nothing good to say about this school. The teachers I had to deal with are very unprofessional. I went through the proper chain of command to get some resolution to the issues my children were having with the teachers and the only thing that came out of my constant communication with the Dean of students, vice principal, and principal was a bunch of finger pointing and no one wanting to address my concerns or the issues. The Dean was afraid of the teachers and the vice principal was so disorganized and hardly ever truthful. I was shocked with the way the principal pretended to have no knowledge of the ongoing problems with his staff after he gave me his word he would take care of the matter. The school doesn't offer much in electives or do much to keep the children motivated. This school has been a huge disappointment.

- submitted by a parent

June 26, 2010
BIG disappointment! With the extra support of the S.D.S.U. Collaborative this SHOULD have been a great school. Teachers and staff are very knowledgeable and experienced at dealing with a diverse population with severe socioeconomic challenges. However, this latest administration is oblivious to discipline issues and has caused an environment of finger-pointing and "reactive" not proactive management. Parents in the community try, but others expect the school to raise their children.

- submitted by a teacher

April 07, 2008
i hate this school, kids are always on vacation, spring break is 4 weeks long, awful school

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
my son loves the school and the help teachers he has worked with last year

- submitted by a parent

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Clark Middle School
4388 Thorn Street, San Diego, CA  92105
(619) 344-4200
Last modified Clark Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8
Clark Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top