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Clark Academy Prep Magnet High School

Public | 6-12 | 734 students

 

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Posted February 14, 2013

It may be a nice building, but a very dangerous and disgusting school. The students are out of control! No parent involvement and the LSC is a joke. Go somewhere else for an education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2013

nice building but a very violent place to learn and teach!how is this a magnet school and the students are a wild?the smart kids are still going to whitney young!


Posted September 22, 2012

A total joke of a school. Students are completely direspectful! Bad neighborhood. LSC is a waste of time. They do not know what they are doing. Find a better school. I took my children out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2012

I'am a Michele Clark graduate and I'am shocked at the reviews that I'am seeing. I loved Michele Clark, the neighborhood is not that bad. The teachers are amazing and the staff really cares about their students. Not to mention all of the great extra curricular activities. I did hear that there were some administrative changes and that caused a stir but the school is back on track. This is something that you have to check out for yourself, you will not be disappointed.


Posted February 28, 2012

I am a student of this school. How dare you say something untrue about our school. First of all our school starts at grade 6-12. I have been at this school since the sixth grade and I have learned so much from the great teachers who have taught me here. I am currently a Senior here and very offended. We as students try our very best at this school. Some of you say you have been inside of the school but have you gotten to know the students and the staff. Do not judge the school if you don't know the story behind it. I am disappointed that adults would be so low as to judge what they don't really know. How dare you offend the place that has taught me so much and brought me this far.


Posted February 10, 2012

Horrible school in a horrible neighborhood!!!!!!!! Took a look at the school and met with administration. Decided to find a better school in a better neighborhood. Totally shocking!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

This school is terrible! It is not safe. Kids are constantly out of control and fighting. They treat special ed students terribly. The LSC can't even make change and get enough people to join. Dangerous area and bad school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

I visited this school to see if I wanted my children to attend. It was a nightmare. My husband and I chose to move instead of sending our children to this school. Very unsafe, low scores! Looked into the LSC and found that there is no parent involvement. In a bad neighborhood too. We decided to move to a suburb of Chicago instead of sending our children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

I am a former student of Clark H.S. I would have loved to finish my high school at Clark, but I moved. Clark has many extracurricular activities and many new programs, such as the IB program, to offer. The teachers and staff are very supportive. The students could behave more respectively. Overall, it's a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2006

Michelle Clark is a very good school I like it there a lot the teachers are nice and it's very safe
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2006

This school has only been a high school for a few years and they are doing an excellent job at transitioning...it is a nice sized school with a staff that cares...i've been a student there for 5 years...the school goes from grades 6-12. the curriculum is nice. this year, they are welcoming a host of new staff members, so i have yet to meet many of them
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

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78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students54%
Female60%
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Black54%
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Low income64%
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Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
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Reading

All Students69%
Female80%
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Black69%
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Low income64%
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Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
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Science

All Students69%
Female80%
Malen/a
Black69%
Asiann/a
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Low income64%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students17%
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Malen/a
Black17%
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Low income18%
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Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black44%
Asiann/a
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Low income47%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
9%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students11%
Female9%
Male13%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income10%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students20%
Female25%
Male15%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income20%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students12%
Female11%
Male13%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income11%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 98% 18%
Hispanic 2% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Beulah A McLoyd

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5101 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: (773) 534-6250

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