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Clarinda Academy

Public | 7-12 | 243 students


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Posted July 7, 2011

Getting away and out of this place...soon will not be soon enough. The pettyness is so unreal and the, unreal ( and not in a good way )
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 25, 2011

I would like to say that this is a great school and program! I was one of the first few students and Eagle members. I have the utmost respect for the staff and the program as it has helped in leading me to become the person I am today. It is my belief that the Clarinda Academy is not there to make you change but to lead you in the right direction and help you build the skills to allow you to become the person that can stand tall and know that we are doing our part to make this a better world for all. Thank You! S.O., Eagle 1992

Posted January 29, 2010

I was at clarinda academy for over 2 1/2 years and sucessfully grauated from there and the experience i had there changed my life all because i finally had people that believe in what i can do and what im capable of doing and im in college and thinking about joining the national guard
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 26, 2008

I am a probation offficer that sends wards to Clarinda. Their education is above standard for most residential placements. Many of my wards were seriously behind in school when first going to CA. There, they were given the individual attetion they needed. Keep up the good work. KM

Posted March 23, 2008

The Clarinda Aademy puts to much imphasis on petty behavioral issues like cussing and general conversations. The 7 levels will do NOTHING for noboby right when the student is taken from the situation.It is an unrealistic approach.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 19, 2006

I have to disagree with the negative feedback given about the Academy. I am an employee working directly with the kids there and we do focus on the 'here and now' but also spend a great deal of time preparing these kids for what we all know is out there for them to face. We get calls from past students and hear from their workers all the time about how well they are doing since they were here and you can really see the change in these kids after they see that there are people that believe in them and what they are capable of doing with their lives.
—Submitted by a staff

Posted October 19, 2005

I think Clarinda Academy has a dream in mind and not a realistic goal when it comes to education. Students are held within a classroom setting that is nothing like the classroom setting they are used to and the one they will be going back to when they leave the Academy. Clarinda Academy is teaching students about the here and now issues with behavior and not teaching them how to effectively make good choices in situations much like what they will realistically experience. Again, it's a nice dream, but not realistic... Clarinda Academy should focus on how to help students that will enhance their long-term behavior and not short-term!
—Submitted by a teacher

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 41% 5%
White 35% 81%
Hispanic 13% 9%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1820 North 16th
Clarinda, IA 51632
Phone: (712) 542-3103


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