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9625 Main Street
Clarence, NY 14031

(716) 407-9020
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March 14, 2015
I am rating your musical theater Production of Pirates which I just saw this evening. I am a man who produced high school musicals at St Joseph's Collegiate for 38 years, music directed at the high school, college, professional level in Western New York, and have many students in theater arts and Opera quite successful all over the globe really. THAT said for qualification of some expertise on this subject, the production I just saw was one of the finest productions I have ever seen at any level, great direction, musical direction, orchestra, students on sound and lighting, major performers over the top, and every single student giving a fine enjoyable and energized performance. The production gave me hope in education, and the musician who went with me decided he needed to re-consider going into music education - the gifts of these students outstanding, and I enjoyed this production much more then professional ones I have seen. There was an abundant amount of fellowship in the production and it was a unified cast. Thank you cast, crew, orchestra, and the abundance of love of you and your teachers in this outstanding performance. BRAVO

- submitted by a community member

July 01, 2013
The District is financially broke. I just came to this School District and they cancelled three of my child s classes. Class sizes are between 27-32 students/class, not 15. Don t waste your time, choose another school district, go private or go to Williamsville.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2010
gives the kids great opportunities to grow as a student and person

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 30, 2008
My 4 children all graduated from the Clarence School systems. They attended from K-12 and I would NOT have chosen another school district for any money in the world. Clarence teachers, administration, and quality of teaching is just superior to any! Go Clarence and I love you. Thank you for all you did for my 4 professional children.

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2008
the kids at this school show great learning skills, great grades, and this school alsoahows great disaplin with in students and the students are very nice

- submitted by a community member

October 09, 2007
The leadership at this school is outstanding...by the definition posted on this site. I am confident my children are receiving the absolute best education possible in this public school system. I can't say enough good things about the responsiveness and professionalism of the staff and student body!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 15, 2007
As a parent of the Clarence School District their is definitely high standards. This has worked well with one of my children who going to enter his last year of college. This is not always the case. Some kids get stressed by the expectations. Not all kids learn at the same rate. They become frustrated and sometimes leads to acting out. Their needs to be less emphasis on the A and more on the child. The Administration in the past does not work as a team so when someone is reaching out they need to know someone cares. After all their supposed to be their for the kids.

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2006
As a current student I can say that the classes offered are superb. Although some of the teachers that teach them are less qualified , there are many chances to try these unique classes that many other public schools don't have the chance to do so. Some of the units offered in gym are less than safe. The extracurriculars are abundant, choose one (or a few) and meet new friends. The principal, Mr. Gentile, is over zealous in giving out punishments. Overall this is a good school.

- submitted by a student

January 02, 2006
As a current senior at Clarence High School, I can honestly say that the educational opportunities offered here are truly extraordinary. I am one of many who feel truly happy at our school; both because of the excellent classes and teachers and because of the wonderful atmosphere. CHS offers things many schools only dream of, such as kyaking for gym class. The clubs are numerous and exciting (rock-climbing, equestrian, etc...) and the spirit of educational excellence is uncanny. I will truly miss this school after graduation and I hope this review encourages a whole new generation of successful Clarence graduates. Parents, this is the school for your child!

- submitted by a student

December 06, 2005
As a recent graduate of CHS, I feel that I can offer a much better insight into the school. Overall I enjoyed my 4 years at CHS and being a freshman in college I felt I easily adjusted to college and new programs. The school offers lots of clubs and as great academic programs. Parents though should be more involved, as it was the same few participating at every event.

- submitted by a student

November 18, 2004
I'm a current student at Clarence, I can truthfully say Clarence is a school of excellence. The principal Mr. Gentile has been known to be agressive in his punishing, but it is consistantly the same kids commiting the same problems, so it ends up being better for all students. He is very supportive of any ideas we may have, along with the rest of his staff. Considering I chose a full paid scholarship to Clarence over Canisius High School (known as one of the best around,) that should say everything.

- submitted by a student

October 12, 2004
The principal's autority in the high school is incredibly questionable. His methods of finding students guilty in misdoings are terrible. He is one to give punishment now and maybe think about it later. Also SADD isnt(could have been fixed) getting their money from the district

- submitted by a student

August 09, 2004
My Children have attended Clarence Schools their whole life, and every problem that has arisen has been properly taken care of. In no way do I feel the admisitration uses their position for their 'own agenda'. It has always ranked very high in the Buniness First reports (usually number 1 or 2) and is a National School of Excellence. The teachers are very good at what they do and make school enjoyable for my children.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
Our family recently moved and I have had the opportunity to compare Clarence to another school. The principal and administration are using their positions for their own agendas. It is common knowlegde that if a parent complains their children will be held accountable. Ask why the drop out rate is increasing in this particular school.

- submitted by a parent
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Clarence Senior High School
9625 Main Street, Clarence, NY  14031
(716) 407-9020
Last modified Clarence Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Clarence Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top