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919 Bennett Ave
Orangeburg, SC 29115

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(803) 531-2200
(803) 533-6503
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April 29, 2014
This is a HORRIBLE school! The teachers display a don't care attitude and everything is based on favoritism. The children are not learning properly and it is evident. Once they find a target on a child they do not care if the child is innocent they will always be guilty in their eyes. I am currently looking for another school for my child to go to so he will not have to deal with the foolishness he dealt with this year the past two years that he has at this school. The principal is non-existent. When you call and leave her a message she never returns the calls. The only time the teachers call is for simple stuff like a student leaving a badge or talking in class. They have converted over to the Common Core curriculum and half of the teachers do not know how to teach it. It is sad and unfortunately it will not get any better anytime soon until district 5 do some revamping.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
My son goes to Clark Middle School now and it is got some of the best teachers, but the kids are disrespectful and hard headed... So parents with kids at Clark Middle need to go to the school and see how their kids are do every once and a while....

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2013
This school is horrible. My children went to this school before and now she's in private school. The students are disrespectful and mean. The teachers don't really even care about anything. And I'm glad my kids don't go here anymore. my child would wake up in the mornings terrified to go to school. And that's something no child should have to go through with.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2013
This school Is horrible! The students are awful! The test scores are low! I really don't like my child at this school! The teachers are disrespectful an very fake! The principal an ast. Principal are very disrespectful an have no control at all! There where rat traps in the kitchen and my child was scared to eat! This school needs to be shut down!

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2011
I am so glad I no longer teach there. There was a lack of respect by higher level administrators was very unprofessional. The students lack of discipline or manners made teaching very difficult. There were fights everyday, discipline problems in the classroom constantly. It did not matter if an administrator was in the room or not no amount of training by Wong would have made a difference, most of these children lacked little or any sense of proper conduct in a school setting. When I would contact parents about academic issues the response was always the same, I will talk to him/her tonight. But if the call was about a cell phone or personal property, the parent could not get to school fast enough. The grade level administrators did what they could under the circumstances faced at Clark. They received little help and for the most part, their hands were tied on making decisions by the upper level. Their are very good teachers at Clark, but they are unable to preform their at best due to the lack of discipline and school ethics. The failure to enforce discipline and a code of ethics, and to encourage advancement without accountability is the failure here, not the teachers.

- submitted by a teacher

February 23, 2011
My child had a horrible experience trying to attend this school.The fights, no discipline and lack of authority is outrageous. Everyday I picked her up from school she was in tears. I had to withdraw her and now she goes to school online. Orangeburg Co schools in district 5 are a disaster!

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2009
This is the best school in the world and I really enjoy the magnet program that I'm a part of.

- submitted by a student

November 12, 2007
Thank god my child is in the honors program. She does not have to intermingle with the general population of children that distract others due to misbehaviors of not wanting to learn and not wanting to be there. If feel sorry for those that are in the general population who don't meet that criteria but are stuck because of their academic weakness.

- submitted by a parent
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August 15, 2007
My child attended Clark last year and my child came home every telling us about the fights at the school. It seemed as though the adults had no control of the children. I feel that children misbehaving should be sent home and let their parents deal with them. When children are acting up all day, how can anyone learn ? The school administration should contact the parents of these children, after missing time from work I bet the parents will get their children in check.

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2007
I feel that the school has improved greatly over the last two years. You can tell that the school has a sense of purpose and more direction! If you truly want to know what kind of school W. J.Clark is you should ask the current student body. They seem to be happier about the kinds of things occurring at Clark!

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2007
The one thing about clark that I do not like is that there really is not a sense of love there. The teachers really dont know each other, and there is no support for each other. How can the teachers love their students when they dont love each other?

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2006
I am currently a student at clark middle school it is an awful place. When you walk in there is no feeling of love there. Everyday there is somthing negative happening. Clark is not a place for a child.

- submitted by a student

January 16, 2005
It is my 4th year as a student at Clark and I personally do not find it very appealing. I feel that there are not a diverse group of extracurricular activities, and the principal has practically no involvment with the students. I have been in the Magnet prgoram for my entire attendance at Clark, and it can be very stressful at times. I feel that the teachers give an obscene amount of work all at once. I was also exposed to a mass amount of violence and profanity. If you are looking for a good school for your child, I do not suggest William J. Clark Middle School!

- submitted by a student

September 11, 2003
I went here. I was a part of the Magnet Program. That has been the best school I've gone too. Because I went to that school I became more involved with school and am now going to the Arkansas School of Mathematics and Sciences, a residential school for high school students.

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William J. Clark Middle School
919 Bennett Ave, Orangeburg, SC  29115
(803) 531-2200
Last modified William J. Clark Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
William J. Clark Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top