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9-12
Public district
Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 2,421
 

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2929 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058

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(281) 284-1900
(281) 284-1905
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December 16, 2013
I currently go to Clear Lake. It is extremely competitive. If you don't put in the effort to make good grades, the teachers will not help you. They do not baby you in any way. They prepare you for college very well.

- submitted by a student

September 27, 2013
Don't let them find out if the doctor prescribes strong medication for your child. They will either have a choice of taking it and staying home or going to school in pain. They think they know more than the parents or doctors.

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2013
Administration and teachers are too idiotic to deal with. Rely too much on spamming you with electronic communication that is worthless when they need to give a simple piece of paper to the students to take home. Isn't it illegal to sign your email and phone number up to spam communication without your consent and give you no obvious way to opt out? But then again, this school must think they are above the law. They don't really care about your child or your time as evidenced by their clearly delusional extra-curricular activities schedules. What type of school admin would want a 14 year old girl to walk home through a city by herself for 5 miles to get home? Think they care? Nope, just so long as the booster club gets your money.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2013
This school is full of drugs. Coaches are not supporting our children sadly. Dreams are crushed, very sad.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2011
I attended CCISD from elementary school and graduated from CLHS and you really do not realize how great of an education you have received until after you leave CLHS and enter college/ rest of the World. The knowledge I have and my ability to retain copious amount of information is greatly due to the progressive and competitive education I received. My everyday knowledge and general understanding compared to my peers is astounding. I have had numerous people ask, How do you know that? I say, Great education! The clique issue never phased me due to I am a well rounded and friendly person and had friends from every group and walk of life. I can see how maybe not having the extra income to have the latest fashion could maybe bother a student but the reward of a great education will out way any lack of monetary means. With the education you receive and your will not to compromise your future, you will be able to afford what you need in life. All of my teachers were great and if you needed help all you had to do was ask. I always felt safe at school and that I was a priority. Great district! Great area to live!

- submitted by a student

March 26, 2011
I graduated from Lake last year and the teachers were great. The students were stuck up snobs and Lake is all about their "cliques" so if you don't fit into a certain category I'd suggest a more open-minded school.

- submitted by a student

March 24, 2011
My Son and I are looking for the best opportunity for his education. we are planning on moving to Clearlake in the near future. I have heard this school rates very well and I am interested in finding out more.

- submitted by a community member

December 02, 2008
You don't realize what an excellent education you received until years later. You are talking to someone, watching a game show, playing a trivia game, just living life when you realize how much MORE you know than anyone around you. How many things you really understand. How many things you just 'get'. How much better your grasp of grammer is, etc. I could go on and on. I'm so thankful my parents moved to Clear Lake and I attended there. The endless fashion show was rough for a family with little flexible spending money, but the education was worth the stress of not fitting in fashion-wise.

- submitted by a student

July 31, 2008
I graduated from Lake a few years ago, and while I admit it was trying sometimes, I am so grateful to have had the chance to go there! The school has prepared me in so many ways for college, especially with AP courses. For a 5A school, the teachers do a great job. It is not impossible to get that extra help, if desired, and teachers also don't ignore struggling students. I never had a problem voicing my concerns or getting help from the administration. If sought, was easily found. It is true that the students are rather clique-ish, but it is expected for a school so large and it is totally possible to make friends in every clique and none (in my experience) are particularly shunning. The variety of activities is a thing to appreciate- not many schools have such great sports programs and music education and active student organizations.

- submitted by a community member

June 15, 2008
Great academic-sports driven school with very few teachers that actually have any love, passion, or heart for what they get paid to do. Beware, it's not all about the school rank!

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2008
I am an alumna of Clear Lake High School. Lake helped prepare me immensely for the difficult course load of college. The many AP classes offered not only helped earn me valuable hours but it also prepared me for college classes. As many people have mentioned, Lake is very 'clique-y,' but with such a large student body, that's to be expected. In addition to the wonderful academics at Lake, the music department is a great outlet for students. I enjoyed my time at Lake and it really helped me get to where I am today.

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 14, 2008
I went to clear lake high school, and it is very hard for students with a 4.3 G.P.A to get into the top 10 %. Also it is very click-ish. And everyday you are judged by what you wear and what classes you are in. Some of the students and even teachers can be very judgemental. But once you find a group of friends and are doing good in your classes it can be a fun place to go to school.

- submitted by a student

January 15, 2008
I had 4 children at this school. I am waiting for my first to graduate and go to college. the staff is too busy and wants to be involved with the best students. If not in that high group, your are ignored. My child is a senior. He is still waiting to meet his guidance counselor.

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2008
i am a current student in ninth grade. Halfway through the school year and most of my teachers are already burned out. Lots of pressure and lots of clicks. tip try to make friends on the first day and dont wait

- submitted by a student

September 21, 2007
I am a parent of 2 graduates and one current student. I feel academics and sports are the only focus at this school. Both of my two that have graduated could have benefitted greatly from technical type schooling versus Clear Lake's shoe horning into strickly academically focused schooling. There simply are no options for vocational training, if you don't measure up academically at this school you are forgotten or ignored. There are so many different type of people out there and not every one wants or needs to go to college to find what they love to do. If they are never exposed to anything other than sitting in a class; how then are they to find that love? Sincerely Disappointed in Clear Lake

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2007
My older daughter went to CLHS and was an average student. It is a very competitive school and if your child doesn't 'fight' their way all the time the teachers, staff and students ignore you. We didn't like CLHS - too clickish and the teachers just don't care about you. My youngest daughter goes to Clear Brook High School and we like it much better - much better.

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2007
The academic program is very rigorous, and the school encourages us to enter the AP program, but you are not ill-treated if you stick with the regular courses. This school does prepare us for higher education, for we had students this past year get accepted into some of the most highly sought after universities. Our extracurricular activities and electives are above average and there are a copious amount of options. Parent involvement is up to the parents and is welcomed. Teachers I have had were friendly and wanted to help their students as much as the students allows. Students failure is usually due to the student's lack of interest in their academics. Do not expect to get into the top ten percent easily; it takes a lot of dedication and there is a lot of competition. I highly recommend CLHS.

- submitted by a student

May 02, 2007
I am a parent of two honor students who attend CLHS. They are both active in sports, clubs and academics. Our family loves CLHS and we believe that CCISD provides an outstanding opportunity for any student to receive an excellent education. The support that our children have received from Administration, Teachers and Coaches is excellent. Clear Lake is a large competitive school. Parents need to get involved and engaged with their children and the school to help them get the most out of Clear Lake or any other school. Our children have worked very hard to be ranked in the top 10 percent of their class. Any student or parent who does not have a high regard for CLHS probably has not worked very hard to get the most out of what CLHS offers. Our children are prepared and looking forward to attending a top tier university.

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2007
My daughter has had the same counselor for two years. She is always positive and very helpful. When I have a question or a concern, I email the counselor and I get a response immediately. I would also like to add that my daughter's teachers also respond to emails in a very positive, helpful and professional manner. As a working parent I don't always have time to schedule one-on-one conferences with my daughter's teachers. Whether I call, send a note or email the teachers, I get a response in a timely manner.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 21, 2007
My son graduated from CLHS with grades sufficient to get him into TAMU. He was academically unprepared for college, and has struggled catch up. I feel he became quite good at working the system to attain high marks but learned little. As others have indicated, AP classes met my expectations for offering challenging opportunities for critical thinking, but regular classes were a joke. Sports are over-emphasized even by Texas standards.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2007
Academically, the teachers aren't very helpful unless you're in AP. Athletics are strongly emphasized. If you aren't a part of either one of those groups, you are practically invisible to the administration. Lake really isn't a bad school, but it does have it's problems like any other place.

- submitted by a student

January 03, 2007
I attended CLHS and academically it was fine but the student body was so large, you get lost and your just a number. In addition, it is a very segregated and clickish school. I agree with other reviews that the avg. student is overlooked and often bullied with no consequences from the administration.

- submitted by a student

December 16, 2006
Hi. I'm not a parent, but a sophomore of this school, and I figure my input is helpful. Lake is a great school. There's a lot of pressure, and it's exceedingly difficult to make it into the top 10, but other aspects make up for it. One may not get into the top ten, but their scores are still probably higher than the top 10 candidates at other schools. Most of teachers are great, and will stay after hours to provide extra help. The extra-curricular activities are excellent, especially music; there is a tradition of excellence. Parent-involvement is pretty good.

- submitted by a student

October 11, 2006
Clear Lake High School offers a diverse, rigorous academic curriculum that rather caters to the AP students as well as parents. Standards for student performance are high, and students continue to excel in all extracurriculars. Lake is home to the Falcon Band, ranked one of the 56 exemplary concert bands in the world.they also made three debuts in Europe, where they earned the title 'the best band in the world' while performing in Austria. Lake's basketball team has earned the state championship title, as well as many other regional and area championships. Volleyball and cross country continue to place among the top in the state, as well as golf. In terms of academics, former students assert that 'Lake prepares you for college. PERIOD.' The top ten percent are composed of those individuals whom tie for ranking number one, and are frequently accepted into top-tier and ivy league schools.

- submitted by a student

August 27, 2006
Athletes and AP students get preferential treatment by administrators, coaches and hired Campus Cops. The Campus Cops target students who they don't like and will seek them out. If you're an average kid or one who struggles with school, the environment will destroy your child. You have to be willing to fight for your child and be their advocate. If I could, I would have moved my children from this school. Good luck if your child is not the star athlete or AP straight A student.

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2006
This school offers everything your child could want, but that doesn't mean they will get it. You and your child will have to work hard to get into special academic programs such as AP classes. The same goes for sports and other activities. There is a lot of competition, meaning, if your student is not the best, he/she will not get in to the sport or activity that he/she wants.

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 25, 2006
CLHS is a very diverse high school. they have a great academic program and offer a vast variety of activities for their students. the parents choose their own level of involvement.,

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2005
I am not a parent of this school, but rather a student, I graduated in 2005, I was suppose to graduate in 2006, but after 2 years I couldn't stand to be in that school any longer. CLHS has good teachers , if your AP, if your just a regular kid they could care less about you, the administration is poor, they don't disipline the students that deserve disipline, the only reason our sports teams are so good is because the coaches work the hell out of those kids and make that sport their life, honestly the only reason the school has such good ratings is because there are lots of smart kids there, also if you are looking for a school to get in the top 10 easily, lake isn't for you, its hard for kids who had 4.2 to be in top ten %

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 30, 2005
Clear Lake High School is great. It's very competitive and each year students are accepted by Rice and Ivy League schools.

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 25, 2005
It is a great academic school. It does need to be enlarged though. Both of my sons graduated from there recently. Great teachers.

- submitted by a parent

July 22, 2005
I like the diversity of this school but the actual buildings and technology are obsolete. The school is undergoing a major remodel at this time. The kids who are presently attending will really suffer while the construction is occuring but in the end will have a better school. My major concern is that the school is too big, has too many kids and the district is not building enough schools fast enough to fix the problem.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2005
Very competitive school. Work hard and students will do great. Like most schools, pressure is a problem.

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 16, 2005
Large school of about 3200 students; good academic curriculum and many sports and clubs offered;

- submitted by a student

February 19, 2005
Academic Program good if you are in AP clases. There are alot of extracurricular activities however, they have too many teachers that are just burnt out.

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2005
Good academic programs. Lots of sports availability. Average parent involvement. Affluent area with common drug problems.

- submitted by a parent

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Clear Lake High School
2929 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX  77058
(281) 284-1900
Last modified Clear Lake 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.
Clear Lake High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top