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Clark High School

Public | 9-10 | 1587 students

 

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Posted Thursday, August 14, 2014

R. C. Clark High School is amazing; they offer a ton of different varieties of clubs, activities, and more. And what's great is their Cougar Chow; a great way to spend time during lunch for an hour with your friends outside where you can buy food from different vendors such as Taco Bueno, Mooyah, and more. The teachers and staff are very kind and helpful whenever you need something, and can be firm whenever needed in the classroom. The school itself after the remodeling looks great, as well. The cafeterias are large, the classrooms are large enough to hold around 30 people, and the school itself holds only 2 grades with an immense amount of people. The school also has more freedom than others (I would believe). Most schools would not allow for outside drinks and backpacks to be brought to class. This school by far is the greatest one I've attended.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2009

They are wonderful with helping out my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

I really like this school. The teachers are all very helpful and dedicated. The office staff is friendly. My daughter loves Clark HS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2007

My Brother, Sister and I are all former students. Good Teaching staff, but crowded student to teacher ratio. Worst of all, a lot of gangs and drugs are easily bought and sold before, during and after school. Just drive by after school gets out and you easily spot the gangs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 15, 2005

The academic program is ok. It is good. The most popular sport is football but they have basketball teams, soccer teams, baseball team, dance team available.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2005

This is a good school if your child is in advanced academic classes or in need of special education classes. If your child is an average student, this is not the place to be. Average students tend to get lost in the shuffle here. Many of the teachers here are neat, dynamic people who enjoy teaching. Unfortunately, there are also teachers here who have been at this school for decades and are still giving the exact same quizzes and tests that they have been giving for decades - no originality, no creativity, no changing with the times.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 20, 2003

I have a daughter that attends Clark High School. I think that Clark High School gives students a great experiance in all academics. The teachers make sure that the parents are involved and know what's going on in the classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

631 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

611 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

596 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

582 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

572 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

574 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American98%
Asian98%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education90%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African American77%
Asian97%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education56%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American93%
Asian99%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education79%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American67%
Asian97%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education75%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black or African American64%
Asian98%
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education53%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education81%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

496 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
85%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

852 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

681 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
23%
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

858 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

881 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

765 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

767 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

700 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

862 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

752 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black or African American79%
Asian96%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education87%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian99%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American83%
Asian98%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education85%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American90%
Asian99%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education79%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male84%
Black or African American70%
Asian95%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education64%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students80%
Female85%
Male74%
Black or African American55%
Asian90%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education37%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American89%
Asian98%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education71%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students77%
Female83%
Male72%
Black or African American56%
Asian93%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education32%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracial96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education90%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Black or African American72%
Asian96%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education74%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students92%
Female91%
Male94%
Black or African American81%
Asian99%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education73%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 51% 29%
Hispanic 17% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 15% 4%
Black 14% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • JANIS WILLIAMS
Fax number
  • (469) 752-7201

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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523 West Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75023
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Phone: (469) 752-7200

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