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Clark High School

Public | 9-12 | 2825 students

 

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Posted August 12, 2013

The only problem that you might run in to is that the kids are getting TOO good of an education ! My son, a straight A student had more difficulty getting into the best colleges because they prefer to take the top so many per cent from a high school. In a large school like Clark, there are so many excellent students that it is harder to stay at the very top like the student could in a lesser school. It all worked out...he did get into one of the best private colleges, and he bgraduated last May. He begins law school in 2 weeks. he applied at ten law schools and was accepted to all 10. thank you Clark high School....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

great band, teams, educators, admin, support staff, and especially students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I'm a parent of 2 girls. One goes to Clark and the other will enter Clark next year. I had to tranfer my daughter from Marshall to Clark for the ed. I have just recentlly move into the clark district so my younger daughter can go to clark. My rent will be more but it all worth it. Love Clark High School. The ed & teachers & students are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

I was a student of Clark H.S., I graduated in 2006. I had the most awesome experience there. I attended my full four years of high school. Clark has the best teachers of all. Especially Mrs. Jennifer Johnson who teaches BCIS I & II. She was a great help for me and all the students that took her. I still keep in touch. Thank you Clark for my best four years of high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2006

I am a former student of Clark H.S., and I graduated in 1985. I had the most wonderful experiences at Clark. The teachers were great. I now have a son who attends Clark and he really likes it. He has excelled and is an honor student -- Thank you Clark -- You have done a wonderful job. The support from your teachers is outstanding. Unfortunately, we will not be at Clark next year (we'll be at o'Connor). I just hope my children experience the same level of excellence that Clark has provided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2006

I am happy to report that this is my second child at Clark High School and the staff is wonderful and always involved and keeping me up to date on progress with my children. My daughter graduated 2006 and my son will be graduating 2008. I look forward to another productive year with the staff of Clark High School. The faculty is to be commended for their continuous support. I am always well informed about my son's progress. My son is participating in Football and Band and would not be taking all AP classes if it wasn't for AVID. Thank you staff and keep up the good work! Go Cougars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

very nice campus beautiful facilties. not very diverse but kids are nice. The academics are top. If your child wants to specailize in one field they can find the tools to do that at Clark.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2006

My experience with this High School has been excellent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2006

Clark offers a great varity of academic programs from ESL to Duel College Credit Courses. They offer Band, Choir, ROTC, Orchestra, woodshop, metal shop. They also have a great number of parents who are very involved in the school.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted September 17, 2005

I am a student in the school and I find it to be a great school so far with a few problems. They issue you a locker in the beginning of the school year but it is impossible to go to your locker then to your next class unless ure locker and your next class is next to each other.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2005

I recently had the chance to do a walk thru at the clark high school campus and was extremely please with the knowledge and professionalism that the staff exzumed. I was also impressed with how well be haved the student were at this campus.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted July 11, 2005

Academic programs are excellent!! Students are tops in AP scores and MANY students go on to college. Not only are sports second to none, but the journalism, art, science and music depts. win numerous awards every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2005

A good, quality education in a safe environment is offered in this public high school. As much individual attention is given as possible due to poor state funding.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 15, 2004

I wouldn't begin to send a child to Clark. The kids are disrespectful and act like monsters. If your child is a middle of the road student teachers pay little attention to helping in anyway thus paving the road for peer pressure!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2003

I am very pleased with the involvement of the faculty as well as the principal. Great parent paticipation with the Marching Band. Great journalism teacher. There are many extracurricular activities. Much more than when I was in high school. I do believe the teachers had a great impact on my sons motivation, participation and education. We recieved reports every six weeks to inform us of grades and attendance. If you needed to clarify anything with school participation or the student, the school office was very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

not a parent but I use to go to this school... they helped me graduate with my class of 98...when I had trouble catching up...thanks yall i appre....it


Posted August 10, 2003

I feel the principal doesn't familiarize himself with the student body as much as he should. As a former student, I was not aware of what Mr. Schmidt looked like until my junior year there, nor did I recognize any familiarity between him and the students. As a principal, Mr. Schmidt has a responsibility to interact with the pupils and make them feel at ease with him. Furthermore, the student population is much too large to control and maintain good care of. I attended a different high school my freshman year and went on many memorable field trips, yet, in the three years I attended Clark, I experienced none. Students have a lot of trouble getting from class to class with the amount of 'traffic' in the hallways and going to their locker seems to be impossible, when in fact, it's quite necessary, considering the amount of books they carry. However, the academics are, in my opinion, very good. Many of the teachers were very familiar with the material and taught it well.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

650 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

630 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

624 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

598 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

602 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

605 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

602 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

609 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

611 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

609 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African American88%
Asian97%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American88%
Asian94%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American94%
Asian97%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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.

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%
Algebra II

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

677 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

551 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

698 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%
English I Writing

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

732 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%
English II Reading

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

626 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

625 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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.

584 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
44%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
70%
World Geography

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

675 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%
World History

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

611 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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%
Female85%
Male86%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education56%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education77%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education82%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students81%
Female88%
Male74%
Black or African American62%
Asian77%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education57%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students63%
Female71%
Male55%
Black or African American44%
Asian67%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education32%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American91%
Asian89%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
Black or African American55%
Asian79%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education44%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students65%
Female66%
Male63%
Black or African American63%
Asian72%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted59%

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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education77%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African American84%
Asian94%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education68%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students90%
Female87%
Male94%
Black or African American84%
Asian94%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education83%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted89%
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
Hispanic 54% 52%
White 32% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • JERRY WOODS
Fax number
  • (210) 561-5250

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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