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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in La Crescenta, CA. It has 1,103 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 30 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
4747 New York Ave.
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Telephone
(818) 248-8324
Website

Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1270
123 responses
Average ACT
29
19 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$56,069
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,355
National
$949
Median Home Value
$639,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
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  • I love the Talent Show at our school.
    18%
  • My favorite event is the senior Catalina Trip.
    18%
  • I love the Octoberfest
    16%
  • Clarktoberfest
    14%
  • Freshman Pancakes
    12%
  • I love the senior barbecue!
    12%
  • Mock Trial Competition
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,103
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
30:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,299
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,685/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School Reviews

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Clark Magnet offers an atmosphere like no where else, where all students share a bond through the school's small community. Aside from meeting new people, students have the opportunity to learn from passionate teachers and achieve their highest potential through various extracurricular activities and field trips. The school is even advancing in their AP course choices with new additions yearly. Definitely a choice your student won't regret in the future!
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Being a student at Clark Magnet High School is definitely a challenge. The teachers and administration heavily emphasize our academics with rigorous courses. The students have to follow a very strict dress standard so that the students look professional going to school. Clark also applies heavy emphasis on science and technology. Personally, I am not interested in science and technology; however, I do appreciate that the classes are taught in a challenging and rigorous manner, preparing us for college. The dress standard, however, doesn't sit well with me because, living in Southern California, it is difficult to evade the heat as wearing short shorts and thin blouses are not permissible. Another aspect of my high school that bothers me is how there is absolutely no school spirit. Since our school doesn't have any sports teams, we rely on our clubs to brighten our experience. In conclusion, Clark may have its drawbacks, but it definitely has strong academics.
I'm a part of the Robotics Team at Clark Magnet, and personally, I love every second of it. It gets me really close to what the real engineering world is like, and how the manufacturing process goes on in the workshop. Not only that, but everything I learn in Physics and Math classes are all applied wherever they can be in the school, not only the Robotics Program. I would really love to see the size of the school grow, however. Relatively, Clark Magnet is a small school, and it would really benefit from seeing new buildings around the campus.