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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in La Crescenta, CA. It has 1,122 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1280
169 responses
Average ACT
29
21 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$100,564
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,933
National
$949
Median Home Value
$689,416
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • My favorite event is the senior Catalina Trip.
    20%
  • I love the Talent Show at our school.
    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
1,122
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$89,283
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 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
$11,646/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 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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Clark Magnet High School isn't like your average high school. It's cramped, and everyone knows each other. It's as if you are living in a small town with neighbors watching your every move. However, that makes our community safer and more aware of our surroundings of who is coming and going at school. Our compact school allows us to stay in touch with our motivations and future career goals. The teachers and staff, given our small numbers, are able to focus on each individual student and make sure everything is fine mentally and physically for the student. Students at Clark may not have the full "high school experience," but that allows them to work hard now and play hard later when all is accomplished. Strict rules on dress code and academic requirements don't leave any room for slacking off. Overall, Clark Magnet High School extensively prepares its students for university, and later, for future careers.
As part of the school, I have experienced self-growth through academics. For example, in our classes, we often have the chance to present and practice communication. Since 9th grade I have been able to over come my shyness and communication became part of my life; I do not hesitate to raise my hand or share my ideas, I learned how to project my soft voice, and I have developed confidence.
Another essential experience of my high school is the substantial support they give us. Recently, I was impressed with the counselors who set with me and my parent to explain to us about this school system and plan for my future.
Contrarily, I would like to see some changes in the cafeteria food and opportunities for athletes. For food, It lacks the vegetable category of my plate. Also, as athlete I would like to be given the opportunity to participate in more club activities.