A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
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
1250
79 responses
Average ACT
29
19 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • I love the Talent Show at our school.
    21%
  • My favorite event is the senior Catalina Trip.
    16%
  • I love the Octoberfest
    16%
  • Clarktoberfest
    14%
  • I love the senior barbecue!
    12%
  • Freshman Pancakes
    9%
  • The robotics competitions
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,130
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$10,685/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School Reviews

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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.
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To start things off, this high school is a magnet school dedicated to science and technology. I think that alone is incredible because of the age we are living in. Going off to college I noticed that my knowlege in technology (example: Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Macs vs PCs) is superbly higher than most of my fellow classmates. Even though it can be a trecherous journey as a young adult trying to fit in a college level school, the teachers will never look away and in turn will successfully guide each student out of any issues. This high school is truely a diamond in the rough!
Clark Magnet High School is not the average high school experience. There are no sports or after school activities. Despite all of this, there are amazing teachers and classes that will prepare anyone for college. This school is difficult because there are 7 classes taken rather than 6. Balancing all these classes could be difficult but it is easy to get through as long as time and effort are always put in. The bathroom is constantly clean and I really appreciate little factors like this. The food is also pretty amazing for a high school.