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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Clarkston High School is a highly rated, public, alternative school located in Clarkston, MI. It has 1,893 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Clarkston High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1200
273 responses
Average ACT
27
256 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$88,403
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,072
National
$949
Median Home Value
$237,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 198 responses
Report
  • Senior walk
    19%
  • Senior picnic
    13%
  • The Jungle
    13%
  • Athletic events
    12%
  • Prom at Pennas
    11%
  • Being able to eat outside in the warm weather
    11%
  • Musical
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,893
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,961
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.66 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.66 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.66 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,549/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.73 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.73 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.73 responses
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Most teachers were very caring and understanding of things that may be going on with a student outside of school. The thing I was concerned about was the gaining credits system for those that were unable to go to school at some points for at home issues. If you tried out a class and it was so hard for you that you were depressed, having suicidal thoughts, or choosing to simply not go to school anymore because of the stress load, they simply would not help you with it. You couldn’t drop out of a class for those reasons, and I found it very disappointing. I know kids who didn’t go to school for months straight because they couldn’t handle the stress of a certain class and the counselors wouldn’t do much about it except give you advice to talk to your teacher to try and stay after school, which a lot of students can’t because of after school activities. This must change!
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At first, the school seemed like a really rough place. To be honest, I was a little scared to attend this school. However, I came to find out that it was the students that made the school what it was and, let me tell you, they were amazing. This school is very diverse and there are many students that come from all parts of the globe. We had students from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and even the middle east. The teachers turned out to be very helpful in preparing me for the next chapter of my life. I am very proud to be an Angora!
I enjoy how involved teachers are in not only my academics, but my personal life as well. The relationship between faculty and students is very strong at Clarkston High School, and I feel as though it contributes largely to my success and amazing experience at CHS. Clarkston Community Schools has given me the opportunity to join clubs, participate in sports, and overall have a strong sense of community. Clarkston High School has also provided me with the resources necessary in order to achieve my goals and become a successful student. For example, CHS provides well thought out core and elective classes that are not offered at most public schools. This allows students to expand their knowledge on different topics. At Clarkston, I have had so many different opportunities to grow and I cannot thank the faculty enough for always giving me the extra boost and encouragement.