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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Clarkston High School is a highly rated, public school located in Clarkston, MI. It has 1,797 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 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
96%
Average SAT
1210
335 responses
Average ACT
27
271 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$91,747
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,088
National
$949
Median Home Value
$252,300
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 207 responses
  • 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
    10%
  • Musical
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,797
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,656
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.71 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.71 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.71 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
$12,660/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.78 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.78 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.78 responses
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Clarkston High School Reviews

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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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The teachers at this school are very kind and easy to connect with which makes learning easier. They are very invested in your learning and will push you so that you can succeed. The band program at this school is an amazing program that keeps students engaged and I personally love the music we play, the teachers/ directors and all of the other students playing with me. The CSMTech program at this school is also an amazing opportunity for students. In this program students, like myself, get to use the conceptual and empirical learning that we have integrating it all into projects and more specific courses. The teachers in this program are there to help you and will do anything to help you succeed from staying late to explain something, to reaching out with opportunities to grow your understanding outside of the classroom.
What I like about my school is that it very diverse and full of enjoyment. Even though the school doesn’t have enough budget it has more things then other rich schools has. The education system is 10/10 and I personally learned so much bout real world and being with people who came from different backgrounds and respect them. I’m not regretting going to this school just because it’s not rich and can’t provide us with resources. The school staffs members very welcoming and treated each and every individual with respect. Our counselors team are always there whenever they needed. Most of the students that have graduated from are accepted into a very good colleges. Overall, I’m very pleased and lucky that I’m attending this high school.