School Details

Clark Academy Prep Magnet High School

5101 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 534-6250
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 732 students 15 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

54%
53%
59%
69%
52%
59%
69%
73%
79%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
54%
59%
44%
53%
60%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

11%
33%
52%
20%
36%
55%
12%
27%
49%

Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clark Academy Prep Magnet High School is a public high school in Chicago. The principal of Clark Academy Prep Magnet High School is Beulah A McLoyd. 732 children attend Clark Academy Prep Magnet High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 0% of the Clark Academy Prep Magnet High School students have "limited English proficiency." 79% of the 732 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 82% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Clark Academy Prep Magnet High School is 15:1. Austin Bus & Entrepreneurship High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 47%
Hispanic 2% 41%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Asian 0.2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 0.1% 9%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 73%
Limited English proficiency 0% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 79% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It may be a nice building but a very dangerous and disgusting school. The students are out of control! No parent involvement and the LSC is a joke. Go somewhere else for an education.

  • (1 year ago)

    nice building but a very violent place to learn and teach!how is this a magnet school and the students are a wild?the smart kids are still going to whitney young!

  • (2 years ago)

    A total joke of a school. Students are completely direspectful! Bad neighborhood. LSC is a waste of time. They do not know what they are doing. Find a better school. I took my children out!

  • (2 years ago)

    I'am a Michele Clark graduate and I'am shocked at the reviews that I'am seeing. I loved Michele Clark the neighborhood is not that bad. The teachers are amazing and the staff really cares about their students. Not to mention all of the great extra curricular activities. I did hear that there were some administrative changes and that caused a stir but the school is back on track. This is something that you have to check out for yourself you will not be disappointed.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a student of this school. How dare you say something untrue about our school. First of all our school starts at grade 6-12. I have been at this school since the sixth grade and I have learned so much from the great teachers who have taught me here. I am currently a Senior here and very offended. We as students try our very best at this school. Some of you say you have been inside of the school but have you gotten to know the students and the staff. Do not judge the school if you don't know the story behind it. I am disappointed that adults would be so low as to judge what they don't really know. How dare you offend the place that has taught me so much and brought me this far.

  • (2 years ago)

    Horrible school in a horrible neighborhood!!!!!!!! Took a look at the school and met with administration. Decided to find a better school in a better neighborhood. Totally shocking!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I visited this school to see if I wanted my children to attend. It was a nightmare. My husband and I chose to move instead of sending our children to this school. Very unsafe low scores! Looked into the LSC and found that there is no parent involvement. In a bad neighborhood too. We decided to move to a suburb of Chicago instead of sending our children here.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is terrible! It is not safe. Kids are constantly out of control and fighting. They treat special ed students terribly. The LSC can't even make change and get enough people to join. Dangerous area and bad school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a former student of Clark H.S. I would have loved to finish my high school at Clark but I moved. Clark has many extracurricular activities and many new programs such as the IB program to offer. The teachers and staff are very supportive. The students could behave more respectively. Overall it's a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Michelle Clark is a very good school I like it there a lot the teachers are nice and it's very safe

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has only been a high school for a few years and they are doing an excellent job at transitioning...it is a nice sized school with a staff that cares...i've been a student there for 5 years...the school goes from grades 6-12. the curriculum is nice. this year they are welcoming a host of new staff members so i have yet to meet many of them

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Overall score

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