The school I believe is overall excellent. The students are kind and they do not discriminate against the children w/ disabilities.
Clark Intermediate School is a public middle school in Clovis. The principal of Clark Intermediate School is Kevin Kerney, whose e-mail is email@example.com. 1,459 students go to Clark Intermediate School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 4% of the Clark Intermediate School students have "limited English proficiency." 53% of the 1,459 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Clark Intermediate School is 20:1. Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is one of the nearest middle schools.
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- P.E. classes
- Water polo
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I believe Clark discriminates agains students with disabilities. I have contacted Sacramento to investigate. I am not happy with this.
Clark's faculty and staff is amazing. They have done wonders with my son who is a challenging kid with lots of talents but needs to continually be refocused. He will bend over backwards for those teachers who extend themsevles and show genuine support. He got that support at Clark and then some. Thank you to everyone who has been there for him and given him the best 2 years of jr. high he could have. You know when you hear about teachers who truly have impacted a child's life that are now adults and they give thanks to those teachers? That is the type of teachers you will get when you send your student to Clark.
As a CUSD school it is lacking greatly to be grouped with some of the CUSD schools. Some of the teachers are good but some should no longer be in the education field but remain due to tenure. If your student will be attending do some research and ask current parents for recommendations or your child will suffer more than a wasted two years. Yard duty people are more interested in gossiping with each other than doing their job observed on more than one occasion. The pillars of character that are supposibly taught in elementary grades soon vanish here. Trash cussing teasing cultural division and intolerance may be at all school site but seem extremely prevelant at Clark-I have friends at other schools that complain about their schools but not as thoroughly! The public library across the street resembles a foul-mouthed biker bar outside when school lets out.
Clark Middle School is a fine school in the middle of the Clovis Unified School District. This one of the most competetive school districts in the state in academics and sports. Teachers enter their childs homework assignments daily using Zangle and has become very parent friendly in tracking your childs progress. Clovis Unified has just updated the school to bring it to technology standard. They still teach band and have a laptop program.
Academically Clark is a great school and is improving each year. There are numerous academic and co-curricular programs to choose from. Parent involvement is good always room for improvement at this level. Administration and staff are excellent.
Clark is extremely 'old school' in their approach to education. The math department is the strongest department. I've had multiple students go through Clark and I've been very disappointed in their language arts classes. They still have students do spelling contracts which are ineffective. They ask student to alphabetize their spelling words in 8th grade. The laptop program is horrible. The main reason parents put their students in the laptop program is so they can be with similiar students. The administration really does not want to hear from parents. They have several highly ineffective staff members that have not changed and I believe will never change. You have to hope your child gets one of the few good language arts teachers. My last child entered Clovis High School unprepared in language arts especially writing.
My daughter was enrolled in Clark until very recently. She is an out standing student coming to this school with a very high GPA and extremely active with school activities. After being in Clark for most of the year she was grateful to be leaving! Most of the staff is over whelmed by the shear number of students which left very little one on one time with the kids. They were more interested in disciplining the students for unbilevable 'offences' such as giving a team mate a hug after losing a competition then with fostering a positive productive learning environment. I was sorely disappointed with Clark staff over all and am happy that my child will no longer be attending. I would highly recommend that if you have another option for your child that you take it. Also some of the more serious offences went unnoticed like a growing gang issue.
The student to teacher ratio is not satisfactory. My son has been an honor roll student up to this year the grade. He has 39 fellow class mates and advised when he has a question and raises his hand there are 5 other people with a question and by the time she can get to everyone they are on a different subject so he does not even bother with his question. When he does not understand something and asks the explanation is the exact same one he did not understand in the first place and teachers attitude seems frustrated as if he is not listening. As a parent questioning the teacher I was advised I have over 200 students per day. I can only do so much... that is not acceptable to me. I'm very disappointed with the teaching staff and would relocate in hopes of my son getting better instruction.