Mason/Clark Middle School

5510 State Street, East Saint Louis, IL 62203
(618) 646-3750
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 691 students 11 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

23%
15%
60%
20%
17%
57%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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. In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • East St Louis School District 189 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

12%
12%
58%
21%
18%
59%
32%
29%
80%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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. In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • East St Louis School District 189 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

12%
11%
60%
15%
15%
56%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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. In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • East St Louis School District 189 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mason/Clark Middle School is a public middle school in East Saint Louis. The principal of Mason/Clark Middle School is Lelon Seaberry. 691 students attend Mason/Clark Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Mason/Clark Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 691 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 99% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mason/Clark Middle School is 11:1. Vincent Gray Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 97% 98%
Hispanic 3% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 0.6% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 97%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 84% 90%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    this school is horrible because the chorus teachers can't sing and to improve it they should get rid of the m Anderson is one of the chorus teachers who cant sing

  • (2 years ago)

    I dont think this a good school the teachers are always yelling and the students do not have respect for the teachers or parents that visit the school or themselves.I can say this about the school is that some of the teachers I met were great trachers

  • (5 years ago)

    hi im aliyah harris and i dont know why people downing clark but its the best school a person could go to.the teachers do their best to teach but its the kids who dont want to learn.i was educated at clark for all three years of middle school and experienced different things.im now going to the 10th grade and still think mason/clark middle schoolis the best middle schol ever.i always heard

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the best school my daughter and son has ever went to thanx for all the care and love you show my kids.They come home bragging about it every-day.Once again thanx Mason/Clark Middle School.Thank you

  • (6 years ago)

    I think this school is excellent. Of course I am bias because my father's name is on the building. I have always found there to be a motivating spirit for learning at Mason-Clark. The teachers are inspiring and dedicated to their craft. The students leave Clark with a respect and a yearning for furthuring their education. I hope parents will get involved with the process at Mason-Clark.

  • (7 years ago)

    Awesome school has so much to offr

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a 4X Clark Middle School parent this will be my last two years. The teachers and students are very involved with education. Music sports and extracurricular activities are plentiful. I love the dedication of the coaches in taking interest in the academic progress and safety of the children. Parent involvement is great as a working single parent I get phone calls regarding good progress and it helps me to help detour any negative behavior. All of my children are prepared for the High School environment when they leave Clark. I hope we can get input of other parents about Clark this year.

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