Clark Magnet High School

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<p>Clark Magnet High School specializes in technology and science. To apply, students must be in the eighth grade, enrolled in a Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) school or live within the GUSD boundaries and meet certain academic requirements. Acceptance is gained via lottery.</p>
<p>Clark Magnet has been recognized as a California Distinguished School and is a National Blue Ribbon School. The school has also received the California Exemplary Career Technical Education Program Award.</p> <p>The school was founded in 1998 using the building that used to be Anderson W. Clark Junior High School. About $15 million in funds were used to renovate and update the building, which had gone unused since the junior high closed in 1983.</p> <p>Clark Magnet does not offer athletics. However, students are able to participate in athletic programs at the three other high schools in the GUSD-Crescenta Valley High School, Hoover High School and Glendale High School.</p> <p>Students do not wear uniforms, but they are expected to adhere to a dress code. The dress code consists of solid color polo or Oxford-style shirts, solid color cotton slacks or shorts, and solid color skirts, skorts or dresses for girls. Prints, tank tops, denim and sandals are not permitted.</p> <p>During the 2008-2009 school year, CMHS students had an above average academic performance on California Standards Tests when compared to all of the high school students in California. About 81% of students performed proficiently or higher in English and Language Arts, 36% of students performed proficiently or higher in Geometry, 78% of students performed proficiently or higher in U.S. History, 64% of students performed proficiently or higher in Biology, and 75% of tenth grade students performed proficiently or higher in Life Science.</p> <p>In 2008, 64% of graduates met the the guidelines for admission into the University of California or California State University school systems.</p> <p>The average class size ranges from 27 to 31 students, and the teachers here have an average of 19 years of classroom experience.</p>
4747 New York Ave, La Crescenta, CA 91214
(818) 248-8324
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