Clark Magnet High School

Clark Magnet High School

THOUGHTEXCHANGE PARTICIPATION

District
Participation

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4,139

PARTICIPANTS

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11,986

THOUGHTS

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159,173

STARS

Clark Magnet High School
Participation

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221

PARTICIPANTS

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663

THOUGHTS

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10,731

STARS

DEMOGRAPHIC

DistrictClark Magnet High School
Students12424
Parents2,630158
Staff1,34934
Community365
Total4,139221

IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM THE Clark Magnet High School COMMUNITY

THINGS PEOPLE APPRECIATE

Everything. Technology. Teachers. The disciplined student group. Safety. –

It’s small, clean with a great dress code! –

The school is very clean, has a great dress code policy. it’s small & organized with a great busing system. Some of its front office staff are very warm and welcoming. The school is truly blessed to have such a caring assistant principle, Ms. Kortoshian, who is always available and there for our kid

I appreciate the safety of the campus –

Technology and equipments –

The technology and the equipment’s that this school has, been providing the greatest opportunity for students to learn and experiment the best in science and technology. They learn so much.

Block Schedule/Enrichment Program –

Students get opportunity to get tutoring from their teachers or CSF student-tutors or participate in different school activities during Enrichment period.

SOME CONCERNS

Attracting and keeping the best teachers –

The school district is successful because of the teachers it has educating the students. Teachers must be paid comparable or better wages compared to other local school districts. They must have the opportunity for advancement and they must also be held to the highest standards.

ALL teachers should put homework online –

This is extremely important for me as a parent to be able to monitor my child’s work every single day. When a teacher does not put assignments with details and deadlines online, I am unable to know exactly what my child needs to complete. This results in missed homework or lack of preparation.

Class size –

There has been an insidious creeping up of class size, and it negatively impacts instruction, especially given that Common Core calls for more intensive student tasks and evaluation. California ranks 50 out of 50 states on teacher/student ratio. Glendale should be able to do better.

Semester electives –

It would be nice to have semester electives instead of all year long courses. If a child picks a class and isn’t successful in it they have no options for second semester. They are “forced” to fail because they did not learn the content in first semester.

children should be encouraged to think outside the box –

Their thinking/ideas shuuldn’t be ristricted or limited,they should be encouraged.

OTHER THOUGHTS SHARED

The academic enviornment and small size at Clark are wonderful, –

The small size of Clark, compared to the 5,000+ students at the other high schools, is very important to my daughter, who would otherwise be lost at a mega school. The enviornment, focused on studies with few discipline problems or other distractions, is great for the students.

Would like to see more elective classes offered. –

It would be nice to see more variety of elective classes offered, such as music and more language classes.

While the academic standards are great, I think some sports, or music –

should be part of the curriculum. Kids do not become successful by being smart alone, social skills play a big role in the real world. Don’t think the kids in the school have the tools to be socially prepared for college and real life. Any activity to enhance social interaction would be great.

Assist seniors with college applications –

It will be great if you organize some college application workshops for students and parents

Friendly ‘home’ environment –

Staff and students are, for the most part, respectful to each other. Students take care of the school facility and custodial staff maintain it exceptionally well

LCAP RESULTS PRESENTATION

Here is a presentation about the Community Engagement results from across the Glendale School District.