School Profile

Administration
Superintendent . . . Dr. Brian Woods
Principal . . . . . . . . Dr. Jerry Woods
Vice Principal . . . . Melissa Grijalva
Academic Dean  . . Jill Hackney
Head Counselor . . . Marjan Switzer

Counselors
Anne Lambert, A - Ch
Javier Proa, Ci - Gom
Deborah Hernandez, Gon - Li
Kristen Guerra, Lj - Pa
Lorna Carr, Pb - Se
Nivia O'Malley, Sf - Z

 

 

POST HIGH SCHOOL PLANS CLASS OF 2013
70% - 4 year college/university
20% - Community college
4% - Military
6% - Other

Statistical Profile
Exit TAKS% Passing

ELA
Math
Social Studies
Science

97
95
100
98

SAT Mean Scores (12--13)
404 Students
Clark ----------- Critical Reading-517 Math-531 Writing-499
Texas ---------- Critical Reading-477 Math-499 Writing-461
National--------Critical Reading-496 Math-514 Writing-489
75 Percentile---Critical Reading-600 Math-600 Writing-560

ACT Mean Scores (12-13)
160 Students
Clark -------English-23.1 Math-24.8 Reading-24.6
Texas ------English-19.8 Math-21.5 Reading-21.0
National---English-20.2 Math-20.9 Reading-26.1
Clark -------Science Reasoning-23.6 Composite-24.1
Texas-------Science Reasoning-20.9 Composite-20.9
National ---Science Reasoning-20.7 Composite-20.9

Community
Tom C. Clark High School, one of the ten comprehensive high schools in the Northside Independent School District, was opened and dedicated in 1978. It is a comprehensive high school located in a suburban residential area in the northwest part of San Antonio, Texas. The school borders a university, a medical complex, corporate businesses, and the Texas Hill Country. Northside ISD is a diverse, rapidly growing district with a population of more than 100,000 students.

Special Features
Clark students have achieved excellent records in many extracurricular and cocurricular activities including athletics, band, speech, drama, pep squad, languages, math, science, and literary competitions. Consistent winners in most sports, Clark teams hold state titles in swimming, diving, volleyball, water polo, and track. Clark music groups have received national recognition from music educators, and Clark students have consistently earned state honors in all UIL literary and fine arts events.

Twice in the past years, Clark High School was one of twelve high schools nominated by the Texas Education Agency as the best in the state to compete for national presidential awards.

School Description
Public, 4-year high school--Primarily college preparatory--Total enrollment: 2840--Size of 12th grade: 640--Faculty & staff: 225

Prior to the 1988-89 school year, the Northside District was a member in good standing of the Southern Association of SecondarySchools, with all schools fully accredited. Being in full compliance with the more rigorous standards of the Texas Education Agency, Northside chose to discontinue membership effective the 1987-88 school year.

Marking System
All grades are recorded numerically. Transfer grades are recorded using the numerical equivalent on the grade scale of the sending school.

Excellent
Above Average
Average
Below Average
Failing

A . . . . 90-100
B . . . . 80-89
C . . . . 75-79
D . . . . 70-74
F . . . . .0-69

Students will be awarded credits on a one-half, one credit, or two or more credits basis, whichever is applicable.  The awarding of credit affirms that a student has satisfactorily met the state and local requirements.

Weighted Courses
Clark weights Honors and Pre-AP courses by adding (5) points to the semester grade.  AP courses are weighted by (8) points to the semester grade.

Computation of weighted grades is done at the completion of the course.  Weighted grades are used in computing grade average and rank in class, but numerical grades on the transcript do not show the added or subtracted points.  The codes H and P are used in the code column weighted courses

Class Rank and G.P.A.
Class rank and G.P.A. are calculated numerically at the end of the sixth and seventh semester on all subjects receiving credit.  All members of the senior class are included in the rank list.

RECOMMENDED GRADUATION PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN NINTH GRADE PRIOR TO 2010



English 4 units
   
Math 4 units
Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, 4th math  
   
Social Studies 4 units
            W. Geography 1 unit
            W. History  1 unit
            U.S. History 1 unit
            U. S. Government 1/2 unit
            Economics 1/2 unit
   
Science 4 units
Biology, IPC or Chemistry, Physics, 4th science  
   
International Language 2 units
(Level I and Level II of same language)  
   
Fine Arts 1 unit
   
Physical Education* 1 unit
(to include P.E. Foundations)  
   
Health 1/2 unit
   
Communication Applications 1/2 unit
   
Electives 5 units
Selected from the list of courses specified in 74.41 (f) Chapter 110-128  
Total  26

RECOMMENDED GRADUATION PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN NINTH GRADE IN 2010-2011 AND THEREAFTER



English 4 units
   
Math 4 units
Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, 4th math  
   
Social Studies 4 units
            W. Geography 1 unit
            W. History  1 unit
            U.S. History 1 unit
            U. S. Government 1/2 unit
            Economics 1/2 unit
   
Science 4 units
Biology, IPC or Chemistry, Physics, 4th science  
   
International Language 3 units
(Level I, Level II, and Level III of same language)  
   
Fine Arts 1 unit
   
Physical Education* 1 unit
(to include P.E. Foundations)  
   
Health 1/2 unit
   
Communication Applications 1/2 unit
   
Electives 4 units
Selected from the list of courses specified in 74.41 (f) Chapter 110-128  
Total  26

Curriculum
Varied offerings allow students to meet individual needs and interests.  English, Math, Social studies, and Science are offered on various levels:  Pre-Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement, Dual credit and Academic.  Advanced placement courses include: Calculus AB and BC, Biology II, Physics B and C, Environmental Science, English Literature and Language. World History, U.S.History, Government, Micro Economics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Latin Vergil and Literature and Computer Science. Electives are offered in Fine arts, Technology, Human Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Education and Training, Architecture and Construction, Transportation and Manufacturing, Business Management and Administration, AFJROTC, and in each of the core disciplines.  Other options are provided through the occupational  education and cooperative work-study programs. The comprehensive special education programs include resource classes, lab classes with an academic and a special education teacher; vocational training for the educationally handicapped, including office skills and food; and on-the-job training.

National Merit Competition
1993-94 Semifinalists-10 Commended-20 Nat'l Hispanic Finalists-10 Nat'l Achiev (Black)-1
1994-95 Semifinalists-2 Commended-14 Nat'l Hispanic Finalists-2 Nat'l Achiev (Black)-1
1995-96 Semifinalists-13 Commended-15 Nat'l Hispanic Finalists-7
1996-97 Semifinalists-6 Commended-15 Nat'l Hispanic Finalists-9 Nat'l Achiev (Black)-2
1997-98 Semifinalists-6 Commended-15 Nat'l Hispanic Finalists-9
1998-99 Semifinalists-5 Commended-14 Nat'l Hispanic Finalists-6
1999-00 Semifinalists-6 Commended-14 Nat'l Hispanic Finalists-4
2000-01 Semifinalists-2 Commended-11 Nat'l Hispanic Finalists-9
2001-02 Semifinalists-5 Commended-8 Nat'l Hispanic-8 Nat'l Achievement-1
2002-03 Semifinalists-6 Commended-11
2003-04 Semifinalists-4 Commended-8 Nat'l Hispanic -5
2004-05 Semifinalists-4 Commended-5 Nat'l Hispanic-6 Nat'l Achievement-2
2005-06 Semifinalists-2 Nat'l Hispanic-7 Commended-5
2006-2007 Semifinalist-1 Nat'l Hispanic-10 Commended-5
2007-2008 Semifinalist-1 Nat'l Hispanic-9 Commended-5
2008-2009 Semifinalists-5 Nat'l Hispanic-7 Commended-16 Nat'l Achievement-1
2009-2010 Semifinalists-5 Nat'l Hispanic-5 Commended-16 Nat'l Achievement-1
2010-2011 Semifinalists-4 Nat'l Hispanic-6 Commended-8
2011-2012 Semifinalist-1 Nat'l Hispanic-9 Commended-10 Nat'l Achievement-2
2012-2013 Semifinalis-4 Nat'l Hispanic-12 Commended-12
School Code (SAT/ACT): 446261