Clark Middle

Summary:

Clark Middle is a public middle school located in Frisco, Texas, serving grades 6-8 with a student population of 876. The school is part of the Frisco Independent School District, which is ranked 41 out of 968 districts in Texas and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Clark Middle consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Texas, with strong academic performance, particularly in reading, where 69-80% of students are proficient or better on STAAR assessments, outperforming the state average. The school also has a robust Gifted and Talented program, ranking 176 out of 1,481 Texas middle schools, and exceptional performance in serving its special education students, ranking 268 out of 1,815 Texas middle schools. Additionally, Clark Middle has maintained very low dropout rates, ranging from 0.0% to 1.7% over the past several years.

While Clark Middle has a diverse student population, the school's performance varies across different racial subgroups, with Asian and White students consistently outperforming their African American and Hispanic peers on STAAR assessments. When compared to other middle schools in the Frisco ISD and the nearby Plano Independent School District, Clark Middle generally performs well, but there are some notable exceptions, such as Nelson Middle, Pearson Middle, and Lawler Middle, which outperform Clark Middle on several academic metrics.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 4600 Colby Dr
       Frisco, TX  75035-6013


(469) 633-4600

District: Frisco Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
288th of 2,330 Texas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,781 Help


Students who attend Clark Middle usually attend:

High:    Lebanon Trail High School

Feeder schools for Clark Middle:

Elementary:    Christie Elementary
    Shawnee Trail Elementary
    Smith Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  12.7 Help
Number of students:  876

Racial breakdown:

White:
34.6%
Asian:
29.3%
Hispanic:
18.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.7% Help


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Compare Details Clark Middle ranks better than 87.6% of middle schools in Texas. It also ranks 16th among 17 ranked middle schools in the Frisco Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.75. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Clark Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (34.6%), Asian (29.3%), Hispanic (18.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Clark Middle is 12.7, which is the 2nd best among 17 middle schools in the Frisco Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Clark Middle is $9,781, which is the 3rd highest among 17 middle schools in the Frisco Independent School District (Isd).
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Clark Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Clark Middle 288th of 2330 Texas public middle schools. (See Clark Middle in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Frisco Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Frisco Independent School District (Isd) 41st of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Clark Middle

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Rank History for all students at Clark Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 82.44 97th 1573 93.8%
2005 84.87 85th 1582 94.6%
2006 83.34 110th 1585 93.1%
2007 82.68 115th 1684 93.2%
2008 85.06 59th 1718 96.6%
2009 83.12 70th 1763 96.0%
2010 80.32 112th 1803 93.8%
2011 80.35 116th 1895 93.9%
2012 90.65 58th 1951 97.0%
2013 89.51 54th 1973 97.3%
2014 87.54 108th 1987 94.6%
2015 86.01 143rd 2043 93.0%
2016 83.58 192nd 1987 90.3%
2017 88.31 174th 2027 91.4%
2018 90.00 141st 2080 93.2%
2019 84.84 239th 2193 89.1%
2021 81.80 278th 2252 87.7%
2022 78.75 346th 2254 84.6%
2023 82.75 288th 2330 87.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Clark Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.90 140th 720 80.6%
2019 70.40 170th 753 77.4%
2021 62.04 215th 743 71.1%
2022 50.87 364th 813 55.2%
2023 60.88 272nd 817 66.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Clark Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.17 367th 1376 73.3%
2019 86.34 85th 1445 94.1%
2021 55.30 484th 1592 69.6%
2022 58.81 454th 1643 72.4%
2023 62.18 441st 1720 74.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Clark Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.74 253rd 1597 84.2%
2019 61.57 341st 1626 79.0%
2021 81.44 99th 1712 94.2%
2022 55.25 517th 1757 70.6%
2023 69.35 268th 1815 85.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Clark Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.35 216th 2039 89.4%
2019 61.26 601st 2073 71.0%
2021 58.28 713th 2172 67.2%
2022 54.38 851st 2220 61.7%
2023 63.87 606th 2251 73.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Clark Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.23 118th 2008 94.1%
2019 85.77 195th 2047 90.5%
2021 81.08 275th 2151 87.2%
2022 79.61 312th 2221 86.0%
2023 80.50 296th 2241 86.8%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Clark Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.38 54th 1430 96.2%
2019 81.87 28th 1446 98.1%
2021 83.51 68th 1501 95.5%
2022 81.83 61st 1488 95.9%
2023 77.02 176th 1481 88.1%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Clark Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.46 223rd 2008 88.9%
2019 76.34 225th 2058 89.1%
2021 46.62 981st 2118 53.7%
2022 50.42 870th 2182 60.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Clark Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.74 162nd 2030 92.0%
2019 82.01 263rd 2069 87.3%
2021 80.72 291st 2168 86.6%
2022 75.76 367th 2228 83.5%
2023 83.18 256th 2245 88.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Clark Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.83 129th 587 78.0%
2019 65.41 195th 594 67.2%
2021 66.01 173rd 589 70.6%
2022 62.49 233rd 606 61.6%
2023 62.45 238th 616 61.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Clark Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.79 200th 1167 82.9%
2019 63.84 309th 1193 74.1%
2021 48.93 505th 1213 58.4%
2022 48.37 544th 1251 56.5%
2023 63.45 344th 1273 73.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Clark Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.59 177th 1895 90.7%
2019 77.46 276th 1935 85.7%
2021 71.73 363rd 2043 82.2%
2022 57.56 706th 2077 66.0%
2023 66.46 506th 2116 76.1%
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Rank History for White students at Clark Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.87 173rd 1673 89.7%
2019 74.12 337th 1684 80.0%
2021 70.80 369th 1700 78.3%
2022 67.49 449th 1723 73.9%
2023 73.96 337th 1749 80.7%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Clark Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 626 61 43 75 8 n/a n/a 0 813
2002 422 54 74 55 5 n/a n/a 0 610
2003 422 54 74 55 5 n/a n/a 0 610
2004 434 65 79 65 3 n/a n/a 0 646
2005 479 95 101 80 1 n/a n/a 0 756
2006 522 111 139 97 3 n/a n/a 0 872
2007 572 106 166 89 4 n/a n/a 0 937
2008 380 55 54 71 3 n/a n/a 0 563
2009 415 82 80 78 3 n/a n/a 0 658
2010 497 84 93 99 3 n/a n/a 0 776
2011 476 78 97 118 8 1 22 0 800
2012 494 68 106 131 8 0 19 0 826
2013 502 77 121 133 6 0 26 0 865
2014 477 69 139 151 11 0 21 0 868
2015 481 83 138 118 11 0 22 0 853
2016 475 74 144 126 7 0 19 0 845
2017 442 88 133 127 3 0 29 0 822
2018 381 100 137 144 1 0 28 0 791
2019 328 114 193 142 1 0 27 0 805
2020 284 119 200 130 3 0 40 0 776
2021 289 147 227 146 2 0 45 0 856
2022 297 138 258 151 4 0 39 0 887
2023 303 119 257 162 1 2 32 0 876

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Clark Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 813 58.2 14.0 5.4
2002 610 52.3 11.7 6.1
2003 610 52.3 11.7 6.1
2004 646 52.3 12.4 4.6
2005 756 60.3 12.5 7.8
2006 872 64.6 13.5 9.9
2007 937 66.7 14.0 8.8
2008 563 55.0 10.2 13.1
2009 658 58.1 11.3 12.5
2010 776 60.8 12.7 14.3
2011 800 59.3 13.4 13.6
2012 826 59.6 13.8 11.5
2013 865 59.5 14.5 10.4
2014 868 62.6 13.8 11.4
2015 853 65.0 13.1 12.7
2016 845 65.0 13.0 14.2
2017 822 62.1 13.2 15.9
2018 791 59.1 13.3 16.7
2019 805 63.3 12.7 20.4
2020 776 65.2 11.8 21.5
2021 856 57.9 14.7 24.6
2022 887 64.1 13.8 23.1
2023 876 68.8 12.7 25.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Clark Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 813 58.2 14.0 5.4
2002 610 52.3 11.7 6.1
2003 610 52.3 11.7 6.1
2004 646 52.3 12.4 4.6
2005 756 60.3 12.5 7.8
2006 872 64.6 13.5 9.9
2007 937 66.7 14.0 8.8
2008 563 55.0 10.2 13.1
2009 658 58.1 11.3 12.5
2010 776 60.8 12.7 14.3
2011 800 59.3 13.4 13.6
2012 826 59.6 13.8 11.5
2013 865 59.5 14.5 10.4
2014 868 62.6 13.8 11.4
2015 853 65.0 13.1 12.7
2016 845 65.0 13.0 14.2
2017 822 62.1 13.2 15.9
2018 791 59.1 13.3 16.7
2019 805 63.3 12.7 20.4
2020 776 65.2 11.8 21.5
2021 856 57.9 14.7 24.6
2022 887 64.1 13.8 23.1
2023 876 68.8 12.7 25.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Clark Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $531 (5.6%) $9,013 (94.4%) $9,545
2020 $497 (4.7%) $10,004 (95.3%) $10,501
2021 $378 (3.9%) $9,403 (96.1%) $9,781

Data source: Texas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Clark Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 239th of 2193 Middle schoolsRanks 288th of 2330 Middle schools
 1.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Reading (Clark Middle)4669
 23%
   6th Grade Reading (Frisco Independent School District (Isd))6380
 17%
   6th Grade Reading (Texas)3550
 15%
6th Grade Mathematics (Clark Middle)5843
 15%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Frisco Independent School District (Isd))7668
 8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4537
 8%
7th Grade Reading (Clark Middle)6177
 16%
   7th Grade Reading (Frisco Independent School District (Isd))7583
 8%
   7th Grade Reading (Texas)4752
 5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Clark Middle)5458
 4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Frisco Independent School District (Isd))7875
 3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4135
 6%
8th Grade Reading (Clark Middle)7980
 1%
   8th Grade Reading (Frisco Independent School District (Isd))8186
 5%
   8th Grade Reading (Texas)5356
 3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Clark Middle)6444
 20%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Frisco Independent School District (Isd))7963
 16%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5544
 11%
8th Grade Science (Clark Middle)7669
 7%
   8th Grade Science (Frisco Independent School District (Isd))8077
 3%
   8th Grade Science (Texas)4945
 4%
8th Grade Social Studies (Clark Middle)6254
 8%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Frisco Independent School District (Isd))6361
 2%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Texas)3531
 4%
End of Course Algebra I (Clark Middle)10089
 11%
   End of Course Algebra I (Frisco Independent School District (Isd))8671
 15%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students805876
 8.8%
African American114119
 4.4%
American Indian11
Asian193257
 33.2%
Hispanic142162
 14.1%
Pacific Islander02
White328303
 7.6%
Two or More Races2732
 18.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients20.4%25.7%
 5.3%


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Clark Middle ranks 288th of 2330 Texas middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Clark Middle usually go on to attend Lebanon Trail High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 876 students attended Clark Middle.

Students at Clark Middle are 35% White, 29% Asian, 18% Hispanic, 14% African American, 4% Two or more races.


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