Clark High School
School Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
School Colors: Red, white and black
Year Opened: 1979
Phone: (469) 752-7200
Fax: (469) 752-7201
523 Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75023
AchievementsClark is the recipient of the following major awards: twice named as a TBEC (Texas Business & Education Coalition) Honor Role recipient; recipient of the Texas Successful Schools award for outstanding improvement in reading, science and math; Texas Monthly Top High Schools in Texas award; Meadows Charitable School Projects award; twice named by the United States Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. During the past 10 years, over 230 students have been named National Merit Semifinalists and Finalists. Moreover, Clark offers outstanding programs in the fine arts area, with various programs placing first in a variety of contests yearly.
Campus ProgramsClark offers the following programs: humanities; gifted and talented (GT) program; inclusion and special education services; PAL (Peer Assistance and Leadership); LASER (Learn About Science and Engineering Research); athletics; fine arts; AG (agriculture); debate; and Whiz Quiz.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesClark has a very supportive and active PTSA that provides financial support for the campus as well as volunteers for the library, school store and copy center. Opportunities for parents are also available in various booster clubs and Clark’s School Based Improvement Committee (SBIC).
Community/Business PartnershipsBarnes & Noble.
History of Clark
Clark is named after pioneer and farmer Richard Calhoun Clark, who came to the area with his family as Peters Colonists in 1845 and settled near the Shawnee Trail in the White Rock Creek Area. After the death of Clark's father, he and his two brothers were taken in by Captain R.W. Carpenter. Clark later served during the Civil War.
The construction of Clark High School had been completed by 1979 for the cost of $5 million.