|Thomas C. Clark High School|
5150 DeZavala Road
|School district||Northside Independent School District (NISD)|
|Superintendent||Dr. Brian T. Woods|
|Principal||Dr. Jerry Woods|
|Vice Principal||Melissa Grijalva|
|Academic Dean||Jill Hackney|
|Assistant Principal||Joseph Murguia (A-En)|
Jaime Heye (Eo-Le)
David Empson (Lf-Re)
Amanda Mayfield (Rf-Z)
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Color(s)||Black, White and Silver|
|Athletics conference||UIL AAAAAA|
|Communities served||A portion of San Antonio and all of Shavano Park|
|Rival schools||Winston Churchill High School|
|Feeder Middle Schools||Hobby|
|Feeder Elementary Schools||Blattman|
Julia Newton Aue
Sara B. McAndrew
Thomas C. Clark High School is a public high school, in the Northside Independent School District, in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Built in 1978 with five main buildings surrounding a courtyard, this school has over 120 classrooms and is one of the largest schools in NISD. As with all Northside ISD schools, Clark is named for a former or current United States Supreme Court Justice, in this case Thomas C. Clark.
In 2017, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency, with a 5-Star Distinction for Academic Achievements in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Top 25 Percent Student Progress and Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps. Also in 2017, Clark was ranked 7th out of 75 Greater San Antonio high schools in Children at Risk's School Rankings.
Clark is home to an award-winning fine arts department, which offers programs in Concert and Marching Band, Colorguard and Winterguard, Orchestra, Choir, Theatre, and Art.
Clark also offers athletic programs sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League. These include Football, Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Soccer, Baseball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Swimming and Diving, Softball, Tennis, Golf, and Cross Country. Waterpolo was discontinued in 2012.
Clark also offers most, if not all, of the Academic UIL events, including Academic Decathlon, Social Studies, Science, Current Issues, One Act Play, Computer Science, Computer Applications, Calculator Applications, Literary Criticism, CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, various speaking competitive events, various journalistic competitive events, and Air Force Junior ROTC. Advanced Placement Courses: English Literature, World History, U.S. History, European History, Environmental Science, U.S. Government, Microeconomics, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics 1 & 2, Physics C, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Computer Science, Art History, Studio Art, Spanish, French, German, Latin.
- In 2013, Newsweek Magazine named Tom C. Clark High School one of their top 2,000 schools in the country; schools that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads.
- The Junior Class won Best Journalism Team at UIL Regionals in 2008 and placed twice at State.[when?]
- Yearbook (The Witness) was named Honorable Mention by Taylor Publishing.[when?]
- Newspaper (The Chronicle) was awarded the Silver Crown from the Columbian Scholastic Press Association (Columbia University, New York City) for 2007–2008.
- The Mighty Cougar Marching Band of 2012–2013 was the first at Clark to make finals in UIL Area G Marching competition. The 2014–2015 marching band returned to finals in the UIL Area G Marching competition, and advanced to the 6A UIL State Marching Competition for the first time.
- Clark Art Students have been honored with Congressional District Awards, and were State Finalists at VASE.[when?]
- Clark Debate Students were invited to attend the National Tournament of Champions.[when?]
- Clark Latin Students were State Champions 2005–2006 and 2006–2007 and National Champions 2005–2006.
- Clark Forensics Students qualified to State.[when?]
- Academic Decathlon received 5th place at regionals.[when?]
- Economics classes placed 1st in Section 1 of the Fall 2006 Stock Market Game.
- Model UN received Best School, Honorable Mention, Best Delegation Awards, GCIMUN-2011 and 2013.
- Students have placed nationally at Science Fair, National Spanish Exam, National French Exam, National Science Exam, and National Latin Exam.[when?]
- In 2011 the school was awarded top honors for work by a student group collaborative to develop a software navigation system to help improve spacecraft travel through the solar system.
The Clark Cougars compete in these sports:
- Cross Country
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field
- Water Polo
- Marching Band
Football: In the 2008–2009 football season, the Clark Cougars played in the 5A Texas Semi-Finals against F.B. Hightower, the farthest the school has ever advanced in the playoffs.
Track and Field: 2012 – Men's district Champions in the 27-5A meet by one point over Brandeis High School.
Swimming: 2016 – Both men's and women's swim team crowned district champions
- Matt Beech (Class of 1990) — Former MLB baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies
- Jessica Collins (Class of 2001) — Actress
- Wane McGarity (Class of 1995) — Former professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints in the NFL, and the Calgary Stampeders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2005) of the CFL.
- Trent Plaisted (Class of 2005) — Professional basketball player, drafted 46th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft.
- Jason Brickman (Class of 2010) — Professional basketball player. NCAA fourth all-time in assists.
- UIL 2018–2020 Reclassification and Realignment
- "2010 CENSUS – CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Scenic Oaks CDP, TX, U.S. Census Bureau
- "TEA 2017 Accountability Reports". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
- 2017 Children at Risk Greater San Antonio School Rankings
- "2013 America's Best High Schools". Newsweek Magazine. 2013-05-06. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
- The Athletics Department
- Matt Beech at Baseball Reference
- Jessica Collins Biography on IMDB
- Wane McGarity Player Profile at NFL.com
- "Trent Plaisted Player Profile". Draft Express. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
- LIU Brooklyn's Jason Brickman becomes fourth player to 1,000 assists