Award Year: 2015

Clark-Shaw Magnet School

5960 Arlberg Street
Mobile, AL, 36608-3677

(251) 221-2103

Mr. Joe Toomey, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School, Magnet School, Choice School

Mobile County Public Schools

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Clark-Shaw produces college and career ready students through a rigorous and engaging Math, Science, and Technology based curriculum.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 47%
  • White: 45%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Native American: 1%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Robotics class in action!

Robotics class in action!

Clark-Shaw Magnet School is a middle school serving 853 students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades with a focus on math, science and technology. Our diverse population is comprised of students from the six Mobile county school districts which includes 52 elementary schools. The culture and climate of the school allows these distinct individuals to come together with the faculty and staff to form a unique community of learners. Many school projects are cross curricular and require the students and teachers to work as collaborative teams. In the last year, Clark-Shaw has become a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school which has allowed teachers to engage students in more team focused, real world problem solving. Every student at Clark-Shaw Magnet School completes a science project that requires them to work through the scientific method and then report their findings in the form of a display and class presentation. As part of the project, students must make a visual representation of their numerical data which is part of the display. Students then participate in a school-wide Science and Engineering Fair. Exemplary projects then go on to compete at the county, regional, and state levels. With many future careers requiring an understanding of some type of science, Clark-Shaw provides students the opportunity to explore the various areas of science with elective classes in robotics, marine science, forensic science, and engineering. One of the goals of the faculty and staff is to ignite studentsí curiosity about the world around them.