Award Year: 2018

W Tresper Clarke High School

740 Edgewood Drive
Westbury, NY, 11590-5497

(516) 876-7451

Mr. Timothy Voels, Principal at time of Nomination

East Meadow

School Website

https://twitter.com/WTCRams

Mission

To provide a quality education, ensuring every student has the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills to lead a productive, responsible, and culturally enriched life.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 52%
  • Hispanic: 26%
  • Asian: 19%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 24%
Application
Clarke Rams dressed in orange to celebrate Unity Day

Clarke Rams dressed in orange to celebrate Unity Day

W. Tresper Clarke High School is committed to addressing the varied intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs of our students and to facilitating smooth transitions to post-secondary education and career. We promote academic growth, self-respect, and respect for the dignity and diversity of others. Annually, we select a theme, which is infused in the culture of the building to provide students with moral, ethical, and cultural values. This past year our focus was that of Community, including the valuable connections and partnerships we have with parents and local residents and the responsibility we share relative to the students in our care. Our school has been a second home to generations of Clarke students, many of whom still reside in the community. With a deeply-rooted sense of family and a shared vision, our teachers, parents, and administrators work together, perpetuating the adage "it takes a village to raise a child."

While our academic programs are steeped in rigorous and richly rewarding curricula, character education continues to be a common thread woven into the fabric of school life. We use school-wide assemblies, peer mentoring, classroom activities and interventions, and extra-curricular clubs to address and resolve issues related to tolerance and acceptance. Our students are front-line activists for bullying prevention and accepting differences. Our hope is to successfully nurture caring, compassionate and considerate individuals who contribute positively to our Clarke Community. Together, we encourage students to seize opportunities that will open doors to new ideas and create a deeper desire to explore and learn.