Marc High School: Full Guide

Location: Caruthers, CA

Are you a student or parent at Marc High School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?

We've written the best guide to Marc High available. Here we'll cover:

  • Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
  • How safe Marc High is to attend
  • SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Marc High students
  • Which AP/IB classes you can take at Marc High
  • Every sports team you can join at Marc High

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Basic Information

Marc High School is a public school, supporting grades 9 to 12 . It's located in Caruthers, CA in Fresno County.

Based on its location, Marc High is classified as a school in a distant rural area, somewhat far from an urbanized area. Here's the location on a map:


Contact Information

Mailing address:

Marc High School
Po Box 545
Caruthers, CA 93609-0545

Phone number: 5594957897

Marc High School homepage: http://www.caruthers.k12.ca.us/MHS/

Principal: Tod Tompkins
Email the principal: [email protected]


Student Demographics

Student Enrollment

The total enrollment at Marc High School is 15 students, making it a very small high school, in the bottom 10% of all California high schools by size.

Attending Marc High will feel very cozy, and you'll likely know everyone in your school. This will be a very intimate learning environment.

Unfortunately, with a tiny class size, you may lack a large diversity of activities and classes to join. If you feel your interests aren't well catered by Marc High, you might consider independent learning or looking at nearby, larger high schools.


Growth in Student Body Size

Is Marc High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.

From our calculations, the enrollment at Marc High has decreased over the past few years. We calculate this by comparing enrollment in grades 9 to 12.

Male Students Female Students All Students
9th grade 0 0 0
10th grade 2 0 2
11th grade 1 1 2
12th grade 6 5 11

As you can see in the table above, the senior class is 11 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that Marc High is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.

There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Caruthers could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into Marc High. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.


Gender Split

Are there more boys or girls at Marc High School?

From our statistics, Marc High has a 60:40 split between male and female students in the high school grades.

There is a large male majority at Marc High, and much more than you would expect from the general population in Fresno County. As a result, it'll feel like there are a lot more girls than boys in your classes.

Sometimes this imbalance can result from random chance and may not suggest anything about Marc High. In other cases, the school might preferentially select for males. For example, in our data we find that continuation high schools unfortunately seem to be male-dominated. In yet other cases, other neighboring schools might attract female students, drawing them away from Marc High.

If the male majority is concerning to you, we suggest contacting Marc High administration and asking if they have any thoughts about why there's a gender imbalance. Their phone number is 5594957897.


Ethnicity Breakdown

What's the racial diversity at Marc High School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?

From our statistics, Marc High has a homogenous student body, with the overwhelming majority of students identifying as one ethnicity. Only a third of California schools show as little diversity as Marc High does. When attending class, most students will be of the same ethnicity, with some variation.

The majority of students at Marc High are Hispanic. In California, Hispanic students make up the majority of all students at 51.5%, and are thus the most common ethnicity. Predominantly Hispanic schools are the most common type of homogenous school, and Marc High fits within this category.

Percentage Number
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.0% 0
Asian 6.6% 1
Hispanic 86.6% 13
Black 0.0% 0
White 6.6% 1
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0.0% 0
Two or more races 0.0% 0

High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Caruthers. If you'd like to see how other nearby schools look in diversity, just google "[name of school] prepscholar" to find our guide to that specific school.


Income Level of Marc High Families

What are the family incomes of students at Marc High School? To determine this, we look at the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches, a classification by the US federal government.

To qualify for a reduced price meal, family income needs to be below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $45,000 or below.

To qualify for a free meal, family income needs to be below 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $32,000 or below.

The lower the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced price meals, the higher the income levels are likely to be.

At Marc High, 6.6% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 73.3% qualify for free lunches.

This means Marc High has a high percentage of students at or near poverty. Almost a third of all schools in California show this level of poverty, and by National Center for Education Statistics standards, Marc High can be classified as a high poverty school. The income level of families in Caruthers is thus likely to be low.

Number Percent
Reduced-price lunches 1 6.6%
Free lunches 11 73.3%
Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches 3 20.0%

As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Caruthers and doesn't speak much about the school itself.

Unfortunately, schools in areas of lower income levels are likely to be more poorly funded. As a result, they might feature less advanced coursework like AP/IB classes, and you may not have a full range of sports and extracurriculars to draw from. Because Marc High is an especially high poverty-level school, it might not have the resources you need to meet your full potential.

You definitely don't have control over the city, the school, or other families, but you can structure your own learning to be more productive. If you'd like to open yourself to more opportunities, you can look into whether it's possible to transfer to a nearby school with higher income levels.

If not, don't be alarmed - it's possible that Marc High has all that you need for your ambition. And you can definitely be proactive about learning outside of your school, looking to your community or to the Internet to find more resources.

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School Safety

How safe is Marc High School to attend? Can you expect a lot of conflict as a student here?

To study this, we look at disciplinary data for two types of incidents at Marc High: referrals to law enforcement (when incidents are reported to police), and arrests.

These are the most serious disciplinary actions available to school administration and are more severe than suspensions or expulsions. Suspensions are often discretionary and can be given just for being disruptive in class. In contrast, law enforcement referrals and arrests often indicate incidents that put the safety of other Marc High students at risk.

In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 0 referrals to law enforcement, and 0 school-related arrests. This is out of a total enrollment of 15 students.

To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.

Compare this school with other high schools in the same school district, using the following table:

Caruthers Unified School District Safety

School Name Total Referred Total Arrests Enrollment
Caruthers High 0 0 563

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