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Cesar Chavez High School

Public | 9-12 | 2225 students

 

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Posted Friday, November 21, 2014

The school is over all a great school with great programs! My son is a senior and loves Chavez. He is a part of the drumline and only has positive things to say! He loves being a part of such an amazing program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2014

I am a Freshman class of 2018 here at Cesar Chavez high school. So far what I have experienced since the first day is nice teachers that will help you if you don't understand, cool classmates that will be your friend and study buddy. Overall it is a great school, I recommend it to students, but this year I heard second lunch is out of control there has been too many fights at lunch mostly...Mainly because of freshmans. I feel if security gets freshmans in check then it will probraly be five stars.


Posted October 6, 2014

The fact that Cesar Chavez has open enrollment and accept any students, has contributed to a lot of dismay and violence in the school . On top of these violent behaviors are not dealt with by administration and teachers will get the blame for the chaos in the classrooms. The school also should try to hire qualified teachers. Most of the teachers do not have credential for the subject they teach. For example from 11 Maths teachers only 5 have full math credential and the rest have fundamental math credential, which is used mostly in Middle Schools and not so much in High Schools.


Posted October 5, 2014

If you are a parent, you should be concern about two things. 1) The Adminstration does not deal with distruptive studnets or even dengerous students with violent records. 2) The teacher staff who teach your child should have proper credential to teach the subjects they do. Go to California Teacher Credentialing website and check the credentials for the teacher who teach your child.


Posted November 26, 2013

My child attended this school and the teachers would not do what they said they would do, the kids are ghetto and mean don't be fooled by how nice the school looks it's bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

This was a wonderful place for my children. Both left school and attend ASU. The experience both athletically and academically was positive
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2010

I love this school i go there im learning a lot i have alll a's and b's
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2010

the school is in no way any good. I don't know about all these others students saying it is great when it is not, the counselors do not care about the student's education, and they are just trying to become a 'college bound' school to make more money. This school is all about making money it is a joke.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2009

It is looked upon as being bad, but honestly its alright if you are really there for learing Cesar is not a place to play around. Teens will be teens and stuff will happen but that doesnt make it a bad school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

CCHS is a great school. People may think its horrible but in reality its not.Yea before the school might have been horrible but in the last couple of years the staff there has tried there best to make the school better. Some students may think its getting tough but in reality its not. The staff is just trying to make everyone reach their full potential
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

Being a parent of an Advid student I come from a different angle. The school is comprised of mostly wild children with little patental envolment for the students. Most of the parents seem to rely on the school as a baby sitting center. The teachers are excellent. I use the parentlink often, and wish the teacheres would keep the site updated, it really helps, since we (parents) do not know what assignments the student has. My older son already graduated from Cesar two years ago, the school seems to have improved a little since then. The teachers of the regular classes should hold the parents more accountable for the students grades. The bathroom at the school are filthy, being a critical care registered nurse, I can just see the germs growing. The school needs more academic discipline. The teachers have the potential to push for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Being a new facility,its a great school as far as the building is concern.It's populated by students that don't really value their education.It has potential,but the value good education just isn't there.Plenty of good teachers,but majority of students are slsckers.Graduating class of 08,only 50 of 600 are destine for college. Well there it is ,think about it . good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2008

strong focus on academics and safety. A good place for students to be with lots of extra curricular programs. Facility is very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

Great school...which I'm attending. Nice teachers and students. Love it! And its so big, that you don't feel the 3,000 students going there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2007

Overall a nice campus. Very Crowded! Only 2 high schools are in Laveen. If anyone is new to Laveen or still has a choice to move here I wouldnt reccomend this area for good schools. But for folks that are here this is a a good and safe school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

Hi I am former student who graduated as the second graduating class! Chavez was a good school I dont know about now, there were alot of nice people the teachers were great. Overall I loved Chavez all four years I attended my teachers were great! Go Chavez
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 4, 2007

I was a former student and a graduate of the second graduating class since its opening. I was a student all four years and was involved with many school activities and functions. Since Chavez, I obtained my BAE degree from Arizona State University and now I am back as a teacher. I have seen the school grow academically and observed its overall state of being. Currently, with the higher student enrollment, their were some challenges but were overcome due to superb faculty and administration. It is in my professional opinion that this school will flourish as enrollment will be minimized due to a new highschool that will accommodate the current high enrollment situation. With reduced enrollments, the school will become even more safer and student/teacher ratios will improve. Overall, Chavez is a marvelous school that I highly recommend.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 24, 2007

This school seemed really nice at first because of the newness of the school. The school is definetly overcrowded & the kids are rowdy. My kid got his P.E. clothes stolen from him which has never happend to me before & I have 2 Teenagers. The Principal & Vice principal do the very bare minimum when issues arise. I'm should have thought twice b4 enrolling my child into Cesar Chavez High School !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

Cesar Chavez High is a great school! Many classes for kids to choose from and such a large campus.Staff and students are longing to come to school and work.I recomend this school to anybody in the city of Laveen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

Great school great teachers but too many students
—Submitted by a former student


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 73% 43%
Black 17% 5%
White 4% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3921 West Baseline Road
Laveen, AZ 85339
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