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Cave City High School

Public | 9-12 | 425 students


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Posted October 13, 2011

The students go to school to learn something but when they graduate from Cave City schools they are almost illiterate, it seems. The majority of graduates from Cave City schools can't read, can't spell and can't do basic math. No wonder parents are deciding to home school their children! Also, the teachers are strict, refuse to teach the students the subjects that they're allegedly teaching, then expect the students to ace their tests. This is NOT going to happen. The majority of students that graduate from Cave City High School are complete total failures in life mostly because of the teachers in Cave City High School. This is the reason why we're in the process of moving to another part of Arkansas where the schools actually teach their students something and when they graduate they will be successful in life.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 26, 2010

Read the reviews: the people who think Cave City provides a good education are students who don't know what a good education is!!!! Cave City is HORRIBLE!! No support for teachers who want to teach. Most of the teachers play all day - that is why the kids like the school. I have never heard of a school that plays as much as this school does. I am so disappointed in this school and the 'authority' figures.

Posted January 8, 2010

I went to cave city school and it was the greatest,wouldn't pick another school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 15, 2009

Cave city is the best school ever i should know i go there i think it is a really good school all the teachers are nice
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 2, 2009

The music programs are great at the school. The community is great in them, and the teachers are amazing at their job.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 1, 2009

You're right about the Music programs...nobody really pays attention anymore...I graduated in 2008 from CC and I love the school and the people, but the music programs are nothing anymore. The teachers they have in that department are not helping. But as of the rest of the programs, the best teachers! And just so you know, education is top priority..yea, like every school, sports are a very close second, but none the less, second.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 18, 2007

My son graduated from Cave City HS in 2007. He attended all four years there. We moved from a private school in Cordova, Tn. My wife visited all schools in the area and decided CCHS offered quality achademics and solid opportunities in clubs and sports. CCHS is a better school than the private school we moved from... however, David did experience some culture shock for about four months. He graduated with honors, traveled the state playing tennis, joined Christian clubs, and was awarded a tuition and fees schlarship to the college he wanted to attend. He also eaned college credit for two semesters of English at CCHS. Bottom lone, like most things in life you get what you earn and work for at CCHS.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 13, 2007

I attended this school several years ago. My experience was not a positive one. The faculty and students do not support the music department at all. I hope the newer teachers will try to treat the students more equal and attend to concerns of bullying in the proper manner.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted December 18, 2006

I used to go to Cave City. I thought that the assistant principal, now superintendent, was an excellent authority figure. The academics are average, but I have concerns about how the students treat one another. When I moved to another close by school, I was treated far better than when at CCHS.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted October 12, 2006

Academics second place to activities. Demands on parents for money/fundraisers constant. Taxes aren't enough, they keep coming after you every time you turn around for more money and do less and less. They seem to be taking state money and putting it in salaries and more jobs not better education, look at the dropping stats in proficiency. Might do better spending less time thinking up activities and more time teaching.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 1, 2006

I believe Cave City has an excellent educational program. Students are able to participate in a variety of extra curricular activities. However, I do wish they could get a track/cross country team going. They had a very knowledgeable staff when I went to school there and I was able to graduate with over 20 hours of college credit. Cave City also allows a high level of parent involvement. As for someone's posting about the high school principal I believe they were wrong. I would also like to say that I think your English teacher would be highly disappointed with your spelling. To those of you considering Cave City Schools it has my vote as one of the best. I believe it is one of the most caring schools.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted January 31, 2005

I went to CCHS. my opinion is that it is a good school. I graduated in 2002 the assistant principle was better than the main principle. the teachers are awesome. especially the english teacher.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 26, 2003

I feel pretty safe sending my children to Cave City schools. My kids like it there too.
—Submitted by a parent

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

The state average for Literacy was 70% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests

In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Biology was 44% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests

In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 64%
Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 21%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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620 North Main St
Cave City, AR 72521
Phone: (870) 283-3333


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