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Christian County High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1217 students

 

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Posted August 30, 2013

My kids both graduated from CCHS and have gone on to a be successful in college! We were lucky to have had Mr. Stevenson for 1 year and like others, I agree, he is fantastic and contagious!!! My #1 issue with this school is is the same as people in general regarding Hopkinsville - stop bad mouthing it and do your part to make it better! AND, open your eyes and ears, Hopkinsville is not a bad place to live - it has a lot going for it!! Same as CCHS.... there's bad and good alike. I know a lot of the teachers at CCHS and they're fantastic and would do anything to help their students succeed! Parents and nonparents alike - be positive, talk up the great things going on in this town and at this school and do your part to make the less than glamorous things better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

I am currently a senior at CCHS. In the past 2 years, Mr. Stevenson has made a tremendous turn around in our school. As a Freshmen I was afraid for my safety and discipline was a huge problem. Now since we have a new principal, our test scores are speaking for us. The 2014 class currently has the highest ACT scores in the history of our school. I no longer fear for my safety or worry about anything more than my school work. Our principal has also pulled in much needed funding for us. The school board themselves, do not care for our school much so we do not get as much funding as the other school. However, he has managed to put together Senior trips and field trips for all grades. He rewards us for our good test scores and even more for our outstanding test scores. This school has really turned around!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2010

Lack of leadership, little to no discipline, and a increaed lack of rigor in the curriculum and it's implementation.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 13, 2010

I think CCHS has made a lot or progress over the past couple of years but has not addressed the discipline issue as strongly as they should. Why not move troubled kids who do no want to be at school and do nothing but disrupt class and keep other kids from learning to the trade school where they can be taught a trade where they can get a job immediately after graduation. Some kids just plain do not want to sit through english classes nor have any desire to go to college! Why take away from the kids that do want to be there by allowing the minority rule to disrupt teaching!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Many parents will complain about Christian County's test score and feel their children are not safe. The parents have not done anything to help the problem. Our test scores at CCHS are far better than the other schools in the county such has Hopkinsville High School and University Heights Academy. We are just second to Heritage Christian Academy. Our scores are far better than HHS. There are many students that try to score above average. Many teachers at CCHS care about the students and want their students to succeed. Even though we have rift raft in our school it is a small percent. You cannot compare the small percent to the whole school. To quote many teachers here you cannot compare apples to oranges.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2009

As a graduate of CCHS I feel like this school is possibly the worst in the state. It is hit or miss on good teachers, and the teachers that care and know how to teach are only in junior/senior classes. For my entire first two years at the school I feel like I learned information that could have been accomplished in a month with a good teaching staff. The racial tensions are enormous. The atmosphere of the school is very unprofessional and I would say maybe 3% of students care about education, along with that many of the parents. Coming to college after receiving a degree from CCHS has been very very difficult because there is absolutely no basis for what I am learning now and I am so far behind students that came from other high schools that put an emphasis on preparing students for higher education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2008

I pulled my child out of CCHS. Safety is an issue. Go for a visit and listen to the language in the hallways. Some of the best teachers have been pulled to be discipline coaches. A big focus is put on lessening the achievement gap... but instead of lifting minority scores, the curriculum has been watered down. Check out ACT scores, AP tests taken, how many took the PSAT, how many freshmen enter vs. seniors gradute... not pretty. A new administration (superintendent, principals, etc) is needed with the desire and power to make changes. This school has been classified as 'failing' for years. The kids deserve better. I resent paying for private school just so my child can feel safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

This is one of the best schools I attended. I loved it and the teachers do their best with each student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2007

I believe CCHS is the worst school my daughter has ever attended. The staff as a whole are more worried about controlling the childrens thoughts and the way they dress than the quality of education the children are getting. I have had some of the staff tell me as a parent that what I want for my child does not matter to them. I believe that a child's education is the responsibility of both the parents and staff. I will not let my daughter return to this school next year. My husband and I have decided to move so that my daughter can get the education that she deserves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

I believe CCHS is extremely rude as a whole. There is a lot of disrespect of the teachers, faculty, and staff from the students. Although many black/white/hispanics/indians are indeed friends with other races, that is still a big issue they are facing. With the country atmosphere and school spirit there is much they can achieve if they could possibly try a little harder to reach that goal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2005

CCHS is a good country school. There are significant problems with racial tension. However, the extracurricular activities are very good and the teachers, for the most part, care deeply about their students. Parental involvement is encouraged, but is not widely present except of a core grouping focused on their child's extracurricular activities (sports, band, etc.). The afore mentioned racial tensions are often not found in these extracurricular groupings, showing that these county-wide problems can be overcome through shared experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 51% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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46%

2012

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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21%

2012

 
 
41%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

2012

 
 
36%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students46%
Female47%
Male46%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students21%
Female20%
Male21%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Writing

All Students55%
Female66%
Male42%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
24%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
57%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
22%
English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Students29%
Female28%
Male31%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students20%
Female14%
Male25%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students40%
Female40%
Male40%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students32%
Female32%
Male33%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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22%
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49%
of schools in the state are Average
29%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Reading growth at this school

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 K-PREP and EOC results from the Kentucky Department of Education.

2 This rating is based 2012-13 median growth percentiles from the Kentucky Department of Education.

3 This rating is based on average composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 57% 81%
Black 39% 11%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 65%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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220 Glass Ave
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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