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Crystal City High School

Public | 7-12 | 328 students

 
 

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Posted November 16, 2010

I fully understand how ridiculous it is for someone--me, in this case----who got out of school decades ago to hope that the school he fondly remembers nas bot withered away, as so many of these posters claim. I'm absolutely certain they have a clearer picture of things than I ever will. I can only saay this : have hope,kids. Clean house if you need to. CCHS has churned out sparklingstudents--engineers, machinists, doctors, pharmacists,thinkers. You can suceed, too. Steve Jennings


Posted October 18, 2009

I went to CCHS for all four years of my high school. At the end of it all, I walked out with many good friends, but I had learned nothing. The teachers neglect to teach. In Algebra I, I probably had less than 10 assignments for the whole year. The teachers who actually try to teach their students are seriously taken for granted. CCHS is a good 'school' to go to if you want to slide through high school easily, spend class time visiting other teacher's rooms, and eating. All anyone cares about at this horrible excuse for a school is sports. If you plan on going to college, be prepared for a rough surprise. If not for my friends I would have left this school and transferred to somewhere where i could actually learn something once in a while.


Posted September 17, 2009

Being a small school allows our community to truly feel like we are the village---all pitching in to help raise our children. Our kids get lots of one-on-one attention and most everyone can participate in extra-curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

I would have to disagree with almost every other poster who has written a review on this school. Having been a former student i know that the teachers and administration are more concerned with talking with each other during classtime, rather than focusing on the students and helping them learn. Review any of the schools academic proficiencies and you will soon realize that they are all below state average and on the decline with each passing year. Please consider a different school if you wish for your child to get a better education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2008

Crystal City High School is definetly not the best choice for a student seeking challenging coursework, Athletics are given much more emphasis than necessary, the disrict spend half a million dollars on turf for the football stadium, and yet the students use books that are falling apart and have teachers that spend the entire class period chatting with thier colleagues. I would strongly reccommend putting your child in a neighboring school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2008

Crystal City is stereotyped as the underdogs, the losers, which angers me. I couldn't disagree more. CCHS is a terrific school. A prevoius poster said that the principal really cares for her students. This is true. The faculty is the most caring, thoughtful and fun staff I have ever came across. CCHS is a family-like environment. The teachers are all wonderful and some are just fantastic. Oppurtunities do exist for all students -- it is impossible not to be involved in at least one club, sport, or activity, in fact, a majority of the students are involved in more than one. Or two. At CCHS, you have athletes in the drama production, in the marching band, and in the National Honor Society. The football, volleyball, boys basketball, drama, and FBLA programs are fantastic. Students are prepared for college and looked after by the staff as well as their former students. CCHS!


Posted April 20, 2007

CCHS is a great school. Students have more oppurtunities to take classes they want to take and participate in all kinds of extra-curriculars. CCHS provides oppurtunities for everyone and are well prepared for college. The principal really cares about the students. Go Hornets!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

CCHS provides wonderful opportunities for all students that attend. What the school lacks in large school resources, it makes up for in small school opportunities for all students, either in academia, athletics, band, chorus, arts ot other extracurricular activites. Participation is encouraged, and college preparation is beyond adequate. As a CCHS alumni, I can say that I was more prepared than many of my classmates in college, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. CCHS does not ensure success in college for every graduate, but provides wonderful preparation and opportunities for all students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 10, 2005

This school is excellent. It is underated, and deserves much more credit. Block scheduling is the greatest thing to be created. Everyone is family. It's a small town and a small school, and I can't think of one teacher I dislike. It's a small campus and has the coolest teachers around. New students aren't made to feel alienated here. The parent involvement is good. alot of kids from R-7 go to CCHS b/c it is small and the people arent snobby like at Festus. THE best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2004

CCHS was a great school. The teachers were challenging yet helpful. The sports programs were for everyone, not just the popular kids. And the class sizes were small enough for one on one if you needed it.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 56% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 51% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White32%
Free or reduced-price lunch21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White42%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White35%
Free or reduced-price lunch22%
Students with disabilities15%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White41%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
Students with disabilities15%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White44%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
Students with disabilities23%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 55% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
55%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
23%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 67% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
57%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
54%
English II

The state average for English II was 75% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 66% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%
Government

The state average for Government was 62% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
26%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 48% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White47%
Free or reduced-price lunch19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Biology

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White77%
Free or reduced-price lunch59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Government

All Students59%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 74%
Black 7% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
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 25%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1100 Mississippi
Crystal City, MO 63019
Phone: (636) 937-2005

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