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Central Cabarrus High

Public | 9-12 | 1158 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

I love central I am in the stem program and it is incredible the changes in the past year we got a new principle and not any principle the #1 PRINCIPLE IN NORTH CAROLINA and the students are nice and I have only seen 1 small scuffle I think their were only 2-3 fights the whole years don't let the cover of the book fool you it may look old but when you are inside it feels open and welcoming it is also a great because it does not feel like a huge school with a lot of people it is very calm and the stem program continues to amaze me it is fun with projects and try to relate subjects like ELA and SS to stem they also give you opportunity like science fair and science Olympiad and the stem coordinator is committed to growing the program and
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2013

The new STEM program is great. Bridget Jones has worked very hard to make this program a success. Lynn Rhymer rules the school as Principal and cares about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2012

My son has had a great experience there so far. He is a junior and has outstanding teachers in both honors and standard classes. Ms Rhymer has made Central look like it should again. Mostly just good people both students and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2011

I LOVED THIS HIGH SCHOOL!! I would not have wanted to attend any other school in the area! CCHS offers everything a student could want. There are tons of sports and clubs that can easily accessed, and if you don't find the club you are looking for, you can start your own. The administration is exellent!!!! The principal is always out in the halls talking with students and is the friendliest person on the entire campus, but she still knows how to deal with any problems if they occur. The Viking Pride is something you just have to experience!! Pep rallies and games are green and gold all the way!!! SO PROUD TO SAY I GRADUATED FROM CENTRAL CABARRUS HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2008

Awesome school! Administration, especially the principal, always has an open door policy to resolve any parent concerns. Students bond together to exhibt Viking Pride on a daily basis. AP and Honors courses offered to high achieving students. Tons of extra curriculum activities. Immacualte facility!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2006

Its a great school they have great academic programs and have wonderful staff members that really want to help each child. I love C.C.H.S. Its such a wonderful high school. lets go vikings
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

this school is one of the best you will find. the teachers and faculty do their best to provide the students and teenagers of Concord with the highest possible education and learning system there is. if you don't like this school, you're simply pessimistic, close minded, and you didn't give it a good enough chance. and if you're a parent with a negative opinion about this school, how would you know anyway? i'm a student, and i think i have the right to say that until you've attended classes here yourself and actually seen the quality we provide, you don't know what you're talking about. rock on Vikings!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2005

Actually I loved central when I was there I didn't like it. I use to complain about going now that I found out I have to go to another school I wish I would had never complained. The teachers there always helped me they won't let you give up. On the outside it looked like a boring school but in the inside it was a school of possibility. I never got in trouble but while I was at my old school I was always in trouble. I would like to thank my teachers mrs.Biondi,mr.mizelle,coach calvert,mrs.Averell I would really like to think her. I would like to graduate from central in the future! sheonda mackin
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 3, 2005

I'm actually a student at CCHS and I love it. I have several friends at other schools in the county. Their drug problems/safety issues are much bigger than ours. For a school our age, we have a fairly clean environment. We have more academic opportunities than other schools including a theater, planetarium, internship classes allowing college credit (Early Childhood Education for example) and amazing test schools. The guidance counselors care a lot and so does the administration. The 11th grade administration knows my name and most of my friends' names... and we don't get in trouble! The head administration does as much as they can for the students, but must consider and investigate all sides, which I have seen personally as far as a bad teacher I had. They had to investigate and the problem was taken care of. We have amazing extra curriculars and fun teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2004

This school is a BIG dissappointment. We have had to move several times in the past few years with job transfers. All the high schools in NC prior to being here at CCHS have been great. Central Cabarrus has a faculty that does not care about the students and a principal that is even worse. We have found that there is 'reverse discrimination' here in the worst of ways. One teacher who is also a neighbor agrees with us on that. My children's educations have suffered terribly because of the poor system in place here. Calling the county school board does no good either. We've tried everything. Thankfully we have great kids who unfortunately have had to just adapt to poor standards in the school. We are planning to move again, NOT for work this time, BUT SO WE CAN GET THE KIDS IN BETTER SCHOOLS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2004

We moved to NC in Nov. my daughter enrolled in this school and had nothing but problems. She has alot of health problems and we recieved nothing but stress and aggravation from the entire school. Administrators are cold and uncaring, Principals care little if anything about the students. Nobody there will even attempt to try to work with the students or parents to make attending a postitve experience. I will not allow my kids to attend this school, even if I have to move to another area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2004

The school is a disappointment because of all of the staff at the school they can not keep the drugs that the students bring to the school out and stop the horseplaying and other stuff like that. The school is pretty clean, except for the bathrooms. The cafietera/ Noris Cove areas are just disgusting with all of the gum and all of the food on the walls. Some teachers can not keep control of their classes and they still expect us to take and pass the exams when we do not know what is even going on because we can not hear the teachers when they talk.
—Submitted by a student


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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 56% in 2012.

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The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

321 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

213 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

313 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

260 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students36%
Female23%
Male48%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial40%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities22%
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically gifted88%

Biology

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial55%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities28%
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Academically gifted95%

English II

All Students49%
Female53%
Male45%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracial82%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 52%
Black 22% 26%
Hispanic 14% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30am
School end time
  • 2:30pm
School Leader's name
  • Ms Lynn Rhymer
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (704) 782-1239

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Parent involvement
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505 North Carolina 49
Concord, NC 28025
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