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Caprock High School

Public | 9-12 | 1902 students

 

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Posted May 7, 2009

The administration only cares for themselves and how they are perceived. They don't care one bit about the welfare of their students unless it's one of their 'favorites'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

I'm a senior this year and now it's a little crazy but for the most part my junior year was great I had FANTASTIC teachers and they really did care what happens.. The principal isn't very involved with the students but for the most part it's good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

i go to caprock and i love the teachers actually care and try there best to teach us the most they can
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2008

I went to this school and every teacher I had was great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2007

I graduated from Caprock in 2005 and i would change it for the world; Teachers were great and involved! They helped me become who i am today, a Fireman, I got plenty of scholorship money and offers to go to several colleges, if you work hard they will help you acheive all you want!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2006

I graduated in 2001 from CHS, and it is an ok school. I wouldnt let my kids go there. I got no help what so ever with colleges. You have to be on the recommend plan in order for anyone to know your there. If not, dont expect any help. I know first hand. Very few of the teachers there care. My DRill instructers is what kept me going. ROTC is ther only good program you can get in to. Hopefully this helps anyone thinking about sending you kids to this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 8, 2006

Students love this school because of the low expectations of the staff. The teachers are burned out with a few exceptions. The test scores are terrible!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 5, 2006

I attended the school and I think it is an ok school. alot of the theachers are really good teachers. they are really good at what they do. their are some teachers there that arent so good. the kind of teacher that does nothing to prepare you for college or really to teach all that they can. the campus is nice. they try hard to keep students in class. they contact parents if needed to help trouble students get back on track. they also do the ace program which is really nice. it will help alot of students get to college. they are horrible at sports and the coaches are bad teachers too. they just expect you to show up to class and if they like you then you get an A.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 27, 2005

Our son graduated from CHS in 2005. The four years he spent at CHS gave him the opportunities to excell in academics, orchestra, Spoken Word, Student Council and class government. Not only did he tremendously enjoy the diversity in student life, he was empowered and encouraged to dream big! He is now attending Stanford University in California with adequate financial aide through scholarships based on mostly his high school experience at Caprock. If your student attends, you can be assured the Principal and entire staff at Caprock are committed to each student individually and the school district will provide every opportunity for success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2005

This is a good school that allows kids the ability to learn and not worry about being judged by their peers. All kids are excepted for who they are not where they come from. They also have an excellent English program. This school also has an ESL English Second Language program that allows kids the ability to learn what they could not learn at home.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

516 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

524 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

430 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

417 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

416 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

419 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male90%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

550 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

612 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
35%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
44%
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
26%
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

531 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education24%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English64%
Migrant43%
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students96%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students81%
Female81%
Male80%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Native67%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education33%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English82%
Migrant75%
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Native86%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education60%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Native67%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education30%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English61%
Migrant50%
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students35%
Female41%
Male30%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial36%
American Indian or Alaska Native57%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special education3%
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English36%
Migrant13%
Not migrant35%
Gifted/talented83%
Not Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education37%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students39%
Female46%
Male32%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial44%
American Indian or Alaska Native67%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special education11%
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant39%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education40%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students67%
Female60%
Male74%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracial73%
American Indian or Alaska Native89%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education21%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English69%
Migrant38%
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students67%
Female65%
Male70%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education40%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 71% 52%
White 22% 29%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DAVID BISHOP
Fax number
  • (806) 371-6042

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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