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Boerne - Samuel V Champion High School

Public | 9-12 | 1398 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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Posted April 23, 2014

This school is awesome if you are a wealthy white person who loves sports. If you do not fit this category, you will probably hate this school. If you don't fit in with everyone else, expect a great deal of bullying. The years I spent here were the worst four years of my life, and i am still trying to undo the psychological trauma it caused. If this doesn't sound like fun to you, go to Boerne High School where people suck less.


Posted January 27, 2014

I feel the poor ratings of the school are misguided. I have three children in BISD. Two of them are at Champion High School. I have taught at two top rated high schools in San Antonio and been involved with The Woodlands schools north of Houston which are top rated. I feel that that Champion High School is an excellent atmosphere for children and is right up there with both the quality of Education and pleasant student body. The kids are polite, accepting, happy, goal oriented kids. Drugs are not prevalent nor accepted by the majority of the kids. Sure they may be some around but compared to other high schools, it is pristine and quite sheltered. If you want good education, students that excel and flourish, good student to teacher ratio with a small town atmosphere, Champion is the High School for you. PS as far as the parent who commented about the funds only going to football, we are trying to change that. Texas has this Robin Hood Rule that the "rich" schools take a portion of collected tax dollars collected and give to the "poor" schools. Boerne is tapped as a "rich" school and gives millions of dollars back to the state so that "poor" schools can have nice things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2013

We did our homework as to academics but made a big mistake. Should have sent our kids to the other high school in town. Many of the kids here are rude and privileged kids who are not open to new students. The social atmosphere at this school is terrible very mean spirited and downright ruthless. I have watched my kids who were social, happy, and popular become depressed and withdrawn. They tell me kids here are mean spirited and do really bad things. The drugs at this school are out of control as well as the bullying. The parents and counselors that I talk to just act like all is well! Beware....look at more than just academics...the other high school in town is supposedly much more friendly and accepting of new students. Do your homework...This school has been a huge disappointment and I have very unhappy kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2013

I don't know how this school can get such high ratings. The teachers are bullies and yell at the children. The extra curricular programs are drastically underfunded, except football, which has all the money it needs. Drug use is rampant and always covered up somehow. Any student who needs extra help understanding a concept is left out in the cold except by a few thoughtful and caring teachers who go above and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2011

Champion High School is an amazing school, allowing great sports programs and wonderful academics for the students. It is a place that parents would move so that their children can have a great high school career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2010

Both high schools in the Boerne School District are the kind of learning institutions that parents move their kids to in their 8th grade year so that they can guarantee a fantastic education, rigorous sport program, and overabundance of extra-curricular clubs and organizations. Students at Champion can choose from many classes to create a graduation plan with higher standards than the state itself. They offer us Dual credit courses through a local college, AP classes, Pre-AP classes, and regular classes. For electives we have an extraordinary art program that ranges from painting and sculpting to photography and jewelry-making classes, as well as a fine arts program that includes orchestra, and state recognized band and choir. Our athletic department is decorated with District, Regional, State, and even National titles. The classes aren t overcrowded, and the administration? Well, our principal was recognized as the best principal in our region in 2008 so .
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2009

Champion should be much more! However, it has been micromanaged by the administration. This year, 2009, the classes are chaotic and over flowing. Even the best students are frustrated by the lack of planning and logistics. Teachers are very upset and at their wits' end as a result of the chaos and lack of planning. Successes of kids will be in large measure because most come from two parent stable families with an excellent economic base. Glad my daughter will be out this year! It's only going to go downhill further. Board failed to plan financially and don't have resources to secure enough teachers. Doubtful voters will support another tax increase.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

295 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

288 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

286 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

287 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Social Studies

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

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students98%
Female99%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education90%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%
Algebra II

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

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%
English I Writing

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%
English II Reading

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

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
88%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
91%
World Geography

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

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%
World History

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

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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 Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education38%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education62%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education45%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students78%
Female88%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education12%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education50%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students80%
Female86%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education0%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
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 Students97%
Female99%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education79%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted97%
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 Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education60%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted94%
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
White 71% 29%
Hispanic 24% 52%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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