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Caldwell High School

Public | 9-12 | 521 students

 
 

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Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $87,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $600.

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Posted March 20, 2014

My daughter is a student here, and we love it! Her teachers are great and you can tell that they care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2014

Seriously not a good school i never heard of a school were they cant have there phones out at lunch whats a problem with that and if they get it taken up they have to pay fifteen dollars to get it back. thats not right does the school pay for the bill or bought the phone they shouldnt have the right to make them pay for their own phone i could see them taking it up and returning it at the end of the day or a d-hall or something this school needs to improve on stuff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

Overall good school system, especially in English and Science, but needs more attention to music program to become competitive with other programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2005

While offering a supportive administrative staff and relatively qualified teachers, the counseling staff at CHS is non-existent. Students rarely (if ever) receive personal counseling, which is sorely needed. As is in most Texas schools, arts are put to the back burner in favor of athletics. There is no choir program. Band and theatre are strong. Parent involvement is strong, although the PTO meets during the day, leaving working parents out of the loop.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2004

I transfered my children three years ago to caldwell schools. The choice was based upong the quality of education children receive after talking to the people of the community. I have been very pleased with this school overall. It has offered my children opportunties they would not have otherwise had. It may be small, but it definetly ranks high on education standards. The teachers and administration are wonderful. My children love it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

I think that this school was a fun place to be. It definately had things to do after school as far as sports,dance team, cheerleading as well as drama. The volleyball team is the best thing there! The teachers are okay but there are some teachers that are out dated and need to go back for a degree if that's where they want to be. The school is definately small if you've ever been to a 4 or 5A school but it has great people there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 10, 2003

Caldwell High is an overall good school with good teachers, coaches, and extra-curricular activities. Parent envolvement is very important in this school if something needs to be done. In this school, everyone knows everyone because of the size being so small. The Athletic Dept. and the Drama Dept. have been very sucessful over the years and the Color Guard team the Honeybees and the cheerleading squad have gotten many awards and recognition. I would recommend attending this school to kids who want to have fun, learn from awesome teachers, and make many memories they will never forget.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

162 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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 95% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students86%
Female91%
Male82%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students92%
Female97%
Male88%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education62%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%
Algebra II

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

114 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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%
English I Writing

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%
English II Reading

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
53%
English II Writing

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%
World History

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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 Students73%
Female81%
Male67%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education27%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
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
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education29%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education20%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students65%
Female75%
Male55%
Black or African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education11%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students52%
Female67%
Male38%
Black or African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education0%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male70%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education9%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students56%
Female65%
Male50%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education8%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted47%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students27%
Female30%
Male25%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Special education0%
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Gifted/talented60%
Non-Gifted22%

Geometry

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education30%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students70%
Female74%
Male65%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education12%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students61%
Female60%
Male61%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education10%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted53%
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 56% 29%
Hispanic 32% 52%
Black 11% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 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) 4%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Caldwell, TX 77836
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Phone: (979) 567-9030

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