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Canton High School

Public | 9-12 | 597 students

 
 

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Posted August 7, 2013

CHS has the feel of a small school trying to be big. There are many great individuals employed there that sincerely have your child's best interest at heart, but there are so many times when that "overall best in Texas exemplary campus status" takes precedence over the individual needs of the student, and those who do not excel in band or its many subdivisions, or football, get shuffled to the back; even those involved in a not so popular sports team or activity. Parent involvement is superior to any that I've ever seen, however, even at an elementary level, it seems as though projects completed by parents are expected. Students who are made to actually work on their own and turn in their own works are often looked over in favor of the polished, professional, and oh-so-obviously-done-the-parent submissions. Many students graduate and then, upon attending college or obtaining a full time job (courtesy of a word from the band director, a favorite celebrity in the community), fall flat on their faces because they haven't a clue how to stand on their own two feet and be made accountable. Yes, their status looks good on paper, but the real outcome is very disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

They only care about the students who excel in school. The ones who need a little help get forgoten and left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

Like any other school the academic programs are more challenging and taught more efficiently at the Advanced Placement Level. In the AP classes, the teachers are more involved and the students learn more. Canton excels with its variety of extracurricular activities. For a school of around 500 students, many sports, dance, and band electives are offered. Canton has been ranked the #1 marching band in Texas 3-A for the last 4 years. The only sports Canton does not offer are: Soccer, Swimming, and Wrestling. The coaches emphasize hard work and dedication to school first, and the team second. The Parent involvement is incredible at Canton High School. The parents are so involved with the school that they might as well enroll and attend themselves. It is not uncommon to see parents come to lunch on a daily basis and support whatever activity the school is competing in.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 8, 2005

The Canton Schools provide a great environment for children who would like to be envolved in band. The band program is an amazing opprotunity to expand thier horizons and better themselves physically and mentally.
—Submitted by a 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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Social Studies

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

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%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female96%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%
Algebra II

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

44 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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%
English I Writing

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%
English II Reading

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

140 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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
56%
English III Writing

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%
World History

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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 Students88%
Female95%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education67%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education17%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students70%
Female79%
Male61%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education0%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students73%
Female79%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
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 Students49%
Female59%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education14%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted43%

Geometry

All Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education40%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students87%
Female80%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
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 83% 29%
Hispanic 10% 52%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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1110 Highway 243
Canton, TX 75103
Phone: (903) 567-6561

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