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Canutillo High School

Public | 9-12 | 1607 students

 

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Posted Sunday, July 27, 2014

Honestly, I know this school sometimes has poor reviews but it is a great school. The campus is beautiful, most teachers are great and supportive, and the students are friendly. I moved to Texas and was nervous about going to a new school but this school made it very easy for me to make the transformation. It's a great school. Sports and education is very good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2012

I am a native El Pasoan who came in from Germany as a soldier. My children began attendig schools in the CISD back in 2004. My experiences with the district, teachers and principles has been amazing. I have truly enjoyed the experience with Canutillo High School. I have had one daughter graduate and the my other daughter is a Sophmore. My daughters have loved this school and the educators. The leadership in Mr. Fry has been superb. Mr. Fry is one who believes in the students and their future. He is truly a dedicated professional. I am very grateful for the relationship with Mr. Fru. We havesolved minor issiues to major issues to ensure the student is always taken care of. I have come to love the Canutillo district. It reminds me of a close knit family. It has a military feel to it. Again, I would reccomend this school to any newcomer to El Paso. I reccomend this school toall my firends. I believe this school and district can compete with any of the top schools and districts in El Paso. I believe with the right mix and more parental incolvement we will continue to grow and excel. I will continue to support CHS long after my children graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2012

We moved to the CISD when my son was set to begin his Freshman year. As an honor student, no question I had apprehension about my son's transition to this new school. My concerns were whether the school would provide the same level of academic rigor that we had been used to. My son is now completing his Junior year and the experience has been positive. My son sits in the top 4% of his class and is an avid athlete. He is in all AP and dual-credit courses. He has flourished at Canutillo High School. The school culture and environment are open and positive. The teachers, staff, and especially its principal-- Mr. Fry-- have an open-door policy when students have an issue or concern they are dealing with. Unlike the other El Paso Westside high schools which are busting at the seams with nearly 3,000 students, Canutillo High is smaller and gives new students an opportunity to thrive and not get lost in the shuffle. CHS is the little jewel in West El Paso. It's only a matter of time before Westside parents realize what a great school it is, and start transferring their kids out of Franklin and Coronado. Plus, the facility itself...is beautiful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

This school has made dramatic improvents in the past 5-6 years since moving to their new, beautiful school. Their athletic teams are constantly atop the league and have numerous district and bi-district championships. Also, they have added a lot of AP and Dual Credit courses to increase student learning there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

canutillo has great acedemic achievements. for parents you are looking for a good school for their child should consider canutillo. parent are involved with a lot of the things that go on and the teachers are concentrated on helping the students with the learning that they dont understand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

I was a three year grad at this High School. I just graduated in June 2006. I enjoyed attending this school however, I think academically, teachers are not doing enough. Now that I'm attending college I realize how much I could of learned in high school and been ahead in college if teachers concerntrated more on teaching rather than students behavior. They are too leaniant. Set the rules and have no mercey. That is the only way the school will get better. Besides that, everything else is great! I played soccer and had so much fun.


Posted October 2, 2008

Canutillo High School provides students with a high quality education. It has been my experience that the staff at the high school encourages students to expand they're knowledge and imagination. Students are taught the basics, as well as to think for themselves, and to be inquisitive.


Posted October 22, 2005

This high school is a very great school. Not only do they have extra curriculars, they even have this program called AVID. I'm a parent of a daughter who goes here and its a great school because there is alot of parent involvement. Plus they are going to move to the new school this January 2006.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

well i think that its alot better than it was when i was there
—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.

About these ratings

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.

398 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

400 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

300 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

289 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

296 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

295 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students83%
Female78%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%

Science

All Students93%
Female90%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)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.

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 Acceptable".

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.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%
Algebra II

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
38%
Biology I

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

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
56%
English I Writing

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

529 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
39%
English II Reading

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

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

372 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.

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%
World History

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

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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 Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education27%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English81%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education38%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant65%
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education21%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English74%
Migrant78%
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students48%
Female54%
Male41%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education5%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English56%
Migrant23%
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students30%
Female39%
Male21%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education0%
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)2%
Proficient in English36%
Migrant7%
Non-migrant31%
Gifted/talented79%
Non-Gifted27%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education8%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English73%
Migrant47%
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students36%
Female40%
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education0%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English40%
Migrant32%
Non-migrant37%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
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 education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%

English III Writing

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
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 education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%

Geometry

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education33%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English87%
Migrant68%
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
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 Students68%
Female65%
Male72%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education10%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English75%
Migrant45%
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students55%
Female50%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education10%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English59%
Migrant42%
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented80%
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
Hispanic 96% 52%
White 3% 29%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 13%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • DINO CORONADO
Fax number
  • (915) 877-7807

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Canutillo, TX 79932
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