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Carthage High School

Public | 9-12 | 720 students

 
 

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Posted May 21, 2013

Honestly this school has a high concentration of drugheads, a lot of the girls are screwing around with the whole school, and there is definitely a gang problem and a bully problem they won't address. Just some info you should know from someone who graduated a year ago and will never let my future kids go to this school system


Posted July 1, 2009

Carthage High school is on the right track. They have some great teachers working very hard for the students in the community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 19, 2008

I certainly hope the new leadership makes significant progress. If not, CHS will go from being on the brink of terrible to downright disaster. Kids do not get what they need for college as is evidenced by the high percentage of college bound seniors who return after 1-2 semesters because they couldn't handle real academics or got in trouble because they don't understand discipline. We got smart and moved our kids. I hope for the ones we left behind it gets better. We have high schoolers who need an education now..not later
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

CHS and the other schools can only benefit from the current leadership and guidance. There is a positive attitude coming from the faculty and staff, and a renewed confidence in the future and our youth.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 11, 2008

CHS has been a very disapointing experience. Where do I begin? Is it the lack of discipline? The apathetic, burned out faculty? The administration? The overemphasis on sports? The racial problems? There are so many problems facing this school it is difficult to decide where to begin. It is my opinion that this school is beyond help. It would take a miracle to get CHS back on it's feet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2007

The teachers barely teach in most cases, however there are some that are just extrodinary. They put to much emphasis on sports. Everywhere you look it's 'football this' or 'basketball that' and so on and so forth. Band is pretty much next in line... What about the other clubs and organizations? For example: the drama department gets almost no recognition.. I'm sure there are others... But I don't know... You never hear about them...
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 25, 2006

It is my opinion that the problems this district is facing revolve around the districts hiring practices. It's time to clean house.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 18, 2006

CHS is best described as mediocre. Chaos reins at this school. It's sad to say it, but many of the teachers just flat out don't care whether or not the kids are learning. The curriculum is lacking in substance. All of the focus is on the schools football team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2006

Teachers are of very poor quality. Most are just there for a paycheck or hanging on by a thread until they can retire. Many are unprepared for class and totally apathetic when it comes to dealing with the students. Far too much emphasis is placed on athletics. There is no sense of order in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2005

Great school, awsome teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2005

It has a great sports program, but not much attention is focused on the arts. As for teaching, it has a few gems to its name, but some don't have a clue.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2005

carthage has an excellent extracurricular program. however they put too much emphasis on sports and band and not enough on academics. there is also too much emphasis on social standing and clicks. a uniform program might be helpful here, also it is obvious that the two previous reviews were made by students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2004

Carthage Highschool is a more relaxed atmosphere than school-life in the city. Although there are not many students that attend CHS, everybody works together to keep a friendly attitude throughout the school. The teachers do a good job teaching students in the classroom. Because of rules making students wear clear backpacks and teachers around every corner you fell a little less freedom than you would like. However CHS is a fairly good school overall.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2004

I think that the Carthage High School is a good school for the kids could go. The teachers are so great they get you ready for college they may push you sometimes but they are just getting you ready for the harder places in life. I go to Carthage High School. I'm gonna be in the 11th grade next year.
—Submitted by a 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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

174 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

156 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

154 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

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 Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female99%
Male96%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education73%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%
Algebra II

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

41 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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%
English I Writing

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%
English II Reading

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%
World History

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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 Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education80%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
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/talentedn/a
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education80%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students62%
Female63%
Male60%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education29%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students44%
Female52%
Male38%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education14%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students78%
Female86%
Male70%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students55%
Female62%
Male48%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education17%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted55%
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 Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education60%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
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 Students72%
Female66%
Male78%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education60%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students58%
Female56%
Male60%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education25%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted58%
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 59% 29%
Black 25% 13%
Hispanic 14% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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