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Ninth Grade Center

Public | 9 | 538 students

 
 

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Posted January 24, 2013

The 9th grade center is better than I expected. Parental communication is good, my daughter enjoys the extracurricular activities. Academics seem to be ok. Some of the teachers grade pretty hard, but that's just showing high expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

I do not like this school. It has almost 30 kids in every room, and multiple teachers said that they just gave up on my classes. Plus on top of that there is a student who this is there second time there in every single one of my classes. Most of my friends say the exact same thing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2009

I went to the school the first semester. The school is a joke, the students are ghetto, immature, and pathetic The teachers are soft and cant control a class. It was a mess. Thats why my mom had me transfer immediately. I felt as if i were getting dumber. Parents please dont send you kids to any school in Cedar hill. The city is a joke. the only good thing out there is their high school football.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2009

i go here~ i recomend Mrs Wesco BOIOLOGY( B209)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

My children have been in 4 different CH schools and I have had the same complaint concerning the isd's emphasis on the dress code. Students are sent home for minor violations such their colors not being the proper school red or black. Or they have clothing with piping designs or pockets. Also the surrounding retailers do not carry a large number of the red and black colors. They do carry lots of navy blue but this is not a CHISD approved color. I think the teacher are great, they really work with their students. I think it's the administration pushing this issue. The focus should go back to educating the student not dressing them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

One of the problems is turnover. My child has been enrolled for 3 months and she has had 3 math teachers and several substitutes. Every time she recieves a new teacher all of her grades get mixed up. She has graded papers that we're not entered enter the grade book, which is online. I agree with the last parent they need to start focusing on teaching and discipline instead of focusing entirely on dress code. I emailed teachers several times and they do not return emails.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

I feel that if a school scores academic unacceptable, that the principal and teachers should all be replaced. What are they doing, all day? These students should be learning something. I feel that too much emphasis is being put on dress code and not the lesson.
—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.

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.

544 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

530 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education60%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education23%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
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 "Recognized".

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.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

541 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%
English I Writing

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

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
47%
English II Reading

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%
English II Writing

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%
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.

536 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%
World History

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

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 Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education36%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black or African American86%
Asian82%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education57%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students0%
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 English0%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant0%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted0%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students55%
Female58%
Male51%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education26%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students37%
Female41%
Male33%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracial33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education13%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
Black or African American66%
Asian71%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted64%
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 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

Geometry

All Students94%
Female100%
Male89%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
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 Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Black or African American69%
Asian82%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education32%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Male0%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special educationn/a
Not special education0%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant0%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted0%
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
Black 70% 13%
Hispanic 23% 52%
White 4% 29%
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) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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1515 West Belt Line Road
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
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Phone: (469) 272-2050

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