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Coldspring-Oakhurst High School

Public | 9-12 | 481 students

 

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Posted July 31, 2013

The number one problem with this school is: no matter how many times a student demonstrates bad behavior, they are never disciplined according to the very discipline plan this school (district) has written and claims to uphold. In short, the school is not only run by the students, it is run by the students with long histories of discipline problems. The principal and vice principal habitually take the student's or parent's side against the teachers - destroying teacher morale and causing a great amount of teacher turnover (some teachers even break their contracts to get away).


Posted September 11, 2009

This school has come a long way in the short time Dr. Chapman has been at this school. I have been at other schools in surrounding counties and there are some of the nicest, polite, respectful students if you show them a little respect. I am pleased it what I have seen on this campus. Great teacher - student interaction as well as the administration always in sight never sitting in an office all the time!


Posted January 19, 2009

I am a teacher at the school. It is not my first year. I have been at worse schools. There was high turnover but this years group of teachers is wonderful. Teachers are always finding ways to improve their performance. There is no perfect cure for discipline and academics. Every class is different and what works for one does not work for the others. The community is great and the new principal is visible in the hallways.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 5, 2009

This school is pathetic, anyone thinking about sending their children here are out of their minds. The school board has no clue what they are doing, and focuses to much on dress code than behavior or grades (frankly if the students came to school only in a towel but made a's that would be good enough).... Do not go here
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 15, 2008

the 07-08 school year is wayy better since mrs.bryant is not here anymore.it feels more like a school than a prison,also more student interaction and academic scores are up higher/
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2007

A massive change is under way here. There has been a complete change of office staff on all campuses and the TAKS scores are on their way up. The high school still was unacceptable, but the jr. high was acceptable, the intermediate school was recognized, and the elementary school was recognized. The high school has an entirely new administration as well as a new superintendent came on board last year. I am very impressed with what I'm seeing now. Things are definitely on the way up. My ratings here reflect the new administration also.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted July 10, 2007

Where to start? The faculty at this school have a way pressing students that might negatively affect school test scores. I am a former student and I actually dropped out, preferring a GED to a diploma with name on it from Coldsring Oakhurst. Choose carefully!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2006

Coldspring has many difficulties. In my opinion Coldspring does not prepare the majority of students for college. Since TAKS scores are low, most of the teachers set their expectations low to cater to the students who are not passing the TAKS. they feel this is a necessity for the district, yet other students fall short of college preparation because of it. Art and Drama are not well supported, but Band, athletics, Ag and Dance are. Band (although small) and Ag are argueably the best organizations due in large part to the amount of parental participation. Regardless, the most emphasis is on sports and cheerleading. Low Parental involvement district-wide. In defense of Coldspring, the teachers and administration have the best intentions, however, due to high turnover (low pay and lack of teacher experience) principals are limited in teacher selection. With such a high turn over consistancy is lacking. Select your child's teachers carefully.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

Coldspring highschool is a very aggravating school. Only a few teachers know what they're doing. Most of the money goes to the sports teams and the band and especially the art classes go wanting. Many parents are involved in the school but this makes for trouble because only their kids advance.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2005

Very inconsistant, focus is too high on dress code. As a parent, I don't agree with many of the Policies enforced on the kids. Its not school anymore, its, miliay school. On a one to 10 chart, they rate around a 4. Choose carefully if you have this town in mind.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted April 19, 2005

Personally, I believe this school is pathetic. The Discipline system is worthless and the things that the children get in trouble for are ridiculous. Racism is common among the children and a majority of the teaching staff aren't any good at their jobs. The school makes sports an entirely too big of an ordeal and academics comes last. The ironic thing is that our sports division is pathetic, our football team hasn't won more than 5 games a season in 5 years. - A Disgruntled and Angry Parent
—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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

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 95% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

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 Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students94%
Female91%
Male98%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education70%
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 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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
64%
Algebra II

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

14 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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
61%
English I Writing

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
44%
English II Reading

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
74%
World History

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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 Students42%
Female41%
Male43%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education0%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted40%
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 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/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students72%
Female74%
Male71%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education33%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students42%
Female45%
Male40%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White5%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Not special education3%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English3%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant3%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted3%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students28%
Female36%
Male23%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Not special education0%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant0%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted0%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students67%
Female76%
Male61%
Black or African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Special educationn/a
Not special education19%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted18%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students54%
Female67%
Male44%
Black or African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special educationn/a
Not special education14%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted10%
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 Students20%
Female24%
Male16%
Black or African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Special educationn/a
Not special education20%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted14%

Geometry

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted76%
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 Students61%
Female59%
Male63%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education33%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students64%
Female59%
Male67%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
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 62% 29%
Black 27% 13%
Hispanic 7% 52%
Two or more races 3% 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

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • TODD WHITE
Fax number
  • (936) 653-3687

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