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Columbus High School

Public | 9-12 | 477 students

 
 

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Posted May 7, 2012

I graduated in 94 from chs now I have two girls here. From 94 to now it has gone down hill, need to step it up some.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2009

As a student teacher at Columbus High School, I would rate this school as a 4 of 5! The teachers care greatly about how the students are doing in their classes and the Administration is always trying to make changes that benefit the students. I was very impressed during my few months there.


Posted September 15, 2009

Filled with great students... and great faculity


Posted August 25, 2005

An academically sound institution but needs to offer more enthusiasm to the success of their students. More community involvement could be the key ingredient.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 4, 2003

I moved to Columbus from Houston. It was great to move to a small town where the student teacher ratio was proportioned. The teachers were excellent and well trained in the fields of their teaching. I am glad to have been a Columbus Cardinal, as were my brother and 4 cousins. They also moved from Houston with my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2003

I went to this school back in the 80s and I thought it was a really good school. I came from Chicago IL. and this was a nice change. For the better. It was nice to live in a small town and go to school with kids that weren't nuts.


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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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 "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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%
Algebra II

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

30 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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
31%
English I Reading

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
73%
English I Writing

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
58%
English II Reading

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

124 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.

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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
22%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
43%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
79%
World History

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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 Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education77%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted89%
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/talentedn/a
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education63%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students82%
Female98%
Male60%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education21%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students28%
Female37%
Male21%
Black or African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education6%
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant28%
Gifted/talented67%
Not Gifted26%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education17%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students54%
Female70%
Male35%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education17%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students32%
Female39%
Male23%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Special education0%
Not special education34%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant32%
Gifted/talented50%
Not Gifted31%

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 Students91%
Female89%
Male94%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted91%
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 Students58%
Female54%
Male62%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education25%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students59%
Female67%
Male48%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education13%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted57%
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 57% 29%
Hispanic 27% 52%
Black 13% 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) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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