Students enrolled 3059
School leader MIKE JASSO

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185 West Parkway Boulevard
Coppell, TX 75019

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(214) 496-6100
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4 stars
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April 17, 2014
It's a very BUSY place (ie lots of students). However, they all seem to get the type of education needed. Whether they're Gifted and want to really focus on studies or just mediocre and would rather play sports. CHS knows the most important thing is a BASIC education to carry you forward on your path in life after high school. Some will be surgeons and some will be police officers. We need them all. Not every will be a Physicist. Keep that in mind.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2011
Coppell is academically a great school and has numerous extracurriculars. The emphasis on excellence and success is inherently present. Also, there is for some reason a strong pro-ROK sentiment in this school. And half the kids think that Pyongyang is a person- this kind of oversight betrays a shocking lack of topicality! CHS-ers in general are also not friendly towards plea bargains or cyber-bullying. There is one thing about this school i can't say I'm a fan of. Maybe its just a teenage thing in general, but some kids here are so vulgar! They'll be running down the halls singing 'I just had sex!-' I mean, how crude. Obviously, the best things about this school are the supremely intelligent, articulate, super-chill debaters. These debater are crazy amazing beasts and win at life in general - though I've gathered that they also like having sex and then telling everyone about it. In summary, this school is pretty great and the situation on the Korean peninsula is inherently unstable.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
They have a great special ed program for my son! He is loving school!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 19, 2009
I taught at this school for one year and was very impressed with the ways things were run. I have since come back to teach in California where I started and truly know the difference between this school and other schools. The parents and students need to appreciate this school and take advantage of it. I have learned a lot from teaching there and apply some of their philosophies to my every teaching now. Coppell High School is great school.

- submitted by a teacher
May 25, 2009
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January 19, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 15, 2009
Truly one of the best high schools in the nation. I am proud to live in the community of this academically strong high school that is full of amazing students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating December 16, 2008
I teach music lessons for this school. It's absolutely one of the finest institutions I've ever seen (have been teaching in two states for nearly a decade). It's an honor to be associated with such a tremendous program and to work with the fine students it produces.

- submitted by a teacher
September 18, 2008
I love this school, it has a great athletic program with awesome coaches and the band program is also a high point. The classes are very challenging and I have heard many jokes about this school being more challenging than most colleges

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2008
Hello, I am am a product of the Coppell Independent School District (K-12) and a class of 2008 graduate from Coppell High School. Coppell High is truly a unique place. I never completely realized how well we as students were being prepared for college. I am now a freshman at Texas A&M University and have made a very smooth transition into college academia. While my fellow classmates struggle with the workload on a daily basis, I am already used to the stress and can therefore thrive in such a high expectation environment. I wouldn't trade my time at CHS for anything. The friends I made, the experiences I had, growing up in such a bubble town, playing under the lights on Friday nights for football, are all memories I will cherish forever.

- submitted by a student
August 27, 2008
The new principal is great! Positive environment with high standards for academics and extracurriculars.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2008
All in all, CHS has its strengths. The Coppell high school band is considered one of the best in the nation, and always has at least 10 students qualify for the Texas All State Bands, entitling them as some of the best high school musicians in the state. The CHS Soccer team has one the state championship in 5A twice in the 2000s, and veteran teachers have been favorites of students throughout generations. Sadly, the downfalls of the school also add up, and an arrogant, undisciplined, ignorant, and sheltered student body brings down the school just as much as the opaque counselors and weak departments of the school.

- submitted by a student
January 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2007
Overall a good school. The only thing keeping it from being great is its massive size. There are far too many kids in the hallway, and the counselors are way too busy to try and help individuals. There needs to be more counselors that deal with fewer students, so they can receive individual, caring attention. However, there are several wonderful teachers that not only provide a positive learning environment, but also a loving attitude.

- submitted by a student
September 28, 2007
CHS continues to cater to the one size fits all philosophy. Great school if you're academically gifted and looking for a challenge. If your child is average beware. Counselor's approach is 'here's what you're taking, leave me alone'. Requests for meetings by students and parents go unanswered. Students may have the opportunity to sign up for classes they want but ultimately a counselor who barely knows them and won't talk with them decides what's best for them. No support, too big and it's obvious that some of the oldtimers are overwhelmed with this many students. Counselors, teachers and staff need to care about the individual or get out of the profession.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2006
It is unfortunate that this school is so large. The teachers are exhausted, the student are stressed, and the learning environment is very poor. We have a new principal...maybe it will improve in a couple of years. Core classes are too full, and the foreign language department is a joke. The major sports are represented, but the school has zero school spirt. Counselors don't work with the kids...they just follow what the AP's and teachers tell them to do. Police officers can't seem to enforce the law about 'no smoking in/near school' and the halls and stairs are so crowded the kids are constantly stressed out. As a parent, I hate going to the school during the day, and I am sad when I have to drop my child off at school.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2006
Quality of programs are plentiful, major concern is in lack attitude towards bulleying.

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February 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2005
Above average school. Needs to improve in way of teaching in many subject such as chemistry... Has to improve a lot. School should be more for academics than sports not vice versa

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2005
The latest 'Academically Unacceptable' rating is very misleading. It reflects performance of one small segment of the student population, which was probably not matched up correctly with the right level test (i.e. students in special ed).

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2005
Recently rated by the state of texas as 'Acedemically Unacceptable', as a student, I can see why. The change from 5 period a day Tri-Mester to 7 a day Semesters has ruined most seniors plans, and made getting the classes we want even harder.

- submitted by a student
July 24, 2005
Very good school. Big though. Good Sports and incredinle academics

- submitted by a student
July 12, 2005
Coppell High School has definetly been an interesting experience in my childrens educational lives. I have three children, two have graduated and one will be a freshman this year. My children have been enrolled in the CISD district for a total of 17 years now (my oldest son is 27), and I have noticed a definete decline in performance as a whole on behalf of the school and the district. Academic programs have slipped considerably from their once high standards, and although extracurricular activities are the one thing that seem to have maintained their exemplary standings, they are beginning to rise in importance over academic purposes. I have felt that my knowledge of my children's activities in school and overal involvement in their school lives has been severly limited. Overall, I am very disappointed in how Coppell High School has been steered and hope this will change in the future.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
What used to be one of the best in the state is slowly but surely decreasing in quality year by year. Although the elementary schools remain exemplary, the middle schools and high school seem out of control. Teachers are too busy to teach and many are more interested in anything but teaching. Athletics and coaching appear to be taking priority. Half the students fail 9th grade Algebra, core classes tend to have 30 or so students. Students who work on their own can still produce and do well. Discipline issues are on the rise since the schools have become so populated and frankly I don't think the administration knows what to do about it. Classes are disrupted and the good kids can't learn. The administration is busy with giving tardy slips and other minor duties. Pay to play considering our tax rate is ridiculous.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2005
All programs at this school are top notch. With public schools like these, no private schools are needed.

- submitted by a student
January 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2004
I was a CHS student from 01-03 who was very dissatisfied with the school. Though the size, maintenance, and extracurricular activities were spectacular, I found the school academically exhausting, the courses extremely time consuming, the counselors difficult to reach, and the teachers very impersonal and hard to get along with. The fact that one of my teachers threw racial comments at me for being Asian in front of the entire class is no exception. Many of my peers agreed with me that CHS is purely 'business'; not many were emotionally attached, resulting in the lack of school spirit and the incentive to wake up every morning. Most only expect to receive a good high school academic education, sacrificing the memorable high school experiences students of other schools seem to have. Though the school I am currently attending is not academically up to par with CHS, I'm happier and much more involved.

- submitted by a student
November 10, 2004
ADHD or special needs are not a stregth in this environment. Their focus on social status, social climbing and shallow dreams is a true disappointment!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2004
I am a former student from coppell high school and I thought that the school has many rules that are not needed. The lanyards that we had to wear do not give what it was intended to do. It does not make any one fell safer by having to wear annoying strings around our heads. They only care about their image and not the students. They put up signs in the hall way in the middle of the year because of blue ribbon. They did this instead of putting them up the beginning of the year when students needed them. Overall I would say coppell is a bad high school.

- submitted by a former student
September 22, 2004
I have found the teachers at Coppell High School were very accessible. They hold tutoring sessions both before school, after school and by appointment. They have email and voicemail in their classrooms and very quickly respond to any of my questions. Coppell ISD has an online parent portal which is a website that allows parents to access our students attendance and grades real-time. In addition, we have Blackboard where the teachers posts their assignments, syllabi, reading lists, spelling words, etc and our students can access that information over the internet at home. Lastly, Coppell High School is considered a Competitive School District which is given more weight when applying for college.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2004
I have had two children graduate from Coppell High School and I have another who will be a freshman this fall. We have had nothing but cooperation from teachers and administration alike. The counselors usually know their charges by name. I am a teacher with experience in private and publick school. The teachers at Coppell High School are some of the finest I've seen anywhere. My two older children were active in band, speech and debate, student council and were also in the Pre-AP and Talented and Gifted Programs. I would put their preparations for college against any other public or private school.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2004
We took our daughter out of Coppell public schools after 10 years after her 9th grade year because the large size of the school and trimester system were problematic. It was very hard to get a meeting with a counselor and to get any communication going with several teachers of key subjects. We put her in private school where it has been a much better experience for her as she works hard to prepare for college. The school should not have been expanded to make it accommodate all high school students but would have been better served if they had built a second high school or truly separate 9th grade satellite school. You pay high taxes in Coppell but the high school experience is not worth it.

- submitted by a parent
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Coppell High School
185 West Parkway Boulevard, Coppell, TX  75019
(214) 496-6100
Last modified Coppell High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Coppell High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top