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.
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.
Coppell offered quite a few more opportunities to it's students than other school districts. As a student the classes offered and the knowledgable teaching staff helped me to decide the course i wanted to go when I went to college. I was able to study and learn what I like and dislike before having to pay college tuition for it.
They have a great special ed program for my son! He is loving school!!!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The new principal is great! Positive environment with high standards for academics and extracurriculars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quality of programs are plentiful, major concern is in lack attitude towards bulleying.
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
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).
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.
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.
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