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Copperas Cove High School

Public | 9-12 | 2203 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $99,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $680.

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Posted January 3, 2014

i just came to this school this year and it was a big change. i made friends quickly but most of them are guys because the girls here are self centered and catty. but i feel like i haven't learned anything. i got a lot of work done in my old school and every student here just doesn't shut up and pay attention to the class. all my grades are low!! and some of my teachers are strict and don't teach very well. i hate school but i do wanna learn. i only like coming to talk to my friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2013

Too many rules limit the human mind. This school will strip your children of their individuality, If they have any left. Teach your children to question everything they here, and that bending to conformity will deprive them of their freedom. Let them decide their own morals and tell them not to impose them on others.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2010

The teachers and principals really care about the kids here. Wonderful family community to live in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2010

Great school with Great teachers and Principals. My children attended Copperas Cove High School and had great caring teachers. I know there is a lot of push for the TAKS Test and I understand it is state driven and CCISD has to follow standards sets. Thank you teachers for going above and beyond to teach my children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2010

I have a son that is in the 9th grade at this school and I amazed at how the teachers and the staff treat the kids with respect,and they are there if the students need them. School just started but I have already had calls from Mr. Hart letting me know my son's progress and if there are any areas that my son has expressed that need to be took care of and how he feels about the school. I appreciate the calls and the concern that he has for his students. My son has a positive attitude and wants to attend college and he is in the ROTC program and really loves the school. This is a excellent school for anyone's child to attend. I have tried others and this will be the school my son graduates from. GO Copperas Cove High
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2009

I have a 10th grade student at CCHS, this is his first year at the high school and so far I am very satisified with the school. I do not agree with the TAKS test, but also know that many of the teachers aren't either, sadly, that's not their choice. I feel the school is safe, teachers care about their students and are available to help if it is asked for. Although, yes their sports programs are very intense.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

I am very pleased with the honors program. My daughter did very well on her SATs and I credit her teachers. I am impressed with Coach jackson and his expectations he has for his students in AP English. I know that my daughter will go to college prepared for college level classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

CCHS has some amazing teachers, like Ms. Sheffield and Mrs. Hofford who go above and beyond the limit but then there are teachers who do below the bare minimum..really? these are the ones teaching our future generations? The rules are not followed through by the administration..it's hypocritical. All teachers focus on is the Taks...what about the actual curriculum. When American schools are compared to other nations' schools, they don't care about a state implemented test.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2008

The teachers do not care about the students. Everything any student does is scrutinized by the teachers, principals, and other administrative staff. We have no freedom.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

Cove is a great place to go to high school. The teachers actually try to get you to learn and you can talk to them like someone to look up to, not just an uptight teacher. I left cove because of the army, and if I could go back I would. You would really have to go there to know. Cove is getting better every year, I love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2008

Not a safe high school. Very little Teacher and principal involvement with students. Principal does not stand behind teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

great school and good teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

This school is pretty awesome, especially considering we have great teachers like Mrs. Hofford, Mrs. Cullar, Mrs. Devillier, and such. The one thing I absolutely miss is our block schedule- seriously, that was super convenient. Overall a very positive experience. It was the cooliest.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 28, 2007

Copperas Cove High school does not impress me in the least. The teachers just kind of show up and sit there. My daughter didn't learn anything new her junior and senior years and now I have another child that is a sophomore and luckily she is in the band where there is at least evidence of learning new music and marching routines so I know the teacher teaches SOMETHING!If I could leave Texas I would. I am tired of having my children in schools where one stupid test is the only thing anyone cares about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2007

I don't agree with the TAKS testing. I think that we should allow the teachers to pass or fail a student based on the their performance throughout the year. I also don't think that the principal (Mr. Willey) cares about the children, its just a paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2006

My son graduated from Copperas Cove High School and my daughter is currently in the 10th grade. The school is a closed campus - no students can leave for lunch; anyone entering campus must sign in. This is fine. However, the entire campus seems to worry about athletics more than academics. There are principals for each grade, yet things still slip through the cracks. They spent $millions building a new fine arts auditorium, yet wouldn't arrange enough seating to hold graduations there and we must trek 35 miles away into another county for graduations. Overall, a good school in this area - most around here are poor - but is lacking compared to most states.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2005

Great learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2004

I graduated from CCHS in 2002. The teachers are wonderful, and the principals are getting better. The JROTC program is wonderful! The new auditorium is perfect.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 26, 2004

I was once a student at Copperas Cove High, it had a wonderful academic program with lots of classes dedicated to ensuring college acceptence and readiness. It is a great school and I wish I could return again sincerely, Tatiana Gilbert Former student P.S. If you know Anastasia Massey tell her I said hello and i hope that she is doing well.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 28, 2004

I am not pleased to know that my child's school is listed as 'acceptable' by the state. I think the school should do a much better job in communicating with me as a parent. The school's website offers very little information about events at the school and is not updated often. There is no PTA for parents to be more involved even though I have asked several times in the school's guidance office. Often, my child has no homework since teachers were absent and the students watched a Disney movie instead of learning. Even in the most advanced clases available in her grade level, she is doing worksheets and watching movies instead of having challenging, thought-provoking assignments. Since there are no private high schools available in the area, and nearby districts seem to have worse ratings and conditions, I feel like the lack of competition for the best teachers and students is creating a school system that doesn't care if my child learns or not.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

581 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

570 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

492 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

500 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

498 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

497 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American99%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special education89%
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.

469 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%
Algebra II

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

594 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

485 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

600 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%
English I Writing

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

635 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%
English II Reading

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

532 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

534 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

487 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
39%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
23%
World Geography

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

587 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%
World History

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

527 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
20%
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 Students83%
Female86%
Male79%
Black or African American83%
Asian90%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Native82%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education41%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American86%
Asian80%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Native92%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander80%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education53%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students83%
Female85%
Male80%
Black or African American75%
Asian88%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander89%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education37%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students69%
Female75%
Male64%
Black or African American67%
Asian71%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial79%
American Indian or Alaska Native75%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander80%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education25%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students53%
Female62%
Male46%
Black or African American53%
Asian65%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Native62%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education8%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Black or African American71%
Asian78%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander70%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education21%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students49%
Female56%
Male42%
Black or African American36%
Asian67%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander50%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education3%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted45%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black or African American84%
Asian88%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander89%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education59%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
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 Students79%
Female79%
Male80%
Black or African American76%
Asian86%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial79%
American Indian or Alaska Native75%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education46%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
Black or African American61%
Asian89%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander70%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education23%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted73%
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 46% 29%
Black 22% 13%
Hispanic 20% 52%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 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 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Copperas Cove, TX 76522
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