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Denver City High School

Public | 9-12 | 392 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted November 9, 2009

DCISD is an outstanding district as a whole. But, I do think that in high school, favoritism does get extremely out of hand. It also seems that what church you attend influences the favoritism, which is disturbing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2008

As a former student and recent graduate of dcisd I would have to say Denver City school system is amazing untill around freshman year. Students devotion is somewhat lacking, and favritism is shown way to much. I believe I was not pre pared to come to college even though I took all AP classes. I also believe the staff is some what lacking and do not hold students to a very high standard, because they are scared students would fail. Though their are some great teachers there as a whole it is poor.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2008

I have had experiences with 3 other schools, and I can honestly say that Denver City is an amazing school. No, there isn't a large amount to do, but what they do have there..they are very dedicated. The band is outstanding and football and volleyball teams are great! The teachers help you so much. They go out of their way to make sure you know what your doing. They make you feel so important! They definitely know what they are talking about also. I strongly believe this is an excellent school district


Posted August 13, 2008

DCHS is just an average school, nothing great. I think it's getting positive reviews here because the people haven't had any experience with other schools. The basics are OK, but there are limited extracurricular activities and virtually no liberal arts education, which is important!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2008

This is an awesome school that only has the students' best interest in mind
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2006

A really great school, offers so many sports oppurtunites for the kids, but ot much extracurricular.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2005

DCHS has always been a great school. The quality of teachers is amazing and the curriculum is outstanding.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

I went to the schools in denver city and they truly are excellent!!!!
—Submitted by a former student


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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students92%
Female94%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%
Algebra II

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
78%
Biology I

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%
English I Writing

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%
English II Reading

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

97 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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
n/a
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

 
 
58%
World Geography

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%
World History

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
45%
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 Students80%
Female79%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education40%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education20%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students51%
Female63%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education18%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students78%
Female73%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students39%
Female40%
Male39%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted37%
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 Students74%
Female69%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
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 Students77%
Female70%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education40%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students70%
Female54%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
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
Hispanic 71% 50%
White 27% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 13%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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