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Canyon Lake High School

Public | 9-12 | 856 students

 

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Posted November 25, 2012

I don't believe students from any high school only submit a one sentence comment. With that said, every high school needs improvements. I would like to know what improvements Canyon Lake High school will spearhead in next years educational goals? Students, speak honestly about your school and don't let your parents talk for you. You do it anyway on your Facebook site so why not here. Your honest comments are important for the teaching staff and future students at Canyon Lake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2011

Excellent School...Great principal, teachers, coaches, curriculum!!! I'm very happy my kids go to Canyon Lake...Go Hawks!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Canyon Lake High School has an extraordinary student body. They have grown together and weathered the first years of competition as a new, small, starting to grow school. In sports, music, dance, voice, theater, military - they have stuck by each other dispite their differences, supported each other and raised each other up as no other I have ever seen.In their first full, varsity year, they have won and accomplished things no one could have imagined. Always there for each other. They are building the bones of a great school to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

i love this school so much. no school could ever compare.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2009

This is a great school with excellent teacher and staff that care for the sudents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2007

Awsome place to be to be a Hawk
—Submitted by a 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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

190 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

209 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

211 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education82%
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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%
Algebra II

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
67%
Biology I

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
72%
English I Reading

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

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%
English I Writing

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

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%
English II Reading

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%
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

 
 
71%
World Geography

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%
World History

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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%
Female88%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education64%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
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
White100%
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/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students93%
Female91%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education65%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students92%
Female97%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students78%
Female85%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education30%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students65%
Female76%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education17%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education47%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students60%
Female72%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education12%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted57%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education92%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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
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 Students85%
Female83%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education43%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education31%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
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 71% 29%
Hispanic 22% 52%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 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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School Leader's name
  • CORBEE WUNDERLICH
Fax number
  • (830) 885-1701

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1404 Ih 35 N
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: (830) 885-1700

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