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New Caney High School

Public | 9-12 | 1499 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2014

I have no complaints about this school district. Two children already graduated and both have degrees and are successful adults. I have one more child which will complete high school then will go on to get a degree. I get upset when people talk bad about our schools. I truly believe you get what you put into your childs education. I am proud of the education my children got and are getting and I am so blessed my children got and are getting all they need to follow their own dreams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2014

Please Be Aware When You Sign Up Your Child For School This Year 2014, You Will Have To Take Out A Loan To Put Your Children Through School. The Reason ITS MANDATORY YOU RECEIVE A CHROME BOOK PC THAT WILL COST $ 30 PER YEAR PER CHILD. THIS IS FOR ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING NEW CANEY ISD. By the way the counselors at this school DON'T HELP very much at all. Your better off going to another high school, DON'T waste your time here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

The school is excellent, I'm a student there and I couldn't be happier about it !
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2009

I currently work for NCISD. I also graduated from New Caney HS c/o '06. I used to have the same opinions as all other 'students'...back then when I was attending. But now that I have graduated and taken a step back to look at the district, it is actually a really great school district. Not all teachers or staff workers are dedicated to the kids, of course not. There will always be those few, but for the most part I thought it was pretty good. We are 1 out of 29 in the whole state of Texas to be a Recognized District. that means, for All of you who hate the district and dropped out-> that out of hundreds of school districts in Texas only 29 are Recognized and we are 1 of them! There you go, that's all I have to say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

I went to this school from 2004-2007, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. I am honored to have participated in one of the best Academic Decathlon teams in the state, and our advanced classes were where the students who cared about their education could really advance. Bottom line is, for a student with drive and ambition, this school is top-notch. My sisters are both currently attending, and neither of them have any real complaints. The school has cleaned up quite a bit since my freshman year, found more stable administrators, and has a more diverse and dedicated student body than ever before.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2008

Principals and teachers are fair. Acdec and Journalism are usually tops in state. Like all schools, there are areas needing improvement (Sports). But overall, this is a good place of learning. I learned a lot there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2008

The schools are great! The students and parents that have problems are 'Problem People'!


Posted April 9, 2008

I graduated from New Caney High School not too many years ago. I was a student in the district since 2nd grade. All I can tell you is that I hated the district. As a student, I could see the problems with the administration: there was a HUGE lack of communication among all levels of the staff, and for the most part, it seemed as though the teachers wished to be somewhere else. I am now about to graduate with my own teaching certificate and I will NEVER set foot back into any of NCISD's schools. If you want your child to get an education, choose any other district but this one.


Posted April 2, 2008

Most complaints about New Caney High School do not relate to the current administration. The current principals are very competent and set a good example for other high schools. They deserve a pat on the back. And, my child goes to NCHS and she likes it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 10, 2008

Good School. Lots of extracurricular activities.


Posted January 4, 2008

My son started at the 9'th grade campus in November and so far I am really impressed. I see the teachers seem to really care about the students and their future. My son told me he felt the students were very friendly and as a new kid thats good to hear.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2006

I hate this school. I have only been in it a short while, but I've had a bad experience already. I vulgar language used astounds me. There is no disapline in this school. The students tell me of countless places they'd rather be. Most of the teachers seem cold and unaccomidating! This is not a good place to send children, especially if they have good standards for their learning. Not only is it not a safe emvironment, but it's not a welcoming evironment. Save your children and put them somewhere else. - a currently enrolled student
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2006

New Caney is a very rural school with a high number of reduced lunches. The staff is very worn out and the high school Principal office has a revolving door...I will say now that the Athletic Director is on the way out maybe the military drills will change to functional..motivational pracitices that promote team play. I would not send my dog to this school. It lacks any up to date open minded staff. Just ask most teachers in the district where their children go to school..not NCISD..
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2006

New Caney is a very special place with many special teachers...they are very into discipline and give students zero tolerance for their own opinions. I would not send my dog to this school. They change Principals every year..the coaching and now the Director is out the door..this however could be the big change they need to get the shallow thinking out the door.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

Good School too small nice teachers good Pre Ap and Ap program!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2005

I am the parent of two boys. One of my sons graduated with Magna Cum Laude from New Caney High School in 2003. He is now a Junior at a major university and is doing well. The teachers and staff at New Caney High School played a big part in his succeeding. My youngest son is now in New Caney High and has just finished his Freshman year. He is also doing quite well. He finished the year with all A's. He has some amazing teachers going the extra mile to make sure these students get the best possible education they can. I think New Caney ISD has some of the best teachers in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2005

This school has been the worst thing to happen to my children. The administration ignores the problems with the out of control student behavior. The result, fairly decent acting children are taught what they can get away with because the punishments- if they are even applied a far too light. Fighting, harassment, and students being arrested are not uncommon events at the school. The teachers seem to have given up on trying to teach the kids, as I hear that almost daily in several classes they have watched movies for the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

This school has potential but right now it has too many issues. Maybe in the next 5 years it will offer a more upbeat environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

This school needs a new administration that is in tune with student education needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

Teachers overworked and underpaid. No support from administration.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

357 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

348 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

333 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

326 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

328 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

329 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education87%
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.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
70%
Algebra II

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%
English I Writing

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

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%
English II Reading

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

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.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
94%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
32%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%
World History

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

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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 Students48%
Female49%
Male48%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Special education7%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students75%
Female77%
Male74%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education26%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students62%
Female71%
Male54%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education38%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students59%
Female70%
Male50%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education5%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students39%
Female53%
Male28%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education0%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students69%
Female76%
Male64%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education33%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students46%
Female54%
Male38%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education10%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented78%
Non-Gifted44%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education37%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted71%
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 Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education6%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students61%
Female59%
Male63%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education45%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted59%
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 52% 29%
Hispanic 44% 52%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 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) 6%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
  • DAVID LOYACANO
Fax number
  • (281) 354-0186

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21650 Route 494 Loop
New Caney, TX 77357
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Phone: (281) 577-2800

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