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Calhoun High School

Public | 9-12 | 1164 students

 
 

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Posted August 8, 2008

Calhoun tends to focus only on certain activities, and has no regards for others. Football seems to be a huge distraction at times for students, more so than say leggings under a skirt. Although they do care about academics, but it seems to come after football. For example, the fine arts are slowly degressing within this school and is sad to see with as much talents as we have. Focus is what needs to be directed in other various places, to make this school better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2008

Calhoun High School tends to focus a lot on sports and how to make students life hard. I believe that the school should be focusing on academics rather than some ridiculous rules. For example, why is it a big deal to wear a skirt with leggings under it? Sometimes they get to carried away with making up all of these insane rules student just seem to focus on how they can break it. As a former student I don't think they have prepared me well for college which is what we tend to go to school for to learn....Calhoun does have some good teachers, just the way the school is ran needs work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2007

Calhoun is maybe at the high end of mediocre schools. The rules and level of strictness is normal, especially considering the highly conservative community. There are a few great teachers in this school that are far too underapreciated and undervalued. There are oppurtunities for students that apply themselves. However, there is not much academic or extracurricular competition, which hinders a striving student's growth. It is definately laking in many ways, but is pretty good for the area. The school administration, however, makes very poor use of it's finacial resources and unfairly gives little attention to advanced students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 21, 2007

This school is great, espeacially the AP class teachers and coaches.. but they have definitely too many rules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

Well, This high school is very good. I think that if the faculty and staff wouldn't worry about all these 'rules' then we can shift our focus on academics. I believe that instead of trying to get rid of all these 'distractions' we are just making a bigger deal about it.


Posted July 22, 2007

As a student of the school, I have to say that it is not a good place to learn and grow. Yes, it is a good school for the area. Most teachers don't really care about you, and the six weeks tests make learning information hard because you have to study to pass the test, rather than learning at your pace or the teachers pace.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2007

I believe that the school has a lot of potential ,but it just doesn't show. Compared to other schools it is pretty good. The teachers here are very helpfull and help foward your education. The school is very strict though. Some of the rules are just plain stupid if you ask me. The security guards are always on your case and you can't just be yourself. The education is good though if you are willing to learn and pay attention.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2007

This is an ok school. Compared to the other high school in this area, it is the best. They do have great math and english teachers, but some of the faculty dont really care about the students.
—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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

275 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

260 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

259 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
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%
Female99%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian85%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian92%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian92%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian92%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education92%
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.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%
Algebra II

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%
English I Writing

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

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
62%
English II Reading

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

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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.

265 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

 
 
61%
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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%
World History

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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 Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian75%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education89%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African American100%
Asian82%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education78%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Black or African American83%
Asian85%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education69%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students61%
Female63%
Male58%
Black or African American33%
Asian44%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education27%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
Black or African American50%
Asian42%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education14%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Black or African American71%
Asian54%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education61%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students56%
Female63%
Male49%
Black or African American29%
Asian38%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education22%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted50%
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%
Female95%
Male90%
Black or African American75%
Asian73%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education82%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English94%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black or African American100%
Asian62%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education61%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students72%
Female71%
Male72%
Black or African American71%
Asian43%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education44%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented94%
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 59% 52%
White 32% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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