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Cedar Ridge High School

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Posted March 29, 2014

Though potential exists for the school to be great, it just hasn't happened overall. I've taught here for several years now. I thought that some of the problems in the first year were due to its being new and lacking systems in place. However, the same problems exist now that surfaced in the first year with little or no effort to actually fix them. Teachers are told to hold students accountable to tardies, discipline, academics, etc., but there is no real consequence, so students can regularly be seen skipping classes and hanging out in the cafeteria or roaming the halls. There are some teachers who really care and give above and beyond, but they can't carry an entire school. There are some teachers whose student scores have never been acceptable, yet they are allowed to keep their exact same job, doing the same thing that didn't work the year before or the year before that. I have watched over the last 3 years talented and dedicated teachers leaving the school because they are not being heard or supported. If this trend doesn't change, the beautiful building and extra-curricular successes will not be able to hide the poor academic focus for the non-AP student.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 5, 2013

As a parent of a boy starting the 10th grade and a girl starting her senior year I have been happy with the academic experience they have received so far. The parents are very involved in this school and it shows. My son is on the golf team and we've been happy with the way the teachers have been able to keep him up to date on his assignments whenever he misses class for tournaments. It is a new facility which is great but it is very large. I would suggest parents find an activity or club where their kids fit in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2012

As parents who emphasize academics, we are very happy with Cedar Ridge. We can without a doubt say our student learns at this school. It is a large, diverse school (which helps prepare our child for life outside of our home) and still students receive the individualized attention and focus they need to ensure their academics are contributing to their personal and academic growth. This is the third year for the school to be open and I am impressed with how efficiently everything is run, especially considering the size. The fact there is a huge selection of electives, activities and clubs to capture students attention and get them involved allows each to find their niche. Teachers and staff care and are respectful and involved. There is a very active PTSA contributing as well. The entire area is very down to earth and accepting and this shows through the students who are able to pursue their own passions and interests with acceptance and support for who they are and what they each want to accomplish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2012

So far the second year of this school isn't much better than the first. The office staff is rude and unhelpful to both students and parents. The teachers are hit and miss. Although the facility is new the teachers are not, so the adjustment period shouldn't be that big of one if your hiring staff with the knowledge to do their job already. Now that the school is already over crowded makes you wonder how the district planned the school in the first place, makes no sense, they were begging for students the first year and now they are going to be loosing schools and next year will be the first year that its all 4 grades. I think there is the room for it to be a good school, just not sure it will happen. Expectations were set high based on the principals previous job but I'm not sure that its been met. Having the focus be on sports vs academics is also frustrating not all students are jocks and it isn't preparing them for the real world of work or college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

For a first year this school is pretty good! It is pretty diverse and it is super high tech school. The band (which I am a current member) Is award winning so is the Theater and Orchestra and Choir, Pretty good athletics department. I say this school has a pretty good future!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2011

This brand new, super high tech school has a great reputation. According to the students attending, all the best teachers and most useful resources for learning are available here. The school is huge, and has standards exceeds the education of the other high schools in this district. This high school has a chance of a very glorified future.


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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.

789 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

783 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

651 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

648 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

648 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

643 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

658 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

654 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

659 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

663 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American94%
Asian97%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African American81%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education81%
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 Unacceptable".
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2008-2009.

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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%
Algebra II

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

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

657 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

660 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

721 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%
English I Writing

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

758 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%
English II Reading

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

716 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.

714 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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.

681 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%
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

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

687 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%
World History

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

698 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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 Students81%
Female85%
Male78%
Black or African American74%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education58%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial97%
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education70%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education92%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students75%
Female85%
Male67%
Black or African American56%
Asian90%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education26%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students62%
Female74%
Male52%
Black or African American47%
Asian85%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education13%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black or African American82%
Asian95%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education48%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students66%
Female74%
Male58%
Black or African American47%
Asian83%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education20%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted64%
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%
Female91%
Male92%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education64%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African American81%
Asian96%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education37%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American71%
Asian90%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education57%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
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 39% 50%
White 38% 31%
Black 14% 13%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr Daniel Presley
Fax number
  • (512) 704-0280

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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2801 Gattis School Rd
Round Rock, TX 78664
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