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Camas High School

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted May 21, 2014

We're just finishing the year as a the parents for an exchange student. When I asked her on the way to her 'back to school night' who her favorite teacher was her answer was that she did not have one. I told her she must. She said I would see but that in her opinion they're all great and as a result she was unable to select one. I was shocked, but she was absolutely right, they were in fact all amazing teachers. Extracirriculars and AP classes are equally strong. The team went to the state football championship led by a great feeder system, and I believe won state titles in sports like swimming. Moreover, while the school itself it large, I've never heard anyone complaining that they felt lost there. In fact, midway through the first grading period one of our student's teachers came to us and suggested a change of class (Alg. II to Alg. I), showing in my mind her teachers were not only aware but willing to make whatever adjustments might be needed to suit her situation. As an aside, the Prom King also had real depth. He's an Eagle Scout and magnet student, super nice, not the prototypical 6'4" QB or linebacker. All in all, Camas is an excellent school through and through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2014

Love this school!!! AP curriculum / Running Start / Magnet Program are some of the great options you will encounter . Great advisors and of course great teachers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

Very happy with this school and the leadership. My child is highly challenged and gets the necessary help when he seeks it out. So glad we moved to Camas from the East Coast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

The teacher and coaches at this school have hugely swollen egos that prevent any actual teaching. There high test scores come from kids who are teaching themselves. If a kid needs any help they can forget it. Our child is a 4.0 student but has needed a bit of help here and there and has been told "hope you can figure it out". She did, from Kahn Academy and her older sibling. The coaches are horribly condescending and bad for any girl or boys self esteem. The bullies you have to worry about here are the coaches!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2013

This is an excellent school! We have three three children who graduated from Camas High School. Now all three of them have Bachelors degrees and so far two of them also have Master's degrees. Thank you CHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2012

Really not as great as everyone works it out to be. While the teachers are wonderful, most of my peers are just plain lacking in respect. Everything seems like pageantry, a race, and as a more introverted and teased person, I find this exceedingly unsettling. Most are rich and spoiled, I assume, they seem to expect everything to be handed straight to them. I just can't stand it sometimes, but its my only option if I want to move on in life. To parents who want to move to Camas solely due to education - don't. Especially not if your child is battling a bout of shyness.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2012

Camas High School is known for their high standards academically and of their student code of conduct. It is a closed campus (there is not much that is close by to grab and get back in time), cell phones are not allowed, dress code is enforced and a fair but accountable attendance policy is in place. Athletically they are among the best in the 4A class in the state of Washington, more importantly, community support at events is high. So much fun to attend a Friday night football game at Doc Harris. Definitely the perks of a small town school with higher than average standards. I would highly encourage students to join a club or team and get involved in their school. Having a job is nice, but high school comes around once - enjoy it if you are able.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2011

This is an exellent school with a great reputation. That is why we moved to Camas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2011

Awesome school. That is why we moved here... Good academics and sports and overall community.


Posted June 18, 2011

It's the same Camas, just without the soul. Whatever happened to the good-old Camas feel? We have upended our roots of tradition and shifted things from loving and supportive to dog-eat-dog. Per reflection of their "whatever makes us look good" mentality some of the current administrators look to use their current job as merely a stepping stone. CHS seems to be more interested in AP placements than any substantial student learning and the administrators consider any sport other than football to be worthless. Who really suffers from the egotistical leadership that are only out to serve themselves? The kids. We keep hiring the wrong people for our school...big suits, little character. I sure hope our old pal Mike Nerland can rediscover within himself that old Camas Papermaker pride so we can get things back on the right track.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 7, 2010

It is a great school! Everyone at CHS are really nice people, translating into fun learning environment... I love CHS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2010

With all of the micro-managing that comes from parents and the superintendent, it is amazing that we can get any teaching done at all. Education is more than a 'dog and pony show' but until he stops cowtowing to those with the biggest incomes and loudest voices, we will continue to go fo flash over substance.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

This is my third year working with high school seniors on their senior projects. This is a great program and the students are getting more creative and enthusiastic each year.


Posted September 16, 2009

I am greatful that my daughter has always been enthusiastic about attending Camas High School. As a 10th grader with many of the same friends and classmates since Kindergarten. She is happy this is her school and always sharing her school spirit with the younger school kids who are looking forward to having some of the same experiences as hers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

Most of the teachers are helpful but they expect too much out of you. I think some of them forget that we have six other classes and don't have time to spend one hour on homework for each. At this age a majority of us have jobs and a social life. We don't want to be spending our whole day doing homework. I like the layout of the school but, the less responsible students need to keep it more clean than they are.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2007

Its been one week since I started at Camas and I believe that out of all the schools I have been to this one is the best. Several activities keep us involved, and my teachers atleast are very encouraging and so far make it in my ability to succeed. Its easy to do my absolute best and acheive greatly. This school is great ! :]
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 24, 2005

Very nice, well rounded school. The small town and community really help, and the kids appear to form good relationships. The teachers are very good -- I would give them a B. Sports programs are really good, and the clubs are nice too. The school is brand new. Good parent involvement and notes home from teachers is pretty common.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

I'm so glad my children get to go the this High school. The teachers are great. The variety of sports and availablity to all is out of this world. Special ed department is helpful and supportive. And the choir, I really think it's the best around. You can really tell the community loves this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2004

The School is a good place for the children to be safe at.
—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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
80%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
27%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
74%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
32%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
30%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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33%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students82%
Female80%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial87%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income73%
Not low income86%
Special education42%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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Geometry

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Low income92%
Not low income100%
Not special education99%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students42%
Female36%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income52%
Not low income34%
Special education21%
Not special education53%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial95%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income89%
Not low income91%
Special education86%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income90%
Not low income90%
Special education62%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students36%
Female54%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Low incomen/a
Not low income32%
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students36%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

399 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

436 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

460 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic91%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income90%
Not low income95%
Special education51%
Not special education98%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic96%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low income94%
Not low income98%
Special education76%
Not special education99%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
Hispanic 6% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 218%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 84%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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26900 SE 15th St
Camas, WA 98607
Phone: (360) 833-5750

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