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Casper Classical Academy

Public | 6-9 | 245 students

 

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Posted February 23, 2014

Being a student at CCA, I have to say, the school does have some strict rules, which each student and family is expected to follow appropriately. The standards are high, but there are many teachers to help and lots of resources to which anyone with questions may refer. Honestly, I think the people who look down upon the school should find a different one because they are most likely not even trying to meet the requirements. I must admit, the school has some dumb rules and annoying teachers, and it sucks having to share the building with a school with a completely different appearance in several aspects, but the school overall isn't that bad. (Seriously, the most troubles I have with that school is having to share the building with the other school because most of the teachers and students of it basically HATE CCA students and the fact that there are more students at CCA than their school.)


Posted September 10, 2013

Very clique, mean girl syndrome is rampant but no-one addresses it, kind of like the big pile of doggie doo in the corner no one wants to clean up, just chalk it up to "character building" oh and the helicopter mom a.k.a. the alpha mom (stay at home mom decked out in full make up and heels to scrub toilets) is the majority of P.T.O. This is a school for assembly line kids who fit the P.T.O mold...so don't expect a-lot of acceptance for your family, yourself, and most importantly your student if you don't fit squarely into the little boxes. P.S. not bitter just very disappointed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2012

This school is proud that it teaches a full grade level ahead of the other schools in the area which is fine for the students that have gone there all their school careers however it penalizes the matriculating students who have to work to catch up. They are proud to say they are a partnership of parents and teaching staff yet when a concerned parent calls they blame the parents and take no ownership of any issue raised laying blame solely at the parents feet. Despite the advanced curriculum or maybe because of it,the rest of the school operates in a form of chaos with no one knowing what is going on. Our child was hurt on the playground and despite going to the nurses office was never seen by the nurse and sent back to class with out medical attention.A office staffer with no medical training determining she was fine. The office staff is rude and argumentative. I am very disappointed this school's reputation has far exceeded the reality. Lastly the parental involvement they so proudly crow about has become a situation of too many cooks spoiling the soup.If your family can fit their rather narrow mold they will do well otherwise I would keep your children well away from here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2010

excellent teachers, top notch administration, advanced curriculum, this is a safe and secure school. compassionate administrators. no wonder there is a wait list. please leave this school as it is NCSD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

This is a pretty good school, I just dont feel that you learn anything about stuff outside of school. Just math and all that, no extraculicualr activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2008

This school is great i go to school here they do have high expectations which help your child get into a good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2007

I like the academics at this school. The teachers are awesome the extracurricular activities are not the best. Sports you have to go to another school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2007

i'm a student at cca. there is little to no drug use there which is good. kids can't get away with anything either. mr. sharpnack is one of the few decent[teachers}. because the population at the school is well under 200 there aren't many friend choices. i do learn alot there but it's not very kid friendly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2007

cca is a awesome school cause its not to big or not to small and the education is amazing -7th grader
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2007

hey, i am a student at CCA and i am glad that i go there because the students, teachers, principle, and the cirriculem, are GREAT!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2006

I was a student at CCA. I think CCA overall did prepare me for the road ahead in academics. The Staff is mostly wonderful. Mr. Wilder adds fun and excitement to learning algebra which is a rare talent. Mr. Sharpnack is great at history and Political Discourse. He is a very down to earth teacher and is the reason that me and my friend David thrived at Debate in High school. The Principal is o.k. she is fairly understanding but somewhat of a perfectionist, but overall does a good job. Parent involvement is everything and more than what you'd expect from a small school. Sports and most extra curricular activities are limited or only available at neighboring schools.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 8, 2006

I cant believe there isnt a comment on CCA! It is far and above every other school in Wyoming. Ive tried a bunch, and only CCA showed the drive and committment to providing the best, safest, and most academically challenged atmosphere for my kiddo. the teachers are awesome, as is the principal and the parent involvement. Love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic>=90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant86%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant84%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted60%

Reading

All Students84%
Female95%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted83%

Science

All Students49%
Female47%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant49%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 81%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Asian 3% 1%
Black 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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920 South Beverly
Casper, WY 82601
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