• CHS Ranks At Top Nationally

    U.S. News & World Report named Coppell High School one of the top high schools in the country in a report published this week. Specifically, CHS earned the Silver Award which includes the top 500 high schools in the nation. In addition, only 32 schools in the state of Texas (1.7%) received either the Gold or Silver ranking. The magazine's analysis included a total of 21,069 public high schools in 48 states using data from the 2006-07 school year.

    “Coppell High School is honored to again be ranked as a Silver Medal School. It's exciting to see this type of academic recognition for our students and staff. It reminds us that consistency counts and that what we choose to contribute to the legacy of educational excellence in Coppell ISD can and does make a difference. Being included ‘Among America's Best High Schools' pays tribute to the hard work of our students, the dedication of our staff, and the strong parent and community support that plays such an important role in our success,” said CHS Principal Brad Hunt.

    Superintendent Dr. Jeff Turner expressed his pride in the achievement, “This honor spotlights the outstanding academic performance of the students and staff at Coppell High School. They continue to achieve at high levels and are very deserving of such high acclaim.”

    The report described the criteria used for the rankings: “ The 2009 U.S. News & World Report America's Best High School methodology developed by School Evaluation Services (SES), a K-12 education data research business run by Standard & Poor's, and run by Standard & Poor's is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all its students well, not just those who are bound for college and that it must produce measurable academic outcomes to show that the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.

    A three-step process determined the best high schools. The first step determined whether each school's students were performing better than statistically expected for the average student in the state. Step two determined whether the school's least advantaged students (black, Hispanic, and low income) were performing better than average for similar students in the state. Once schools made it through the first two steps they became eligible to be judged nationally on the final step, college-readiness performance, using Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate test data as the benchmarks for success.”

    Coppell High School statistics considered for ranking:

    • College Readiness index 41.1
    • Poverty-adjusted performance index 1.03
    • Disadvantaged students performance gap 20.3

    To read the entire report visit http://www.usnews.com/sections/education/high-schools.