• CHS Ranks at the Top Again

    U.S. News & World Report named Coppell High School one of the top high schools in the country in a recently published report. Specifically, CHS earned the Silver Award which includes the top 561 high schools in the nation, 66.8% of these schools have open enrollment. In addition, 50 schools in the state of Texas (3.5% of the state's high schools) received either the Gold or Silver ranking. The magazine's complete analysis included a total of 21,786 public high schools in 48 states and the District of Columbia using data primarily from the 2007-08 school year.

    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's statistics considered for ranking:

    • College Readiness index 42.4
    • Poverty-adjusted performance index 1.29
    • Disadvantaged students performance gap 17.5

    To view the complete report on Coppell High School, visit http://www.usnews.com/listings/high-schools/texas/coppell_high_school

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