School Details

Camas High School

26900 SE 15th St, Camas, WA 98607
(360) 817-4441
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1757 students 18 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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93%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Camas School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
35%
22%
90%
88%
66%
90%
89%
72%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 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.
94%
93%
84%
97%
97%
85%

High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Camas School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
33%
19%
36%
41%
35%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Camas School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Camas High School is a public high school in Camas. The principal of Camas High School is Steven Marshall. 1,757 students attend Camas High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 16% of the 1,757 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Camas High School is 18:1. Hayes Freedom High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 84%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
Multiracial 7% %
Hispanic 7% 3%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

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

  • (3 years ago)

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

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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 ! ]

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

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

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