School Details

Charles Francis Adams High School

401 Chestnut St, Clarkston, WA 99403
(509) 758-5591
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 740 students 17 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

62%
60%
54%
100%
100%
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
  • Clarkston School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
12%
22%
73%
64%
66%
79%
79%
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.
89%
83%
84%
93%
89%
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
  • Clarkston School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Charles Francis Adams High School is a public high school in Clarkston. The principal of Charles Francis Adams High School is Roger Trail. 740 students go to Charles Francis Adams High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 39% of the 740 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Charles Francis Adams High School is 17:1. Lewiston Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 89%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.9%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 2%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Charles Francis Adams High School is terrific....but the school itself is not doing too well...I have tried to help out to pass the bond for the district itself...but so far that has gone all wrong

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is Clarksoton High School. Overall I have been impressed with the school. The staff appears to be student oriented and respond quickly to help students with any problems they encounter. I have not been impressed with the Math program however. The teaching in this prgram does not seem adequate. Students should not have to continually look for help elswhere and learn in 1 day what was taught in 2 weeks or perhaps the whole program needs to be changed overall to be more efficient.

  • (1 year ago)

    CHS has been a great representation of our community. The school has consistently produced high quality graduates and my children are excited to attend there in the near future. The school has added a number of AP and college level classes to prepare their students for life after high school. The athletics activities and music programs are second to none and the student involvement is extremely high. The staff at the high school is extremely caring of the students and are highly involved in the building. The physical building is in need of an update but that is the communities responsibility at this point. I a proud to live in a community with such a great educational system.

  • (5 years ago)

    The high school was great for me but if you are not a good student and have problems you will fall through the cracks. The counsolers don't seem to be there for the kids that really need guidance

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been very happy with the quality of teachers and the atmosphere at the school. My son has chosen to not participate in extracurricular activies event though there are many available and his friends are involved in many from the music program to various athletic events. I have not been as involved as I could be due to finishing a degree and working full time. I know of many parents who are very involved and I think it's wonderful that parents are encouraged to participate in their children's high school events. There are things that could be improved but overall I would say that CHS is a fairly good school with a strong focus on student success. You get what you give.

  • (9 years ago)

    Newly AP classes in history and English with new materials. Exceptional music program-Award winning marching band. Acclaimed musical each spring in a 900 seat state-of-the art auditorium. Outstanding DECA and FCCLA programs. Award winning Environmental Science and CNA programs. Lab science experience in all science classes. Highly rated AirForce JROTC program. Foreign Language classes with technology integration. Established Link Crew Program Peer assisted sexual abstinence program. Extracurricular sports- very competitive participation in the Greater Spokane League.

  • (10 years ago)

    There is tons of parent involvement at CHS that is the reason the activities and athletics are so successful! Everyone grows up together in this smaller community so it has a close-knit atmosphere everyone knows each other. Academically it is not the toughest however. There are select teachers who are the best in the world!!

  • (10 years ago)

    I thought that clarkston high school was not all it is cracked up to be. I was expecting alot better programs and activities. I was very disappionted that there is little or no parent involvement. However I thought that the school itself was very nice and exceptionally clean.

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