School Details

City Center Health Careers

1114 Willow, San Antonio, TX 78208
(210) 255-8265
4

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 6-12 125 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

48%
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71%

TX00194

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  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
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77%
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71%
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63%
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70%

TX00194

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65%
65%
84%
52%
52%
77%
65%
65%
84%
35%
35%
75%
22%
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63%

TX00194

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  • Texas state average

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Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Center Health Careers average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
71%
78%
83%
83%
85%
50%
50%
84%
62%
62%
65%
25%
25%
48%
44%
44%
78%
22%
22%
52%
92%
92%
86%
88%
88%
75%
13%
13%
70%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • City Center Health Careers average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

City Center Health Careers is a charter high school in San Antonio. The principal of City Center Health Careers is Ms Pamela Massey, who can be contacted at p.massey@citycenterhc.org. 125 students go to City Center Health Careers and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 59% of the 125 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Pickett Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 89% %
Black, non-Hispanic 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 3% %
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Attending catholic schools from elementary to high school then having taught for several years in a public school I should have come to CCHC a long time ago. This is the perfect place to send your child to if you want a small community school. Since the class sizes are small you know your child has a direct relationship with him or her. The best part of this school is the fact that we are reintroducing more health career classes for our middle school grades. Plus our seniors will have an internship with Metropolitan Methodist Hospital to expose the many health related fields in the work force. Since we are exposing ourselves to be a true community school we have a committed partnership with SanAnto Cultural Arts to create a one-of-a-kind beautification mural on display. We have also started a community garden to share our produce with St. Pactrick Catholic Church community. I love what we are becoming!

  • (1 year ago)

    City Centers Health Careers is an amazing school to attend. It is a fairly new school with being opened for only 4 years. With the new administration on board now this school has gone through many positive changes in the year 2012-2013 alone with much more positive changes to come. Next year grades 6-8 will have a medical base class. Also the senior class for next year will attend a medical internship. More sports such as track 6 man tackle football softball and baseball will be implemented next school year as well to go along with the sports we all ready have which is volleyball girls and boys basketball. Classroom sizes are small so each student gets the help he/she needs by the teacher. There is an afterschool daycare also to help working parents. The students here are fantastic along with the faculty and staff who are equally fantastic. I highly recommend any parent who has a student coming into the 5th grade or 9th grade next year to check us out or any parent who has a student in a large school and wants the student to not just be a number and any parent who has a student interested in persuing the medical fields to come join the CCHC team grades 6-12.

  • (1 year ago)

    As a parent I am seeing a new vision and new passion that is taking this school to a whole new level! They are doing what they say they are doing and much much more. We have had several parent meetings over the past two months and this is all very exciting stuff. I am impressed with the mission and now what the website says they do they are doing and more! Great leadership and an amazing staff!

  • (1 year ago)

    THIS SCHOOL IS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION THEY ARE THE 1ST SCHOOL IN SA TO HAVE A COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECT WITH SAN ANTO AP CLASSES ARE OFFERED ATHLETICS IS RISING INTO A NEW DIVISION AND THEY EVEN HAVE A COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT IN PROGRESS. THE STUDENTS ENJOY THE SMALL INTIMATE CONNECTIONS WITH FACULTY AND STAFF. MORE AND MORE PARENTS ARE GETTING INVOLVED AS CCHC DEVELOPS A CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAM. THIS IS A JEWEL IN THE NILE THAT HAS NOT BEEN DISCOVERED. YET!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    CCHC is a great school! They welcome you with great joy and you feel like at home... Also their classes are small and they truly care for their students! Teachers contact me often regarding my child's improvement and that is a great one-on-one service! They will also have summer camps for athletics science and math and that is just too great!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I just found out that the Seniors will have an internship with Methodist Hospital for their in-service hours and I am thankful for that opportunity! My child will have a first hand experience in the medical field for free! (Scrubs included)

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is going through a major transformation and creating some amazing new programs. They have partnered with the San Anto Cultural Center to do a mural partnered with Metro Methodist Hospital for internships and are creating a community garden. Teachers very supportive excellent teacher student ratio and new science classes make it one of the best kept secrets in SA!

  • (2 years ago)

    This School Is not for medic stuff but i will recommended because is small there's no bullies they are very strict with the kids it haves program about volleyball football. And they gonna have a music club. So the thing is this school is small but there's not a lot problems like other school that have bigger problems the school have change the past 5 years i know it because i been there the teachers are new.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is NOT a Health Careers anything. The website is WAY off. I have kept my kids here because it is very small not because it is medical. I know all of the teachers weather they teach my kids or not and they know my kids. I think a lot of us original parents were expecting much more from this school and when that did not pan out many left. It's a brand new school and with that it has gone through a lot of turbulence. None the less my kids are happy they are not being bullied and they feel Important. At the normal school they would just be known as a number. I do wish they would include parents more in decisions but I also think many parents have opted out. I work full time but still manage to volunteer at least one hour a week there and as such I get to know the staff and students and feel comfortable about how my kids spend their days. My only complaint would have to be the class Cultural Awareness it' s a waste of time and only serves to reduce the GPA's of the students who all hate it and therefore refuse to put forth an effort. In the end DO NOT SEND KIDS HERE WHO WANT TO LEARN MEDICINE; Do send kids who need more of an intimate small school setting to succeed.

  • (2 years ago)

    March 2012 My child has been there since the first year. Do not believe anything on the website. The promises on the site are the promises we were made 3-4 years ago. But the visionary staff that made those promises are gone. (Head Rochester Samkin YKWYA). They now have a nice faculty of young people and a good principal on a salvage mission. I'm sure they have a great NEW vision copy of Brooks Academy. It IS a good school but it's NOT what you see here.They do not seem focused on Health Careers Parent Partners or afterschool clubs. The kids mill around outside in all weather without official activities or provided snacks. There IS something wrong with the board and management company. They are a faceless condescending entity. Parents are never involved in decisions about the direction of the school. He rudely scolded a crowd of adults for not picking up kids on time in the now cancelled parent meetings. Lost all credibility. You will sign a compact pledging to help but you will not be asked. They have favorites. There is no home learning program no parent involvement. Maybe they grew more interested in numbers than in the best students. More students = more money.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter plans to go into psychiatry so this is a perfect place for her. Her teachers are great-they are all warm caring and encouraging. And the principal is always on the spot and she knows all the kids! It's wonderful to see my child EAGER to go to school!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter wants to be a pediatrician so we chose this school. I'm very upset and disappointed with it . I've never seen a school so disorganized. We wanted her to have more of a one on one relationship with her teachers doesn't happen. Teachers and coaches have there favorites. They need to work on making new students feel welcome. I regret my daughter being in this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    This once was a fantastic school until they lost their principal. The school board and management company are devious and manipulative. They currently have two people in charge that have no idea what they are doing. Some of the greatest teachers and staff were let go even after the board president promised that everyone would have the option to return. I highly recommend that you seek another charter school for your child. This one will disappoint you. I am enrolling my daughter in a different school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Its the second year and the student population doubled! More programs more teachers etc. The administration stays upbeat and involved as do the parents and teachers. The whole school has gotten behind the first athletics program to hit the school...girls volleyball. Its impressive how many people come to the games

  • (4 years ago)

    So far the first year has gone great. The administration is jazzed about the school and its future. The teachers show interest in the kids. Parents are involved. The school is well on its way. My daughter is in the 6th grade class and couldn't be happier.

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