Langham Creek High School

Last updated: October 14, 2018

Accomplishments

For the second year in a row, LCHS is the only CFISD district high school that has earned all 7 EOC Distinction Designations.

Background

There are 7 Distinction Designations:

  1. Top 25% Student Progress
  2. Top 25% Closing Performance Gap
  3. Postsecondary Readiness
  4. Academic Achievement in ELA/Reading
  5. Academic Achievement in Mathematics
  6. Academic Achievement in Social Studies
  7. Academic Achievement in Science

Each campus is assigned to a unique comparison group of 40 other public schools from anywhere in the state, that closely matches our school on the following characteristics: campus type, campus size, percent economically disadvantaged students, mobility rates (based on cumulative attendance), and percent of students with limited English proficiency.

Top 25% in Student Progress

The EOC STAAR progress measure provides information about the amount of improvement or growth that a student has made in a subject area. This measure is based on a comparison of a student’s test score last year with his or her score this year. In 2017, progress measures were available for high schools in the areas of English II and Algebra I.

Langham earned this Distinction Designation because within our 40-campus comparison group, our English II and Algebra I students scored in the top quartile in Index 2: Student Progress. For accountability, Progress Measure scores are set and recorded as an “Index Score,” not a percent. The target score for Student Progress was 17, and Langham scored 34, which is up 4 points from last year. To earn the top quartile in the 40-campus comparison group, an Index Score of 31 was needed. Langham earning an Index Score of 34 placed us in the top quartile, and thus resulted in earning this Distinction Designation. LCHS earned the third highest score in our comparison group and was the second CFISD school of those in our same comparison group.

Top 25% Closing the Performance Gap

A distinction designation is awarded for outstanding performance in closing student achievement gaps to a campus if it is ranked in the top 25 percent (Q1) of campuses in its 40-campus comparison group for Index 3. Index 3, Closing the Performance Gap, emphasizes advanced academic achievement of the economically disadvantaged student group and the lowest performing race/ethnicity student groups at each campus or district. In this performance index, the target score is 30. Langham’s score went beyond the target with an astounding 55, which is up 4 points from last year. To earn the top quartile in the 40-campus comparison group, an Index Score of 51 was required. Langham earning a 55 placed us in the top quartile, and thus resulted in earning this Distinction Designation. LCHS earned the second highest score in our 40-campus comparison group, again resulting in Lobo Nation earning the highest spot of CFISD schools within our comparison group.

Postsecondary Readiness

A distinction designation is awarded to campuses and districts for outstanding academic performance in attainment of postsecondary readiness.  *Index 4 in the accountability rating is Postsecondary Readiness.  In this performance index, the target score is 60. Langham blew away this target score earning an index of 85, which is UP 2 points from last year. Additional indicators for this distinction designation include: four-year longitudinal graduation rate, four-year longitudinal RHSP/DAP rate, college-ready graduates, Advanced/Dual enrollment course completion rate, *SAT/ACT participation, SAT/ACT performance, CTE-Coherent Sequence Graduates, and *AP/IB Examination Performance. For this distinction, high schools must have at least 33% of the 9 total indicators in the top quartile. Langham scored in the top quartile in 3 of 9 indicators resulting in our campus exceeding the target with 33%. (*Identifies indicators ranked in the top quartile for LCHS)

Academic Achievement in ELA/Reading

The Academic Achievement Distinction Designations occur in the areas of ELA/Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The first academic distinction designation recognizes outstanding academic achievement in reading/ELA on a variety of indicators: *English I EOC, *English II EOC, completion of advanced/dual enrollment courses, *greater than expected student growth in ELA/Reading, *SAT and ACT performance, *SAT/ACT participation, AP/IB Examination Participation, and *AP/IB Examination Performance. Index 1 in the accountability rating is Student Achievement. In this performance index, the target score is 60. Langham outshined this target earning an index score of 87, which is UP 1 point from last year. Campuses in the top 25% (top quartile) of their 40-campus comparison group are eligible for a distinction designation for ELA/Reading. To earn the top quartile, high schools must have at least 33% of their eligible measures receive a distinction designation for that ELA/Reading. Langham scored in the top quartile in 6 of 10 ELA/Reading indicators (up 1 indicator from last year) exceeding the 33% target with 60% (up 10% from last year). (*Identifies indicators ranked in the top quartile for LCHS)

Academic Achievement in Mathematics

This academic distinction designation recognizes outstanding academic achievement in mathematics on a variety of indicators: *Algebra I EOC, *completion of advanced/dual enrollment courses, *greater than expected student growth in mathematics, *SAT and ACT performance, *SAT/ACT participation, AP/IB Examination Participation, and *AP/IB Examination Performance. Index 1 in the accountability rating is Student Achievement. In this performance index, the target score is 60. Langham scored beyond this target earning an index score of 87, which is up 1 point from last year. Campuses in the top 25% (top quartile) of their 40-campus comparison group are eligible for a distinction designation for mathematics. To earn the top quartile, high schools must have at least 33% of their eligible measures receive a distinction designation for mathematics. Langham scored in the top quartile in 6 of 9 mathematics indicators (up two indicators from last year) exceeding the 33% target with 67% (up 23% from last year). (*Identifies indicators ranked in the top quartile for LCHS)

Academic Achievement in Social Studies

This academic distinction designation recognizes outstanding academic achievement in Social Studies on a variety of indicators: *U.S. History EOC, completion of advanced/dual enrollment courses, AP/IB Examination Participation, and *AP/IB Examination Performance. Index 1 in the accountability rating is Student Achievement. In this performance index, the target score is 60. Langham beat this target earning an index score of 87 (up one from last year). Campuses in the top 25% (top quartile) of their 40-campus comparison group are eligible for a distinction designation for social studies. To earn the top quartile, high schools must have at least 33% of their eligible measures receive a distinction designation for social studies. Langham scored in the top quartile in 2 of 5 social studies indicators exceeding the 33% target with 40%. (*Identifies indicators ranked in the top quartile for LCHS)

Academic Achievement in Science

This academic distinction designation recognizes outstanding academic achievement in science on a variety of indicators: *Biology EOC, completion of advanced/dual enrollment courses, ACT performance, AP/IB Examination Participation, and *AP/IB Examination Performance. Index 1 in the accountability rating is Student Achievement. In this performance index, the target score is 60. Langham outperformed this target earning an index score of 87 (up one from last year). Campuses in the top 25% (top quartile) of their 40-campus comparison group are eligible for a distinction designation for science. To earn the top quartile, high schools must have at least 33% of their eligible measures receive a distinction designation for science. Langham scored in the top quartile in 2 of 6 science indicators exceeding the 33% target with an amazing 33%. (*Identifies indicators ranked in the top quartile for LCHS) 

Campus Goals

  • Excellence in Academics, Athletics, and the Arts
  • Inspiring all who enter to reach their maximum potential. 
  • Safe and positive learning environment
  • Promotion rate in all classes  (90% or better)
  • EOC performance for all students in all tested areas (90% or better)
  • Masters Level performance on EOC in all areas (25% or better)
  • Graduation and post-secondary education plans for every student
  • 100% of students involved in at least one extracurricular or service activity

VIPS

Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together.  For more information, please contact Becky Alexander at 281.463.5995.

Enrollment

3088 students as of September 17, 2018.

Class Ranking

Beginning with courses taken between the eighth and ninth grade, all high school courses, including correspondence, night school, college courses taken for dual credit, credit-by-exam, and summer school, are averaged in the class rank with the exception of student assistance, local credit, and courses taken under the pass/fail option. High school courses taken by seventh or eighth-grade students and completed by the end of the eighth-grade year will not count in class rank with the exceptions of Geometry, Biology, and the third or higher levels of a foreign language. Rank will be determined by grade point averages (G.P.A.) of the students.  G.P.A. and class rank are calculated in the fall after students complete the ninth and tenth grades.  Estimated class rankings are determined at the end of the junior year and the first semester of the senior year for the express purpose of college entrance requirements. Another ranking is performed in late Spring to identify summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude graduates. No valedictorian or salutatorian will be officially recognized at graduation.

Honor Graduate Designation

At graduation ceremonies, graduates will be recognized in the following categories: summa cum laude (6.5 G.P.A.), magna cum laude (6.25 G.P.A.), and cum laude (6.0 G.P.A.). A final calculation of G.P.A. and class rank is determined at the end of the senior year and will be reflected on the final transcript which is sent to colleges.

Grading Scale

CFISD uses a weighted 6.0 grading scale.  Grade points are allocated for a course of study based on the designation of the course as indicated in the chart below.

 

GRADE

LEVEL OR COURSE

K, AP, and HORIZONS Levels

L-Level

(on level)

Below Level

Adaptive Behavior, ICS-M, NAC, Resource

Life Skills

90-100

7 grade points

6 grade points

5 grade points

4 grade points

80-89

6 grade points

5 grade points

4 grade points

3 grade points

75-79

5 grade points

4 grade points

3 grade points

2 grade points

70-74

4 grade points

3 grade points

2 grade points

1 grade points

Below 70

0 grade points

0 grade points

0 grade points

0 grade points

 

The semester grades are computed by allocating a weight of 3/7 for each grading period average and 1/7 for a semester exam. A student will receive credit for each semester passed.  If the course is a two-semester sequence and the student passes the second semester after having failed the first, he/she may receive the credit for both semesters if the yearly average is passing (70+).

Four mathematics and four science courses will be included in a student’s GPA calculation.  If a student takes Algebra I in 8th-grade and takes four math courses in grades 9-12, the four math courses taken in high school will be included in the student’s GPA. But, if a student takes Algebra I in 8th-grade and only takes three math courses in grades 9-12, the Algebra I course will be included in the student’s GPA calculation. Algebra I taken at any time will carry L-level grade points.

Langham Creek High School

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17610 FM 529 Houston TX 77095

281-463-5400

7:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
David Hughes

1985

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