303 reviews
  1. Comal Independent School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
1510 Ih 35 E
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Telephone
(830) 221-2400
Website
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1110
119 responses
Average ACT
25
39 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 124 responses
  • Wurstbowl
    17%
  • Football games and spud week
    15%
  • Fair Day
    15%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Lunch
    10%
  • Pep rally
    9%
  • Prom
    9%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,341
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,648
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,112/ year
National
$11,890
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses

Canyon High School Reviews

303 reviews
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Canyon high school is an interesting places. The best parts about the school are amazing, but the worst parts are impossible to overlook. The teachers who truly care about the students end up teaching them much more than just their respective subjects. Unfortunately, there are many teachers, usually coaches, who do not care about their learning environments. The administration does a decent job of corralling the overabundance of students through the day. These same administrators are often second fiddle to the whim of the parents though, and this can lead to some contradictory rules enforcement's.
I came to Canyon High School in the 9th grade from another state, and was very much welcomed into the environment. I was very shy and nervous about this school because it was so much bigger than I was used to, thousands here versus hundreds at my old school. Students there helped me to find my way around and helped me to become the person I am today!
What I enjoyed about Canyon High School was the abundance of extracurricular activities that are offered to students. The sports teams, academic clubs, etc. allowed kids to get involved and view Canyon as a second home. The faculty was incredible and always had the students best interest in mind. You could tell how much the students respected the teachers and administrators. What I would love to see change is the approach to teaching. Many teachers are now teaching to the exams, because their goal is for each student to pass and progress to the next grade; however with this goal, kids aren't learning how they should. It is very important to have outstanding passing rates on standardized tests, but this is preparing students for a whole future of education, not just the mandatory exam at the end of the school year.