Carnegie Vanguard in the NEWS
New Building News!
June 24, 2011
On Thursday evening , June 23, 2011 the HISD Board of Trustees approved the funding of an additional $2,000,000.00 yes - you read that correctly - TWO MILLION DOLLARS to CVHS's new building. Larry Marshall, our current HISD Trustee with the encouragement and support of our soon to be trustee Juliet Stipeche stepped up with $1.9MM and then on the night of the meeting - Carol Mims Galloway caught on to the Carnegie fever and added an additional $100,000 from her bond fund allotment.
These funds allow us to build the new building as designed and planned. The 1920's art deco - Settegast Estate Building on our site which we fought to save from the wrecking ball and integrate into the school as our Arts Annex can now be retrofitted for our use. It will come complete with a 130 seat theater, stage, lighting, sound system, art room, photography lab, and outdoor stage. This all would not have been possible without the generous support of Larry Marshall, Juliet Stipeche and Carol Galloway.
We ask you often to email and plead for various educational issues. Today I ask with huge enthusiasm that you all as soon as you read this - stop and email them and say THANK YOU from Carnegie!! Once in a while it works out and this is one of those times and I ask you to take the time to say thank you.
Please help us show our gratitude to those that have given us the opportunity to make Carnegie an even more amazing place!
Email Larry Marshall
Email Juliet Stipeche
Email Carol Galloway
Special thanks also to parents Melvin Parker, Carmen Velez, Rita Rodriguez, and Jeff Basen-Engquist and student Will Larsen for speaking on behalf of CVHS at the HISD Board Meeting. Thank you to those that came out and supported us! Rhinos Rock!
Peggy Sue Gay
CVHS PTO President
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May 23, 2011 - Principal Moss, Faculty, Students and Staff are all congratulated on a job well done because CVHS is ranked 13th nationwide in the Challenge Index
The increased focus on academic rigor at Houston ISD is yielding benefits in national school rankings. HISD has set a new record for the number of schools on the list of America's Best High Schools, now known as The High School Challenge. A total of 25 HISD high schools made the list, up from 16 in 2010 and 7 in 2009.
Three HISD schools made the Top 100. Carnegie Vanguard High School is number 13, up from 29 in 2010. DeBakey High School for Health Profession came in at number 61, up from 70 last year. Eastwood Academy, which is new to the list, is number 37. This year the list moved from Newsweek to the Washington Post. All 16 of the HISD schools that made last year's list are back on the 2011 list.
Only 1,905 of the approximately 27,000 public high schools in the country met the standards to be included on The High School Challenge list, which also breaks down the best schools by state. Only 149 Texas high schools made the list. Nearly 6 percent are HISD schools.
HISD Superintendent Terry Grier said, "These national rankings indicate that we are heading in the right direction by increasing academic rigor and access to college-level courses and exams. Five of the top 25 Texas schools are HISD schools. No other Houston-area public or charter school is represented in the top 25." The rankings are based on data from the 2009-2010 school year. That year saw more HISD students than ever attempting college-level Advance Placement (AP) courses and exams and a record number of students performing at high enough levels to earn college credit. It was the largest one-year increase in the history of HISD with 46 percent more students taking AP exams. More than 6,000 of those exams scored high enough to earn college credit – a 27 percent increase over the year before. Since 1999, the district's growth in AP tests taken and scores high enough to earn college credit increased dramatically.
13 Carnegie Vanguard
37 Eastwood Academy
61 Debakey High School for Health Professions
168 High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
178 High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
478 Challenge Early College
1224 Empowerment College Prep
1231 Houston Academy of International Studies
1360 Mt Carmel Academy
1367 Sam Houston Math, Science and Technology Center
1444 East Early College