CHS speaks: Has the construction of CHS9 helped reduce overcrowding at CHS?
Nishant Medicharla, Staff Writer
In the fall of the 2018-2019 school year, Coppell ISD opened CHS9, its new freshman campus. In previous years, overcrowding was a big issue at Coppell High School. Because freshmen now attend CHS9, this issue was expected to be solved. Below, CHS students and staff express whether they feel the issue was truly solved.
English teacher Tracy Henson
“I would definitely say that inside the building there is much less traffic and congestion. We are definitely feeling some relief in terms of the number of students in the building. Although, outside the building there have been issues with the moving of the parents loop into the student lot in the beginning of the year, but those problems have dissipated.”
Student Services official Linda Adams
“The construction of CHS9 has helped the [car] traffic at CHS, but to be honest I cannot tell the difference in sizes between previous years and this year. I still get the same amount of students asking me questions as last year. I guess it is because sophomore, juniors, and seniors have more questions for counselors regarding colleges, classes and the SAT. Even at the lunches, it looks just as ful...
Senior Amit Benedict
“Yes, I do think that creating the ninth grade center has reduced expected traffic flow. However due to outdated entrances and exits the school is facing major traffic backups in the mornings and evenings this school year. Another factor that contributes to the growing traffic issues is the relocation of the parent loop. Moving this to the student parking lot has caused major issues with students being ...
Senior Yesenia Gutierrez
“I personally do not think that the construction of CHS9 has reduced the traffic and clutter at CHS. I have been going to CHS for three years now, and at this point I am used to seeing the clutter. There is still huge crowds in the main hallway, and around the stairs which is still very dangerous. Although, I feel like the school would have been even more crowded than it was last year, if this c...
Junior Mihir Shah
“Building CHS9 has definitely reduced the traffic here at CHS. Not only is it easier to get to school as there is significantly less traffic, but it is also much easier to travel from class to class.I definitely believe that this was a great investment, and it is much better than investing in an arena or indoor football stadium.”
Junior Daphnie Tian
“This has helped because a [large portion] of the school is gone and the lunches are less crowded. Although, the hallways and stairs are still pretty cluttered as last year, but there is a difference from the past years. The back hallways are practically empty and even the foreign language hallway is not as tight as it was last year. Last year, it took my a solid five minutes to walk through that h...
Sophomore Medha Medicherla
“The newly built freshman center has reduced clutter within CHS. The number of kids have now spread out to more spaces, so I feel like the school is a little less congested than it was last year. Although, I feel like the lunches are still a big inconvenience. It is still as crowded as it was last year, with the lunch lines being really long and tables being taken up. I guess it is because there...
Sophomore Akash Vijay
“I think the construction of CHS9 did reduce the traffic a bit in the hallways. Obviously hundreds of kids who would have been coming to CHS are not. The hallways are much more free than last year and the lunches are less packed. However, the school still feels pretty crowded in some areas such as the stairs, and sometimes it feels the same as last year.”