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Class ranks for Coppell High School’s class of 2023 will be released soon. The Sidekick advertising/circulation manager Manasa Mohan thinks students should stop letting class ranks determine their self-worth.

Class ranks are just another number

Manasa Mohan, Advertising and Circulation Manager January 25, 2022

It is almost time. Class ranks are released for the class of 2023. The time most juniors anticipate with either excitement or fear.  Conversations about when class ranks come out, who will be ranked,...

Overcrowding proves to be an issue at Coppell High School as students make their way to classes during passing period.

NHS opens application for eligible juniors, seniors

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor September 28, 2018

Coppell High School National Honor Society continues its application process for eligible juniors and seniors for the 2018-19 school year.   A club with more than 700 members, NHS promotes...

At Coppell High School, maximum GPA points are given only to the A+ grade, rather than both the A+ and A grade, as it is done at most colleges and many high schools. The pressure to earn a 97 percent or higher in their classes adds unnecessary stress to students’ lives, leads to excessive cheating and causes compatibility issues for transfer students.

Unnecessary obstacles in the brutal climb to a perfect GPA

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer February 16, 2018

Despite the fact that only 6.9 percent of the United States is clinically depressed, 26 percent of high school students are depressed to the clinical level, which could be an indication that teens live...

Students at Coppell High School are so focused on grades and GPA that their social lives start to suffer. As students start to feel isolated, their levels of stress can increase.

Plan for tomorrow, live today (not the other way around)

Anthony Cesario, Staff Writer October 26, 2017

I love talking with my friends, but somehow every conversation ends up being about GPA, the “top 10 percent” or how school takes up too much of our time and how tired we are.   I understand...

Graphic by Josh Martin

Ranks or GPA should not replace students’ names, identities

February 14, 2015

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer @prannydacheetah Instead of a simple hello, my class is greeted with a “What’s your rank? Nice knowing you too.” Usually, one asks another their name, but not...



January 25, 2013

Naviance, a web-based program available to sophomores, juniors and seniors through the CHS counseling program, provides a comprehensive base for the college application process. Using a log-in provided...

Application process for NHS begins

February 10, 2012

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer With the current sophomore class rank and grade point average revealed, students are anxious to begin applying to the National Honor Society at Coppell High School....

Teachers, students cram before semester exams

January 11, 2012

By Tolu Salako Staff Writer I am sure that I am not the only one who has been bombarded with tests and quizzes this past week. Teachers at CHS have been cramming in assessments this week in order...

The Curse of GPA

May 19, 2010

By Ashleigh Heaton Entertainment Editor For some reason, I am in AP Physics. Anyone who knows me knows that, when it comes to math, I kind of crash and burn on a regular basis. So anyone who knows...

AP IB Council held to address complaints

April 19, 2010

by Melissa Brisco staff writer For years, juniors have filled their schedule with as many AP classes in a quest for a spot in the top 25 percent, top 10 percent or even top 10 students. This year,...

IB program creates concerns over junior class ranks

April 14, 2010

Rebecca Neumann Staff Writer Though many may not know it, a struggle over GPA and ranking is underway within the junior class. On one side, there are the IB students, who some believe...

Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater: Why we cheat

February 27, 2010

By Daphne Chen Editor-in-Chief Every student and teacher knows the telltale signs. A yawn and a stretch. The ever-so-slight glance of eyes to the left and right. The glint of an iPhone held casually...

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