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Grass Valley, CA
Students enrolled: 2,087

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11761 Ridge Road
Grass Valley, CA 95945

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(530) 273-4431
(530) 477-9317
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December 05, 2009
As an alumna, I can tell you that the school is larger, with a better library, a wrestling gym and dance facility, than it was in the 80s. The cafeteria's been remodeled as well. The school still feels like a throw-back to the fifties. Many of the teachers there now have been on campus for a very long time. There are few new teachers. While there are many good teachers, and many who poor a great deal of energy into their students, your best bet appears to be to enroll your students in the Humanities Academy, the Partnership Academy, or hope they get into an honors, AP class, or elective program to anchor them on campus.

- submitted by a parent
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November 29, 2009
I think Nevada Union is a prison for kids! And because of the size of it, kids are at risk with drugs, friends and the faculty is old and most of them need to retire!

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October 03, 2009
Nevada Union High School has managed to keep important music, art and sports programs in spite of budget cuts.

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September 18, 2009
Curriculum adjustable to fit student needs; great teachers; community support; college prepatory; strong atheletic program.

- submitted by a community member
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August 09, 2009
0 communication between teachers/conselers and parents. website poorly built parking nightmare

- submitted by a parent
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December 30, 2008
I have two children that have been able to get what they have put into this school. That is the key with NU if you want to be involved the opportunity is there. There are many bright and talented kids that go to NU some work at school and some don't as in all public schools, the great thing about NU is that you can always find a teacher or counselor willing to support a student who is willing to participate. My first child graduated and was accepted at about 50% of the top 25 schools---not bab...and better than odds some private schools.

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August 07, 2008
Nevada Union is great. Anyone can meet new people now matter how shy or outgoing you are, and there are extracurricular activities for everyone.

- submitted by a student

July 23, 2008
Outstanding principal and teaching staff. Outstandind estra curricula activities.

- submitted by a community member

July 07, 2008
As a student at Nevada Union it is a thrill to watch the sports games. The coaches and counselors truly and genuinely care about each student or athlete. If you take the time to talk to some of these amazing people you will find that they are in fact human like us and are prone to bad days and emotions. There are of coerce, as in any school, several bad teachers. In any school there is bound to be, Public or Private. As a scholar/athlete there is no special treatment or overlooked grades. I am treated as an equal to any other student in the class. It is hard for parents to understand that their child is being treated fairly because each parent, by no fault of their own, is bias toward their own kids work weather they admit it or not.

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 27, 2008
Football program - excellent, but information about activities is not given is a timely manner. You can t plan anything because your student can t miss a practice or other fuction, even though they just told you about it three days ago. Learning disabilities are not adequetly addressed at this school. The general attitude is, This is High School and the student is on his own. If the student is not self motivated and the parents don t fight their way through the pass the buck attitude, the student will have a hard time suceeding at this school. There ARE some great teachers, coucelors and coaches at this school. Unfortunatly, they are outnumbered. By the time teachers post their infomation to the teacher/parent computer system it is to late to make up work. The homework section is rarely used by the teachers - it is useless. Complaints fall on deaf ears.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2006
Both of my children have gone through NU, and it is an excellent school - if your kids are willing to work hard and want to succeed. NU's sport teams are some of the best in the state - with football and volleyball continuously state championships. The visual and performing arts departments are also outstanding - both the band and choir have preformed all over the world - Italy, England, etc. As far as academics, NU offers rigorous academic courses for those interested Most of the teachers however, ap/honors or not, couldn t care less about kids who are lazy. Lockers are definitely an issue. Overall,it's a fantastic school.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2006
This school needs dire help. The principal just looks overwhelmed he is totally inaffective when it comes to teacher discipline. The counselors are all overworked and lack any/all emotion for the childs well being. Like other comments noted here about the teachers - ther is a huge problem. I've taken my child to a private school where the teachers teach, the counselors listen and the students learn. Your gambling at NU with your childs future.

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April 15, 2006
Nevada Union has some excellent sports programs, an excellent choir program, and generally does well across the board. Drawbacks are large size and some deadwood teachers who are close to retiring.

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April 10, 2006
This school is horribly burdoned. The staff is rude. The teachers are unfair to their students. Your child will fail miseraby unless they are already an honor student and a favorite with the teachers.

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October 17, 2005
My daughter has been at NU for 3 years now and if it were not for the Partnership Program and its few and dedicated teachers, she would have been lost in the shuffle and failed miserably. I agree the school is too big and there is not enough counseling staff or backup administration to handle to overburdened school. My daughter shares a locker (a big no no at HS age) because there are only 1200 lockers for 3000+ kids...get it together and build another school....

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August 07, 2005
I dont like it. there is too much peer pressure and the teachers are too worried about their paychecks.

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August 06, 2005
My daughter graduated and received a good education.

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May 17, 2005
This high school is too large and kids get lost in the shuffle. Kids with educational needs are overlooked. Counseling suffers. There is no string orchestra.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2004
The teachers and students for the most part are great, administration on the other hand made me want to transfer schools. They are more concerned with money and doing nothing than helping students. I was taking extra classes at a jc, and they messed up my schedule and ended up missing the first few weeks of class because I was sitting in the administration office trying to resolve the dilemma. The people I needed to talk to either weren't there (do they not show up to work regularly?) or were too busy to help. Also, I didn't receive my diploma at graduation and had to take off work many days during the summer to try to get it, finally I got it and when asked why I couldn't have it at graduation, they didn't know... another thing, we went through at least 5 principals last year (2003-2004).

- submitted by a student
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Nevada Union High School
11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley, CA  95945
(530) 273-4431
Last modified Nevada Union High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Nevada Union High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top