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Boulder City High School

Public | 9-12 | 3 students

 

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Posted May 24, 2014

Extremely elitist and cliquish. If you want your child to succeed, be prepared to schmooze a lot of teachers and the dean. By the way, the dean's morning secretary is very difficult to deal. Make sure your child does not excel or outshine the "born 'n' raised" kids. That is unacceptable here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I have two children attending a school in Boulder City, One in Elem & the other in Highschool...The year has just begun, but so far so good, I like the small community feeling of boulder city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

There is a lot of parent involvement and that is what makes a school Great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2006

I am not a parent at this school, I attend this school. This is one of the best schools in the world I believe! The kids here are great, there are so many different classes to chose from, its fantastic! I have gone to all of the schools here in boulder and I am going to be very proud to say I graduated for here! A.B Junior
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2005

Good overall education. Students were able to have a diversity of opportunities in extracurricular activities. Small school environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

I am a student at BCHS and I have ups and downs on it. I do love the principle and the staff but this year teachers abilities have dropped. I find myself spending more time in class talking than learning. We alway have 'free days' and frankly I think it is taking away from my education. Only the rich kids parents are invovled and they get away with everything. Also sports are more important than education to the head faculty. And they really have a problem with supporting performing arts such as theatre and band/choir. We have a lot of improving to do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2004

My parents graduated from BCHS in the 50's. My sons are all going to be BCHS graduates from the classes of '01, '03, '05, and '07. I feel lucky to have my sons a part of a school with great community support. The sports program has improved, especially the football team. Currently, we have a great set of coaches that encourage the kids to do their best. Sure we have had issues with drugs and underage drinking, but nothing like the other schools in Clark County Nevada. The community remains involved and takes an interest in the youth and their success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2004

I am actually not a parent; I am a senior graduating for BCHS in June. This is genuinely the greatest high school I could ever attend! Not only are the teachers and staff beyond superb but they demonstrate legitimate care for each and every student. I've been blessed with such a myriad of extra-curricular (including academic) activities that this small-town supports. Having applied for many scholarships and colleges recently, I've recognized that in no other school would I have such an opportunity to succeed and diversify myself as I do at Boulder City HS. I sincerely hope that anyone who may be reading this rating will consider Boulder City High School because it is spectacular on innumerable levels. Also, this is the safest campus I've ever even heard of. Happy school hunting.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

There is only one reason I remain living in Boulder City, the school system. My son actually went to pre-school here and has attended all of the Boulder City Schools and they were all excellent. They have been cutting back some of the extracurricular activities because of funding but because of the strong parent/fund raising involvement, we haven't lost as much as other schools. The school is very safe and overall has excellent teachers as well as students. My son will have an excellent opportunity to further his education because of what he has learned here.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) to assess high school students in reading, writing, math and science. The HSPE is a high school graduation requirement. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian91%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch86%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch83%
Full price90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Science

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch86%
Full price94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Writing

All Students90%
Female96%
Male84%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch88%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) to assess high school students in reading, writing, math and science. The HSPE is a high school graduation requirement. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 37%
Hispanic 11% 40%
Two or more races 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
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School basics

Fax number
  • (702) 799-8230

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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1101 Fifth St Ave
Boulder City, NV 89005
Phone: (702) 799-8200

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