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Carson High School

Public | 9-12 | 2147 students

 
 

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Posted September 15, 2009

The teachers give you the special help you need. All you have to do is ask. It's a great place to be, to see my friends and hang out in a safe environment. I'm eager to learn and i love that they have such a wide variety of Electives and Opportunities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2007

Three of my daughters have attended CHS now, and my overall experience is a positive one. Despite an overall decrease in expectations and a much lower learning level presented upon moving here, my daughters have had some very excellent teachers and are gaining a lot of important life skills. I love the variety of activities available, as well as the communication with parents. Any problems faced at this school are not any that are outstanding for any high school. Great job Carson High! Keep on motivating our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

I am a Junior now at Carson High and I wouldn't have it any other way. Of course the school does focus some attention on sports but what school doesn't. It also has many clubs to join. So whether you play sports or not the school finds ways to keep you involved. The teachers are very caring and helpful. In recent years the school has been trying to raise school spirt which I think is amazing. I love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2006

As a former student at Carson High School I belive that it is honestly a great school. The staff there is truly amazing and most of them really love there jobs and it shows. For a school that is so highly over populated they do an amazing job with the safety and discipline. I hear a lot of people saying that Carson is a bad school but that school is one of the best schools for everything. Yes I do agree that some changes could be made but I am glad that I went to Carson high and there is a few teachers who are simply amazing and we as a community are blessed and knowing you can send your kid to school each day and they will be safe. They don't get near enough credit for what that school does for there students.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

500 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

493 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

493 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian91%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch79%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
Students without disabilities88%
Students with limited English proficiency32%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant87%

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch78%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
Students without disabilities90%
Students with limited English proficiency23%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant86%

Science

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch78%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
Students without disabilities89%
Students with limited English proficiency32%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant86%

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male78%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian89%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch75%
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)51%
Students without disabilities87%
Students with limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant83%
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 57% 37%
Hispanic 35% 40%
Two or more races 4% 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 36%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1111 North Saliman
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 283-1600

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