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Dayton High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 759 students

 
 

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Posted March 1, 2011

Honestly, I'm confused as to how anyone can say this is a decent school. It must obviously be some student council idiots or inbred, hillbilly parents glad to be away from their kids. Take the word of a student here: the more negative the reviews are, the more realistic they are. More truthfulnesss is that the students are uneducated thugs hostile to anyone who's not like them, the teachers try their best but have no control over the students, bullying is as common as homework, the only purpose of the special education classes is to give the local inmates a place to get their "lulz", more money is put into sports than anything else, and nobody is willing to do anything to fix these problems. If you have a child in the Dayton school system or are considering enrolling them into it, save yourself some time and money (and rope) and just move away. Far, far away. From a DHS student, [REDACTED]


Posted December 15, 2010

i learned here. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Posted October 23, 2009

I graduated from DHS in 2008 and I feel that it provided me with a great education, and that it did a great deal to prepare me for college, specially the AP and honor classes. The individual level of teaching and care and effort put forth by the teachers is commendable.


Posted August 4, 2009

I love this school it taught me a lot more things than my other school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2009

I do not feel that my child is safe at Dayton High School. The administration will yes the parent and not follow through on anything. Male sports are clearly the priority. There is a great deal of bullying for which nothing is addressed. I am happy that my child will be graduating and I will be done with that high school. I heard that the rules are not enforced because it is almost impossible. So at DHS the inmates are running the asylum
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

im a sophmore student at dhs. in my first year there in high school. i thought it was great the teachers r good and tell us what we want to hear.i think the camras can go. we out in the middle of nowhere there is very little trouble in our town. i love dayton and Go Devils
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2007

Im a student of Dayton High School(Sophmore heading to Junior)Many people may hate me for saying this but I dislike the school because its education system and the way they teach. this school is very boring and I highly reccomend to the new civilians in this area to have your son/daughter home schooled that way they can learn more and be at there best this school will not have your wish relized at all instead you'll give them greif and regrets.If I could pull myself out I would.The only thing they probably get is new friends and some education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2006

Dayton is a growing community, and that is apparent at Dayton High School. I refer to the kids who have lived in Dayton and surrounding towns all their life, and the influx of new residents, primarily from California. The sports take center stage, particularly the male dominated ones. The level of music is low to average, without much focused attention to any of it. I have one teenager attending this school, with many friends. As of writing this review, I am seriously considering pulling my child out to homeschool instead. Adolecents here are often mean, spiteful without any recourse. What seems to be an added irritation is the parents who double park, block, and the buses, preventing any hope of emergency vehicles reaching the school. Stay far away from Dayton High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2006

I went to Dayton School's all my life and I think it is a great place to go to school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 6, 2006

I have two sons, only one of which now attend DHS. My oldest son is physically disabled, and due to the ignorance of federal guidelines that DHS' administration showed, he now (very happily)attends school out of state. His freshman year was a complete waste of time. My youngest son still attends DHS, but is hoping to graduate early so he does not have to endure any more time than necessary to stay there. The administration at DHS is very inept and has no inkling about Americans w/Disabilities Act, nor will attempt to learn more about it (would not participate in requested In Service programs) . Lyon County School District tries to short-change disabled students at every turn. If you have a child who requires additional educational and social strategies, DO NOT send him/her to Lyon County School District or Dayton High School. We are considering legal action at this time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2006

I became a student at dayton high my sophmore year. i was tranfered from Las Vegas where i had 28-35 kids in my class! I was not getting the attention that i needed from my teachers, and my grades slowly dropped from that! When i came to Dayton, i got welcomed with open arms by all the students! Everyone was so nice! And to my suprise the teachers actually took time to get to know students. Dayton High teachers are truely amazing! My teachers helped my with ANYTHING they could. Im truley greatful that i went to dayton! i made lasting friendships, and GREAT memories! i couldnt imagine how school would have ended for me if i stayed in vegas! 05' Heather Finley
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 15, 2006

My son was a very troubled young man, And thanks to the singing and football that he was interested in and able to get into due to the smaller School. He grew up to be a wonderful person. He graduated in 2002 and went into the Army. Now that he is back, he wants to stay here and he wants his children to attend Dayton Schools. The Teachers care, the students aren't just a number. I went to school in the Los Angeles area. There was 35 students per class room and if a student had problems in learning a certain project. It was up to the parents to teach the child. At Dayton some of the teachers would stay after class to help the student learn the problem. All I can say is Dayton is a one of a kind school. Because they care about there students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

Dayton high school is great. teachers are great here
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2004

I am pleased at DHS' care for my children's education. At the high school level, a child's education has become primarily his/her responsibility. Teachers at this level serve as guides and mentors.The administrators' responsibility is to offer a safe and secure environment. I think DHS has done a decent job of fulfilling those responsibilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

I have expressed concern in the past regarding the way I have perceived my child's educational experience. I have felt that this administration has based its thinking on a punitive philsophy rather than a philosophy where the good behavior is rewarded. I have spent so much time so frustrated that I am relieved that my child is graduating and I will be done. There are some wonderful teachers there though and the overall experience has been good.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
87%

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 Students72%
Female76%
Male69%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian77%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities76%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students78%
Female86%
Male73%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch69%
Full price83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students77%
Female76%
Male77%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch65%
Full price83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities81%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant77%

Writing

All Students76%
Female83%
Male70%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch69%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant76%
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 67% 37%
Hispanic 26% 40%
Two or more races 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 29%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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335 Dayton Valley Rd
Dayton, NV 89403
Phone: (775) 246-6240

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