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Elko High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 4 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 22, 2014

This school is so great. They helped so much with planning and preparing me for college sports and academics. Everyone here bleeds maroon and white and I sure know I do. Every school has their downer students but our staff does well trying to teach and prepare every student for a bright future. Our school is really traditional and everything we do as students leaves a legacy on this campus. The Indians are legendary and I couldn't be more proud to have been a three sport athlete and a triple e recipient at this school. I'll never forget the imprint this Schiller has left on my life. Our band is the greatest in all of Nevada and our choraliers are so prestigious. I love everything about this school and I'm so proud to have had my time to be here.


Posted February 26, 2011

Elko High School is a failure making machine with very few good teachers. Most teachers belittle students yell in class and give very little instruction. The only kids who do well, would do well no matter what the circumstances. I wish that someone would come and find out exactly how bad this school is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

I think some of the rules are meaningless for example not being able to wear a hat in the halls or no cell phones during school. The teachers need to make learning more enjoyable intead of just lecture because everyone loses their train of thought. Also there should be parking in front of the school. Even though the excuse is so that there are spaces for substitutes, there are still 50+ open parking spaces.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2007

Elko High School is not big, and it's not a place to go if you're a big-town person. We have an amazing music program that wins awards wherever we go.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2007

I am a businessman in the community of Elko who also attended the school. I am also a booster and have kept in contact with the teachers, administration and teachers. I feel that these taechers truly care and look out for the well being of their students. There are students who fall through the cracks but teachers should not always be blamed. The students and their parents who more accountable than the teachers. It's just easier to blame the system. Students and their parents need to take accountability and stop blaming those who take the time to educate our children. These teachers see approximately 130 students a day. They only have so much time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2005

I really like Elko High. I am a student there right now, and I really like the students there and i enjoy growing up in such a small town. The teachers are really nice here too. They are always willing to help me when i struggle. The extra activities are a lot of fun too. You can join just about anything and everything. I really love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2005

I attended this school for my whole High School education. I actually moved to Elko when I was in the 6th grade. I think it is an excellent school with great teachers and opportunity. It is located in a small town so having the extra activities i.e. band, choir, drama, football, basketball, soccer and so on is GREAT! It is easy to get bored it keep the kids out of trouble. I know attend UNLV and am doing very well. If the school wasn't doing good in educating people then I wouldn't have as high of a G.P.A. as I do.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 7, 2005

Both of my children attended this school, to say the least I am disapointed. I feel this school is more concerned with extracurricular activities rather the quality of education. I have seen children fall through the cracks and left behind; leaving themselves and the parents stuggling to find a way to get through high school.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

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 Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch70%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant79%

Reading

All Students79%
Female87%
Male73%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch73%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant79%

Science

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian91%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch67%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant79%

Writing

All Students82%
Female93%
Male73%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities86%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant82%
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 59% 37%
Hispanic 32% 40%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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987 College Ave
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: (775) 738-7281

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