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Basic High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2389 students

 

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Posted September 1, 2014

Th worst school if you wanna talk to your counselor. Also if you are ever so different by the slightest people thing you're from another planet this school is so super white washed. If very to little diversity. only a handful of great teachers and students. Overall, ok school to go to but would I ever send my Kid here in the future.... NOPE.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2013

Basic is such a great school. I went there already for a year and everyone was saying how bad it was. They said that the teachers don't help, and the students are criminals. That is absolutely wrong! The teachers are always there to help when we need it. And I new so many other students from every other grade level. They were not criminals. They were the best of friends you could ask for. If you ask me this school will let you be yourself and go at your own pace.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2013

ParentLink software to monitor your child's grades has issues that staff is unable to resolve. Some classes do not get grade updates posted and teachers and school admit to not having a solution. ParentLink, the software company, only says to have the school contact them. In the long run, we are nearly done with the school year and I'm still not able to see updates for all classes. Some teachers are very passive and don't correct students when they aren't staying on task. Requests for parent teacher conferences are not responded to by guidance counselor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2013

Well, I'm a former student and just called to ask for transcripts, was directed to the wrong person 3 times, and whoever you have answering your phones needs to be replaced IMMEDIATELY. The staff of this school, with exception of a few, has ALWAYS been terrible. I graduated in 2000. With honors... And my name was miss-spelled on my diploma... If that tells you anything else about this "school"... I'm simply needing a transcript for license in my current state, under the board of Cosmetology. After explaining FIVE times, that "no, I'm not tryyyying to go to school. I've been a hair stylist for 10 years. I just need this for THE STATE BOARD OF KANSAS to obtain a NEW license!!!???" Get it together BASIC. Brings me back though... All I ever learned at Basic High School was how NOT to do things. Looks like not much has changed. That's Henderson for ya. I'm extremely disappointed right now. And embarrassed that I ever attended this school.


Posted April 21, 2011

I Love Basic!! This school and the MJROTC program has brought the best of my child out. However, the problem is with the students and parents who don't care about education and disrupt the already overflowing classrooms. How do you expect a teacher to teach when there are so many unappreciative/disrespectful students in the school when, as a first person witness, I have seen and heard parents come into the Dean's office and say "They (the child) is your problem - not mine"! How can you combat a combative, ignorant parent"? I am an involved parent who takes reponsibility for her child instead of pushing it off on others....in other words I am a responsible parent who does not blame others for my child's shortcomings - I work with the teachers and administration to make sure my child gets the best education that these teachers can provide - unfortunatley there is an element in the public schol that will not make this possible without parent involement and discipline and no "blame game"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

Although im not a student at basic high,i plan to attend it.Mainly for its academics and its MCROTC. This school has a 5/10 test score and a 3/5 community score. Considering this is Vegas,Those scores are phi nominal. Ive done research on the schools mcjrotc and based off the cadet reviews and drill videos ive seen,i cant wait to go. I love this school and i hope you do to.


Posted March 5, 2011

This school stinks. You don't have teachers who can stay on topic, you have over sensitive students who are fighting over everything, it's overflowing and there's no funds to support the students. Out of the five classes I have as a senior, I only have two serious classes and the teachers in those classes can't stay on topic for beans. There were two, maybe three lockdowns in one week about two weeks ago. I've been told that it's a good time to be leaving because the district is shutting down extra curriculars next year. And I rarely can pick up my own backpack without hitting someone. Not only that, but there are teachers who simply take out their anger on students. I asked for directions to one of the computer labs the other day, which are filled with computers older than I am, and was lectured for not yet knowing my way around the school. I transfered here a year ago. And if I didn't know how to write before I came here, I doubt I would have been able to write this comprehensibly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2010

I actually thought this school was a good school, I even moved into the area so that my children could attend, my children has been bullied on more than one occasion by students, but what's the real kicker is when one of my children fought back she was expelled and the principal would not even meet with me, as far as the dean's once one of them come in contact with a student it is constant harrassment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

Although I can't speak to all of the staff and teachers at this school, my experience has dealing with them has been less than unsatisfactory. Uncaring, selfish, power hungry and cruel are only a few words that come to mind. You cannot expect a child to enjoy school let alone want to go every day and be able to have the mindset for learning if you are making them feel worthless. This is exactly what is happening to my child. This school and it's staff needs some serious intervention. Someone needs to come in unannounced and see what is really happening to some if not the majority of the kids attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2010

I am a student at Basic HS and I want to just put it out there that this is NOt the best school to go to! Educational wise it's fine I suppose but fights are always occuring and bully-ing rates are really high. My friends and I are always being bullied. Honestly I don't feel safe at that school. I told one of the teachers and she didn't care. So if you are thinking about going to Basic PLEASE reconsider !
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2010

Basic High school is a wonderful school for students of ALL academic levels. The AP classes have wonderful teachers help prepare students for the AP test in May effectively. For those who are in non honor classes they have multiple tutoring programs to assist them to achieve their full potential. Not only is it wonderful academically but the athletic program is well known for its multiple achievements in Football, Track, cross country, and many more. The performing arts programs, such as band and color guard, have won many first place awards in the 08-09 school year. I love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2010

Basic is a really interesting school:) there are so many diverse and amazing people here, I'd know, I go to school with them every single day. The teachers here are also beyond amazing. They go out of their way just to make sure that you are staying on track. It helps us students realize that we have support inside and out of school. Its a great school, yeah:) Im only a sophomore but Im planning on spending all four years here. The only downs are that it can be really crowded, especially in the halls, but its not that bad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2009

Great Staff - wonderful teachers. You can always find someone to help you no matter what the concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

basic is a really cool school, theres lots of diversity and thats really great :) its really crowded though, which is a downside. and some of the teaxhers are wacko, but i love our office staff! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2008

I really like Basic HS. All the teachers are really helpful. I just dont like how crowded it gets because of all the people. It's way too overcrowded.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

My daughter attended Basic H.S. She was in the ROTC program and she did great at the school.....The staff and teachers were great always involved in her studies.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

best school ever i love it everything about it is awsome!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2008

Basic HS offers a well-rounded education and has inspiring teachers. The opportunities here are awesome for my student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2007

My son attends Basic HIgh School and started his freshman year there. We came from Hawaii and he had struggled there for years. For some reason, he was able to do so much better and I truly attribute it to the teachers and staff at Basic High School. He ended his freshman year with a 3.91 GPA. This is the first he had ever gotten A's in his life and he is very proud. We hope for continued success and I will do everything in my power to keep him at Basic High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2006

I attended Basic High School from 1998 through 2002. It was absolutely one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I'm enlisted in the USMC now, and if I had a choice, I would attend Basic High School all over again, just for the experience of having teachers, faculty, and staff that care enough to become concerned. Thanks for everything Basic.
—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.

510 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

510 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

485 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students70%
Female70%
Male69%
Black/African American49%
Asian84%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial88%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities76%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant70%

Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
Black/African American61%
Asian84%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial79%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian80%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch69%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities81%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students68%
Female66%
Male70%
Black/African American53%
Asian68%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial76%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian80%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch58%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities73%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant68%

Writing

All Students78%
Female85%
Male70%
Black/African American64%
Asian88%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial94%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant78%
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 43% 37%
Hispanic 32% 40%
Black 12% 10%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (702) 799-8966

Resources

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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

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  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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