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Henderson, NV

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460 Arroyo Grande Blvd
Henderson, NV 89014

(702) 799-0950
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October 28, 2014
This school recently changed principals, and in turn a lot of the staff moved schools. The staff they have in place now is iffy. I wouldn't recommend this school if you are moving from out of town, especially if you're from a place where people are nice. Students are mean, and teachers and administration pick favorites and pick on kids that they don't like, specifically if they are new. So far, I'm having a terrible year here at this school. One of the girls that was new this year switched schools about a month after school started because she was having such a terrible time. There are scattered teachers that are good, especially if you are in AP classes, but there are some that try to act like they know what's best for your future and try to tell you what to do. As well as, there is an extremely strict dress code, and if your sleeves are a centimeter smaller than three inches, you're forced to wear one of their shirts for the day, and they confiscate your shirt. If you get a second offense, you get suspended. I'm glad to say that I will only be spending a year, if that, at this school, and will be extremely pleased to get out of Green Valley.

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2014
To the last reviewer who gave the school one star, you are the only one star here and you know why ? because the school is great ! the fact that your kid didnt get in, is no reason to rate the school at one star, i am sorry, but grades DO matter ! good schools always have an entrance exam or min gpa requirement, like colleges and universities mind you, there you cant get in with a bad GPA either.

- submitted by a community member
August 24, 2014
...All about the numbers and not students. They refused my son due to his GPA and we live 2 miles away. We've read the reviews on Coronado, our Zoned school over six miles away, and I refuse to allow him to attend. Note: Coronado is overcrowded with portables. So, it's not about the student ratio. It's about the student progress numbers; politics. He also has his personal reasons which we conveyed to GVH. They did not care; only about his GPA. We relocated here in July. JULY!. Thanks for the support and opportunity for an education, GVH.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2014
I have 2 children that have or are attending GVHS currently. I have lived in Henderson for 30 years and Green Valley has always ranked as the top school. Coronado and Foothill are excellent schools as well but don't have the parent/teacher relationship nor music; arts; sports and academic commitment that GVHS has. Parent involvement; sports; student government; school activities are important to our family and Green Valley delivers on all Fronts. Our son's have been able to travel with the school to the Macy's Day parade; Perform at Carnegie Hall; Obama Inauguration; Compete for State Titles in Baseball; Swimming; Diving. Jeff Horn is an amazing, caring, compassionate educator. I am looking to move to Memphis for work and the school and surrounding neighborhood are important to me as a parent. Green Valley neighborhood is nationally ranked as a city for their Parks and Recreation. Little League; Lacrosse; BMX and Skateboard parks; 15 minutes from the Airport; 10 minutes from Malls; Retail; Grocery stores; minutes from the Interstate; Golf course; If you can think of an amenity; Green Valley has it and the High School is at the Epicenter. GO GATORS!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
This school has a very good reputation, so much so that we are doing our best to stay in the area so our child will be in this high school. I work at an apartment complex and there are people who have moved from out of state so that their children could attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2013
Green Valley is a excellent school. I have been very impressed by the academics and extracurricular activities available. The AP/IB programs have very high expectations. The teachers have been very supportive and helpful in my child's success. The volleyball and debate teams are incredible. I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
This school is absolutely terrific! The teachers and staff are outstanding. Of course, it's a large public school so there are going to be some students who we parents would rather not see there but they really manage it well and it is safe and surprisingly clean. I've made time to personally meet the teachers and it's obvious they really care. The school has been recognized by Newsweek for its' academics, by Sports Illustrated for its' athletics, the band has been invited to China and performed in the Macy's parade, the speech team has gone to State every year for over a decade and the music program has received an Grammy! What more needs to be said? If you care about and take at least some responsibility for your kids' education, this is the best school in town.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2012
Granted there are some kids who don't strive to do as well as others, Green Valley is an AMAZING school. We are lucky enough to keep our Fine Arts Programs because our principal, Mr. Horn, does everything he can to keep them. Being a Gator we are so into our school that I wouldn't be if we would bleed blue and green. I seriously doubt you would find a better school especially in Las Vegas and this is coming from an actual student. Green Valley isn't just a school, its a family. We all get along and have no problems. This school is the best you'll get, I mean come on, we even got a Grammy Award.

- submitted by a student
December 04, 2011
Green Valley High School was a fine school in its day. Still a pretty good school. Very, very crowded now though. Teachers, with a few exceptions, are above par. Staff, with a few exceptions, are very good. Didn't suit our child. Chose to withdraw.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
My daughter has attended GVHS from 9-12 and has received a pretty good education. There's times she's had difficulties, but most teachers have gone the extra effort to help her, and she's now graduating with high honors. It's taken a lot of effort. She's had more difficulty getting through her honors classes than her friends who had a better head start in middle school. Lots of kids there have no motivation, but its offset by others who strive for the military academies, an IVY league schools. There are very talented people, both students and teachers, at this school, and my child has an excellent well-rounded background because of it. They've had a lot of opportunities there other schools don't have. CONS: The principal will tell you what you want to hear; lacks the motivation for change unless there's a direct benefit to him. don't like him, but like most teachers there.

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January 23, 2010
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July 07, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 10, 2009
Green Valley is a great school. It has great teachers and students

- submitted by a student
no rating February 05, 2009
Green Valley High School is summed up in its motto: Commitment to Excellence. In academics, in athletics, in arts, and in the activities, program after program strives to be the best in town. Standout programs are the forensics team (9 state titles in the last 12 years), the band, choir, and orchestra programs (all perform at a high level with committed experienced directors), and many of the athletic teams. It is the only regular public high school that offers the International Baccalaureate program. This year, it had more Presidential Scholar nominees than any school in Nevada.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2009
Green Valley High School is a superb school! I had a daughter graduate in 2004 and my youngest daughter will be graduating this year. This school has completely prepared them for entrance into any college or university. The AP and IB programs are top notch! The extracurricular programs are excellent and help the students to stay focused on keeping their grades up and excelling in school. No wonder GVHS is ranked consistently as one of the top schools in the nation. My daughters excelled at GVHS in academics and extracurricular activities. I know I made the right choice when I decided to move near GVHS so my daughters could get the very best education the Vegas valley has to offer!

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2009
This is a great school with extremely nice teachers, but its extracurriculars left me ashamed. Their sports system made me embarrassed about how they almost cheated in some ways.Luckily, my son has graduated, and now my daughter is zoned for silverado.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 30, 2008
I am so impressed with every aspect of GVHS. My son is plugged in to athletics, music, clubs and honor roll and is thriving in every area. Thank you Mr. Horn and staff for holding our children to a higher standard!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2008
I love this school. The teachers are great as well as the programs. wonderfull students. I've never been part of a better school.

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March 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2007
I graduated from Green Valley in 2003 and could not be more impressed with the quality of education I received there. The teachers were excellent and very attentive to student's needs. The AP and IB classes are second to none. I feel that many of the classes I took at Green Valley were more challenging than some of the courses I took at my well ranked undergraduate university. Similarly, my fellow classmates at Green Valley still stand out as being some of the most intelligent and conscientious students I have ever met (even compared with other students at my undergrad). I am now in my first year at a top-ten ranked PhD program and I feel that I would not be here if it weren't for the solid education I received at Green Valley.

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October 22, 2007
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September 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2007
It is a really great school! GVHS is great in sports, education and our fine arts department even won a grammy!

- submitted by a student
March 28, 2007
I have both kids going to Green Valley High School and they are both Honor students. They are experiencing a music department that is second to none. The principal is virtually at every event going on and knows so many of the kids one on one. I feel comfortable at the monthly Parent Action Committee meetings to voice any and all concerns on my mind. Parent concerns are always given full attention by the faculty. I often challenge my friends with kids going to expensive private schools to compare that with the quality education my kids experience at Green Valley High School and in many areas my kids seem better educated and more prepared to excel in life.

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March 25, 2007
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March 25, 2007
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March 25, 2007
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March 25, 2007
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December 14, 2006
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September 05, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
August 09, 2006
Green Valley High School is excellent. The level of education in some ways rivals college level. The Community College on campus and career resources give students a real edge for the future. School clubs and resources also enhance the experience.

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March 26, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2006
I graduated from GVHS in 2003 when Principal Sabo was still there. I am a junior in college now and DAILY I remain thankful for my education at Green Valley. The superb staff, enthusiastic and knowledgeable teachers, and the amazing programs (the music department - especially the first rate orchestra), prepared me so well for college. I would recommend this school to anyone seeking a well-rounded education. I would like to add that had I not the opportunity to study under Mr. Petersen and Ms. Smith as a senior, I would have never been inspired to choose a political science major with a minor in English. Kudos to you!

- submitted by a former student
September 23, 2005
This school is a student's dream come true for a high school experience. So far, the teachers have been caring, enthusiastic, and very qualified in their areas of teaching. Our daughter has hopes of fulfilling a career in medicine, and I believe that Green Valley High School will only make this dream more possible for her, with the outstanding classes and extracurricular activities. Keep up the great work Gators! Dr. and Mrs. Osama Haikal

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June 08, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 02, 2004
I am one of 36 parent volunteers that run the College and Career Center. Working closely with the counselors, vice principals, and Mr. Horn, the principal, I see the commitment to quality. This year alone there are several students going to ivy leaque schools, let alone the other universities. I have one child that has already graduated and is a junior in college and was well prepared for the next level of acadamia. I am extremely pleased with the education. The music dept. is awesome! The only thing that bothers me in the least is sometimes you get teachers that are burned out and you cannot get rid of them, this is a district problem though and not a school issue.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2003
This school is excellent. The parent involvement is dynamic! The teachers and staff really care about the students and the quality of education received at Green Valley High School. Extracurricular activities are well supervised and the students are very well behaved! The counselors are extremely helpful and they are always willing to help the students in whatever way they can. Students are encouraged to go on to college and excel in life. They are shown respect and they give respect. This school's educational program is tops in all areas!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
There is a new principal for the 2003-2004 school year. I am hopeful that the new principal will improve upon the leadership rating. There is really no where to go but up. Parent involvement has been discouraged by some rude staff members.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
One of my two children has graduated from Green Valley High School and one is currently a junior. I believe the school provides an excellent education to students who take the Honors and AP classes. The College Prep classes are another story. For the most part, they need to be more challenging, have more homework and have more research paper assignments. I question whether my child was adequately prepared to write long research papers with multiple types of sources, footnotes and bibliographies. But,if your child really desires a great education this is the school to attend. The opportunities are endless. I believe Green Valley High has some great, very committed teachers who get the kids excited about learning. There is also an awesome choral director. Green Valley's choral program is the best! They have achieved national recognition by winning the 2001 National Grammy Award. Green Valley's baseball team rocks! They have won 8 state championships. This school benefits from lots of parent involvement as well as strong support from the local community.

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August 22, 2003
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Green Valley High School
460 Arroyo Grande Blvd, Henderson, NV  89014
(702) 799-0950
Last modified Green Valley High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Green Valley High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top