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Quest Academy Preparatory Education

Charter | K-12 & ungraded | 600 students

Our schools is best known for meeting students'emotional and academic needs.

 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 15 ratings
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted Saturday, September 13, 2014

I have two sons that attend Quest Academy. My older son started Quest Prep the 1st year the high school opened (12/13) and the 1st semester was very rough due to certain administrators - namely the principal. When Mrs. Roberson took over as the principal the 2nd semester, things changed for the better. I feel that she is professional & dedicated to making Quest Academy the best it can be. Both of my sons enjoy going to school here. I want my children to get a good education & have a safe environment to learn in. I feel that Quest provides that for them. The sports programs are just starting out, but it gives the students an opportunity to play and be a part of a team. I have not had any problems with any of my children's teachers - they have been open to communication. I personally feel the high turnover in regards to teachers was due to the prior administration. I think Quest Academy has a great amount of potential to be a really good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Tuesday, September 9, 2014

So far it's going ok in Kinder at Alexander. Not sure the learning is ther just yet but the good teaching stafford just getting situated. Coming from Chalenger this has been different. Not as structured or strong in education so far. We have confidence and believe things will get figured out as time goes on. Any other parents have experience in this school and have opinions on the new school year? Are other grades offering challenging education for your children? Thanks. Concerned Parent after week one.five
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2014

We have just started our third year at Quest. Surprisingly, there was a huge turn over with teaching staff and administration this year. We had expected to see quite a few if the same familiar faces in staff but that hasn't been the case. As a parent, I have been impressed with the professional demeanor of my kids' teachers but have some overall concerns regarding feeling like a stranger when I walk thru the doors of a school we have been attending for three years now. Hoping for a good school year and will stay in communication with the teachers as well as attempt to become acquainted with the new administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2014

My child has been attending this school for the last four years and will be starting his fifth year in a couple of weeks. We have been through the ups and downs with this school, but the one thing that has remained consistent is the dedication that the teachers and staff have to the children. The new administration and board have done an excellent job of being very open and honest with the parents about plans and the changes that need to occur to get the school back on course so that the children get the best educational experience possible. I highly recommend Quest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

my school is quest academy and i'm in 8th grade i know some of the sites says that quest academy is the worst they are wrong i am in that school i started officialy last year and it was amazing and you should take an kid advice from that school that is me and i really do like this school all the teacher are challenging and really they do the best they can on me. this was the best school last year and i'm really looking forward for this year i was really emotional when i left cause i really didn't want to left my friends and teacher this school has the best students ever.


Posted July 1, 2014

My children attended this school for the 2013-2014 school year. By far one of the worst decisions I have made. This school does NOTHING about bullying going on in the school. They allow children to keep attending who have been in several fights and who have behavioral problems. I was very excited to have my children attend and at the end only realized what a mistake. I pulled my children out before the end of the school year. The administration is also very unprofessional and rude. The only good thing about this school is some of its teachers, which sadly many are leaving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2014

What a disappointment this school has been this past year. The whole administration and board were new to their positions due to the shake down that occurred in the prior school year and it was overwhelmingly obvious. So disorganized and chaotic - I did not get a sense of security having my child there. The curriculum may be more advanced than a "typical" Clark County School District school, but I seriously doubt it. And the fund raisers - Holy Cow - there's at least one fundraiser each and every month on top of added costs for anything and everything. There's no way my kid is going back to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2014

It's our first year with Quest and I and my baby girl LOVE IT!!! Her teacher is amazing, caring and always have time to talk about my kid. We can't wait next year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2014

The school needs serious improvements. Some of the teachers and staff need training on how to professionally address problems with the parents. The staff and some of the teachers are very rude and not kind at all. This type of behavior rubs off on to the children that attend their school. The quality level of education and curriculum is very weak. They serious need to improve on their curriculum and teaching style. They address that they involve the parents but this is nothing but a lie! They don't want parents to get involved so they lie and make up stories so that the parents can't get involved in their child school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2014

This school is not as it seems. The school lectures students on bullying against each other which is a good point, but they fail to implement this in their own orderly conduct as staff members. The staff members at the school are bullies. This includes some of the teachers and support staff. Be warned that they play favoritism and single out children that they don't like. They bully these children and try to knock down their self-esteem and spirits. The staff also sticks together by lying to cover up their wrong doing. Do your homework if you decide to send your children to this school. There are far better 4-star charter schools that are much better than this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

My daughter has had an exceptional experience at this school, so much so that she will be continuing on to third grade here in the fall! The staff is caring and competent!! The teachers are extremely dedicated and inspiring. Parent involvement is above an beyond the norm. The OLD principal is gone....The NEW principal is GREAT!!! Submitted by a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

This school is PHENOMENAL. My children have excelled because of the teachers and staff at Quest. The BEST decission I ever made was putting them into this school and taking them our of CCSD. The class sizes are great, the teachers are motivated, dedicated and certified to teavh my kids. The Administrator is AMAZING and cares about each kid and family individually. There is no politics or fighting. The Governng Board has made so many good and positive changes that can't be listed. There is a sense of excellence and devition towards the school succeeding as a whole. I love listening to the Governing Board meetings now because they have tried very hard to make this look like a 5 STAR school, and they are. The website is better, they broadcast the meetings via the internet and they keep making the right moves and changes. Quest just announced some growth that sounds very good for middle school and high school kids. And I hear they may be moving around the valley. This is a good thing also. TAKE YOUR KIDS HERE! ITS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

This is an amazing school that prides itself on caring for each child's emotional, social, and educational needs. The Board, administration, and staff are dedicated to producing life long learners. Parents are welcomed in the school and take an active role in their children's educational and extra curricular activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

This school has a new administration that came in at the end of the 2013 school year. So far they have done an amazing job bringing the teachers, students and parents together. My kids love attending Quest Academy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2014

I have a 7th grader, a 6th grader and a kinder student at Quest. They all love the school and the teachers! The PTO is very involved and there are so many activities and school functions for the kids to participate in. I would definitely recommend Quest!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

Quest is a great school with very caring teachers. The students here care for each other. Both my girls teacher are the best teachers ever. Love this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2013

This school is amazing, my child has learned so much in just one day. This school is truly amazing


Posted August 2, 2013

This will be my daughter's 2nd year at Quest. She will be in 7th grade. She loves all of her teachers. I find that a smaller school setting helps her learn more without even realizing it. The class sizes mirror CCSD, but with only 600 kids in K-8 it makes for a much better learning experience. They focus not only on academics, it focus on life learning. I am very happy with Quest and plan to send her through High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

This school is a really good school with good teachers and administrators. What previous reviews failed to mention, the kindles and other gifts were given out as Christmas gifts, rewards for attendance, and for the less fortunate. My child was a student who receive one of these gifts. You will read in the media all the information, however as we know media never tells the full story in order to get high ratings. They never talked to.any of the parents of the children who received gifts. This school is and will continue to be a very good school. The principal is very caring and always goes the extra mile to help our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

FIND A DIFFERENT CHARTER. The teachers in this school are wonderful, especially the kindergarten teachers. As of the principal and other administrative they are just cruel and horrible. The Principal embezzled $15K, took the school credit cards and fundings and bought personal things and christmas presents such as kindles, DVDs, video games, etc. There has been harsh environment in the school. They have proof of all these allegations. I do not want my child in this environment no longer. The staff and the principal try to bribe you to be on there side. This school is all over the news if you want to read further.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
70%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

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Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
n/a

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
46%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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 Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian84%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

Math

All Students78%
Female89%
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian84%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant78%

Reading

All Students71%
Female83%
Male60%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

Math

All Students53%
Female43%
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian59%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students63%
Female65%
Male61%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian77%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant63%

Science

All Students60%
Female55%
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

Math

All Students39%
Female36%
Male42%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian48%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant39%

Reading

All Students53%
Female48%
Male58%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian66%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

Math

All Students35%
Female37%
Male32%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian32%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English36%
Not migrant35%

Reading

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian68%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

Math

All Students25%
Femalen/a
Male27%
Black/African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities26%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English23%
Not migrant25%

Reading

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Male23%
Black/African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English31%
Not migrant33%

Science

All Students38%
Femalen/a
Male29%
Black/African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English36%
Not migrant38%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

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Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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 Students61%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students78%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students55%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant55%

Writing

All Students78%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 50% 37%
Hispanic 19% 40%
Black 18% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 7% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 5%
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 26%N/A54%
Male 47%N/A51%
Female 53%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school CCSD
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 80% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation UNLV
University of Arizona
Arizona State
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Dance club
  • Drum line
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Debra J. Roberson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (702) 586-0836

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Business
  • Social justice
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Pre-law

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Bowling
  • Boy scouts
  • Dance club
  • Drum line
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
900
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
1200
Students typically come from these schools
CCSD

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
UNLV
University of Arizona
Arizona State
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 80%
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6610 Grand Montecito Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89149
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Phone: (702) 631-4751

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