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Durango High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 16 students

 

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Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014

Durango HS is an amazing school! Most of the population is spirited and the teachers are great . I graduated this year (2014) and I am extremely proud to say I graduated from Durango hs, I wouldn't want to go to any other high school. I went to Durango for 3 years , my freshmen year I attended spring valley which personally I don't recommend. The children have attitude and are belligerent. The school is not spirited at all and I hated my teachers. I came to Durango my sophomore year and have loved this school all 3 years, I loved the assemblies , the spirit days , the sports , the pep rallies , everything ! But the most important learning! Teachers made my days worthwhile. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone ! Hs is a fun experience if you enjoy and get involved ! If your child is not involved then they probably won't have much fun , but if they go to Durango maybe other students can convince them to ! My high school experience at Durango was awesome and I'm so thankful I attended this school ! Go trailblazers !


Posted August 23, 2013

Great school, great staff. One of the best schools in Las Vegas. Teachers are outstanding and seem to care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Durango High School is a fantastic place for students to learn academically, socially, and grow emotionally. The majority of the teaching staff consistently goes above and beyond to ensure maxmium care and attention is provided to all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2013

It doesn't like a school, but club. Staffs were not acting professional. How you expect all the teenage students to be nice??? I guess that's what the principal likes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

staff was inpatient and rude to me. I was very disappointed as I gave my feedback to the secretary of principal regarding their staff, and she ignored and didn't want to listen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

It is one of the terrible school. staff is rude and helpless. the secretary of principal acts like a watch dog and wouldn't let me give my feedback to principal. I would never let my kid go to this school if I have had other choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2011

Durango is a school like all others that struggles with discipline at times. Some kids misbehave and some do not - and that's life. However, the school has many excellent teachers, great students and involved parents. Schools are only as good as their administration, teachers, kids and parents, and my children have been very satisfied with this school - and grandkids will go there too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2010

I go to durango and it is a O.K. school not the best in the world but is one of the better schools in las vegas


Posted April 8, 2010

Its not the schools responsiblilty to teach kids english in HS or any other school. These parents that get upset are down right ridiculous...do you think if I took my family to Mexico my kids would get taught in there native language? that would be a big fat no! We transfered to Durango this year after being in a Private School for 11 yrs and have been pleasantly surprised. The only class my child has is the one that the teacher doesnt speak Enlish!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

Are you parents delusional? It is not the school's fault that some students are out of control, fight everyday and destroy the campus. Obviously they are out of control at home - and bring that same behavior to school. And why can't your child speak English if they are in High School? Again, it is not the school's responsibility to teach English to a Las Vegas high school student. Do your job parents - and you will make it much easier for the school to do theirs! Durango is just like every other high school, you expect a miracle without doing your job first. My daughter is an Honors student and doing well. She learned how to cope and how to succeed at home. . .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2009

first of all if its education u want take them out of state. Nevada is ranked 49 state in all of U.S. Durango, in my opinion is average. I've seen schools much worse than Durango. The Faculty is amazing for those who take honors and A.P. but for those who take regular, well the teachers are a little worn out with the ridiculous kids. I would like to talk their parents. The parents are ridiculous for not do anything about their childs behavior. Its not the school i concerned with; its the students. The teachers are awesome and teach well. Overall i would recomend Durango for those who do not on moving out of las vegas any time soon. By the way the teachers are not allowed to do anything to the students or otherwise they get fired. So its up to the parents to control their children not the teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Durango High School, teachers and staff. My children enjoy it there and feel safe. They are getting a great education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The spirit we have is amazing! the faculty, staff and students are the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2009

my 15 year-old Daughter attended Durango high school, she would come crying from school because the teachers would not help her because she did not speak english... this is the worst school I have taken any of my childern it dose not have my approvel...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2008

I am a parent of two children @ durango and i believe it could be a much better place for me to have to send my children to. 50% (Or more) of the staff there could care less, or don't have the knowledge to care enough. The violence is unexceptable. At least 3 times p/wk a child is sent to emergency rm for being jumped. They have absolutely no control over the students or the surrounding area. It is terrifying every day to send my kids there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2008

When I went there I thought the worst thing was the kids in there. They are too rude to one another. I got picked on and that doesnt help with the demand to get a good grade. The school has dirty courtyards and grafittis in the bathroom. I saw it. But I finished school there just recently. All you know is a bunch of wealthy kids go there.


Posted September 13, 2008

Im currently a Junior attending Durango High school, this school has been nothing but an inspiration for me to do my best, every year that I've been here the teachers supported me the best they could, any time I didnt understand anything I would come back after school and none of my teachers left until I actually understood the lesson, I dont know why so many people are complaining, the schedules just have to be adjusted to fit the school programs and all of the electives, and this could be as good as any other high school here in vegas
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

I am currently a senior at Durango, and the for the past 3 years I've attended there, the line between good and bad fairly clear to me. It was easy to tell teachers that are seriously focused on helping a student succeed and the ones who basically hates being there. As for the students, it may take a while for them to warm up to others, but not every one of them are as bad as many people say. The main problem with Durango is organization. If the office and teachers actually took time getting things straightened out, then they won't have over thousands of students and parents coming to complain. We have 3 months of summer break, yet they do everything at least 3 days before the beginning of the school year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2008

i disagree with all the negative comments,this school is amazing and the parents need to let the kids grow up and let them grow. Things happen,fights are going to happen every where you go. It doesnt matter,if you cant be your self the kids wont like a fake person.Regardless,Durango is an amazing school .
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2008

I am a senior at Durango, and I must admit, over the four years I have been here, the school has definately improved. Before, my counselor was no help and the teachers weren't any good, but now my new counselor knows who I am. Plus the curriculum is great.
—Submitted by a 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.

543 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

549 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

548 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students74%
Female72%
Male75%
Black/African American61%
Asian85%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial76%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch69%
Full price78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiency41%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
Black/African American70%
Asian80%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full price84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiency23%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Black/African American51%
Asian76%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial81%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian84%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiency32%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant76%

Writing

All Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Black/African American70%
Asian81%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial76%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian77%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch78%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiency30%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant80%
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
Hispanic 36% 40%
White 28% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Black 11% 10%
Two or more races 9% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (702) 799-5855

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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7100 West Dewey Dr
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