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Burk Horizon Southwest Sunset High School

Public | 8-12 | 269 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted October 18, 2009

this school is one of the best schools anyone can be at.I have learned a lot of life skills and im getting a great education
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2009

I am currently a student and i love this school everyone is polite, teachers reallyl try to help student, and if it wasnt for burk i wouldnt of caught up and be finally graduating this year, also palms casino really helps our group of community of caring.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2008

Burk is a school that is net for those students who fall through the cracks at other schools. We welcome the student who needs a second chance! The entire staff, from the Principal to the custodians, have stepped up to help all students to become successful, responsible adults. I am proud to work at Burk. I love the kids and the people I work with.


Posted November 16, 2007

I was once a student for Burk and I can not ask for a better school. Caring teachers, councelors, staffs, and students that are there to succeed for a better future. Teachers were there to help any students who needed help. Students learn to appreciate education in this school. =)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

I go to Burk. Its a great way to make up credits. I applied for full time student and they denied me saying I was too late and then I saw other students getting full time and they just applied....aggravating. The teachers their are amazing! I love them.
—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.
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The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

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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

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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.

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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36%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
83%

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92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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37%

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33%

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28%

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49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

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47%

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68%

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79%
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 Students36%
Female37%
Male33%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
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White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch33%
Full price42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant36%

Reading

All Students47%
Female51%
Male40%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch42%
Full price59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant47%

Science

All Students37%
Female31%
Male48%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch36%
Full price42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant37%

Writing

All Students49%
Female55%
Male39%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch49%
Full price48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant49%
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 72% 39%
Black 12% 10%
White 11% 39%
Asian 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4560 West Harmon Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103
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