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Silverado High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 4 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 25, 2014

There are way to many students at this school. There are about 40 kids in every class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2014

This school has made every effort to bring up test grades, sports rankings, and keep the student body clean and healthy. The Principal is instituting new substance policies this next year that will virtually eliminate school centered drug use and abuse, and a volunteer program that will have the grades rivaling Bishop Gorman.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2014

Silverado started a new tardy policy a few weeks ago. Although I didn't like it at first, it is really making a difference and students are getting to class on time and not interrupting the teachers. They also put real rolls of toilet paper in all the restrooms, not the little sheets!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2014

Silverado high school has a lack of discipline. I've been at this school for almost a year now, and the administrators and teachers just don't care about anything. You need to come in after school to make up a test or something? Nope. They've gone up and left. You have bully issues or just issues in general? Ha. They don't care one bit. If you want your child attending this school.. I hope your not looking for a good education or a child who's right in the mind.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2013

My school has improved a lot in the past years, but it still has a way to go.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2013

Silverado was a wonderful school with super teachers and administrators the 12 plus years that I was there..The best years were when Mark Coleman was the Principal.Aldeane was a good Principal also..I really miss those good old days at Silverado,
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 26, 2013

Many of the teachers at this school, who I thought were great moved to new schools after I graduated. The German teacher was very good, and had a great many other teaching talents. He was a book of knowledge and took students on tours to Europe to see history and art. The English teachers were also quite good.


Posted May 19, 2013

Is any way you can rate Coronado High School? I am new in the School and I do not have a full picture yet to submit an opinion but yours will help me to complete mine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2012

Daughter graduated 2010 after attending 4 years of Silverado and she had a wonderful experience. I now have my other son and daughter attending and have been perfectly happy (so far) with the staff and students. It is a beautiful campus..well maintained and safe neighborhood. Office staff caring and helpful. Wonderful music department and lots of opportunity for sports. Yes, programs/activities are getting cut but I believe the school is doing it's best to provide as much as possible to students on a very tight budget.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

As far as CCSD schools go, Silverado is perfectly acceptable. It's not the shiniest most pretentious suburban high school, but it's also not the most beat-up underfunded school in town. From what my kids say, it doesn't have the kind of brutal Mean Girls cliques you see in your average John Hughes movie; everyone is civil to everyone else. The honors classes seem peppered with kids who really struggle to keep up, and the selections for AP classes and electives are not the greatest. But they do have some AP options and the guidance counselors, while overworked, are willing to work with kids who come to them looking to excel. Kids who are just there for the ride will totally slip through the cracks though. The sports are pretty decent, and just as underfunded as everyone else in town (no good groundskeeping for the fields, but enough balls to get through practice and fresh paint in the gym). The drama department is definitely full of drama. Extra-curricular clubs are prone to being cut when the sponsoring teachers can't take on any more work. Overall, if my kids are going to be in broke CCSD schools, Silverado is a good choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

This school has a great cross country and track team. The coaches are awesome! The teachers are great! The administration is horrible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2009

What an excellent school to round out a child's education. The sports program has volunteer teachers helping in every aspect, the facilities are wonderful and safe. This is what makes memories, teaches competitiveness and builds character. Add this to the classroom enrichment, and you have a winning school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

amazing school, great place for learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2007

Compared to other school in the Las Vegas/Henderson area this is by far the best when it comes to staff, and the lack of drugs, gangs and violence. The grounds and school itself is very upkept and neat, and the staff are the best you'll find.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2007

Silverado offers a diverse curriculum for students of all levels. The extra-curricular activites are fully supported by the staff and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2007

Parents are welcome anytime. Teachers are willing to help all the students and they offer many clubs that help with tutoring, community involvement, athletics or just fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

Silverado HS is safe, but it is a real slacker when it comes to making sure diverse AP classes are offered.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2007

I am a Student at Silverado and so far it is a great school. There are over 70 extra curricular activities including band. Which I am in and all of the band kids are very accepting and awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2006

My son attends this high school and I have found the staff to be wonderful. They are very dedicated to the students and to providing a great high school experience. There are opportunities for every student to join in activities and clubs - from scholastic type things to skateboarding clubs. Music programs, sports and drama are all big. The kids are great. I have not seen any bias on behalf of the students and I have spent a lot of time at the school - they seem to accept everyone. I was concerned when my son started 9th grade having just barely turned 14, but he got along just fine. He joined in a lot of activities and has never looked back. I wouldn't want him attending any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2004

Silverado is a great school. What I think is messed up is the district itself, they have an RPC regulation that is obsurd. Kids shouldn't be sent home from school for days they she be spending extra time at school or doing something for the community.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

509 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

500 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Black/African American74%
Asian79%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch67%
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)49%
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
Black/African American79%
Asian83%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch75%
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities88%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant84%

Science

All Students78%
Female74%
Male81%
Black/African American65%
Asian77%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch63%
Full price84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant78%

Writing

All Students84%
Female89%
Male78%
Black/African American81%
Asian74%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian86%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch73%
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
Students without disabilities87%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant84%
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 44% 37%
Hispanic 28% 40%
Two or more races 11% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Black 7% 10%
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 32%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students College counselor(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (702) 799-5744

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • College counselor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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1650 Silver Hawk Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Phone: (702) 799-5790

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