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Chaparral High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2301 students


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Posted August 24, 2014

I attended Chaparral Sophomore & Junior year and all I can say is...DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER! This school is the absolute best in ccsd! Before I attended I thought it would be the worst years for highschool but I was wrong. The teachers are absolutely AMAZING! I never went to a school where the teachers actually understand where your coming from and they actually do everything in their power to make sure you walk across that stage. Shoutout to Mr. Coleman for making math actually enjoying! The students at Chaparral are great as well. Their nice, and will make you feel accepted to matter how different you are. 2011-before Chap was the most horrible school in Vegas but now, its one of the best. The ONLY bad thing I can say about this school is they are somewhat strict on dresscode. So watch out... All in all, I would attend this school Senior year if I wasn't moving. I already know my new school wont be as enjoyable. Enroll your child in Chap if you really want to see them with a diploma in their hand and have an awesome highschool experience for the next 4 years. LETS GO COWBOYS !!

Posted June 27, 2012

you know at first i did not wantto goto chap i wanted to goto vegas but then i got to know people and the students at chap and feel in love with the school everyone is so nice and they mind there own buisness im now a sophomore and proud my teachers took extra time out for me so i can pass and get all my credits so i would tell everyone to come to chap you can not judge a book by its cover an thats what people do well you cant judge unless you dont know that all i have to say
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 22, 2012

Couldnt want more from a school. The teachers have unique ways of teaching and you could fit into almost any classroom enviroment. Ive personally seen it change from a school labeled bad to a school that achieves what it wants. The extra-curricular programs are amazing and the camaraderie between the students and the teachers have made this school the most spirited that ive attended. I definitely recommend going to this school for the perfect high school experience.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 14, 2012

I am a [former] student of this school and I greatly enjoyed my time here. I made excellent friends and had some really great teachers that I actually learned from. I only gave the school four stars because I found the office staff to be quite...short and rude at times. Same with the counselors. I actually -hated- going to them sometimes. But I find that the teachers and other students made the school worthwhile. I haven't been to the school since the restructuring, but I have heard some great things.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 15, 2012

Chaparral High School has transformed over the years into an excellent school. I'm proud to be a Cowboy and always will be. The teachers do their job and are helpful while the staff makes it exciting to go to school. Our school has been through its own trials and tribulations, but our Cowboy Pride has brightened up those dark moments. No one can knock us of our horse. Class of 2012.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 7, 2011

Chaparral High School is one of the worst schools my daughter has ever been to. Not only based on her experiences and opinions but mine as a parent as well. They literally kick the students off school grounds during split class when lunch time is not available, at the end of the school year they demand to have the students belongings and hold them for two full days before returning them. That doesn't even make sense! As a parent I don't understand many of there practices. The teachers are horrible at mediating conflicts, as if they don't care about there students. My daughter was bothered many times throughout the year by other male students within her class while the teachers said nothing ,even when she reported this to the teacher, I can go on but I am running out of word count. I am currently filing many complaints concerning there school system. Please do not enroll your kids in this school. You may regret it as I have. (
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 19, 2009

I am currently a student at chap i have attended many other schools in the valley,and none quite have the uniqueness that chap has... Yes some of the teachers are mean but hey its life my favorite teacher so far is mr. Robert seely i wouldnt trade him for the world and the rotc program here is amzing thank u for reading this peace
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 29, 2009

I am a student there( some to be former student) and all I can say is that it is one of the best schools i have been to. I went to a magnet school before i attended chap and I can tell you that, that school doesn't even compare to this one by far. The atmosphere here at school is just amazing, and everywhere you look there are kinds that always have school spirt, some have taking it was far as dying there hair orange and black ( those are our school colors) to show there school sprit. Chap has an excellent arts and media program that proudly displays may of their students work around school. The school is just like a huge melting pot, where students just really get along and are a lot more tolerant then in other schools. All I can say is Bravo Chap
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 26, 2008

Sorry, but all I asked for was a single copy of my transcript, and they won't return my calls. I called everyday for a week and none of my calls were ever returned. Weak and rude admin staff. I remember when I first enrolled here my freshman year, and they basically redirected me EVERYWHERE. I was told to go to the front desk, then they told me to go to the nurses office, then the counselor, then i get redirected to the registrar. Don't go to this school
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 30, 2008

I am student at Chaparral High school and i love this school! The new principal is doing a great job in making this school a better place. I think the RSVP is a great idea and hopefully it will help the school. I am in Orchestra and all i can say is that Mrs. Garmen is the best teacher in Chap! She motivates us in so many ways, i didnt really like playing until i had her as my conductor. Thanks Mrs. G!
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 27, 2008

I'm a student at Chaparral High School and I think it's the best ! We have all types of clubs and extra-curricular activities. We have an amazing art program. Our new principle is making the school a lot better. I'm in Student Council and Soccer. Everything about Chaparral is amazing ! Great teachers, Great students, Great principle, great school !
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 20, 2008

I have 4 children who either have or are currently attending Chaparral High School. I rate Chaparral 5 stars in every area.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 13, 2007

I am a teacher at Chap and both of my children go to school here. I really couldn't be happier with the quality of education they are receiving. As a teacher I wish that parental involvement was a little better but it is hard to find a perfect school. We have a new young principal in his first year here that really understands what direction that the school needs to headed. Given a couple of more years, I honestly feel that this will be the high school that many outside our school boundaries will want to send their children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 24, 2005

Chaparral obviously is doing something right! They have such a diverse population of students and are very unified despite. Kids love it there, the kids are happy and having a great time... friendly with their teachers (most of whom have been there for years) The Student Council State President this year is at Chap... the Governor of the Boys' State program also came out of there. Football team could use some improvement... that would raise the spirit. But overall things are positive!
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 27, 2004

I'm a student and although the school isn't that great the teachers are pretty good in the honors program. If you get involved in extracurricular activities it's a lot better.
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 19, 2004

chap is a pretty good school its not that school sprited though most of the students don't like it there and i don't think thats right. mybe the adminstration should someting about that. have more fun school activities and get everbody involved. that way kids will be proud to say they go to chap. besides that its a good scool the teachers are a little uninvolved in some things with students i can understand cause students are upsetting now of days so i guess its not all there faults. i go to chap and i loves it! i plays sports and have fun with my friends plus i makes good grades. i know i'm not perfect but i try and i hope i don't give you guys alot of trouble.
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 28, 2004

Chaparral has to be by far the most school-spirited school I've ever been to. Most of the kids there love that school. It's not the dangerous & ghetto school everyone thinks it is. The teachers aren't the best but, they love what they do. Most of them have been there forever. For the most part, it's a good school, but there's always room for improvement. Chaparral is a very positive school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 4, 2004

I always enjoyed the classes at Chaparral. The teachers were understanding, and always helped when things were difficult to comprehend. Although there were fights, you generally felt safe going to and from your classes.
—Submitted by a former student

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The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

517 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

517 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

514 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

505 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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


All Students65%
Black/African American52%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch62%
Full price70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
Students without disabilities69%
Students with limited English proficiency30%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant65%


All Students70%
Black/African American64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch69%
Full price73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiency15%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant70%


All Students62%
Black/African American49%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch61%
Full price64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiency16%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant62%


All Students66%
Black/African American69%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch63%
Full price71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities72%
Students with limited English proficiency20%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant66%
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 55% 40%
White 23% 37%
Black 12% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3850 Annie Oakley Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (702) 799-7580


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