This school cares more about athletics than the student body. If you aren't a football player or a cheerleader, you are treated like dirt. If you are, than you are given special attention and privileges. I have been dress coded for wearing my brothers baseball jersey with the number 13 on it. I had to change and missed two periods because they would not supply me with an extra shirt, so my mom who had a doctors appointment that day had to bring me one. Our quarterback Chassion Presscott is allowed to have the number 13 on his football jersey but I can't? Also I have seen my friends get dress coded before they could even get out of their cars. The worst campus monitors in the world dress code people for the stupidest and most ridiculous things. My friends have gotten dress coded for having skirts that are too short, but when you look at the cheerleaders, their butts are hanging out. Do they ever get dress coded? No. The favoritism at this school is ridiculous. If your child is not athletically inclined, do not send them here.
I went to palo verde when the school was still in barracks on bonanza high school...I really miss this school and it's teachers. They were amazing when i went there and still speak to most of my friends and some of the staff from there. If I moved back to Vegas I wouldn't hesitate to send my own children there.
This school was absolutely horrible. The teachers hardly care and the students don't put any effort into their work. The student body? Over-privileged rich snots who are above everyone else. The academics also lack. You get crossword puzzles and you get to color things in a math class. Fantastic. I'm glad I only had to go through one year at Palo Verde. God help those who go to this school.
Palo is an excellent high school that produces outstanding citizens.
I am currently a Senior (early graduate) at Palo. As a member of a clique prone to hating an environment such as Palo, I have no complaints whatsoever. I think parents reviewing badly on here are just looking for someone to blame, when it is their child's fault, I mean, just look at the spelling on some of these. My education has been wonderful, my teachers very helpful and appreciative of their jobs, and the counselors and programs have helped me so very much in advancing to college. Overcrowding may look like a problem to parents, but honestly, it makes no difference. If it wasn't a good school, it wouldn't have so many students enrolled each year, and wouldn't be overcrowded. Stay classy, Palo.
Its a good school if you want to attend. I'm a sophomore right now and everything is going well. Since last year that I've been attending to this school, the teachers and counselors that I've talked to are nice and helpful on what ever you need. So if you want to attend this school I'll say go for it, it is a good school that has people that will support you.
Palo Verde is a wonderful school. My child graduated from there in 2009. It was a wonderful experience for him. My wife and I never had any problems contacting teachers or administration about a concern we had. Our son is doing well in college and Palo Verde had a hand in that. I would recommed Palo Verde.
I hate this school. My childs Test scores are horrible, there are more inccedents at this school then ive ever seen out of all the schools ive sent my child to. Her grades are low and the teachers dont pay attention to her. The disopline is very unorganized, she is not doing well at this school. The population is huge yes.. And it doesnt matter right? as long as your child is getting good grades? no.. I dissaprove of this school and do not recommend it for any one.
I dont care what anyone says, Dan Phillips is the best principal in the district. He is a fun, caring, but also very proffeshional. He works with the students and helps them grow into fine, young, adults. At the same time, he isn't afraid to lay down the law. With a previos and brief boxing career, he will not hesitate to protect any of Palo's students. Palo Verde is lucky to be graced with his presence. All of my friends wish they had as good of a principal as Mr. Phillips.
My daughter is a freshmen this year..I love Summerlin and my neighborhood and the schools, but overcrowded and not a strong parent support
Ok let's break this down, 1) The lack of orchestra is due to lack of interest from the student body 2) The lack of closed campus is due to mostly seniors who leave and there is no impact seen from others leaving 3) The 'overcrowded' is not the school's fault and even then the school does a great job of handling the problem 4) For the motivation factor, how about having some parental motivation? The school isn't 100% at fault if the kid drops out, somewhere along the lines its the parents fault as well. 5) The AP staff at PV is absolutely amazing especially Social Studies.
This school is horrible. The majority of the teachers use profanity regularly, it is NOT a closed campus although, on paper, it is. They have a school-sanctioned match-making service (I-Flirt fundraiser), school assemblies sponsored by Monster Energy drinks which are given out to students (against CCSD nutrition guidelines), Rap music radio stations for entertainment at lunch time. I could go on and on. What a disservice to our students and community.
My daughter has been attending Palo for nearly 2 years and she loves it and all her teachers are very supportive. Thanks to the staff for doing a great job under the stress of over crowding.
My child has attended Palo Verde going on four years now. Ever since Paul Oisboid left, the school has gone down the drain. Dan Phillips does not care about any of the fine arts programs and all about sports. He shows favoritism in many of the other programs and is not a good adminstrator at all. I would not recommend sending anyone to this school at all.
My daughter goes to Palo Verde HS, and although the financial resources are in plenty, there is no recognition for her academic talents. She actually has about a 4.4 GPA right now, but there has been no 'Congratulations' from anyone at the school. There are 10 portable classrooms, and the school has about a thousand more students than it was built for. There is zero parent involvement in clubs or anything else. I have tried to involve myself, but nobody wanted me to get involved, so I just gave up after a while.
My son has been attending Palo for a year and a half and I am extremely pleased with the education he is getting. All of his teachers are exceptional and caring about their students, as is the counseling staff. The Honors and AP programs have been challenging for him. The JROTC program is top notch. The sports program is impressive. I have nothing but good things to say about Palo Verde HS, and being in the military, we have moved many times and have been to many different schools. We will be transfering soon, and my son really doesn't want to leave. Great School!!
As the parent of a gifted and talented student who attended Palo Verde for nearly 4 years and dropped out with 4 months left to go, I can't express my frustration strongly enough. I met with his teachers every year to ask for help, and each year I was told the same thing...'we have too many students to give any one student individual attention'. The school is overcrowded, the teachers overwhelmed, and the students uninspired. If you have an exceptionally motivated and self reliant child, they may survive in Clark County schools. Otherwise, get them out of this town before it's too late. My son is attending community college and planning to transfer to a 4 year college, but his education in Las Vegas did nothing to move him forward in life.
My experience has been a very negative one with Palo. My daughter was a freshman last year. Her middle school had a fabulous concert orchestra, Palo had no such thing. Teachers/Administrators do not supervise well at all. On numerous trips to the school, I witnessed children leaving campus and not even being questioned. When I approached someone in the office about it, she said that there were just to many kids to watch them all. To me, that is unacceptable.
Palo Verde is an excellent school. I've met many of the staff members as well as the principal and I find all of them to be stellar. Sports programs are well run as well as the classrooms.
I am a parent of two Palo Verde students. I am very happy with the school, especially the band program. It ranks top in the state. I like the block schedule, but would appreciate a bit more flexibility in choosing classes. (drop the rotation classes, they are typically not strong classes and the time could be better used)
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