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Calvary Chapel Christian School

Private | K-12 | 571 students


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Posted June 9, 2014

To the parent that entered a post on 5/26/2014 A lot has changed in 5 years since your child was at Calvary. My kids have had a great experiences and they probably were in class with your child. I was the room mom for both teachers They worked so hard for all the kids. 4th grade is a difficult year anyway. As parents it's our job to partner with the school and not expect the teachers to do it all. Why are you posting something 5 years later? How is your child doing now? I bet very well.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 26, 2014

My child attended this school a few years ago. (2005-2009) For the most part the teachers were caring, but when we hit fourth-grade we had a terrible year. My child has a very loving heart, but is talkative and unorganized. I was a single mom working full time. These two fourth-grade teachers really snubbed their noses at me and made me feel like a second rate Christian. Hey troubled me so much one night as I was praying about it. The Lord said, "Forgive them." I am just writing this review in hopes that all teachers really understand that some parents are fighting a battle and encouragement does more then treating them like they are trash. Several times a week I would go online and my son had several red lights and comments that he was disrespectful in class ... Yet in his third-grade year his teacher loved him and appreciated the type of boy he was. His fourth grade year was very disappointing I felt like I couldn't even work with the teachers because they didn't like him or me.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 24, 2014

Thursday, I witnessed grace under fire. I heard and watched a parent scream, cuss, and throw things at the ladies in the school office because SHE owed money to the school and did not want to pay it. These ladies work so hard for our school and did not deserve this kind of treatment. They are so sweet and kind to all the kids and parents that come into the office. Kudos to Cheryl, Deana, Laura, Judy, and Jan for you patience and hard work. You are a blessing to our school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 21, 2014

My daughter has been in this school from Kindergarten to 3rd grade. This year they hired a new 3rd grade teacher who is probably the worse teacher in this school. Students are tranferring to the other section to avoid this teacher, sadly we were to late to transfer my daughter to the other section. It has gotten so bad that my daughter wishes to transfer to another school. They have a lot of favoratism in this school and it shows. The tuition keeps on increasing even when they say they will not raise if we participate in the fundraising. I am now looking to transfer my daughter to another school. I am very disappointed at this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 17, 2013

Great School!! Nice Staff & environment, trust in Lord!! May God Bless you & your ministry!

Posted May 6, 2013

I need to mention that also a lot of favoritism among the staff of the school. If your child is not talented or athletic, no problem...anyone can be part of the team or play as long as your parent volunteers and does not complaint about anything. You need to pretend everything is fine and dandy, and you will have your child participate in a sport or be part of a performance. You have children who are talented in a sport, but do not see them participate in games, but sitting on the sideline because the children who are favored are normally the ones who will be performing, praying in class, receiving the awards, etc. etc. Everything here is one sided and no change is a dictatorship on the part of its superintendent. The superintendent is the one who dictates everything to the point that he will participate in the plays of the school, and other school performances.The ambiance of the school staff is artificial and not authentic; artificial smiles, and pretending that a Christ like philosophy is being followed. Not true at all; you teach about God, you also walk the same way without taking sides with students...everyone is treated the same...consistency and no favoritism.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 19, 2013

This school does not follow what they teach. The teachers are one sided and have their favorites and the principal and superintendent believe they are above the law. My children are high school students and behind in every subject. This is because they do not hire qualified teachers and they make them teach subjects they no nothing about all due to budget cuts. Yes the school is cheaper then other schools but they will get you every week with a fundraiser, additional sport fees etc. Don't send your child here if you want them to learn!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 15, 2012

We love Calvary! Pastor Derek is a wonderful pastor who cares about his church and the school, even when his children did not attend at the time. Each family makes their own personal choice and they chose to homeschool during the early years. Just updating information for people interested :)
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Posted May 9, 2010

This school is so involved in the development of the whole child. Many families receive scholarships so their students can attend. Only a few parents are involved in the school leaving most of the work up to the school staff. The staff at this school works long hours and really care about our kids. No school is perfect. I read some of the comments probably written by disengaged parents and students. The students and parents who are involved and really care about the school love it. I am so glad my children go to school here.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 7, 2010

My family moved to Las Vegas a year ago. We put our kids in one of the best public schools (rated 9/10) in the area. It was a nightmare. Praise God we found Calvary Chapel. My kids are enjoying school and life again. It is a true christian family atmosphere. There is huge parent involovement and feeling of community at the school. My kids are amazed how NICE everyone is. The teachers are SO loving to the students and their love for God shows.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 4, 2010

I am a former student who went to the school from the 6th grade to the begining of high school. Calvary is a great school for grammer school and middle school levels. However for high school this school may not be a very good school, I left and acceled in athletics that Calvary did not offer such as wrestling and a great football program, not to mention my school had a great academics record. Depending on the zoning you're in Calvary may be a better alternative school for your kids. If you care for your kids, do the research on the schools in your area. If you live in a not so great area, I would definately recomend Calvary.

Posted August 20, 2009

As you can see from the other reviews, this used to be one of the best schools in Las Vegas. The school is now run by a new administration (almost 2 years). Fewer college prep classes are offered and parents are charged extra money for everything, including each minute high school students are on campus after school. Our child was there for almost 10 years but the change to a more secular, showy atmosphere was so unacceptable to us, we reluctantly found a different Christian school. The church also has a new Pastor, Derek Neider, and his school age children do not attend the school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 24, 2009

As a mother of four children, I can tell the difference in the quality of education my children have received. Two of my children went to public school and two went to Calvary. If I had to do it all over again all of my children would have been educated at Calvary. This school has not raised tuition in three years because they understand the economc impact facing its families. The staff works hard to make improvements based on feedback from the families here. I have never seen such dedication from a group of people. The people who are complaining are not involved and uninformed which is probably why they didn't leave their names. That behavior is what gives Christians a bad name. The school's test scores improve over all every year and if you don't believe me just ask to see them.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 10, 2009

this is the best school because there is like no bullies and it teaches are children about the 1 the only lord god jesus chirst
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 23, 2008

No security, no discipline, below grade level academics. This school offers nothing but a low price which ultimately matches their level of education.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 9, 2008

This is the worst school experience I have ever had. Horrible students, horrible staff, the whole school is an absolute joke. Please, never send your child here.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 20, 2007

i used to go to calvary and i thought it was the worst school ever and now that i moved to a new school and compared the two,i wish i never have moved schools.the school that i'm going to right now students have to worry about bullying and stuff like that calvary has a safe enviroment and it's like family there. i reallly want to go back
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 5, 2007

Calvary Chapel is an outstanding mix of a challenging curriculem with well-qualified teachers and in a Christian environment. No need to worry about bullying. Only making great friends and learning. Accomplishments are rewarded so the children strive to get straight A's and read to their point level. It is a perfect environement to learn in. Calvary is like a large family with a highly qualified staff willing to address any and all concerns promptly. They help the kids to spread their wings and tackle their work on their own.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 23, 2007

I'm a recent graduate from Calvary Chapel. I've been there since day one (1994) when the school started. So I've been there for a loooong time! I am completely amazed at how much the school has grown. Not only numerically but also in the quality of instruction. Calvary has got one of the best elementary schools in the Las Vegas valley (ask ACSI). I'll admit, the junior high and high school were lagging for a while, but have recently improved immensely in the quality of intruction. They've become much better in preparing students for their future at a college/university setting or wherever else life may lead that student. Christ is still the core of the cirriculum. Calavry is moving along great for a young school and I look forward to seeing how it grows! I can honestly say that I'm proud to be an alum of Calvary Chapel Christian School
—Submitted by a former student

Posted May 22, 2007

This is the absolute worst Christian school in Las Vegas. They have only 2-3 good teachers this year that are now leaving the school, because of the money issue. Calvary is the cheapest school in Las Vegas, even though the tuition is cheap they try to get it back by fundraisers, donations to 'help the school', well I have seen donations come in, but I don't know where they are going from there. The new high school they are building was suppose to be done 4-7 months ago, but suddenly there wasn't enough money after there was suppose to be enough. It shows no values of a Christian school, in fact its just a private school that HAS to teach about God. My child is very unsatisfied with every thing there. The education is horrible, they are a year behind almost every other school. Please don't send your children here.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Hispanic 11% 40%
Black 8% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 5%
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7175 West Oquendo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89113
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