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Desert Pines High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2231 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted November 5, 2004

The school is excellent. The teachers care and the curiculm is great. I have a problem with only 2 meal periods for almost 3000 students. It sounds like they spend most of their lunch time in line.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2004

Great football program. Education wise, very poor quality due to over crowded and lack of dedicated teachers.
—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.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

492 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students53%
Female53%
Male52%
Black/African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian45%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities59%
Students with limited English proficiency16%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students58%
Female64%
Male53%
Black/African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian52%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full price52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities65%
Students with limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant58%

Science

All Students55%
Female54%
Male57%
Black/African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian59%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch57%
Full price50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities62%
Students with limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant55%

Writing

All Students58%
Female67%
Male49%
Black/African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian45%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch58%
Full price56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities65%
Students with limited English proficiency12%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant58%
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 80% 40%
Black 9% 10%
White 6% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3800 Harris Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89110
Phone: (702) 799-2196

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