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Las Vegas, NV
Students enrolled: 2,286

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5050 Brent Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89131

(702) 799-6699
(702) 799-4698
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October 01, 2014
M school is a amazing school and the teachers there teaches good helping there students out on there work. they help me and i gradute in 2013. thanks for everything shadow!!

- submitted by a student
June 24, 2014
Absolutely no school spirit. The school is okay on an academic level, I learn everything okay. But on the side, it is so awfully boring, it's just routine everyday. And the weeks that there is a Spirit Week.... STILL boring, no students attend/participate in the spirit weeks or any kind of "fun" events that are planned. Dances? Joke. You'd want to leave within 10 minutes as the place is decorated with poorly drawn/painted cartoons on butcher paper. Incredibly boring.

- submitted by a student
March 20, 2014
My son has attended SRHS, along with several of my exchange students. I have no complaints about this school. The teachers and all the staff have been very committed and caring over the years. I believe that in HS, you get what you put into it. There is more to school than sports! My family and my children love this school!

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2014
Awful !!! If your child is involved in Sports don't attend. Shadow Ridge is open enrollment. Kids and Dads that aren't even zoned for this school have come over and infiltrate and have had an agenda from the start.They even gained up on a coach that had been there for years and never told he was gone, he showed up at practice in front of kids and they let him know they didn't want him.( couldn't even tell him privately after all the years he had contributed, voluntarily) I can go on and on. They treat an adult like that, they treat kids like that, unless you are part of wine nite / and the reich. So many stories seen first hand. It is so crazy. I can't even explain all that goes on. What is really bad is these guys are in charge of our youth. Frank Tousa is the Worst...

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2013
I feel my student is safe at school. Most of the teachers are involved with the students and allow for a positive learning experience. The school spirit is below average unfortunately due to the lack of administrative support.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2013
Prejudice plays a big roll! Nothing is being done! Dean protect her own kind, staff is rude! Spirit of student are crushed and don't want to attend. Dean herself is a bully, no compassion is given for the weak. Swaggers rule the school. Girls get in trouble for above knee shorts, while swaggers are allowed to show boxers. Its gross. Can't go to dean for help! No one care to help the weak. My child went from "a's" to "c's", doesn't even want to go to school. Scared of being bullied! Where's the protection? Teachers are being stabbed with pencils in face, vandalism to vehicles. Suspension for defending themselves. The Dean is horrible!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2012
Parents if you want your son or daughter to play sports in college send them to another school like Arbor View!! Me and my entire family supported this football team and these Coaches for years. it was truly a huge mistake. I should of listened to the reviews and sent my son to Arbor View for a better education and better coaches!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2012
My children are pretty good students abd quite involved in all kinds of activities. My only complaint about the school is from the principal down to many of the teachers, a negativity prevails. The administration fears the top guy. The teachers fear for their jobs. The students are not challenged nearly enough. If your child can memorize and spit it back, you will be fine. The school forgets that molding these students into indepenedent, free-thing, problem-solving adults is part of their job. Nope, memorize and take a scantron test is the mantra. The best teachers leave for better working conditions that's for sure.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2011
I went to shadow for freshman and sophmore year, The coaches are dedicated and the dance program is one of the best. I enjoyed my saty besides basic drama. The deans don't follow rules they have favorites and let them get away with anything, the principal doesn't do much at all. The counselors are very dedicated to their job. Having 8 classes is a plus. And Coach Barnson is the best!

- submitted by a student
August 15, 2011
I have two sons that attend Shadow Ridge and have had a successful career there. I think that no matter what school your child attends, it is what they make it. Shadow Ridge has strengths and weaknesses just like every other school, but it has given my children what they need to be able to be successful in college. The drawback at Shadow, is that the administration is not as vested in the kids as they are in themselves, but the strength is that there are great teachers, dedicated coaches, and plenty of opportunity for your child to be involved in extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2011
Don't expect to succeed or become heavily involved with after-school activities unless you are white and mormon.

- submitted by a student
May 16, 2011
There are two kinds of teachers at Shadow Ridge High School. Those that are leaving and those that are trying to leave. The administration there is the worst in the school district.

- submitted by a community member
March 31, 2011
High School is what it is. There will be apathetic teachers and there will be teachers who will leave a lasting imprint on your life. It's up to the individual to decide if they are going to enjoy Shadow Ridge to it's fullest or if they are just there to stare at the walls. If your kids are not being challenged in their class then maybe you should move them up to an Honors class. Don't just complain to the air around you...do something about it.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2011
This school lacks in administrative leadership. It is sad to see students spoken to like they are trash. Students need to have their voice heard at times. The AP of athletics and the hispanic security lady are by far the worst. They encourage students to be disrepectful. Some one should clean house of them and some of the teachers that are there to only collect a paycheck. Ms. PerriCrane is one of them not to mention teachers in the science department. And FYI to coaches, don't you know this is what keeps students off the streets, being a positive role model would help instead of standing yelling with a big gulp in your hands or Coach Tusa that sleeps on the couch in the office while students are attempting to do work for journalism. Wow, get a clue Shadow Ridge staff, be blessed to have such a wonderful position.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2010
I hate this school already and I'm only a freshman. The deans are TERRIBLE at doing their jobs and I honestly hope they get fired. Don't send your kids here, half the teachers can't even control their classes anyways and they should totally hire more experienced substitutes who actually know what they're doing. I'm going to another school next year. If I could give it zero stars I would.

- submitted by a student
March 10, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2010
I am an alumni, and my high school experience was exactly what I made of it, just as it is for everyone else. Shadow Ridge is a good school if you want a social high school experience or to have an educative one. Most teachers I had were competent and clear and the deans were helpful when needed. The only downfall is that the teachers are less like teachers and more like friends, and often behave like teenagers.

- submitted by a community member
no rating February 24, 2010
I think Shadow Ridge is one of the worst schools in the Clark County School District. It is as bad as some of the inner city school. Comparing it to the schools close by it is like night and day. Arbor View is 3 miles away and is by far a better school if you are moving to the area you would be better of moving into Arbor Views zoning. The principle at Arbor is far more active and in touch with the students. The principle at Shadow it is obvious he is doing his time waiting to retire.. which be his performance should be soon. Barbarini does not care about the school or students he isn't even visible at the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2010
Teachers seem to do a fair job - with the exception of those that do to much cut and paste (3rd grade activities) for high schoolers. Coaches should do some personal contact with other staff regarding their team members and need to spend time in the halls observing and communicating with students. Also, why aren't coaches doing something to encourage further education by kids in extra-curricular activities ? Camps, workshops, and college contacts are a few items that come to mind.

- submitted by a community member
no rating December 30, 2009
This school can be so amazing if your into academics, or want to participate in extracurriculars. If you want to go to a good college or be accepted, this is the place to be. However, students who put no effort into school will struggle here. I love shadow ridge so much! You should too. I am proud to be a student here. The teachers and staff are all very accepting and helpful.

- submitted by a student
November 19, 2009
My children have, unfortunately, been to multiple schools over the years due to the military. Shadow Ridge is by far the best school we have been involved with! The teachers are fantastic, and make you feel extremely comfortable that your child is getting a great hands on education. Danielle Meza in specific has been a great help and has done so much for the education of my child that reach far and beyond what the responsibilities of a teacher are.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2009
I went to this school and I have to say it is absolutely terrible. The teachers are wonderful, however the administration is mindless. They care more about dress code and tardys than they do about the 14% of students who passed the proficency, and almost half the kids that are not graduating. I was actually pulled out of class during exam day because I was wearing flip flops.

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April 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2008
I graduated from Shadow in 2006 and I absolutely loved it. The teachers and administration were wonderful, and I learned a lot. If you're trying to decide whether or not to send your kids to Shadow, definitely do! You will not regret it.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 18, 2008
I am a freshman at SRHS. What I love about the school is the fact that there are great teachers and counselors that can help you with anything. And by the way, the best teachers you can get in SRHS is Mr. Leyrer and Mr. Dameworth.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 18, 2008
We have recently moved to Shadow Ridge. I do not like the teaching philosophy at this school. It is more of a hands-off type school. They give you the lectures and expect you to figure out the rest on your own. We are from a school where the teachers are very involved and 'hands-on' - they give you lectures, study guides, etc. - they even stay after school to do study groups with the kids having trouble. Shadow Ridge claims to have the best teachers in the county - and they may be book smart, however, they lack the ability to get their knowledge to the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 30, 2008
I graduated from Shadow Ridge High School and I have to say that there are a few teachers that actually do care, but there are many who look at their job as nothing but a source of income. Due to some of my extra curricular activities that I was involved in I had the opportunity to interact with the Principal and the Deans and other administrators of the school. This is where the schools downfall lies. They are not there to help cater to the students needs, they do not listen to students and their concerns.

- submitted by a community member
no rating July 22, 2008
I'm a sophomore at shadow ridge and its the best school. The teachers are great!!

- submitted by a student
no rating April 30, 2008
I also attend Shadow Ridge High School as a Freshman and I believe the school is one of the best in Las Vegas. We have some of the most critically acclaimed teachers in the state and do well academically. Mrs. Mcshea is defintely one of the best teachers.

- submitted by a student
February 20, 2008
this school was a horrible influence on my daughter and she was never taught the needed material

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2008
This school is amazing. It has the best teachers who know exactly what they are teaching about. They have tons of school spirit related activities and I wouldn't want my child to attend anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2007
I am a sophomore at Shadow Ridge HS. My personal experience from attending there should matter a lot to parents out there since I have the hands on theory. This school is great. We have some terrific programs and educators and we have awesome spirit. Our school does whatever it can to do the most for the students and has excellent one on one relations. Each child has the opportunity to sign up and participate in numerous activities and be set in a wonderful learning environment. I, as a student, am so glad I attend Shadow Ridge. And by the way, Ms. McShea is the best!

- submitted by a student
March 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
I am concerned about basic security at this school. They do not take checks for labs and lunch. I can not reach the school 'banker' for information. Students carry cash for lunch, I have not found any information on a lunch card. My son was injured playing football and was out of school. I called in the next day to report an absence and I was told that the attendance person was sick for the day, to call back the next day. Students should be accounted for at all times. I intend to continue to reach out on these issues, but it would be helpful if others with the same concerns would also.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2005
In dealing with the office staff ; I found they are rude and impolite. Had to contact multiple times to get records ; they would not until I involved the superintendent.

- submitted by a parent
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Shadow Ridge High School
5050 Brent Ln, Las Vegas, NV  89131
(702) 799-6699
Last modified Shadow Ridge High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Shadow Ridge High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top