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.
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!
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...
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.
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!!!!!!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Don't expect to succeed or become heavily involved with after-school activities unless you are white and mormon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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