This school is terrible. The traffic on all incoming streets makes my child's bus late, and the school makes it even worse by doing tardy lockouts every day. I don't want my child going through this hassle and I find the staff of this school uneducated for doing this when their own public transportation and "tardy lockouts" become problems for eachother. The staff of shadow ridge treats students as if they are prison inmates.
My daughter attended this school for the 2015-2016 school year. Overall, the staff was friendly and the guidance counselor really helped my daughter get on track. My daughter really enjoyed going to this school.
- A Parent Shadow Ridge is a diverse school economically, and academically. In 2014 a new Principal took over and the administration and staff are in a transition, with an awesome goal is to provide every student with a Google Chromebook. The have a split schedule providing longer class times. On even days students go to 2,,4,6,and 8th periods, and odd days 1,3,5, and 7th period. Not all schools in CCSD provide 8 classes to students allowing more options for electives and less homework time. Unfortunately it is part of the worse school district in America. Schools are desperate for money here in Vegas and the cost for students to participate is too high for some students. They try to make a profit off of everything, which in Nevada is the only option to fund education. Lower income families will have to say no to students on issues like Prom, Yearbook, and $6 lunch fundraisers. PLEASE NOTE: ALL FEES CAN BE WAIVED IF YOU ASK the Principal! They do not advertise that...It's discrimination to offer things you can't afford. Including band trips to IRELAND. The collective group will pay for your student to go as long as you try to fundraise for some of the cost.
The Special Ed at department at Shadow Ridge has failed my one child with an IEP. My second student is having a good year. Get accommodations is a process. Parent Involvement is for the very rich parents. Poor parents not so much...
2015 I have seen some AWESOME changes at Shadow Ridge, and I would love to say due to some of the issues I have raised. More than likely it's due to some very hard work by a new Principal Mr. Warnick, and Ms. Shipp. I gave them 1 star last year. This year they get 4! Change is hard for everyone and sadly it takes time. Kids get lost, and left behind in the process. ADVOCATE FOR YOUR KIDS FIND SOMEONE TO LISTEN, and TAKE ACTION. Hopefully in the process the kid you are advocating for will learn to advocate for them self. Clark County Schools need a lot of improvement. They do have some awesome programs going on, and awesome teachers that perform miracles. Odds are not good for your student and that is why you have to be involved, and that's why you have to push.
Signed my child up in your office and talked to your counselor about classes. Was even told that it didn't look like there would be a problem getting her into the electives she chose. This morning, we find out she is registered in a different school!! No wonder why the school district is one of the lowest in the nation!! Incompetence is perpetuated through management, and you have certainly accomplished that. I will gladly be taking my child to a different school. A special note to the rude woman at the front desk: If you don't like your job, LEAVE. Your bad attitude towards parents that come in is unacceptable, I can only imagine how you treat the students.
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!