- 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!
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.