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9-12 & Ungraded
Las Vegas, NV
Students enrolled: 2,127

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3750 South Buffalo Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89147

(702) 799-2580
(702) 799-1288
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October 19, 2014
This school is better than it seems. It's also changed so much in the recent years and a lot of the staff has changed, including the principal. There's also a lot more programs like theater. Overall it's not a bad school and most of the time when people think it is it's because the staff who used to work there were not helpful but it's really improved.

- submitted by a community member

April 02, 2014
My child had been a student for three years at Spring Valley he ended up being able to get on the swimming team and worked hard. He wasn't the best swimmer but he was the hardest practice person. I feel that Spring Valley brings out the best in some of our children that falls between the cracks. and especially our children that comes from different backgrounds like foster children get labeled but you don't know how they got there but some do pull themselves up and continue to do well. Especially my swimmer we are proud of him and the teachers who saw a talent and worked with him. Thank you Spring Valley. Proud Foster Parent.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2013
My son has been apart of SVHS since 9th grade and he is in his Senior year now. He is a student any school would be happy to have. He has always played on team sports with a lot of school spirit & pride. He strives to get the best grades, A's & B's and he's NEVER been in any kind of trouble!!! A situation occurred and I turned to the help of the administration, I believed that with ALL the TIME & MONEY I had spent with volunteering and participation over the last few years that they would take the time to listen to me explain the misunderstanding that had taken place. But they basically slammed their doors in our faces... I still have not had any type of meeting with Mr. Gerye the actual principle, he has NO time, nor does he even try to show that he cares about this student or any others. And that is why I believe he has the administration do the very same. NOT CARE & NOT TAKE the TIME to HELP ANY STUDENT in NEED. If you have no choice and have to enroll your child in this school all I can say is, I'm sorry! If you find yourself in anytype of situation DO NOT Expect Any Help from this schools administration, they really don't want to be bothered, JUST PAID!!!

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2013
Spring Valley High on the surface seems to be an average public educational experience. But the school administrators seem to be most concerned about their numbers and budget and not the school body. The parents in the district state that the staff has ran over the student body for years. Our experience has been horrible. The parents speculate that 90% of the parents are not happy with the school staff. It appears that the school district employees are far below average. So educating young adults is up to the parents, do not expect much from the school system and know that your child's success is completely up to you.

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2011
I thought that Spring Valley was a pretty average school on a nice campus until I transferred to a different school across town and saw a major difference. By comparison, SPVHS is filled with staff and teachers who wouldn't want to give a student the time of day to help reteach or guide students in making important desicions and are, overall, an undedicated school. I have never (as a student) got a speedy answer (or an answer at all) from administration through any other way than making a parent call the school and threaten to call the superintendant, but I thought that was normal... Changing schools was one of the best desicions I made in my High school career

- submitted by a community member

April 28, 2011
Most of the stuff and teacher are not nice and is not really helpful at all.

- submitted by a community member

March 24, 2010
It's an average school in a city of below average choices in schools. Not the best but not the worst. They are hampered by budget cuts and overcrowding. Not a lot of extra curicular activities or fun classes.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2009
As an involved parent of a Senior, I have had and excellent experience with staff. Counselors have been helpful, and when I need to speak with teachers, they have always been helpful, and answer my emails quick!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 21, 2009
I love Spring Valley High, and pretty disappointed that I will move to a different school. The environment here is wonderful, teachers, students and staff just great. I am proud to be a former Grizzly. Go SPVHS!

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 26, 2009
This school is amazing. Now that my child goes here she loves it. Not all the test scores are good of the percentage of the whole school.. yes.. but she works hard and shes finally reached her goals in her tests. Ive never seen her so happy at a school. The teachers attend to there students and less insidents.

- submitted by a parent

December 05, 2008
i think this school is great i love it, it my senior year here and i think everything about this school is wonderfull, from the teachers to the sports everything is number one at this school... GO GRIZZ!

- submitted by a student

November 29, 2008
This school is the best school I've been to. The teachers are amazing at what they do, none of them think we are inferior to them and treat us as equals, pushing us to do our best. And overall, the staff is very kind and the administration always supports us and our various clubs and after school activities.

- submitted by a student

September 15, 2008
Very unimpressed by this school, my child had problems with her classes and no counselor had even made the attempt to help, the teachers and administration make the children feel like convicts and are far from motivational, way to make a student feel good about themselves. The principal knows the food is bad but does nothing to change it, one of the worst administrations in the district.

- submitted by a parent

June 26, 2008
I love going to spring Valley because the teachers are helpful and they want us to go to college. The staff is excellent and i feel very safe. I'm happy i'm going to spvhs.

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 12, 2008
I went to this school last year and I liked going there. When I first started high school i though i was going to be teased, but no one at this school was mean to me, even when i did embarassing things.

- submitted by a student

May 28, 2008
I have lived in multiple cities around the US and Canada. This school is by far the WORST. The counselors are not helpful. The staff seem to treat the students like convicts, and most are not willing to help out after school. The dress code is awful. Ban pink? Ban blak?

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2008
Good school - just wish the teachers would stay around longer!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 26, 2008
We are new to Spring Valley High School. My feelings are that the administration department has been very helpful with various problems we are having with our son's adjustment. Ms. Linda Classen in particular has spent needed time in discussions and help along with 'Jean' in the main office. Thanx to them I still have hair on my head!

- submitted by a parent

February 17, 2008
i think spring valley is the best school with all around sports and getting well educated students to go on to college and success making careers in the world .spring valley best teacher that help me have a wonderful career in the real world is Mr. Harmle Johnson ...thank you very much .....thank you spring valley football team coaches for all your support with the real world challenges

- submitted by a student

December 05, 2007
SPVHS makes us all look good and, I am proud to be a grizzlie fan :)

- submitted by a parent

December 04, 2007
I am a student at spring valley high school. And to my personal point of view I love spring valley. The reason why is because I played on the freshman team as the starting dt and I loved it.

- submitted by a student

October 13, 2007
As a parent I have had an excellent experience with the faculty and staff. My student is well-behaved so I [never] had to deal with a discipline issue. I have witnessed, on numerous occasions, teachers giving up their free time to help students that request additional help. My daughter is going on to college because of this school!

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2007
As a staff member (not a teacher) I can address some issues--parent/teacher conferences are after school because during school the teachers are teaching (surprise). The dress code is as strictly enforced as the school board will allow us to enforce it. I have never worked with a more dedicated staff and admin. They work very late regularly and truly mentor these kids. The only parents I have ever heard complain are those whose children have had discipline issues, sadly. People move into our area all the time just to attend spring valley!

- submitted by a teacher

May 05, 2007
We moved here from California five years ago and comparitively the school system in Las Vegas is horrid. The counselors do not know what is going on with the students assigned to them. The teachers aren't helpful at all. You are only able to schedule teacher/parent conferences right after school (the middle of my work day) and they only stay for 15 minutes, looking at their watches the entire time. I feel my child will be ill-prepared for college because of the lack of enthusiasm and effort made by the teaching/administrative staff. The sports programs are good. The level of parent involvement is good as well. I volunteer for activities at the high school and I see plenty of parent presence. I am happy there is a dress code, however, I wish it were better enforced.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2007
This school is probably one of the worst in the district. The administration is terrible, they have no consideration/regard for the parents. They don't keep in contact. The dresscode is entirely too strict.

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2007
This school need serious help. As a parent it's difficult to solve problems because you feel like you have to battle everyone to get any help. The school lunches are disgusting - soggy pizza & soft french fries are not my idea of a healthy lunch.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2006
The way this school makes the kids dress is very good. I think this should be in high schools around las vegas

- submitted by a student
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Spring Valley High School
3750 South Buffalo Dr, Las Vegas, NV  89147
(702) 799-2580
Last modified Spring Valley High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Spring Valley High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top