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Spring Valley High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2127 students

 

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Posted April 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 28, 2011

Most of the stuff and teacher are not nice and is not really helpful at all.


Posted 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


Posted November 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted December 5, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 9, 2008

Good school - just wish the teachers would stay around longer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted December 5, 2007

SPVHS makes us all look good and, I am proud to be a grizzlie fan :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 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


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) to assess high school students in reading, writing, math and science. The HSPE is a high school graduation requirement. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Black/African American60%
Asian84%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial62%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiency43%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Black/African American64%
Asian73%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch67%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiency20%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant76%

Science

All Students77%
Female74%
Male79%
Black/African American65%
Asian78%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial65%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities81%
Students with limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant77%

Writing

All Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
Black/African American75%
Asian77%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full price84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) to assess high school students in reading, writing, math and science. The HSPE is a high school graduation requirement. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 34% 37%
Hispanic 30% 40%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 6%
Black 13% 10%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
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School basics

Fax number
  • (702) 799-1288

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

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Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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3750 South Buffalo Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89147
Phone: (702) 799-2580

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