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Desert Oasis High School

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Posted Sunday, September 14, 2014

This school cares more on dress code. your gonna call bunch of student and then talk about dress code. teaching is pretty good but why students can't go any besides cafeteria on lunch time. You should give your students free high school life at school. and its their free time so you should let them where do they wanna go. In California students are allowed to go anywhere part of the school. besides that it's all good bout teaching. and stop talking bout dress code. students are getting annoyed of it.


Posted January 19, 2014

I am a student at Desert Oasis High school i know that D.O is not a bad school in fact i am proud to be there. Yes we have our handfull of fights and the foods not the best but the staff members do seem to care and help Bette us students. That's all we should ask for. And there are no real gang bangers just wannabes.


Posted December 11, 2013

I was apart of the first graduating class at Desert Oasis in 2010, and I can say by far I am lucky to have attended this school. The programs and extracurricular activities at this school are amazing- from Journalism, Marketing, Business, Mechanical workshops, etc. Having all of these programs sure prepared me (and many other students) for college. Thanks to the commitment and passion of the teachers and staff, I am now attending the University of Southern California (USC). Desert Oasis is a wondering foundation and a spring board to allow your child to succeed in their post secondary education; that is IF they apply themselves while at Desert Oasis. I still live by the school's motto, and surprising found myself quoting it to someone just the other day, "Strike At Every Opportunity!" Love you D.O! [I just had a brief moment of nostalgia, lol!]


Posted May 17, 2013

There are no gangs at Desert Oasis High School, so, that's a ridiculous claim. It's not the best school, but it certainly isn't the worst. The teachers are outstanding, and they really do care. The people with the problem would be the students. If they're blaming teachers, they should be blaming themselves for poor grades and such. Desert Oasis is doing pretty well, for being in a state that's in the 50th state ranking in all of America..
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2013

This is the worst school ever, lots of drugs, gangs, bullying, I had to pull my child out, because the principle would not do anything about the gang activity in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2012

Very disappointed in this school, very poorly ran, no communication with the parents, Deans are on a power trip with the parents. My child will no longer be in the CCSD, my child will be in home school so he will get the education that this school is so lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2012

I agree whole heartedly ! The teachers have for the most part communicated well when asked via email. THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL has an ego that doesnt allow him to be contacted, return calls, or make appointments. The guy outta be reasigned to an inner city school, where fewer parents wanna talk to him. I do like th school and enviroment for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2011

Unbelievably dissapointing. After several phone calls and emails I have yet to hear from any of my sons teachers or counslors. They seem to really care very little for the success of children. Why become a teacher if you don't care? Its very sad that this is a new school, and yet our first year was extremely dissapointing. No doubt I have a teenager who needs to be pushed, but it would be nice to know I sent him to school every day to be taught by teachers who actually care. The office staff is very unattentive and at times rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2011

Amazing school with amazing people. Filled with intelligence, talent, and teamwork. I couldnt possibly dream of going to any other school. I wanted to go to LVA for singing, but then i saw D.O's choir and definitely knew i wanted to go there. . I love this school so much. Go diamondbacks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2010

Im am a freshman at this school. I dont understand how the rating on this website can only be a 5 out of 10! Last year was the first class to graduate and they had the higest graduating rate in the county. There were about 3 students who has scholarships for Ivy league schools, and that was the first graduating class! I remember going to schools in middle school and having ok teachers, bad teachers and great teachers. Well here all the teachers actually teach and they teach good. I highly recomend going to this school its very new and the floors are still shining! But most of all the education is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2010

Im returning to this school for my senior year, and if you want a good high school but dont want to go to the magnet level, I recommend this one whole-heartedly. I went to Western for 2 years before going here, and the difference was exponential. The staff is extremely kind and helpful, teachers know what they are doing, and the campus is phenomenal. The Computers, English, and Foreign languages programs are incomparable to most others. The student body is picturesque as well. The graduation rate is amazing for a public school as well. Best in NV for student happiness! GO DIAMONDBACKS!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2010

Quite scary when a freshman cannot spell his own class name. I was a student here for one and a half years and served as a member of Student Council. I can say that the teachers here are great, devoted and love doing what they do. On the other hand, the principal, while great towards students, never raises a hand for discipline but rather leaves it to his fiery Dean of Students. Student wise, many of the students are quite petty and ingrained in their own views to the exclusion of all others. As an example, this last years yearbook committee purposely cuts out students 'not in favor' or puts in bad photographs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2010

For a new school, they are well-equipped with everything that the students need. School is well-built and beautiful. Students also enjoy going to school. Teachers are great and very easy to talk to. Lessons are also being taught well and children are monitored.


Posted October 7, 2009

We recently relocated to Las Vegas from overseas. My son just enrolled in to Desert Oasis High Scholl this semester. The school is a pleasant surprise to our whole family. The school facility is fantastic and brand new. The principle and teachers and school administraters are nice, helpful and enthusiastic. Some of the teachers have quite high standards. Teachers are all available for contact via email. Moreover I can follow up with my son s progress by log on to Parentlink . The school has many after school activities and many sports activities are available. It is well balanced for schoolwork and sports. The students are well behaved. It is truly a pleasant surprise! We also looked at several private schools and spoke to principles before but at the end we chose Desert Oasis High School. We are all very happy with our choice. Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

im a feshman and the school is great everyone is really nice
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2009

I love this school. next year will be my last in high school and im glad i get to spend it at this school..
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2009

This school is great! A lot of my teachers go above and beyond expectations and it rubs off on us and makes us want to work harder. The administration at this school is very productive and is always willing to help out parents and students with any problems. I am so glad I came to Desert Oasis High School and I look forward to my next three years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2009

My new school is great. I didn't think I'd like it but our principal is nice. Also, the teachers are cool. It's the first year open.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2009

The Administration seems 'overpowering' because they have zero tolerance for stupidity from the students. As a result, a lot of bad apples have been removed from the school, which makes for a better learning environment for the rest of the student body.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2008

New campus, very pretty, but administrators are overpowering and class changes in the middle of semester abundant.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

544 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

545 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

541 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

537 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
Black/African American48%
Asian86%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial88%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities81%
Students with limited English proficiency36%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant76%

Reading

All Students78%
Female84%
Male73%
Black/African American60%
Asian81%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students77%
Female74%
Male80%
Black/African American52%
Asian87%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch67%
Full price83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiency23%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant77%

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male78%
Black/African American65%
Asian88%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
Students without disabilities87%
Students with limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant83%
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 38% 37%
Hispanic 22% 40%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 6%
Black 14% 10%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 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 36%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

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6600 West Erie Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89141
Phone: (702) 799-6881

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