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Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas

Charter | K-12 | 1200 students

Math, Science and College Prep
 
 

 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 10 ratings
2013:
Based on 18 ratings
2012:
Based on 10 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted June 12, 2013

This was a great school to go to. I advanced in math and science. I loved that in this school you got to work outside and there was more hands on learning. I would like to be a teacher. I would recommend this school to anybody.


Posted June 9, 2013

Coral Academy has a pretty good middle school criteria but the high school is utterly ridiculous. I could go on and on about how unorganized the school is and how the students don't care about the schools environment but I will just tell you about the education. There are two main qualities the teachers have at coral academy, they're too easy for the students OR they don't even know how to teach. My english teacher was my favorite in 9th grade due to his great teaching skills and his willingness to help. My biology teacher didn't ever follow up with her word and caused the majority of my honors biology to fail the final. Don't even get me started with my geometry teacher. The guy didn't care. I went to tutoring almost everyday, I went over every question I got wrong on every test,quiz, or homework and you know what he says to me everytime I fail? YOU DONT TRY HARD IT VERY EASY. Thanks sir thats really helpful. If you miss any quizess in that class he just places it as a zero. So much of a college prep school . WE HAVE RECESS ! Dear coral academy, please hire people that speak english and have the willingness to help students day in and day out. DON'T SEND HIGHSCHOOLERS HERE.


Posted May 31, 2013

Don't believe the hype. It's a good school and will really look good on your college aps and I really am overall satisfied that I sent my child there. The majority of the teachers do make themselves available but be forewarned that you and your child will have to do the majority of the heavy lifting. If you are not prepared to be a highly involved parent or have a child who is not driven to excel in school then I would recommend you look elsewhere. Overall, Coral is a great small school. It's focus is (surprise) math, science and engineering - so, don't go here if you don't enjoy those topics. Social Studies is pretty good for a science school; the quality of the English courses is good not great. The kids are smart, friendly and nice. Unlike other specialized High Schools, there is not a drug or a cheating culture. It's not very cliquish either. The teachers really know my child and are available for extra help when needed. Even though it is a pretty new school it already has an outstanding reputation and collage acceptance list.There is great communication with the administration if a parent or student have an issue. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

Our campus may not be the prettiest (Sandy Ridge). It may be a little rough around the edges. But what the building is lacking is made up 10 fold inside with caring staff and teachers. My daughter is in the advanced Math and Science program in 6th grade and has excelled this year with a 4.0. We tried the private schools of Las Vegas and found them to be overcrowded and behind in Math and Science. I am proud to display the Coral Academy Magnet on my car and I am proud to tell other parents where my daughter goes to school. They are truly a college prep school and care about my child's future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

My son attended the Tamarus campus for Kindergarden. This campus is over crowded, not well maintained, no library, no art room (art is done on the playground), no school nurse, no science lab (as promised at the beginning of the year) and a very high teacher turn over. I see NOTHING to support the "math and science" attached to the schools name. Please do your research before sending your child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2013

CASLV has many problems: high turn-over of staff, teachers with poor English skills, disorganization within the administration and overcrowding. There was not a lot of willingness by the administration to address concerns of the parents when these concerns were brought to their attention. The attraction of the smaller size was a draw, but failed to live up to its initial draw. Overall, the problems overwhelm the positives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2013

I've lived in Las Vegas before and have known the principle and some the great teachers of Coral Academy of Science for some time. They were all very educated and highly qualified teachers. Students were also very smart, polite and diligent. I really enjoyed being at Coral Academy of Science... My daughter loved the school as well while we were there...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2013

I started at CASLV in 6th grade and am now in 7th. Its a good school with a great cultural diversity, in a even better area.Note that the school has alot of Turkish staff and students and they speak Turkish to eachother alot which can kind of leave you feeling left out, unless you take turkish class.Last year 11th and 12th grade was added.This year they took away lockersfor a cleaner space and I have to admit its cleaner.They also added new touch computers !!! They have many clubs for middle school but most is only fo 8th grade.For high school they only have a couple.They no longer give student store to 6 and 7th graders but a table with snacks to buy.Somedays we are given Panda express day for $5 or cici's pizza . Because my school osnt funded by the stay we are constantly raising money like every first friday is Cici's night. Overall its a good school although I wouldnt stay for high school due to limited dances and kaki colored pants to worry about of your a girl.


Posted December 30, 2012

My daughter is currently in the fifth grade, and has been attending Coral since 3rd grade. The teachers and staff are very dedicated in making Coral a safe & fun learning environment for the students, and not to mention the wonderful arts program they offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2012

My son is attending high school campus of this school. I deeply appreciate commitment of the school staff and the teachers especially. My son is attending AMSP program and he loves doing math and science because of this program. Thank you Coral Academy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2012

Not only academically but also socially good school. Activities, trip,Sport activities, Olympiads and so on. The Winter Wonder World Festival was the last activity that everybody enjoyed. Just 2 words: Great School.


Posted December 2, 2012

We love Coral Academy. Our first child started at this school in 3rd grade and our youngest entered as a 1st grader. The class sizes are small, the teachers are dedicated, and it is nice to belong to a school community that has families that value education so much. The children are grouped by ability, so the students can be taught at a level appropriate to their abilities and talents. My children are both in the advanced group, and they are challenged far more than they ever were in public school. Because the parents who choose Coral Academy for their children tend to be very educated and concerned about their child's education themselves, the students who attend the school tend to be very bright and motivated. And there is nothing better than the synergy that happens in a classroom where creative and intelligent children work together to learn, guided by a dedicated teacher. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2012

Great school!!! Last year were my kids first year there but it was such a big improvement. My kids are learning a lot of things. Math and Science classes are so far beyond what they are teaching them in the public schools. Class sizes are right around 22 even for middle school and high school. When my oldest son was going to a public school, his 5th grade class were 35 kids. This school may not be tuition free but for $125 per semester and a total of $250 for the whole year, it might as well be free. They actually spend the bulk of their money on the rent on the building. Despite the limited funding they get, Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas actually do far more than the quality of education your kids will receive at any charter schools and public schools in the valley.Teachers are very caring and they really challenge the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2012

Three words-- disorganized, overcrowded, unsafe! My son attended there and I had a huge concern for his safety, school is overall disorganized and classrooms are small and overcrowded! The school does not have the right facilities, no lunch room, computer room, library, nurse! Wonder where the money is going! Do not send your children there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2012

This is my child's first year at Coral. She is very happy at this school. No bullying. Only 20 students in her class and all of her teachers care for her academics and learning. Finally she is being challenged now. She can stay for clubs and extra help after school; and they are all FREE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2012

I have two children in this school. Both are now in the upper campus. I originally moved my oldest child because he was getting bullied in public school and he is now happy and has a great set of friends from families who value intelligence and education. My younger child moved last year and entered from public reading in the 47% percentile. By the end of the year she was reading in the 80% percentile. I attritube this to the dedication of the staff, the free tutoring she got afterschool, and the dedication of our family to help her catch up. As with everything school related...it takes a team. If you are from a family who is willing to put in the effort, the Coral Academy Team is willing to work with you and help your child reach her fullest potential. Don't get worried about the mild disorganization at the begining of the school year... this is what happens when a school invests money in the students and not in massive overhead and administration like CCSD does. By the end of the second week everything falls into place. Overall, I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

Im a student. I love this school! I used to get bullied! Now I dont. And one of my teachers worked at a public school. If they dont have a degree, then the public school didnt either!


Posted March 27, 2012

This school has been amazing for both of my children. I have one in the lower and upper campus and both are challenged and have teachers who care about them. The school has grown quite a lot but it still remains the best option in a state that invests very little in public education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2011

We are happy parents of a child who attends this school. There is great focus on academics and the teachers are dedicated. Wonderful environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2011

This school is of great value and benefit to all students and parents.They are very hands on with their students.


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
49%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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 Students86%
Female91%
Male82%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian91%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

Math

All Students90%
Female96%
Male87%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian95%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian91%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant90%

Reading

All Students89%
Female96%
Male86%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian95%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian95%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Reading

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

Math

All Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian75%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

Math

All Students80%
Female84%
Male77%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian77%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Reading

All Students72%
Female78%
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian68%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

Math

All Students61%
Female60%
Male61%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian60%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students64%
Female71%
Male59%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian68%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian65%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Science

All Students68%
Female58%
Male75%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian63%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Reading

All Students95%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
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 49% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 6%
Hispanic 15% 40%
Black 6% 10%
Two or more races 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/A54%
Male 56%N/A51%
Female 44%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN HENDERSON
PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN HENDERSON
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • MATHCOUNTS STATE 3RD (2012)
  • SCIENCE BOWL STATE 2ND (2011)
  • SCIENCE BOWL STATE 2ND (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • JUMP ROPE FOR HEART-MOST FUNDS (2011)
  • JUMP ROPE FOR HEART-MOST FUNDS (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
  • TURKISH
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • ERCAN AYDOGDU
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (702) 269-3258

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
  • TURKISH
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Kickball
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Game club
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What are your chances?


2 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
185
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
1152
Students typically come from these schools
PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN HENDERSON
PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN HENDERSON

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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8185 Tamarus St
Las Vegas, NV 89123
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Phone: (702) 269-8512

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