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Laughlin Jr/Sr High School

Public | 6-12 | 424 students

 
 

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Posted November 13, 2013

Do not walk away from this school...RUN!!! My daughter has a 4.0 that she works hard for, thank goodness her previous school gave her the skills and knowledge to do so! This is the worst school any of my children have ever attended. We are currently looking to move specifically because of this school. That is a sad thing to say since the class sizes are so small. If just half of the teachers, and the principal cared more, the student would as well and it could be top notch. Eliminating our sports one by one doesn't help at all, as all there is for these kids is drugs, alcohol, sex and gambling in this town.Clark County is of no help here either, as we are the least of their concerns compared to the Vegas/Henderson area. The graduation rate looks wonderful on paper, but that's only after they kick out, or run off the children they could care less about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2011

Because my children enjoyed attending Bennett Elementary so much, we have tried to stay in Laughlin until they graduate from High School. They seem to like Laughlin Jr./Sr. High so far. However, the Principal, "Dr. Whatever," is rude and arrogant and doesn't seem to care enough to work with or help the students and their families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

i loveee laughlin high school. Everyone is so involved with everything and the principals make sure they are at every single school event its outstanding!! -Graduate 2012 (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2009

I have had the privilege of teaching in many fine schools. I have had the privilege of working with excellent principals, however; Laughlin is by far, the best experience I've had in teaching. The school is well managed and teachers are treated as professionals here. My colleagues and I care deeply for the success of all of our students and work diligently towards that end. Decisions in the school are made with the best interest of students as center. The school is a very safe, and caring place in which to work or attend classes. If I wanted a change, I have the opportunity to move and teach anywhere I choose at this point in my life and career. I choose to teach in Laughlin at this combination Middle School and High School. I truly enjoy the interaction with my students and with my colleagues. This is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 30, 2008

ive been this school for a while and then figured out that i have adhd and they helped me out this school is awesome
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2008

I have raised my children, but now my granddaughter, who lives with me, will be in her senior year coming . I was impressed with the special attention when I enrolled her this past school year. Everyone was very helpfull making the transaction easy for her as well as myself. Two of my other grandchildren graduated from this school and I never had any complaints on their schooling.


Posted January 17, 2008

A great school, I would give it a billion fives. I couldnt have made a better choice to enroll my child in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

i think this school has great potential and my child loves it there. I also like the classes and the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

Laughlin is a great school. in the 7 years i attended (6-12th) there were about 5 fights (half of them you could barely even call that), we were a 3 time high acheiving school in the No Child Left Behind initiative, and now i attend a 4 year university thanks to the excellence of my teahcers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2007

I feel totally opposite of the other parents here. Laughlin don't have a lot of student and in science my child has had 3 or 4 labs this year. And the teachers are great The school in laughlin is small and the classes are small so the kids get atention
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2007

This is the worst school. Besides poorer educational levels, these children seem to be more aggressive than normal. My child has had a few incidents that were above normal. Not wanting me to interfere she went to the office personnel herself. Three different personnel literally blew her off. We are moving specifically because of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2007

I agree with what the other parents wrote. Our son had a horrible two years there, with no help from teacher or principal. We moved just so our son can attend a different school. That is really sad because they don't have many students the school could be so much more if there were people who cared about our kids futures. I would never move back to laughlin because of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2007

The level of parent involvement would be higher if the parents could get in touch with the teachers. They have a great tool for communication, Intouch online, but unfortunately many of the teachers do not use it. One teacher took his grades off, another hasn't updated grades since November. It is a wonderful tool for communicating grades to parents, please use it. Science classes are all worksheet based, there are almost no labs. The school does not work to help students be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2005

This schools lack of education is horrific. The average child that attends this school will graduate well below the avereage of any kid in the district. The lack of leadership through our principal and others that lead the school are horrible. Testing scores at Laughlin High School are always below the average which shows in itself that there is not enough time being spent in academics and that teachers do not strive to push there students to there full capability! Actions taken towards the students for there behavior is way over rated also, it is if they would rather put children trhough boot camp rather then teach them what they are supposed to. Many teachers demoralize the students from what many of the kids have told me. If you are looking for a good school for your child to attend then Laughlin High School is not the one!!!
—Submitted by a student


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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 49% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students43%
Female44%
Male41%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian40%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch36%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant43%

Reading

All Students43%
Female56%
Male31%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian43%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch41%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant43%
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 Students53%
Female59%
Male47%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian60%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch43%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students55%
Female59%
Male50%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian57%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch45%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant55%
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 Students29%
Female41%
Male19%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian29%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch21%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English29%
Not migrant29%

Reading

All Students54%
Female82%
Male31%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian43%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant54%

Science

All Students48%
Female50%
Male46%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian46%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch39%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant48%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students61%
Femalen/a
Male53%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian70%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch62%
Full price60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students76%
Femalen/a
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch71%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Science

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Male61%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch65%
Full price66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%

Writing

All Students81%
Femalen/a
Male71%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
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 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 58% 37%
Hispanic 28% 40%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Black 5% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1900 Cougar Dr
Laughlin, NV 89029
Phone: (702) 298-1996

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