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Virgin Valley High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 696 students

 

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Posted May 21, 2014

My school is not a necessarily the best school in the world. I think the staff is very biased and though it's great to encourage students to participate in school activities, I think that the students who don't are looked down upon. Though it's understandable to reward students who excel in activities, the students are often utterly favourited meaning they get away with nearly everything just so they can "play in the next game". And it also often goes by unnoticed by teachers that there are students earning grades they do not deserve. There is a mass load of cheating that goes on in this schools and certain laziness attributed by the students. Kids who would on their own be down right getting D's and F's are making the honour roll, held up high with the students who ACTUALLY earn it. The teachers aren't too bad, in fact there's a lot of really awesome quality teachers, obviously there are some bad ones, mostly the ones who double as coaches or sport fanatics. Not because of sport but because they tend to be the ones who let dishonest students sit up high with genuine honour roll kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2011

Im not a student here anymore ' buh i gotta say this is a great skool i miss skeets and playing soccer . wayy way i repeat my self way fun . this skool aint like the one in wendover withh uhh messed up teachers !!! besttt skool everr keeeppp up the great workkk <3 (:


Posted May 23, 2010

I am a former student of VVHS. I felt the quality of education was great. If you are an Honor student you will get an outstanding education. Most if not all of my honor teachers were very educated and taught well. I felt that the extra. Cric. activities could have been better. I have two children now and I am looking forward to the moment that they get to attend VVHS, as there father and I did!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2009

The new administration has made a tremendous impact on student achievement and community pride. It is hard to believe that such a significant difference can be brought about in such a short amount of time
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

As a graduate of this school i can say that this school is very lucky to have a change in the administration. the teachers do an awesome job of pushing there students and helping them excell. but it was difficult with the previsous 'administratiors.' they did extremely poor jobs at interacting with the student body and staff. it made it difficult for teachers, stressfull for coaches, and down right boring for students. the school spirit dropped to an all time low and it was sad to attend sporting events and have them discouraging the students from cheering on their peers. Thank goodness we have a new pricipal here! things have already improved exponentially and will only continue to improve. things are really looking up from here! this good school is going to get much much better...


Posted May 21, 2008

There is very little teacher support from the administration. School policy for students who do not do homework, fail to bring text book and other materials to class, and do not participate in learning objectives is 'Let them fail'.


Posted June 21, 2007

I am a student at Virgin Valley, and I believe that that the school isn't bad at all. In fact, the teachers and curriculum are much better than some of the leading Vegas Schools. I have taken Calculus AP at the school, and all of the students that I know who go to school in Vegas are not allowed to take such a course in their Junior Year. The teachers are hard working and dedicated to their students at all times. On the administration, we must remember that V.V. is a rural school, and therefore recieves not only less funding, but also less conideration and slack from CCSD. And so, the administration does a constant balancing act between keeping the students happy and CCSD happy on a tight budget. The only problem at this school is the students- students who don't care about getting an education and just wasting thier time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2007

As a Virgin Valley High School student, I have noticed a favoritism to students whose parents work at the school and students who participate in sports. Other than this, VVHS is a great school with a lot of diversity and many chances to become involved. The only way a student can't develope in a beneficial way from this school is if they don't try or disagree with the high standards it holds. Mesquite is a safe and friendly community to raise a family.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2006

I am a student at Virgin Valley High School. All around this is a nice school. The only down fall is the Principal, he is kind of out of control. Mesquite is a fast growing city, its a good place to raise a family. Lots of nice people and awsome weather in the winter, the summers are another story.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2005

It has been my experience in 13 years, with my own 2 sons and my knowledge of their friends academics, that the elementary and secondary schools here fail to teach study skills and accountability for completion of work that carries into the high school. Students are not held back but allowed to let the number of failed classes catch up to them at some point when digging themselves out is unlikley or impossible, during the years thier grades are of most importance. Serious racial tensions and lack of sport participation has occurred in the high school over the last few years. Other academic options, other than home schooling, are nonexistent in this remote area. Many parents whose children attended school with mine, chose to move to Vegas or St George, UT for better quality schools, options and academic opportunites not available here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2004

As a graduate of Virgin Valley High, I can provide some unique insight on it. VVHS is in a safe community in Mesquite. The athletic programs at Virgin Valley are competitive, and the academic programs are offered for all levels of studnets. The diversity between the Hispanic and Anglo cultures is great, and the influence of a prodomately LDS student body and staff helps keep moral standards at a high.
—Submitted by a former 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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian89%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch70%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant82%

Science

All Students82%
Female76%
Male87%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch73%
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant82%

Writing

All Students83%
Female90%
Male78%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch77%
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 49% 37%
Hispanic 45% 40%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School basics

Fax number
  • (702) 346-7265

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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820 Valley View Dr
Mesquite, NV 89027
Phone: (702) 346-2780

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