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Canyon Springs High School And The Leadership And

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Posted October 12, 2012

I am a Senior at Canyon and have been attending this school for two years. We recently received a grant of over 1 million dollars for all new equipment and have also had the whole administration changed around. There are some new teachers, a new principal, and new assistants. There have been a great deal of changes to the rules around the school. The library is no longer open during lunch, 1 class period has been added to the schedule and no bathroom passes are to be passed out and a hall monitor must escort a student if they need to go. The education is great as long as you have the right teachers. There are some that do not teach very well and it is very difficult to succeed in their class. Though, with others, you simply HAVE to study otherwise you WILL fail. There are some GREAT teachers at Canyon and I believe they have a great magnet program (I've only heard from fellow classmates on this). Canyon has low test scores, yes, but that can easily change if the students actually cared. There are some students that do not care about their education and take it for granted. This school is more than a test score.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2010

I am a Junior in the Magnet Program, majoring in Law. I have never had a problem with my teachers, but because of other student's decisions, teachers are directly impacted and often ruin the learning experience for the rest of us. I am trying to be the Valedictorian, but it is very hard to succeed in this environment. The classes aren't that hard, but the quality of teaching that the teachers offer is not that great compared to other schools. I have never seen such a lazy set of students than at Canyon Springs. These students really care less about school and that hurts my learning environment. Most magnet students do not even act like their supposed to, they do not uphold themselves with high standards, they just find it easy to blend in with the majority of the non-magnet crowd as lazy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2009

I am in my fourth year in the magnet program at Canyon Springs, have done well at Canyon, and am set to be the valedictorian. Personally I do not believe that this school is the best, nor the worst, school in Vegas. It is a culture shock coming onto campus and witnessing the diversity of the student body but one gets over it after awhile. There are occasional fights, but I just avoids them. Every school has it's ups and downs. I feel that I've made lasting friendships here and I truly believe that success comes from an individuals attitude; make the most of where you are and judge for yourself. Take out of live what you put into life. You determine your success anywhere you are.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2009

This School is awesome!!!! I Love it so much. It has just the classes you need to take for a carrer in law or leadership, not to mention the R.O.T.C. there is the best! There are so many differnt cliques and well.. the school is just great. Don't belive any other reviews that tell differnt.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2009

Now sure Canyon may get a fair share of negative news but that is only one percent!! I am a junior in the magnet program (law) and i love it. It does indeed prepare you for the graduating senior thesis paper you will have to write in college. The law majors even take a pre-LSAT to prepare us for the law aspect. We are the only High School in the entire country that (a)has a court room in the school. (b)holds a simulated mock trial. and (c)holds an actual civil court case not many others can say that. Are graduate students have went to some of the best colleges in the nation and that is all thanks to the school. Yeah it is seperated into groups and cliques but name me one workplace, fortune 500 company, or other high school that isnt? I bet you cant. Think about that one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2009

I go to Canyon Springs and im curenttly in the Magnet program, and to be honest this schhol isn't 100% great but its about 98% there. No its not perfect, yeah there are fight and some teachers could teach better, but hey if u find a scool that is 100% all the way around please let me know. This school is as good as it gets, and the Magnet Program and the R.O.T.C. there is amazing! Your practicly privledged if you go there
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2009

I give this a rating of a 2. I feel my daughter did not get a good education out of this school. I would never recommend the magnet program to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

this school is a nice school great education there are cliques but sometimes thoose can be fun ya know


Posted May 8, 2009

Canyon wprings is a beyond great school. Ive been goin there since i was a freashman and im a senior now not once have i been scaed for my life. The learning sports clubs teachers and staff are all great. I wouldnt change my school for nothing in the world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2009

My daughter and I both regret her going to this school. It has only caused her stress and disappointment. She is a great student who worked extremely hard to do well, but due to the low standards of teachers has stuggled. High school is supposed to be fun for these kids, but she has hated every minute of it. This is not a good school to send your child to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2009

I myself when i first entered the door of CSHS i was in a surprise. this school is really amazing because of its racial diversity. And on top of that they have amazing programs such as Forensics, which our team is doing really great and even though we have very few debaters in it, we are indeed the most united and most racially diverse, which often tends to frighten the other upper class schools. And our language programs are great. The Latin teacher is the best teacher that you can imagine. She might be tough at times but she can also be your friend and make learning Latin a heck of alot more fun for everyone. And of course our magnet program. I myself love the magnet program because, unlike other schools, if you don't apply yourself like you should, you get kicked out. but thats a good thing
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2009

Now sure Canyon may get a fair share of negative news but that is only one percent!! I am a junior in the magnet program (law) and i love it. It does indeed prepare you for the graduating senior thesis paper you will have to write in college. The law majors even take a pre-LSAT to prepare us for the law aspect. We are the only High School in the entire country that (a)has a court room in the school. (b)holds a simulated mock trial. and (c)holds an actual civil court case not many others can say that. Are graduate students have went to some of the best colleges in the nation and that is all thanks to the school. Yeah it is seperated into groups and cliques but name me one workplace, fortune 500 company, or other high school that isnt? I bet you cant. Think about that one.:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2009

I attended Canyon Springs High School for the magnet program and I had a diverse experience. When you come to Canyon you are diving into a crowd that truly is the high school experience. Their are daily fights, drugs in the bathrooms, corrupt and amazing teachers, violence and racism. I can tell you first hand that in order to do well and be recongnized in the magnet program you must be in student council or hang out with the student council kids. Their is not a lot of support or enthusiasm when it comes to the magnet program and personally I don't believe that you gain any useful skills coming out of the program. Some of the teachers are amazing yet the ignorant teachers rule out the amazing teachers. I honestly can say the vibe on campus is one of violence, hostility and racism. The school needs to be reorganized.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2009

Canyon Springs allowed my daughter to ditch classes without informing me. She was a magnet student and they did not help her when she asked for help. In my opinion, Canyon Springs HS is a disgrace to schools everywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2008

Canyon Springs is a great school now it is one of the best schools you can go to, it will open u up break-down that wall of bein shy! ETC.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

Yeah sure our school has been on the news more often than most, but thats mainly because of the stupid kids that get bused in. Cheyenne, which got most of the bad kids 5 years ago, but now they all come to canyon and it is making our school look bad. This school has one of the best broadcast journalism and the only school to have a mock trial and hold an actual court case. Yes, it is a leadership and law magnet program and thats what we are doing. I personaly am not part of the magnet, but I notice all the bad things and i stay away from it, so I am perfectly fine and safe. With the new principal, it seems that our school is getting better but teach your child to stay away from the bad kids and they will do fine.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2008

Canyon Springs is an Amazing School, the teachers are great, the staff is great and we the students are doing the best we can. For todays youth it is hard to grow up and not be effected by whats going on around us and in the world. Yes we all can get in trouble and do thing were not suppose to but the staff and everyone else at Canyon make our lives easier for us, and each day we are learning and growing together as a community. one day we will all be civil, get along and respect one another! C-Springs You Know!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2008

I am a student at Canyon Springs High school. I am also enrolled in the magnet program and feel that the program is very poor. the program doesn't have very good structure. Had the school been located at better location there is no dought that, that school would be an excellant school, but as it stands it is beyond repair and has not a chance to redem its self. Most of the teachers in the magnet program are exceptional but there are some teachers that need to be reevaluated. For any future students you will find it very difficult to adjust to this, almost hostile, enviornment and will need to prepare your state of mind because it is not like an other school in the district. (not nessesarily in a good way)
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2008

Canyon Springs has its rough spots but so do most other Clark county schools beleive me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2007

I find to school to be excellent! Canyon has the same problems that other schools in the valley have. Yet, due to it's diverse student population, it is a convenient target to criticize. What people do not recognize is that Canyon Springs has more benefits than drawbacks. It is a school that is making history. First, it has been nationally recognized for its broadcasting. Second, it has some of the best athletic teams in the state, specifically in football, basketball, and tennis. Third, it is the only school to have a simulated crime scene on campus and have a full on mock trial as well as be the first school to have a real civil trial on campus. We also have a lot more benefits, but I don't have enough room.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

576 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

581 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

565 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students62%
Female59%
Male65%
Black/African American60%
Asian77%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian74%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full price69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities67%
Students with limited English proficiency25%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant62%

Reading

All Students70%
Female70%
Male69%
Black/African American68%
Asian86%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch69%
Full price72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities76%
Students with limited English proficiency26%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students62%
Female56%
Male68%
Black/African American59%
Asian76%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full price68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities67%
Students with limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant62%

Writing

All Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
Black/African American66%
Asian82%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full price73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities73%
Students with limited English proficiency21%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant68%
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
Hispanic 56% 40%
Black 31% 10%
White 6% 37%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 82%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
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  • Volleyball

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350 East Alexander Rd
N. Las Vegas, NV 89032
Phone: (702) 799-1870

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