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9-12 & Ungraded
Public district
North Las Vegas, NV
Students enrolled: 2,054
 

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5302 Goldfield St
North Las Vegas, NV 89031

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(702) 799-0432
(702) 799-0437
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Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
August 26, 2015
It is hard to be effective when you cannot use paper, when you are given less than the bare minimum and try to pick up the slack out of your own pathetic paycheck.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Don't know
August 26, 2015
I am not a teacher, I will not presume to know how to do their job. I know some of my child's teachers assigned a lot, some a little, but it was all valuable and helped her.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly agree
August 26, 2015
My child learned determination to overcome the adversity of unfairness from those in power. She learned to fight for people who were being hurt and put down no matter how much the school punished her.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
August 26, 2015
How can you learn respect from adults who treat you like chattel? From adults who blame *you* for their wrongs?

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Neutral
August 26, 2015
Perhaps for one another, as they see each other being punished harshly for imagined slights and infractions.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
August 26, 2015
When a child watches their teachers try their hardest, only to be thwarted over and over by the administrators, and when those kids are further victimized by the administration directly, those kids begin to believe there is no hope. *This* is what Mojave High instills in most of its students: Bosses will always hinder your success, adults don't accept responsibility for their misdeeds, if you dare to speak up or speak out, you will be punished.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2015
The teachers were overworked, overwhelmed, and underequipped. The administration lazy, quick to pass the blame to the next administrator, and impossible to get hold of to deal with problems.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2015
Technically I'm going to be a freshmen at mojave highschool, but I can say this about it this school has changed Soooo much from the past years and I'm proud to say that I'm glad that I im going to be Apart of this school next year (2016)

- submitted by a student

August 26, 2014
The registration process was unorganized, unprofessional and chaotic. spent at least 2 hours waiting to see a counselor on two different occasions and my children are still not fully in the system on day two of school. the counselor there is in over her head and you can tell by the looks of her office when you walk in. There is paperwork everywhere even falling off of chairs. while with the counselor she finds it hard to focus on one thing and rudely takes phone calls and does several other things while I had already waited over two hours to see her. I went to pick up my children on their first day and a group of about ten children where in the street trying to push a motorcyclist off his bike. they were in the middle of the street yelling and getting in the way of traffic.

- submitted by a parent

December 30, 2013
This school has really changed in the past four years, After Rael has taken over you can see the students change and willingness to succeed, Overall the teachers that have been specially chosen to teach here at Mojave show amazing interest in thier students futures. the athletics are amazingly beginning to rise with Men's Volleyball and Men's track both competing in the state finals last year this is were i will be sending my kids to learn in the years to come.

- submitted by a student

February 01, 2013
Mojave High School has really changed. I am a freshman so I can only hear stories of how it used to be. But my freshman year so far has been AMAZING!! I love the teachers, staff, administration, students, everything!! I just want to say that those other reviews saying how bad it is are outdated, they're probable from years ago when it was as bad as they claim. So do your homework, MOJAVE IS AWESOME!!!

- submitted by a community member

August 07, 2012
I have 2 students attend this school and I love it. The staff and principal are great! We just moved here last year and I really liked the way my children are being taught. My oldest child will be graduating from Mojave 2013 with her honors diploma!

- submitted by a parent

June 27, 2012
Mojave has changed a lot in this past year and now as a staff that really cares for its students, and because of this the students have changed as well its not a perfect school but its perfect for the progress its made!

- submitted by a community member

February 16, 2012
My daughter attended all 4yrs at Mojove High and graduated 2009. Her counselor was great, along with most of her teachers. The school was clean and safe. Mojave got a bad reputation it didn't deserve. My son now attends Mojave he will graduated this June 2012. He has great teachers and good counselor. Overall I would recommend this high school to any child. Remember you make your school.

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2012
I went to Mojave all four years and graduated in 2004. At that time the principal was helpful in success and was very active in the children. What was non helpful was the the teachers giving up on there students after they lash out. the classes seemed over crowded and there was alot of suicides and deaths.

- submitted by a community member

August 31, 2011
my daughter isa graduate of mojave hs 2011 and past her all her profiencies the first time around and went there for 4 years and the teachers she had were great and the counseling staff was amazing and if more parents would get involved in the pac meetings which were very educational and kept you informed of what was offered and going on with the mojave high school they also had meetings to help with college and other areas to benefits our children they would feed you and have a big area for parents and maybe 10-12 would show up they offered plenty of tutoring i feel a school is what you and parent invovolement make it think mojave gets a bad rap because they offer a lot but the news always put the negative and not the postive they had a great choir and the cheerleaders did great even all schools have their faults and gangs are everywhere they start in elementary school if look at some of the documentaries they have on television or if you grew up in the los angeles area people are entilted to there own opinion but i thought mrs v was very good principal and if you got involved as a parent and ms miller the dean was awesome so weas parents need to get more involved

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2011
My second child begins his sophomore year this year, the first graduated last year, no thanks to the staff and administrators at Mojave High School. They are under educated, under staffed and totally disorganized. I had High hopes for the new principal, until it is the day before school starts and we have nothing but a start time, no schedule, no clue as to a homeroom and ....ho, hum, here we go again. This is also the third year that we get the option to going to another school, nowhere near we live, or tutoring because they cant pass the NCLB initiative, again. I am glad that as prior students you are defending your Alma Mater, but as a parent that has to deal with the staff, they really should be ashamed!! Thanks for the Rant!!

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2011
I went to Mojave all 4 years and yes maybe some of the teachers or staff are not as professional as they should be and the education is not the BEST but if bashing and complaining is all your going to do then Mojave will never get better. People need to get involved and help the school out, with little funding and no support what do you expect the school to be!!!! I had some great memories and wouldnt change them for the world and everyone one of my friends now that went there are successful bright young adults, you have to want to succeed to do it!!!! And GANGS are not formed at MOJAVE!!!! If Mojave is too GHETTO for you maybe you should put a couple thousand into the school and help it become more then it is!!!! STOP COMPLAINING AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT

- submitted by a community member

January 17, 2011
I graduated from Mojave High School in 2010, got great support from the teachers and the Staff. Mojave High School was very helpful to me despite not passing the High School Proficiency Exam in Science. They continue to periodically check up on me making sure I get the dates for the re-test.

- submitted by a community member

January 04, 2011
Mojave High School Preparatory Academy is an excellent school. I am currently a senior at Mojave and have attended Mojave all four years. Our teachers are fun and the environment is safe thanks to our wonderful disciplinary department. I love this school and wished that the Las Vegas community would support our activities more.

- submitted by a community member

November 12, 2010
I'm currently a sophomore at this school with a GPA of 4.0 and I just wanted to express how much I love this school! Our teachers are amazing and this school deserves proper credit. We are all trying our best to improve our school's image. One of our chemistry teachers is one of the best teachers out there and we are very lucky to have him working at this school.

- submitted by a community member

August 02, 2010
My daughter went to Mojave for 9th and 10th grade. Both years she did horribly, peer pressure really got to her; the staff was not much help to try to get her back on track. My daughter is now at Legacy High and doing much better she's been there for a year she s going to senior year and I see such an improvement in her attitude and academically as well. I know a lot has to do with the individual child but the school environment doesn't help at all. I hated the two years my daughter went to Mojave!

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2010
im a freshman at mojave and i love it! the teachers are all amazing and the photography department is the best in the valley. mojave always gets a bad rep. because its in the 'wrong part' of town but its a really good school. its vegas stuff happens your going to find good and bad stuff at any high school that you go to! deal with it!

- submitted by a student

April 10, 2010
I graduated in 2009. Mojave is one of those schools, you either love it, or hate it!! I loved it, yes its not the safest, but you dont live in an amish community, you live in Vegas!! Vegas alone is not a safe city. If you want your kids to go to a 'safe' school, then you might want to move out of Vegas!! My teachers there always would help me, if i asked. But thats just it. Most kids dont ask. They wait. They wait til the teachers comes to them..and thats not the teachers fault, but the students. In an older post i had seen a mother wrote, her child has to fight for her education. Well dah! Every student has to fight for an education. Or we'd all be drop outs!! Mojave is a good school. and does alot of fun things through-out the year for there students

- submitted by a parent

March 30, 2010
I am currently a Junior at Mojave and loving every second of it. As a proud Mojave student i hate Hearing and reading all the negativity.Yes mojave has it's faults but dont all schools? Mojave is making a huge improvment. I would have to say the only bad thing about mojave is the principle.She has made absolutly no effort on helping mojave.None what so ever. Are Dean Ms.Miller is AMAZING.Shes Very caring with the student.Shes are Dean and Principle in students eyes=)

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 16, 2010
this school does not have good teachers. the staff members dont treat you with respect. they are close to an animal farm, it is not sanitary for the kids that attend this school. there era to many fights there constantly. especialy durring test days. donot takes ur kids to this school unlease ur willing to have your child not graduate.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 29, 2009
I am currently attending mojave, it is my senior year and it is the best highschool i have seen. I have visited canyon springs, legacy, shadow ridge, and cheyenne. There are far more worse schools in nevada than mojave, we do what we have to do to get our education. There are FEW students, teachers who do not participate or teach right BUT it's clean. If you need help you have it, even if you have to search a little bit to get it. Teachers that i've had will do anything for their students. If you think we need improvements HELP dont complain. : ]

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 27, 2009
I currently go to Mojave and honestly, I hate it. The counselors do not do anything to help the students and half of the teachers couldn't care less about us. There are a few amazing teachers there but far more who just don't care. I've been here since my freshman year and am now a junior, and honestly I know my education should be a lot better than it is.

- submitted by a student
no rating
November 13, 2008
Mojave High School is by far improving. I spent only 2 years at Mojave High school because I was able to graduate early with the help of my counselors, teachers, and parents. I hate reading all of the bad reviews below because personally it takes involvement with the school - students and parents - in order to succeed. Anything you do in life you have to put forth effort and having a bad attitude and no patience does not help. I loved everything about Mojave. Sports were not the greatest, but we had the best spirit and we never give up! The clubs, activites and events Mojave had were amazing! Rattler Pride all the way!

- submitted by a student

September 30, 2008
I went to Mojave all four years and i am proud to call myself Alumni. Every school has its problems and Mojave may not be the best but I think you make the most of what you have. I was involved in sports and student council. Ive had some of the best expeirences there. There are some teachers who may not be as professional as they should but there are the awesome teachers who inspire students to be more. Alot of parents or people in the community complain about Mojave and how horrible it is, well maybe you should stop judging and volunteer or sponsor. Its not the richest school it makes do with what it has and I respect my former principal Dr.Denson for that. Instead of complaining we should help to make it the best school! M.H.S Class of 2005

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 28, 2008
This school is the bottom of the barrel in education of all of Nevada, this is where gangs are formed. The sports is so bad that they should just give up. My son went to play sports here only and the Wrestling team was the best because of the coaches cared and help the kids build character. this was a great exx

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2008
Mohave may not be a 'first class stand up straight with a book on your head' school, but it is great none the less. The teachers are wonderful and care about the students. Not all are fair, but you get that with every school. I wouldn't trade it for the world!

- submitted by a student
no rating
November 25, 2007
We have had a great experience at Mojave. Three of our kids are there now and the fourth will start next year. I volunteer and work closely with many teachers, administrators, and students at Mojave and have seen nothing but great people with fantastic attitudes. If I had one complaint, it would be with the parents who refuse to get involved, fail to see their own childrens shortcomings, and blame everyone but themselves for the problems they have. Mojave isn't perfect, but which school is?

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2007
This is the second year my son has gone to Mojave. I am not impressed with the education that he is getting. My son's teachers are all right for the most part. I am not thrilled with the athletics and tests that appear to be more important but I am assuming that is the same all over the place. They might want to think about making improvements in the lavatories, stalls & fixing pipes, towels, soap, and toilets that work & bathrooms that are not closed.

- submitted by a parent

November 05, 2007
I have a son that currently attends Mojave and everyday I feel like I should apologize to him. The teachers don't care if the students learn, the staff is inept and rude and the only way I can get a response from anyone is if I contact the Superintendent. I have asked for tutoring for my son and was told to find it myself. He is in Computer Aided Drafting and Design and they have had no computers since the beginning of the school year. The dress code is a joke, no sagging, I've seen plenty of it. My son has Autism, none of the teachers know unless I contact them myself and tell them because his IEP isn't forwarded to them. If I could give this school a zero I would

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2007
I attended Mojave for all four years of my hs education. I must say that is was not a good experience. Each year the school got worse and worse! I was involved in Student council and was active in sports anly to make time go by faster. The athletics never did well. The coaches at the school had such a defeatist attitude so the athletes had one as well. The administration was somewhat ok. Some of them cared, some didn't. The dress code was a joke. A student could walk into 1st 2nd period and not get in trouble, the go to 3rd and be sent to inhouse for violating dress code. There was a huge lack of student involvement. I would never recommend it to anyone. To any parents who want their child to have a great HS education/experience send them to any other school!

- submitted by a student

May 23, 2007
I can only assume not many teachers want to be there. The students generally appear to have little ambition other than the athletes. Students that can go elsewhere do so, in fact there has to be a lottery to allow students to go due to the amount that try to exercise the option.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2007
The teachers have no control and no back up from the rest of the staff! this school is awful! Beware!

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2007
Mojave is a great school, if you think you know what goes around school you dont. This school has wonderful coaches and athletics, its a great experience if you kids know how to comprehend with what their given. It teaches you skills that you usually cant learn and yes, there are guns, gangs and other issues. But it teaches kids life lessons. My son and daughter were both in student council and thats the best thing that has happened in their life and they have wonderful friends. Parent Invovment isnt so great but the Student Council teacher makes sure there is always something great happening at Mojave High.

- submitted by a parent

December 14, 2006
We got lucky and my daughter got transferred to the new high school(Legacy) just up the road from Mojave. We never really realized how bad Mojave was until we got to Legacy. Unlike Mojave, the administration at Legacy is committed to making sure that the school is well run and remains disciplined. The campus is controlled and kids don't just walk out of class and never come back like they did at Mojave.

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2006
The school has gone backwards ever since the new inexperienced principal's placement. We never had so many good teachers and support staff leaving Mojave. The school feels unsafe because the administrators do not know what they are doing and show no common sense. We need more support from the region when it comes to complaints. Parents want the schools to bring up their children. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree as you can see why so many students are so disrespectful and crude.

- submitted by a teacher

October 16, 2006
I have a tenth grader attending Mojave and she plays volleyball, right now she is taking honor classes and complains about the level of work she is getting. She says the only reason she is not having a problem is because the teachers in California had already went through these assignments and she already knows the work. I found her to be very bored in the classroom and she says the teachers donot know how to teach.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2006
It's a shame such a beautiful school has become nothing more than a place for ill-mannered teens. Coming from the east coast, where schools teach respect, and tolerance, this school is an abomination.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2006
Teachers: Many dedicated, few terrible, most discouraged by poor administration; act as babysitters since many students are apathetic and/or disruptive Students: I have some eager to learn, a few who excell, and about 20% who don't do a thing but show up and barely pass; graduation rate poor Class size: many with 38+, not condusive to learning Grounds: School is stuffed with 3300 students in facility built for about 1800, student restrooms not open due to vandalism, assaults, and drug use Admin: Doesn't hold students responsible for actions, discipline uneven, dress code, no uniforms, not enforced for all; new principal inexperienced Mojave needs a strong leader who will not cave to parent complaints and give students appropriate consequences for their actions Parent Involvement: Little, I have 156 students; only 5 parents came to our class on open house, just pathetic Extra: Excellent sports and music Other: Loaded guns found last month, a lot of school property vandalized Make a difference!

- submitted by a teacher

April 18, 2006
New principal lacks good communication skills. Discipline is poor; students not held responsible for actions. Can't seem to keep teachers. Most students are unmotivated and apathetic. Teachers are little more than babysitters, most effort goes to trying to keep order. Dress code (no uniforms)is selectively enforced, parents complain and administration waffles. Parent involvement is practically non existant except to complain. Investigate before enrolling!

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2006
It is really terrible they have a dress code of no jeans and collar shirts please just make them wear uniforms. The buses have no respect for cars in the parking lot, the people in the office could care less about the students. It is a overcrowded school and no one wants to take the time to care about the student.

- submitted by a parent

December 23, 2005
We had moved here from California, and registered my sons in that school. During registration, the staff and counselors were very rude (especially the ladies at the front desk when you walk in). The staff always complains about how to handle students. Well, California schools treat parents with kindness and acknowlege you when you walk in. The dress code is regular clothing and they don't have problems with the students. The staff here just needs to get themselves together and start communicating with the students and parents, and be more friendly...

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2005
As a teacher at MHS, I felt that I could add to the discussion. I appreciate the amount of upper-level classes that are being incorporated into the classroom, such as AP classes that haven't been taught anywhere else in the district. We are striving to progress forward to prepare our students for the collegiate future. As we do so, it seems that there will be ups and downs,things that go well and mistakes from which to learn. Some students claim that the dress code is a problem, but if the students dressed appropriately before they came to school, there would never have been a concern. The same goes for discipline, which I truly believe starts at home. As we gain a new principal, I truly believe that concerns at MHS will have a complete 180 degree turn. I implore all community members to take a close look as the year progresses.

- submitted by a teacher

June 15, 2005
I am graduating from this school and I am glad for it! The administration is full of people who couldn't care less about their students. The principal is pretty nice, but the vps are awful. The bathrooms are never open. To my knowledge, there are 5 girls' and 5 boys'. Usually, only 1 of each are open, and never the same one. So, it's impossible to use them during passing periods.

- submitted by a student

May 18, 2005
One of the worst ever, the staff is very rude and has no respect for the parent or the student. I'm a pareent and Im trying to get my son sent to a diff. school. The staff & most of the teacher there do not care about the students education. - A very unhappy parent

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2005
I am a teacher at Mojave and I can tell you I do care about my students. It is difficult to handle upwards of 150 students everyday. Especially when at least 20 of them do not want to be in ANY school. I love my job, Dr. Denson is an awesome principal, the best I have ever worked with in my twelve years of teaching. I think most of the complaints here are from kids that are just angry. Sometimes, I can't give the students what they ask for - But I ALWAYS try to give them what they need!

- submitted by a teacher

April 02, 2005
If you notice most of the reviews that are 4 or 5 stars are by parents, also most kids when they are asked 'how was school today'. they dont acually tell there parents how it really was becasue they really dont want to have a conversation with them. People who have steped foot in this school will know its a joke. Dress code gets me kicked out of school so i cant learn it puts me at a disadvantage becasue i cant afford clothes. I got RPCed for saying 'I want nachos'. ITS A NIGHTMARE...only good thing is the principal.

- submitted by a student

February 17, 2005
i am a former student of mojave high school, and i'm not proud. when i was attending the school it was getting better because we had a new principle come in. he tried to get the students,parents and teachers involved with the school. but there's so much a single man can do. i now have a younger sister attending the school, an i hate to say it, but its worse now than ever. she complains all the time about how the teachers don't care enough, she ask for help but gets nothing in return. i call the staff TWA, teachers with attitudes. you have your job and you have your personal life, what goes on outside of school should stay! teach the students! help them no matter how you may feel that day! its your obligation! then maybe the test scores will raise and they will pass the state exam.

- submitted by a student

January 29, 2005
I am a student at Mojave High School and I must say I am extremely displeased with it. The faculty is somewhat mixed of people who care about what they do, and people who could care less about it. I feel somewhat unsafe at times, and I feel that the teachers there have no passion for what they do. The principal is very into his school and his students and his staff and loves what he does. That is the only good thing about it. The dress code is ridiculous and does not improve test grades, the amount of fights, or any of the other ridiculous things it says it improves. Overall, I simply do not like it!

- submitted by a student

January 10, 2005
I am a student of this school. I find this school to be below any acceptable standards. Very few teachers here are good at their jobs, but those few I respect highly. It was a mistake to ever have enrolled here. I didn't feel safe there at any time in my 3 years there, and stil don't now that i'm a senior. Based on the support and ability of the staff here, I'd imagine they must have graduated from here.

- submitted by a student

August 24, 2004
Mojave highschool is a great school for my child. she shows improvment everyday. I wouldn't choose any other school for her. The staff is great! The after school activites are also great. At mojave they encourage your child to get invovled. I know that there are many people that dont think very highly of mojave but then they obviously have never had a child go there because it really is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2004
The administration is wonderful and I wouldn't trade Dr. Andre Denson for anyone else. Carlos Herrera, the counsling secretary, is one of the nicest men I have had the pleasure of coming in contact with. If the kids straightened up and stopped giving there school a bad name then this school could really go somewhere!

- submitted by a student

May 27, 2004
Actually I'm a senior at Mojave High School's class of 2004. Mojave may not be the greated school in North America or the west coast, but it will never be the worst because the teachers and administrators actually care about these kids. Dr. Denson and the rest of the MHS staff spend long hours in this school and I have never heard one complaint from them. For all those who believe Mojave to be a 'nonsense' school, I say to you go there, spend a day just observing the interaction between teachers and students, and I will guarente that you will form different opinions. I thank MHS for preparing me for the future and I will never forget any of my amazing experiences from my four years at this school.

- submitted by a student

April 07, 2004
This scool was nothing but a bad experience. I had one daughter in this school who had several conselors which first placed her in the wrong classes then decided to correct their mistake more then half way through the school year. They never thought of my daughter or her education the nurse is wonderful. But the educatoer and leaders of the school leave much to be desired. I have sold my house and am moving to an apartment to excape the brutality of the students and administators of the school.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2003
Mojave has Dr. Andre Denson as it's administrator. He knows his students by name, is involved and had great plans for this facility. What a great place for our children to get an education. I have two children there now and one who graduated from there a few years ago and was accepted to a great university, and felt she was prepared for the expirience. What more can we ask for?

- submitted by a parent

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Mojave High School
5302 Goldfield St, North Las Vegas, NV  89031
(702) 799-0432
Last modified Mojave High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mojave High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 82 reviews. Top