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Rancho High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2989 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted Monday, April 14, 2014

I am very happy with this school . The school also offers more than I ever imagined . It's so positive and my sons teachers have been wonderful . The electives are amazing ,REALLY ! Its like a candy store of electives you can't imagine . I can't say enough but we are very happy with , school,staff and curriculum .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2014

I was very concerned about sending my son to Rancho due to an older posting , however the school has been wonderful . My son is very happy . The teachers are wonderful and very responsive. It has been very positive! I am very happy with the school, staff , sports available, clubs , classes ,electives, the list goes on . It is amazing how much is available at the school. Its far from just an average curriculum . I urge parents to look at this school. I just can say enough to do it justice . Also, the school is very safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

I'm a senior at Rancho High School and I've taken the Pre-Med magnet program the past three years and a half. I absolutely love everything about it! The classes I took here look amazing on my transcript and I've gotten scholarships and accepted into the college I want to go to because of it. The AP teachers here are absolutely amazing and they are passionate in what they do. I have learned a lot from them and in return, I've passed all my AP exams. I've never felt more prepared for college and I thank all of my teachers for that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2013

This is a great school with a great vision. The teachers themselves are quite inspiring and not only bring education, understanding, and learning into the classroom but also amusement, thoughtful discussion, and high expectations. Furthermore, the staff here provide excellent support and are willing to cooperate. The wide variety of courses available to the students provide students to control what they want learn, when, as well as how- as an open period, online, through AIS, or just simply in the school. Lastly, the environment here is simply amazing!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2013

My son attends this school and let me tell you that it is absolutely amazing! The expectations reach the skies and the teachers are inspiring. Although in a bad neighborhood, the school is truly a role model with many courses, a good environment, and good leadership. The staff members are quite cooperative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

Rancho is a great school and even though I'm not in the magnet program some of my friends are and apparently its great too. And for those parents who are worried about your child interacting with non magnet students there's a high possibility they will but we are not all bad. The school is not filled with gangs and drugs plus its a pretty good neighborhood. Some teachers are bad but a huge percentage are awesome and help their students. And our school dose have spirit. So don't judge rancho by rumors you heard because I go their and I know that my school ROCKS.


Posted August 13, 2013

My child went hear for the last four years.she love this school it was great school medical magnet program.and the most of the teacher's care about you.and I all way's feld welcome at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Never again will I go to this school. Nobody come here!! Drugs and bad bad kids. Bad attitudes. Involved in drugs and gangs. Please don't send child here


Posted November 22, 2012

For all those people that say rancho is a bad school they obviously don't know anything about it. This school does have teachers that care and when I'm reading the bad reviews I'm appalled because they don't give rancho a chance they also say they have a bad neighborhood and that teachers dont really care those are rumors and anyways in every school you hear things no school is perfect and if you're one of those snotty parents then send your kid to a private school atleast rancho won't have self centered students that they believe they're too good for everyone. Overall rancho is a fair school but hey who says schools are perfect each one of them has their flaws.


Posted August 1, 2011

My son is in the aviation magnet program and the band. He loves the school, most the teachers are excellent. The administration keeps a firm hand on the school but has a good learning environment. He has had no problems with non magnet kids and looks forward to graduating from Rancho. I do wish more parents would get involved, but the ones who do are dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

My son started last yr and he loves it he is in the Magnet program for Med. I was also worried about the area but am very satisfied thus far ! Now days things happen at all schools regardless of area so with that said all parents hope we will make the right choice for our kids and so far I am happy with our decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

My son and I am very concerned. My is going to start in Rancho magnet high school, and we are wondering about the bad neigborhood. Also my son overheard that there is a room where teachers confiscate weapons, knives.etc. I understant that there are students in a regular High school, is that true? If is so, What is the chance that my son gets involved with the students that are not in the magnet program? Can anybody answer this question? Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

Being an employee of CCSD and a mother of a student, it's very important for me to be very involved in my child's education. Being that my child has been an honor student since grade school, it is very important that she get the best education she can have and RANCHO has one of the BEST magent programs in CCSD. Since the first day of her freshman year I would ask my daughter how her day went and she would always reply with a positive attitude "I love it mom, I love my teachers!" With that said I knew my dauther was in the best hands of educators. She will continue the medical program at RANCHO till she graduates in 2012. Like they say NEVER judge a book by it cover because you never know what's waiting inside!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2010

This school is awful, in a bad neighborhood, with little school spirit, and the teachers don't give a rat's blankety blank for the students' education. I switched my child out soon after this school year started.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2010

the school is great i am in the aviation magnet program and it has a bad rep cause its in a bad neighborhood but the kids are great and the teachers cant wait for school to start
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2010

The school staff are great as well as the teachers...principals and administration...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2009

The person that said they found the scool to be 'an effort to improve the overall test performance of a school at risk of losing federal funding' got it exactly right. This school may have an 'OK' magnet program, but it's fervor is not felt by the rest of the student body not in the program. School spirit is low, and so are teaching standards for the most part. I would never send my child to this school, knowing first hand as a student myself, how disappointing this school can be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2008

I was a little afraid of going to Rancho because of the bad neighborhood it's in, but it is actually a wonderful school. The medical program that I am in, is great! I will be there all four years :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2008

I find it quite pathetic that because this school is located near North Las Vegas they believe it is full of criminals and low lives. It is quite ignorant of them that they believe this area is dangerous. Take a look at the news and you can find that most school crimes occur in high end, rich areas! Rancho High School's magnet program and ROTC are nationally accredited and ranked! And the 'general population' as some like to refer to them, are students whom work hard and share a sense of school spirit. Unity, education, and safety are top prioritites in this school. I am proud to say I am an alumni from Rancho High School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2008

I was nervous at first sending my daughter here this year. But, the quality of the magnet prgram and the teachers have outshined any uneasiness I had. This will be a great experience for her versus the sheltered life at Green Valley.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

684 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

686 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

685 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

674 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students76%
Female76%
Male77%
Black/African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islander88%
White/Caucasian91%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch73%
Full price84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
Students without disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiency22%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant76%

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Black/African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islander85%
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch69%
Full price84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant74%

Science

All Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
Black/African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islander85%
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant71%

Writing

All Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
Black/African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islander91%
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch68%
Full price83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiency21%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant73%
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 71% 39%
White 12% 39%
Black 10% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Asian 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (702) 799-8316

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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1900 Searles Ave
North Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 799-7000

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