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Pahrump Valley High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1313 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted December 15, 2013

Pahrump Valley High has been an exceptional school. Compared to Vegas High schools, more opportunity lies here. While i was attending, we had 2 electives, the lunch program was great because the food seemed actually cooked not just heated. Overall I'd do it all again hands down.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2013

Really good school to make lifetime friends. Teachers taught and i got good grades while i was there. I absolutely have no problem with this school, because everything was perfect including the smaller class sizes, the fact that everyone knew or almost knew everyone, and the amount of hard work and derivation the teachers give 24/7 to students. I couldn't have gone to a better school.


Posted August 19, 2013

Very passionate, hardworking, caring people at PVHS. Couldnt have given a better review. To Mr. Buffi and Brockman: you may be a pain in the but, but you two knew the essence of controlling that school so good job to the both of you. Also like to point out my all-time favorite teacher Mr.D for his teaching in Shapespeare.


Posted March 22, 2012

This school couldn't have been better for the four years I spent there. Teachers, students and faculty all made it a great school and I know many others who feel the same! Class of 2011! :D


Posted April 25, 2011

In 2003 another reviewer posted that it was the worst music program in NV. Well from 2003 - 2008 they were one of the most improved programs and had an amazing teacher. In true Pahrump fashion the lack of administrative support and community dissinterest drove the band teacher out of the state. The first replacement hired by the administration was a joke and a threat to students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2009

Very good school. They really push the kids and work with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2008

Pahrump Valley High School is what you make of it. It has opportunities but lacks funding in many areas. The Pahrump Valley Wrestling team is amazing and is a great example of this. They are one of the hardest working sports team on the west coast. In 2008, they became PVHS's first boys state championship for over 20 years. They have no young wrestling program and many had never wrestled before. Coach Craig Rieger (which not enough could be said about him) led the boys who had enough heart to success. They took the opportunities in pahrump valley high school and made into something great and that will stick with them for the rest of their lives.


Posted September 12, 2007

its an awesome school to go to
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2003

With over one thousand students in that school there is not just enough going on. When it comes to sports where's boys and girls tennis, boys volleyball, and etc. When it comes to extracurricular activities what about FBLA or other cultural and ethnic clubs. When it comes to academics, well, the course catalog is not the greatest. The entire music program is the worst in Nevada. This school also needs an AFROTC program. I think that would help out a lot with disciplining some of the students.
—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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
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%
Male76%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian80%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch70%
Full price84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities81%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant76%

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch78%
Full price90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities89%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch77%
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities88%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%

Writing

All Students78%
Female85%
Male71%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant78%
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 70% 37%
Hispanic 20% 40%
Black 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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501 East Calvada
Pahrump, NV 89048
Phone: (775) 727-7737

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