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Reno High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1713 students

 

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Posted April 7, 2013

The fact that Reno High has a high rating on Great Schools makes me question the validity of the site. RHS used to be a good school, unfortunately it is mediocre at best. The bar has been dropped very low - raising it's test scores, athletics run the school and fights/incidents are not reported much less dealt with on a regular basis if at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2012

Reno High is not a school I am zoned too. I was originally going to go to Hug High (really bad school) but instantly got a variance to this school. I like the challenging courses and the education we gain. Compared to other high school honor English classes, Reno Highs is the best and most challenging. Very good school which has 7 periods, giving us an extra period for more elective classes. This school is just overall perfect for me and I would NOT go to any other school. McQueen? There's so many kids there and the school is so small that everyone has to share a locker. Glen would be the second choice for me.


Posted May 29, 2012

Respect? The students have none for themselves. Honor? Honor what, the corrupt social hierarchy? Strength? There is nothing strong in academics or athletics here. I have gone to Reno High School for 3 years and I want nothing more than to transfer. It is not because I don't have friends or have bad grades. I'm an AP student who would generally be considered popular, but I hate the culture of the school. It is extremely cliquey and watching other kids be ostracized 24/7 isnt right. If you dont have money, play a popular sport, or have the right friends you are not noticed. Those who are popular are highely involved in partying aka drugs and underage drinking. Not to mention the nasty rumors that are constantly spreading and the disrespect for the school. Kids show up drunk and high all the time, girls constantly break dress code, and some teachers (not the AP ones) are consistently unprepared and don't care about the school. Do not send your child here. If they fit in they will get involved in partying and if they dont theyre going to have a horrible experience anyways. Reno Huskies are a pack and pack mentality here goes too far.


Posted April 17, 2012

A few exceptional teachers. Some not so much. I know several extremely bright kids who are leaving. So in the next few years check scores reno high's are sure to go down and if it is between manogue, sage ridge or Wooster IB And academics are important to you, iI encourage you to go to any of those over Reno High. Socially Reno High is extremely cliquey and smart kids have to act like they are not to fit in. It is also true that boys and girls are extremely promiscuous from several stories I've heard. I've seen a lot of examples of cliquey groups purposefully ignoring an individual or group. A lot of unhappy kids if they aren't in the major popular group. Apparently kids at Reno High aren't aware that this is bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2011

Parents don't seem to be involved in anything. Students are always late or high and the girls that go there are very promiscuous. I am definitely taking my child out of this school and taking him to a better one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

As the spouse of a Reno High School Teacher I must say that I am impressed with the culture of the school. When something does not go as planned, it is noted and corrected immediately. This is Reno High and those things don't happen on this campus. Academics are excellent, Administration and Staff are professional and efficient.


Posted September 5, 2009

Reno High is the best school ever! of course
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2009

This is my 4th year going to Reno High, it is an EXCELLENT school!! I highly recommend it!! Mr. Sullivan looks like he is strict, and he is, but when you catch him in a good mood he is the most understanding principal in all of Reno!! We are Respect We are Honor We are Strength. We are HUSKIES!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2009

best high school in the world!!! my child loves it here and is sad to leave but had an amazing time at this very fine school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

We picked this high school for the music program it offers. My son is a freshman and has become very involved in various activities. The teachers keep up to date through Edline and even personal calls when events come up and couldn't have been better at Parent's night. I'm so impressed with this school! Reno High Rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

My child goes at this school and I'm really impressed on how school staffs handle students. Reno High is the best High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2006

Great high school with the best demographics. Fine teachers and a principal who is a leader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2006

Reno High really is the best school in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2004

The only concern I have is that this is geared to high students, and there are many, in Honors and AP courses. When reg classes are taken, they don't match the quality that the reg classes do. Advanced will naturally be advanced, but that doesn't mean the reg curric cannot be of high quality.
—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.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch79%
Full price93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities94%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant90%

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
Students without disabilities91%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%

Science

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian94%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch68%
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%

Writing

All Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full price93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities93%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant90%
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 71% 39%
Hispanic 16% 39%
Asian 5% 6%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Fax number
  • (775) 333-5058

Resources

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Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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395 Booth St
Reno, NV 89509
Phone: (775) 333-5050

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