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Spanish Springs High School

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Posted October 9, 2010

It is a beautiful school and my grandson is a student there.


Posted August 20, 2009

having the experience being involved with the school it provides so much. Anything to everything, what ever your interest its there. I swear its the best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2009

Me personaly don't feel like i can participate in the many clubs there are because i would need to search for my wallet and the number of students at this school are massive. I see teachers have favorites and only speak to the encouraged.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2009

I'm a former student of sshs I graduated in 2007, and I think spanish springs high school is the best school around to date. I loved everything about sshs everyone got along with eachother and Ross (the princibal) was a great guy he got along with everyone its just who the people are and how we do things around school and learn what the teachers teach you. overall sshs is great I had alot of fun. I love the teachers, friends, and most of all the sports.


Posted April 8, 2009

The school is nice yea but i feel like the education us students are getting isn't sufficient. And there are some kids that are treated differently because of their race. But overall it's not horrible and I don't feel like i can participate in any thing because everything costs money because of the lack of funds in the Washoe county School district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2009

This is a wonderful school! The teachers are absolutely wonderful! My daughter had Mrs. Albee (English) for two years and absolutely loves her! She would work with my daugher before school and after school. My daughter used to hate English and now it is one of her favorite subjects. This school is beautiful. Most of the administration is great, even though I don't care for the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

This school is beautiful - probably the nicest in the area from an aesthetic and facilities standbpoint along with Bishop Manogue. But the personnel make the difference. My daughter has had some excellent teachers including Mr. Staggs (math) and Ms. Lopez (english). The math teacher was willing to sit with her during his lunch hour to help her better understand the subject. Most will go above and beyond the call of duty ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

The school is alright for the most part. I do like the teachers and the coaches are pretty cool. The principal is not good at all though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2007

I love this school, although there are some areas that need work. But most of the extracuriculars are good and have great coaches.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2007

I attended SSHS and graduated in 2004. When I went, the teachers were involved and for the most part, were great. The princ. also seems to limit the imagination for events if they go against his personal beliefs. Take him out of consideration, the school was fun.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 15, 2007

when I arrived at Spanish springs I was appalled at the overcrowding and the way the principal treated the students, in his school there is no room for anything not school related, the day before Christmas vacation he forbid the teachers to show movies(as is custom in any school before a holiday) even if they related to an assignment, he also lowers the quality of our extracurricular activities by inserting his own personal values and beliefs in an unprofessional way, our proms and dances even fall victim to his actions, if a student dates someone from another school they have to take someone from our own school to the dance because only Spanish springs students can go to Spanish springs events,
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2005

For the most part, I have been happy with Spanish Springs in general, including the teachers,counsleing and discipline staff etc. I am not a huge fan of of either. I do like the two breaks idea rather than the long lunch. The dress code can be petty but at least I'm hoping not too see as much skin. Those jeans are pretty revealing. I understand that the pricipal has taken the morning announcements away from students which is probably a minor issue but I just think it takes away some of the positives for the kids, not to mention they tune him out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

This is our sons' second year at Spanish Springs, while i do find there sometimes seems to be a lack of information getting home. In the two years he's been there for the most part I feel the teachers have been pretty good although, I do wish they would inform parents sooner that there child is having problems in the class. The school is only just now graduating it's first full four year class and is already over crowded ( not the school or admins fault, the countys fault for not foreseeing the problem before building more new homes). I DO question the dress code, recently I attended a meeting just as school let out and saw young girls with shorts so short a swimsuit bottom covered more and skirts so short they wouldn't get wrinkled when they sit down yet 'shirts' must have sleeves?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2005

This high school will be graduating it's first class of four year students. The principal is a little on the despotic side. However, I must say the school is always clean! I have witnessed at break time between classes, teachers and staff cleaning up the halls! Academically, it is still a work in progress. I hear from the teachers alot of ideas for improving curriculum seems to fall on deaf ears. The school workinging on their accreditation this year so I don't anticipate alot of change in the curriculum. The one big negative I see is the lack of communication coming from the school. A lot of functions and events happening at the school aren't communicated to the parents. I don't think monthly newsletters home would be that much work for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2004

I agree this school is a little petty when it comes to the rules about dress (ie; the sleeve thing), and a little too lenient when it comes to the important things such as leadership and safety. It seems the kids rule that school more than the administration. They send my child home sick and then call me that they have had an absence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

I think that spanish springs is a great school. They have some extremely tough rules I don't agree with though. Like their dress code for instance, girls and boys must have shirts with sleeves. I really wonder who made this rule, I mean hello, we live in the desert. I am not exactly thrilled with our principal but I love my teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

I have volunteered for 16 years in the various schools in this area except Spanish Springs High School, they seem to not want parent help and I strongly wonder why that is. I do not care for the principal, but the teachers are very good overall. They have lots of extracurricular things for the kids to do and good teachers leading them. They are top of the line when it comes to the technology of the school and the safety of my children.
—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.

550 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

551 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

541 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

546 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch75%
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
Students without disabilities90%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant84%

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian91%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch77%
Full price93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
Students without disabilities94%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant88%

Science

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)52%
Students without disabilities91%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant87%

Writing

All Students87%
Female93%
Male80%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian89%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch75%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities93%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant87%
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 63% 37%
Hispanic 25% 40%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Black 2% 10%
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 24%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Fax number
  • (775) 425-7735

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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1065 Eagle Canyon Dr
Sparks, NV 89436
Phone: (775) 425-7733

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