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West Wendover High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2 students

 

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Posted February 15, 2013

West Wendover has just been recognized as showing the most test growth of any high school in the state of Nevada. This is a huge honor and shows the dedication of teachers, parents and administration to our students. West Wendover offers an outstanding intervention program, after school tutuoring and we just received the Gear Up Grant for our 7th grade students. The school cares about my child and the other children in the school. West Wendover has the returning AA state boys basketball champions. FBLA, FCCLA and Skills compete and win at both the state and national level. The academic olympic team is very competitive at the county and state levels. This is a school we moved to 3 1/2 years ago and my child has had a wonderful experience that keeps getting better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2012

WWHS has come a long way, most teachers do the best they can and go out of their way to help a student, For a student it is hard to live in a small town. Last year we had two students be state officers for FBLA and one for FCCLA. The kids are getting better, the school spirit is high. Things have improved.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2012

West Wendover High School is a wonderful school and its staff and students are also wonderful! They have a lot of school spirit and they are fun kids1
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 23, 2011

WWJH/HS is in a isolated area 120 miles for any large city. It is hard to attract quality teachers to an area like this. I have taught at this school for 8 years and have seen good and bad admin and teachers come and go. The good thing abut this bad economy is that we are able to weed out the bad teachers and even admin and now have a very decent staff. Student academic achievement and graduation rates have risen drastically. School spirit is high and the total atmosphere of the school has changed to a great place to learn and teach. Our biggest problem is lack of parent involvement in their child's education and the hours our students work at their jobs. Less than 5% of our parents show for open house. Seldom will parents come in for a parent/teacher conference. Few students will complete homework to practice their learning. Consequentially, we teachers try everything we can to encourage our students to reach beyond wht they think they can do. We have changed to block classes of 80 minutes to give additional time in class and we require students to take a study class if they are failing a core class. It's working, we graduated 55 students last year vs 32 before.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 3, 2009

This school is fun and out of this world maybe the teachers are unorganized but still. I as a student can particapate in anything i want. These teachers and other staff members help us in life to see how hard it is. I know that if i have a problem i can go to one of them... Thanks WWHS! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2009

WWJSH school has come a long way over the last three year, with more students passing thier Proficiency Exams and a larger number of our students attending college. I feel this all due to Great Kids a committed Staff and great Leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

WWHS, with its inexperienced and unorganized teachers, unruly and rebellious students, weak leadership and limited opportunities, makes it a school that should be avoided by all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2004

Yes, I agree perfectly! WWHHS is a horrible school with lack a conviction from students, parents, and teachers.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

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%
Female79%
Male90%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch81%
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant84%

Reading

All Students71%
Female77%
Male63%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch57%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant71%

Science

All Students68%
Female62%
Male75%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch56%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant68%

Writing

All Students77%
Female83%
Male70%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch75%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant77%
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 73% 40%
White 23% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Black 0% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 60%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2055 Elko Ave
Wendover, NV 89883
Phone: (775) 664-3940

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