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George Whittell High School

Public | 7-12

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 16, 2012

I was a student at GWHS it is a horrible school I had maybe 30 minutes of homework a night barely, which would be a good thing if it wasn't for the whole college thing. They might prepare you to go to UNR but other than that little to none electives including spanish, art, culinary arts and I cant really think of any other electives. Kids are horribly mean and teachers don't do anything about it. One teacher even partakes in the bullying! I changed schools after a year and a half and dont ever want to go back.


Posted May 6, 2011

Terrible school. All the classes are too easy, there are almost no electives, and they are terrible with handling bullying. My son was bullied for two years at this school (getting shoved into lockers, having his lunch shoved out of his hands, and constantly being harassed). The principal did nothing about it, and ignored all the calls we made. Finally, we had to move just so my son wouldn't be afraid to go to school. Now at Reno High School, he is much happier and more confident.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

Yes it is a small school- ( has grades 7-12 ) but due to its size It doesn't have a variety of electives , they will refer you to do some BYU classes to supplement. My teen did not care for the school and I personally thought it was typical school politics as usual when issues came up. My teen never had any problems with teachers in the past and had an issue with one of them there that I tried to get him out of the class and have him do an online course instead, but they refused , due to ' this is how we do things here' and he ended up wasting 8 weeks of time. and failing the class. Why question a parent's decision regarding their child?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

George Whittell is a wonderful school. The students are well prepared for college, with may of them receiving the millennium scholarship along with other scholarships. The school is now a 7 - 12 school. I have two children who have graduated from Whittel and one will graduate in 2010. My two older children are attend the University of Reno Nevada and the education they received prepared them for college. Our principal, Mrs. Shannon is a wonderful addition to our school. She is a principal who cares about every single student. The students have great opportunities to participate in the many sports and activities that are offered at Whittell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2007

If you want to learn, you'll learn a lot. If you want to float along, you'll get through. Most of the teachers are really great, but that's about where it ends. Administration actually seems to get in the way more often than it helps, though that was with the old principal. Hopefully the new one is better.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 21, 2005

Fantastic location and wonderful recreation activities! Could use some staffing improvements, professionalism is not always upheld. Although there are many needed improvements your child is assured an unforgettable experience -- the closeknit community within the school makes for lifelong friendships.
—Submitted by a former 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.
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

29 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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 Students54%
Female55%
Male54%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian67%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students61%
Female60%
Male61%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian69%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

Math

All Students49%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian56%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant49%

Reading

All Students51%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian52%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant51%

Science

All Students46%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian44%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant46%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT 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

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students93%
Female90%
Male95%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian89%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%

Reading

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian96%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Science

All Students92%
Femalen/a
Male95%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian96%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Writing

All Students98%
Female95%
Male100%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian100%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
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 72% 37%
Hispanic 19% 40%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Black 1% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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