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W Las Vegas High School

Public | 9-12 | 472 students

 

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Posted May 13, 2014

The students are the best part of this school. The kids are very welcoming and friendly. The students carry themselves with class and are very respectful. If you are new in town, this school is the better choice for enjoying a friendly atmosphere which promotes a better learning environment for students. The campus and school are both beautiful and very friendly. Great programs such as BPA, and MESA and athletics are competitive for both boys and girls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2014

When we moved to Las Vegas recently, we toured both of the local high schools. I was surprised, after having lived in in a neighboring state my whole life, by how nice this high school was. We enrolled our daughter here, and we were never less than ecstatic about how family-like this school is. My daughter was able to take several of the AP courses offered at this school, and she always talked about how challenging most of her classes were. Glad we ignored some of my coworkers that said we should send our daughter to Robertson high. We made the right decision with this one for sure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

Great! Everyone cares for what goes on day to day, with dignity and respect for all.


Posted December 2, 2012

If you want a great education come to West Las Vegas High. The school board was just named school board of the Year in New Mexico.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2012

I HATED THAT SCHOOL. The teachers were lousy. The janitors were lousy. The toilets always had fecal waste on them. I do not like green eggs and ham sam I am.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 27, 2011

West Las Vegas Schools are like a family. The teachers care about their students and the students care about each other.There seems to be no evidance of social class division. The leadership of the administration is great, they have two new board members helping the other three and are now able to get things done. I'm a graduate of West Las Vegas and very proud of it. I'm a AVP of a fast growing company. Thank you West Las Vegas. "GO DONS GO".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2008

I'm a graduate of West Las Vegas High School and I feel that I got a great education. I am now a student at UNM and the classes are a piece of cake. West did a very good job preparing me for college and life. Many say it is a bad school, but kids from west have class, respect, dignity and intelligence. I am very proud to be a graduate from West Las Vegas High School.


Posted August 1, 2008

The staff is very helpful and have done well to prepare me for life and a higher education. No matter what people say about west it is a good school and it's getting better everyday. Go DONS!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2008

New Blood, New Energy!! Its Looking Better every day at WEST Lets keepit up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2007

West Las Vegas high school has a core of excellent teachers and counselors. The problem lies with the board which for the most part is more interested in enriching themselves than with trying to ensure a quality education for all.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 30% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
22%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students15%
Female11%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current4%
English Language Learner Exited20%

Reading

All Students37%
Female38%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current19%
English Language Learner Exited46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students23%
Female22%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited32%

Reading

All Students48%
Female57%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities20%
English Language Learner Current13%
English Language Learner Exited59%

Science

All Students23%
Female14%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current7%
English Language Learner Exited31%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
19%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 47% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
15%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students26%
Female28%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners9%

Reading

All Students37%
Female44%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners16%

Science

All Students20%
Female16%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners6%

Social Studies

All Students23%
Female18%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners3%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 93% 59%
White 7% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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179 Bridge St
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone: (505) 426-2500

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