Green Valley High School is located in Henderson, NV and is one of 398 schools in Clark County School District. It is a public school that serves 2879 students in grades 9-12.
Green Valley High School made AYP in 2010. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Nevada in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Green Valley High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
This school overall is a good school. But I remember that a couple years ago, that there was a fight in the inside courtyard before classes. I asked my daughter what happened since she had seen the whole thing and knew the girl who was beat up. She said that the girl was ganged up on, but only after calling one of the gang member's names, and swearing at her, and basically asking for it. But by the time the media got a hold of it, it was described as a gang fight against a lone student not saying anything about how the fight started. I asked why no one called the school police, and my daughter explained it was because they do nothing, so people don't bother calling them anymore. Most kids have little respect for the police's authority because there's no trust and they don't feel safe putting themselves out there to help someone else. Who could blame them when it pays off more to be bad then good?
On the subject of education, the school does a great job in helping the students be as good as they want to be. When my daughter had trouble in classes, most teachers were good about offering help and providing a forum for them to do better. There was only a couple of teachers in the past 4 years that I could honestly say they didn't deserve to be a teacher. They didn't respond to any e-mails, were lazy, and only did what they had to, and not much beyond that. Please note that the math dept is excellent except for one teacher, and that even now, with my daughter already graduated and going to college, she still feels welcome to ask her old math teachers for help. The drama and music programs are to be commended, except for the waste in time doing shows that aren't family friendly. Some performances are not for younger audiences, so younger siblings can't watch their older brothers and sisters perform. These are talented students that deserve attention, and there was probably better selections out there than those that they had chosen.
I asked the principal directly once for a request in the addition of a
language class, and he said he wasn't against it, but couldn't find a teacher who could teach it and also teach another subject, since he felt that there wouldn't be enough demand for the class to warrant hiring a teacher for a full day. Then when they actually got around to asking students to sign up for it, they said they couldn't fill the class, and moved everyone to a different language without even asking if they had wanted it. My daughter later found out that there were plenty of kids who signed up for the original class, but they think the school wanted the other language more, so they pushed the kids into the other class to try to make a full time schedule for it. Gee, whatever happened to having the teacher be able to teach more than one subject? ...
Basically as a parent, you need to stay involved constantly with what's going on, because if you're not, its easy for students to be pushed into the direction the school thinks is best, not necessarily what you want for your kids. But if you tell them no, then they try to change it. If you don't tell them NO on time, your child is stuck. The counselors there are good about that, so just stay proactive and your child will be fine.
My niece when to this school and had to experience threats and racist bullying on a daily basis. Teacher and admin overlooked it. We had to pull her from the school because she deserved better.
by a Parent
on Oct 4, 2010
Green Valley High School
i love green valley!!
by a Current Student
on Sep 28, 2010
Green Valley High School
Green Valley high school is the best school that I ever went to. I love the way that the school is built, how it's outside and inside at the same time. The courtyard is my favorite part of the school, aside form the people! I miss this school more than I miss Las Vegas as a whole. The teachers are awesome, the kids their are more awesome, and I would do anything to be a gator again. I am still a Gator no matter what! I miss you guys!
by a Former Student
on May 21, 2010
Green Valley High School
Green Valley is a pretty good place, Its alot of fun to be there, but at the same time, Its kind of racist and theres alot of fights, I love it there, Its amazing :)) Im proud to be a Gator, But I cant wait to graduate! :)
I personally don't enjoy attending Green Valley High School, its a school that i feel is biased and very unsafe.
there are students smoking in the parking lot for heaven sakes !
and the cafeteria is like a class room size. they are over strict about dressing and put to much importance in the way there students appear, instead of what really matters, their saftey.
In 2011, Green Valley High School had 26% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Nevada had 50% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Clark County School District spends $8,270 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 59% on instruction, 37% on support services, 3% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Clark County School District District
In 2011, Green Valley High School had 27 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Nevada average is 20 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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