About This School
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Cowan Behavior Junior/Senior High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Cowan Behavior Junior/Senior High School had 5 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Nevada average is 20 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Cowan Behavior Junior/Senior High School Reviews
Are you kidding me?
Our school system enables every student and its a horrible cycle. Unfortunately, my daughter had to go to this school and my fear of having all the troubled kids together came true. The one thing I do like is the strict dress code and search before they enter school grounds. However everything after that is downhill. My daughter tells me her daily stories of how they basically don't do anything; classes (not all), consist of watching a movie, sleeping, etc. The 2 hour bus ride to and from school are where the worst happens (inappropriate activities, no supervision). They transport all the kids that go to Cowan & South on the same bus with only a bus driver...not a good idea. I look at it as a "timeout" school where they simply are surrounded with their own kind and faculty who are not to "stress the kids out".
Very good school I wish my child could finish school their all the way to 12th grade
I am so happy with this school. My daughter was getting drunk every night party, smoking, doing drugs and was also pregnant at the time so i was afraid to send her there but it made her life a lot better. She didn't have her friends there so she was not getting in trouble and doing her work and right know she has all b's in school and is trying to make her life better.
I was so afraid to send my son to this school, but KUDOS to these amazing teachers,administration and staff! My son is thriving and excelling in all his classes. I have renewed faith in his future.