School Details

Carson High School

1111 North Saliman, Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 283-1600

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2147 students 21 students/teacher (NV avg is 20)

Test Scores by grade


High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE)

In 2010-2011 Nevada used the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) to assess high school students in reading, math and writing. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Carson City School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carson High School is a public high school in Carson City. The principal of Carson High School is Fred Perdomo. 2,147 students go to Carson High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 7% of the Carson High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 36% of the 2,147 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Carson High School is 21:1. Pioneer (Alternative) High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 57% 53%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Hispanic 35% 39%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 48%
Limited English proficiency 7% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers give you the special help you need. All you have to do is ask. It's a great place to be to see my friends and hang out in a safe environment. I'm eager to learn and i love that they have such a wide variety of Electives and Opportunities.

  • (7 years ago)

    Three of my daughters have attended CHS now and my overall experience is a positive one. Despite an overall decrease in expectations and a much lower learning level presented upon moving here my daughters have had some very excellent teachers and are gaining a lot of important life skills. I love the variety of activities available as well as the communication with parents. Any problems faced at this school are not any that are outstanding for any high school. Great job Carson High! Keep on motivating our children.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a Junior now at Carson High and I wouldn't have it any other way. Of course the school does focus some attention on sports but what school doesn't. It also has many clubs to join. So whether you play sports or not the school finds ways to keep you involved. The teachers are very caring and helpful. In recent years the school has been trying to raise school spirt which I think is amazing. I love this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a former student at Carson High School I belive that it is honestly a great school. The staff there is truly amazing and most of them really love there jobs and it shows. For a school that is so highly over populated they do an amazing job with the safety and discipline. I hear a lot of people saying that Carson is a bad school but that school is one of the best schools for everything. Yes I do agree that some changes could be made but I am glad that I went to Carson high and there is a few teachers who are simply amazing and we as a community are blessed and knowing you can send your kid to school each day and they will be safe. They don't get near enough credit for what that school does for there students.

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