School Details

George Whittell High School

240 Warrior Way, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
(775) 588-2446
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 233 students 13 students/teacher (NV avg is 20)

Test Scores by grade

54%
61%
53%
61%
78%
62%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2010-2011 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Douglas County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
46%
39%
51%
60%
50%
46%
67%
54%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2010-2011 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Douglas County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
90%
76%
95%
89%
80%
92%
90%
76%
98%
89%
80%

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
  • Douglas County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

George Whittell High School is a public high school in Glenbrook. The principal of George Whittell High School is Sue Shannon. 233 students attend George Whittell High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 10% of the George Whittell High School students have "limited English proficiency." 21% of the 233 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at George Whittell High School is 13:1. Blue Ridge School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 69%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 3% 6%
Hispanic 19% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 35%
Limited English proficiency 10% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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?

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

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