School Details

Green Valley High School

460 Arroyo Grande Blvd, Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 799-0950

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2879 students 25 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.
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About this school

Green Valley High School is a public high school in Henderson. The principal of Green Valley High School is Jeffrey Horn. 2,879 students go to Green Valley High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 4% of the Green Valley High School students have "limited English proficiency." 26% of the 2,879 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Green Valley High School is 25:1. Cowan Sunset Southeast High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 14%
White, non-Hispanic 58% 35%
Hispanic 22% 40%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 9%
Asian 10% %
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 40%
Limited English proficiency 4% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I have 2 children that have or are attending GVHS currently. I have lived in Henderson for 30 years and Green Valley has always ranked as the top school. Coronado and Foothill are excellent schools as well but don't have the parent/teacher relationship nor music; arts; sports and academic commitment that GVHS has. Parent involvement; sports; student government; school activities are important to our family and Green Valley delivers on all Fronts. Our son's have been able to travel with the school to the Macy's Day parade; Perform at Carnegie Hall; Obama Inauguration; Compete for State Titles in Baseball; Swimming; Diving. Jeff Horn is an amazing caring compassionate educator. I am looking to move to Memphis for work and the school and surrounding neighborhood are important to me as a parent. Green Valley neighborhood is nationally ranked as a city for their Parks and Recreation. Little League; Lacrosse; BMX and Skateboard parks; 15 minutes from the Airport; 10 minutes from Malls; Retail; Grocery stores; minutes from the Interstate; Golf course; If you can think of an amenity; Green Valley has it and the High School is at the Epicenter. GO GATORS!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has a very good reputation so much so that we are doing our best to stay in the area so our child will be in this high school. I work at an apartment complex and there are people who have moved from out of state so that their children could attend this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Green Valley is a excellent school. I have been very impressed by the academics and extracurricular activities available. The AP/IB programs have very high expectations. The teachers have been very supportive and helpful in my child's success. The volleyball and debate teams are incredible. I would highly recommend this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is absolutely terrific! The teachers and staff are outstanding. Of course it's a large public school so there are going to be some students who we parents would rather not see there but they really manage it well and it is safe and surprisingly clean. I've made time to personally meet the teachers and it's obvious they really care. The school has been recognized by Newsweek for its' academics by Sports Illustrated for its' athletics the band has been invited to China and performed in the Macy's parade the speech team has gone to State every year for over a decade and the music program has received an Grammy! What more needs to be said? If you care about and take at least some responsibility for your kids' education this is the best school in town.

  • (2 years ago)

    Granted there are some kids who don't strive to do as well as others Green Valley is an AMAZING school. We are lucky enough to keep our Fine Arts Programs because our principal Mr. Horn does everything he can to keep them. Being a Gator we are so into our school that I wouldn't be if we would bleed blue and green. I seriously doubt you would find a better school especially in Las Vegas and this is coming from an actual student. Green Valley isn't just a school its a family. We all get along and have no problems. This school is the best you'll get I mean come on we even got a Grammy Award.

  • (3 years ago)

    Green Valley High School was a fine school in its day. Still a pretty good school. Very very crowded now though. Teachers with a few exceptions are above par. Staff with a few exceptions are very good. Didn't suit our child. Chose to withdraw.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter has attended GVHS from 9-12 and has received a pretty good education. There's times she's had difficulties but most teachers have gone the extra effort to help her and she's now graduating with high honors. It's taken a lot of effort. She's had more difficulty getting through her honors classes than her friends who had a better head start in middle school. Lots of kids there have no motivation but its offset by others who strive for the military academies an IVY league schools. There are very talented people both students and teachers at this school and my child has an excellent well-rounded background because of it. They've had a lot of opportunities there other schools don't have. CONS The principal will tell you what you want to hear; lacks the motivation for change unless there's a direct benefit to him. don't like him but like most teachers there.

  • (5 years ago)

    Green Valley is a great school. It has great teachers and students

  • (5 years ago)

    Green Valley High School is summed up in its motto Commitment to Excellence. In academics in athletics in arts and in the activities program after program strives to be the best in town. Standout programs are the forensics team (9 state titles in the last 12 years) the band choir and orchestra programs (all perform at a high level with committed experienced directors) and many of the athletic teams. It is the only regular public high school that offers the International Baccalaureate program. This year it had more Presidential Scholar nominees than any school in Nevada.

  • (5 years ago)

    Green Valley High School is a superb school! I had a daughter graduate in 2004 and my youngest daughter will be graduating this year. This school has completely prepared them for entrance into any college or university. The AP and IB programs are top notch! The extracurricular programs are excellent and help the students to stay focused on keeping their grades up and excelling in school. No wonder GVHS is ranked consistently as one of the top schools in the nation. My daughters excelled at GVHS in academics and extracurricular activities. I know I made the right choice when I decided to move near GVHS so my daughters could get the very best education the Vegas valley has to offer!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school with extremely nice teachers but its extracurriculars left me ashamed. Their sports system made me embarrassed about how they almost cheated in some ways.Luckily my son has graduated and now my daughter is zoned for silverado.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am so impressed with every aspect of GVHS. My son is plugged in to athletics music clubs and honor roll and is thriving in every area. Thank you Mr. Horn and staff for holding our children to a higher standard!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. The teachers are great as well as the programs. wonderfull students. I've never been part of a better school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I graduated from Green Valley in 2003 and could not be more impressed with the quality of education I received there. The teachers were excellent and very attentive to student's needs. The AP and IB classes are second to none. I feel that many of the classes I took at Green Valley were more challenging than some of the courses I took at my well ranked undergraduate university. Similarly my fellow classmates at Green Valley still stand out as being some of the most intelligent and conscientious students I have ever met (even compared with other students at my undergrad). I am now in my first year at a top-ten ranked PhD program and I feel that I would not be here if it weren't for the solid education I received at Green Valley.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is a really great school! GVHS is great in sports education and our fine arts department even won a grammy!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have both kids going to Green Valley High School and they are both Honor students. They are experiencing a music department that is second to none. The principal is virtually at every event going on and knows so many of the kids one on one. I feel comfortable at the monthly Parent Action Committee meetings to voice any and all concerns on my mind. Parent concerns are always given full attention by the faculty. I often challenge my friends with kids going to expensive private schools to compare that with the quality education my kids experience at Green Valley High School and in many areas my kids seem better educated and more prepared to excel in life.

  • (8 years ago)

    Green Valley High School is excellent. The level of education in some ways rivals college level. The Community College on campus and career resources give students a real edge for the future. School clubs and resources also enhance the experience.

  • (8 years ago)

    I graduated from GVHS in 2003 when Principal Sabo was still there. I am a junior in college now and DAILY I remain thankful for my education at Green Valley. The superb staff enthusiastic and knowledgeable teachers and the amazing programs (the music department - especially the first rate orchestra) prepared me so well for college. I would recommend this school to anyone seeking a well-rounded education. I would like to add that had I not the opportunity to study under Mr. Petersen and Ms. Smith as a senior I would have never been inspired to choose a political science major with a minor in English. Kudos to you!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is a student's dream come true for a high school experience. So far the teachers have been caring enthusiastic and very qualified in their areas of teaching. Our daughter has hopes of fulfilling a career in medicine and I believe that Green Valley High School will only make this dream more possible for her with the outstanding classes and extracurricular activities. Keep up the great work Gators! Dr. and Mrs. Osama Haikal

  • (10 years ago)

    I am one of 36 parent volunteers that run the College and Career Center. Working closely with the counselors vice principals and Mr. Horn the principal I see the commitment to quality. This year alone there are several students going to ivy leaque schools let alone the other universities. I have one child that has already graduated and is a junior in college and was well prepared for the next level of acadamia. I am extremely pleased with the education. The music dept. is awesome! The only thing that bothers me in the least is sometimes you get teachers that are burned out and you cannot get rid of them this is a district problem though and not a school issue.

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