School Details

Desert Oasis High School

6600 West Erie Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89141
(702) 799-6881
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 2056 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE)

In 2012-2013 Nevada used the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) to assess high school students in reading, writing, math and science. 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
  • Clark County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Desert Oasis High School is a public high school in Las Vegas. 2,056 students attend Desert Oasis High School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 36% of the 2,056 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Southwest Career And Technical Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 38% 30%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 22% 43%
Asian 18% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Desert Oasis High School is the best high school. I've been here for a while and its been alot of fun. Though previous years may not have been as good this your is great so far. We recently received a brand-new principal. The staff here keeps it as "up-beat" as possible. Teachers here try their hardest to make sure students pass. If you don't understand something they will continuously explain the subject untill you feel comfortable with it. I feel that Desert Oasis is alot better than other students seem to think. Most students do not see what goes on "behind-the-scenes." The Desert Oasis Staff/ Student Council/ and Honor Society tries their hardest to take care of all of the students and to keep the school as clean and as enjoyable as possible for the students.

  • (9 months ago)

    This school cares more on dress code. your gonna call bunch of student and then talk about dress code. teaching is pretty good but why students can't go any besides cafeteria on lunch time. You should give your students free high school life at school. and its their free time so you should let them where do they wanna go. In California students are allowed to go anywhere part of the school. besides that it's all good bout teaching. and stop talking bout dress code. students are getting annoyed of it.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a student at Desert Oasis High school i know that D.O is not a bad school in fact i am proud to be there. Yes we have our handfull of fights and the foods not the best but the staff members do seem to care and help Bette us students. That's all we should ask for. And there are no real gang bangers just wannabes.

  • (1 year ago)

    I was apart of the first graduating class at Desert Oasis in 2010 and I can say by far I am lucky to have attended this school. The programs and extracurricular activities at this school are amazing- from Journalism Marketing Business Mechanical workshops etc. Having all of these programs sure prepared me (and many other students) for college. Thanks to the commitment and passion of the teachers and staff I am now attending the University of Southern California (USC). Desert Oasis is a wondering foundation and a spring board to allow your child to succeed in their post secondary education; that is IF they apply themselves while at Desert Oasis. I still live by the school's motto and surprising found myself quoting it to someone just the other day "Strike At Every Opportunity!" Love you D.O! [I just had a brief moment of nostalgia lol!]

  • (2 years ago)

    There are no gangs at Desert Oasis High School so that's a ridiculous claim. It's not the best school but it certainly isn't the worst. The teachers are outstanding and they really do care. The people with the problem would be the students. If they're blaming teachers they should be blaming themselves for poor grades and such. Desert Oasis is doing pretty well for being in a state that's in the 50th state ranking in all of America..

  • (2 years ago)

    This is the worst school ever lots of drugs gangs bullying I had to pull my child out because the principle would not do anything about the gang activity in this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Very disappointed in this school very poorly ran no communication with the parents Deans are on a power trip with the parents. My child will no longer be in the CCSD my child will be in home school so he will get the education that this school is so lacking.

  • (3 years ago)

    I agree whole heartedly ! The teachers have for the most part communicated well when asked via email. THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL has an ego that doesnt allow him to be contacted return calls or make appointments. The guy outta be reasigned to an inner city school where fewer parents wanna talk to him. I do like th school and enviroment for my kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    Unbelievably dissapointing. After several phone calls and emails I have yet to hear from any of my sons teachers or counslors. They seem to really care very little for the success of children. Why become a teacher if you don't care? Its very sad that this is a new school and yet our first year was extremely dissapointing. No doubt I have a teenager who needs to be pushed but it would be nice to know I sent him to school every day to be taught by teachers who actually care. The office staff is very unattentive and at times rude.

  • (4 years ago)

    Amazing school with amazing people. Filled with intelligence talent and teamwork. I couldnt possibly dream of going to any other school. I wanted to go to LVA for singing but then i saw D.O's choir and definitely knew i wanted to go there. . I love this school so much. Go diamondbacks!

  • (4 years ago)

    Im am a freshman at this school. I dont understand how the rating on this website can only be a 5 out of 10! Last year was the first class to graduate and they had the higest graduating rate in the county. There were about 3 students who has scholarships for Ivy league schools and that was the first graduating class! I remember going to schools in middle school and having ok teachers bad teachers and great teachers. Well here all the teachers actually teach and they teach good. I highly recomend going to this school its very new and the floors are still shining! But most of all the education is great.

  • (4 years ago)

    Im returning to this school for my senior year and if you want a good high school but dont want to go to the magnet level I recommend this one whole-heartedly. I went to Western for 2 years before going here and the difference was exponential. The staff is extremely kind and helpful teachers know what they are doing and the campus is phenomenal. The Computers English and Foreign languages programs are incomparable to most others. The student body is picturesque as well. The graduation rate is amazing for a public school as well. Best in NV for student happiness! GO DIAMONDBACKS!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Quite scary when a freshman cannot spell his own class name. I was a student here for one and a half years and served as a member of Student Council. I can say that the teachers here are great devoted and love doing what they do. On the other hand the principal while great towards students never raises a hand for discipline but rather leaves it to his fiery Dean of Students. Student wise many of the students are quite petty and ingrained in their own views to the exclusion of all others. As an example this last years yearbook committee purposely cuts out students 'not in favor' or puts in bad photographs.

  • (5 years ago)

    For a new school they are well-equipped with everything that the students need. School is well-built and beautiful. Students also enjoy going to school. Teachers are great and very easy to talk to. Lessons are also being taught well and children are monitored.

  • (5 years ago)

    We recently relocated to Las Vegas from overseas. My son just enrolled in to Desert Oasis High Scholl this semester. The school is a pleasant surprise to our whole family. The school facility is fantastic and brand new. The principle and teachers and school administraters are nice helpful and enthusiastic. Some of the teachers have quite high standards. Teachers are all available for contact via email. Moreover I can follow up with my son s progress by log on to Parentlink . The school has many after school activities and many sports activities are available. It is well balanced for schoolwork and sports. The students are well behaved. It is truly a pleasant surprise! We also looked at several private schools and spoke to principles before but at the end we chose Desert Oasis High School. We are all very happy with our choice. Parent

  • (5 years ago)

    im a feshman and the school is great everyone is really nice

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. next year will be my last in high school and im glad i get to spend it at this school..

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great! A lot of my teachers go above and beyond expectations and it rubs off on us and makes us want to work harder. The administration at this school is very productive and is always willing to help out parents and students with any problems. I am so glad I came to Desert Oasis High School and I look forward to my next three years.

  • (6 years ago)

    My new school is great. I didn't think I'd like it but our principal is nice. Also the teachers are cool. It's the first year open.

  • (6 years ago)

    The Administration seems 'overpowering' because they have zero tolerance for stupidity from the students. As a result a lot of bad apples have been removed from the school which makes for a better learning environment for the rest of the student body.

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