School Details

Sierra Vista High School

8100 West Robindale Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89113
(702) 799-6820
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 2107 students 25 students/teacher (NV avg is 20)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Clark County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sierra Vista High School is a public high school in Las Vegas. The principal of Sierra Vista High School is Emil Wozniak. 2,107 students attend Sierra Vista High School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 7% of the Sierra Vista High School students have "limited English proficiency." 33% of the 2,107 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sierra Vista High School is 25:1. 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
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 32% 35%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 29% 9%
Hispanic 24% 40%
Asian 23% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 40%
Limited English proficiency 7% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I moved back to Las Vegas from California and went back to Sierra Vista and I couldn't believe the change. There is no longer any school spirit and as far as the teachers go they don't really care about teaching they get paid (in my opinion) to just sit there throw 50 slides of notes on the bored then give you a packet of work and tell you it's due tomorrow. In California they actually taught us something and the transition was horrible to go back and fail. But it gets to a certain point as a student when you can't blame anyone but the teacher when ever kid in the class is failing because then it's the teachers fault. The kids are horrible just doing the most in a bad way that's only hurting them. The school is almost like a school filled with wanna be gangs and drugs and that's just what I figured out my first week back as I sat there only observing how everyone and everything has changed. The once amazing school the school that was known as the role mode school is nothing but a disaster almost like a jail that we spend hours in trapped learning nothing. I had two good teachers last year and I was taking seven classes so that says a lot.

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is absolutely the worst. I came from California and was very disappointed to attend this school. There are always fights occurring and the staff seems to care more about the dress code than the actual academics.

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is one of the worst in Clark County in my opinion. Uncaring teachers way too many fights occur out of nowhere in the learning environment and it's not very clean nor is its staff organized at all.

  • (11 months ago)

    SV has DRASTICALLY changed in these past few years since the recession &still is changing. I've had at least 1 of my children attending since 2005 &I'm very disppointed in what it's becoming. Since the economy dropped in 2007 you can see a big change in the school's student body teachers and parents(things started getting bad around late 2010-ish). Many people lost their homes on this side of town so of course many people moved in from the wrong side of town when homes dropped. Many of the teachers at this school are careless/arroggant &the adminstration is constantly switching people. Also many of the students are ignorant don't care about their school work/school in general. There is constant conflict between the new young students(physcial fights) &racism as well against others since the main ethinicties of the school are now becoming Asian or Black. This school has NO school spirit anymore and there's no parent involvment either within the new incoming generations of parents/students. It's rather disppointing that a once a new awesome school has changed for the worse. SV was a WAY better school before &it's sad that now I don't even want my last child to even attend

  • (1 year ago)

    Not really good. Socially there are tons of teachers who choose their favorite students so it's hard to just talk to teachers when they think you're random or weird or 'why are you in my class?' There is also some bullying. Academically there are some teachers that are awesome at teaching but give extremely hard or overwhelming amounts of work in very little time and there are some who don't teach well at all. For class variety there is enough to make it interesting but nonetheless it is not enough to be enjoyable. I would recommend the Weight Training class but that is my personal interest so I can't speak for all the students. All in all it is below average and if you can go somewhere else. There is more to school than just grades; it is about learning and gaining experience but also to enjoy it. The school puts too much emphasis on the test scores and basically places your value as a person based on them as well.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a very good school and my son is doing pretty good. We are glad.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is fast developing a sense of community and singularity of purpose. It's a new school but it's beginning to get its bearings straight. This year a rally to welcome the incoming freshmen was held and it was well attended. The faculty is impressive. The management is rational. I expect great things from the school for my child this year.

  • (1 year ago)

    CCSD needs to replace all teachers admins and students at this school. I'm pretty bummed that it still exsiting. Sierra Vista brought bad memories and bad grades to me but it wasn't my fault. The administration really sucks no wondrous why there's no school spirit. As far as I'm concerned that school was the worst.NOT ROCCOMEND THIS SCHOOL.would have gave 0 stars.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is a wonderful school to go to all of the teachers care and want you to do your best.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have experienced nothing but positive things from Sierra Vista. My son has attended the last 4 years and he is graduating. High School is a bit different in that your child definitely learns independence and the teachers are teaching that here. The staff has been great and we have enjoyed our time with the Band program. The honors and accelerated courses are great as well.

  • (3 years ago)

    Well said I am a southern parent--etiquette and education are instilled from birth...unfortunately Clark County has been nothing but one disappointment after another with my 2 school age children.

  • (3 years ago)

    Coming from out of state I was truly expecting more from the "5th largest district in the US." I find it deplorable that students only have to pass one semester of classes in middle school in order to attend high school in Clark County. Sierra Vista is not a terrible school but I have never taught (in 16 years) such immature students. The school has a no tolerance policy for cellphones iPods etc but trying to enforce the policy is much easier said than done. Class size plays a large roll in the problems in Clark County. I spend more time on discipline than education in my classes due mostly to the disrespect and immaturity of students. I believe that most teachers and staff truly care about their students and have a passion for teaching but the educational environment is not conducive to true learning. I absolutely love teaching and my students but teaching at Sierra Vista is exhausting and disheartening. With the budget cuts and layoffs these problems will only get worse. Regardless I get up each morning eager to teach and share knowledge with my students. A big problem with SVHS is the rampant drug problems plaguing the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Terrible experience trying to transfer my daughter from the Northshore school district. Only 2 months till graduation and they will not let her graduate and walk with the senior class due to curriculum incompatibility. Sierra Vista wanted her to take World History and PE over the summer and charge us for it. They even suggested we send her back to her old school. Staff was absolutely inconsiderate in this case. We ended up having to send my daughter back to Seattle to finish her year. Cell phone use is prohibited in class as it should be but apparently not enforced. Teachers sell snacks to kids prior to class? Not good.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think this is one of the best high schools in vegas There is minimal violence and they do definately support the zero tolerance policy! The dress code is also strictly enforced therefore we don't have to see boxers or thongs which is great as a parent!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    i like it i think its a good school a place to make good friends and such.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think this school is very disorganized and the teachers really need to do their best to explain more to students. Especially when handling geometry or any level of mathematics. Some teachers do but most of the teachers dont it is rare that there are teachers who explain anything at all. They need to be more organized. Plus the school cannot set up any kind of dance. Plus some staff members smart mouth the students i think they should try to understand the situation first before they say anything like 'its impossible' if you tell students to do your job ofcourse its possible that someone is going to mess up so dont smart mouth us students if you dont want us to smart mouth you.

  • (6 years ago)

    Yes this school is clean and everything is updated because 'it is a new school it only opened up in 2001. As for the staff..... they are so poorly operated. The students are more helpful then the adults in that facility. As for the teachers.... its hard to say. My child hardly gets any school work. Nothing seems organized. High School students in CA are being prepared for College..here its seems like they are still in Primary School. The Faculty needs to step it up.

  • (7 years ago)

    Its a great school. Great teachers in the accelerated programs like honors and ap classes.

  • (7 years ago)

    Last year at back to school night I was one of the 3-5 parents there for each of my daughter's classes. That's pathetic since my daughter's classes had between 35-47 students in each of them. Sierra Vista is a great school one of the BEST in Vegas! Well run great counselors good location professional and caring faculty lots of electives lots of clubs and activities new facility clean new computers... My son graduated '06 and my daughter now attends .

  • (7 years ago)

    Moving here from the Eastcoast I find that Clark County School District is way behind.

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