School Details

Canyon Springs High School and the Leadership And

350 East Alexander Rd, N. Las Vegas, NV 89032
(702) 799-1870
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 2598 students 24 students/teacher (NV avg is 20)

Test Scores by grade

62%
75%
76%
70%
79%
80%
62%
75%
76%
68%
79%
80%

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

Canyon Springs High School and the Leadership And is a public high school in North Las Vegas. The principal of Canyon Springs High School and the Leadership And is Ronan Matthew. 2,598 children attend Canyon Springs High School and the Leadership And and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 82% of the 2,598 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Canyon Springs High School and the Leadership And is 24:1. Mojave High School 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
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 6% 30%
Hispanic 56% 43%
Multiracial 4% 6%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a Senior at Canyon and have been attending this school for two years. We recently received a grant of over 1 million dollars for all new equipment and have also had the whole administration changed around. There are some new teachers a new principal and new assistants. There have been a great deal of changes to the rules around the school. The library is no longer open during lunch 1 class period has been added to the schedule and no bathroom passes are to be passed out and a hall monitor must escort a student if they need to go. The education is great as long as you have the right teachers. There are some that do not teach very well and it is very difficult to succeed in their class. Though with others you simply HAVE to study otherwise you WILL fail. There are some GREAT teachers at Canyon and I believe they have a great magnet program (I've only heard from fellow classmates on this). Canyon has low test scores yes but that can easily change if the students actually cared. There are some students that do not care about their education and take it for granted. This school is more than a test score.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a Junior in the Magnet Program majoring in Law. I have never had a problem with my teachers but because of other student's decisions teachers are directly impacted and often ruin the learning experience for the rest of us. I am trying to be the Valedictorian but it is very hard to succeed in this environment. The classes aren't that hard but the quality of teaching that the teachers offer is not that great compared to other schools. I have never seen such a lazy set of students than at Canyon Springs. These students really care less about school and that hurts my learning environment. Most magnet students do not even act like their supposed to they do not uphold themselves with high standards they just find it easy to blend in with the majority of the non-magnet crowd as lazy.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am in my fourth year in the magnet program at Canyon Springs have done well at Canyon and am set to be the valedictorian. Personally I do not believe that this school is the best nor the worst school in Vegas. It is a culture shock coming onto campus and witnessing the diversity of the student body but one gets over it after awhile. There are occasional fights but I just avoids them. Every school has it's ups and downs. I feel that I've made lasting friendships here and I truly believe that success comes from an individuals attitude; make the most of where you are and judge for yourself. Take out of live what you put into life. You determine your success anywhere you are.

  • (5 years ago)

    This School is awesome!!!! I Love it so much. It has just the classes you need to take for a carrer in law or leadership not to mention the R.O.T.C. there is the best! There are so many differnt cliques and well.. the school is just great. Don't belive any other reviews that tell differnt.

  • (5 years ago)

    Now sure Canyon may get a fair share of negative news but that is only one percent!! I am a junior in the magnet program (law) and i love it. It does indeed prepare you for the graduating senior thesis paper you will have to write in college. The law majors even take a pre-LSAT to prepare us for the law aspect. We are the only High School in the entire country that (a)has a court room in the school. (b)holds a simulated mock trial. and (c)holds an actual civil court case not many others can say that. Are graduate students have went to some of the best colleges in the nation and that is all thanks to the school. Yeah it is seperated into groups and cliques but name me one workplace fortune 500 company or other high school that isnt? I bet you cant. Think about that one.

  • (5 years ago)

    I go to Canyon Springs and im curenttly in the Magnet program and to be honest this schhol isn't 100% great but its about 98% there. No its not perfect yeah there are fight and some teachers could teach better but hey if u find a scool that is 100% all the way around please let me know. This school is as good as it gets and the Magnet Program and the R.O.T.C. there is amazing! Your practicly privledged if you go there

  • (6 years ago)

    I give this a rating of a 2. I feel my daughter did not get a good education out of this school. I would never recommend the magnet program to anyone.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is a nice school great education there are cliques but sometimes thoose can be fun ya know

  • (6 years ago)

    Canyon wprings is a beyond great school. Ive been goin there since i was a freashman and im a senior now not once have i been scaed for my life. The learning sports clubs teachers and staff are all great. I wouldnt change my school for nothing in the world.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter and I both regret her going to this school. It has only caused her stress and disappointment. She is a great student who worked extremely hard to do well but due to the low standards of teachers has stuggled. High school is supposed to be fun for these kids but she has hated every minute of it. This is not a good school to send your child to.

  • (6 years ago)

    I myself when i first entered the door of CSHS i was in a surprise. this school is really amazing because of its racial diversity. And on top of that they have amazing programs such as Forensics which our team is doing really great and even though we have very few debaters in it we are indeed the most united and most racially diverse which often tends to frighten the other upper class schools. And our language programs are great. The Latin teacher is the best teacher that you can imagine. She might be tough at times but she can also be your friend and make learning Latin a heck of alot more fun for everyone. And of course our magnet program. I myself love the magnet program because unlike other schools if you don't apply yourself like you should you get kicked out. but thats a good thing

  • (6 years ago)

    Now sure Canyon may get a fair share of negative news but that is only one percent!! I am a junior in the magnet program (law) and i love it. It does indeed prepare you for the graduating senior thesis paper you will have to write in college. The law majors even take a pre-LSAT to prepare us for the law aspect. We are the only High School in the entire country that (a)has a court room in the school. (b)holds a simulated mock trial. and (c)holds an actual civil court case not many others can say that. Are graduate students have went to some of the best colleges in the nation and that is all thanks to the school. Yeah it is seperated into groups and cliques but name me one workplace fortune 500 company or other high school that isnt? I bet you cant. Think about that one. )

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended Canyon Springs High School for the magnet program and I had a diverse experience. When you come to Canyon you are diving into a crowd that truly is the high school experience. Their are daily fights drugs in the bathrooms corrupt and amazing teachers violence and racism. I can tell you first hand that in order to do well and be recongnized in the magnet program you must be in student council or hang out with the student council kids. Their is not a lot of support or enthusiasm when it comes to the magnet program and personally I don't believe that you gain any useful skills coming out of the program. Some of the teachers are amazing yet the ignorant teachers rule out the amazing teachers. I honestly can say the vibe on campus is one of violence hostility and racism. The school needs to be reorganized.

  • (6 years ago)

    Canyon Springs allowed my daughter to ditch classes without informing me. She was a magnet student and they did not help her when she asked for help. In my opinion Canyon Springs HS is a disgrace to schools everywhere.

  • (6 years ago)

    Canyon Springs is a great school now it is one of the best schools you can go to it will open u up break-down that wall of bein shy! ETC.

  • (6 years ago)

    Canyon Springs is an Amazing School the teachers are great the staff is great and we the students are doing the best we can. For todays youth it is hard to grow up and not be effected by whats going on around us and in the world. Yes we all can get in trouble and do thing were not suppose to but the staff and everyone else at Canyon make our lives easier for us and each day we are learning and growing together as a community. one day we will all be civil get along and respect one another! C-Springs You Know!

  • (6 years ago)

    Yeah sure our school has been on the news more often than most but thats mainly because of the stupid kids that get bused in. Cheyenne which got most of the bad kids 5 years ago but now they all come to canyon and it is making our school look bad. This school has one of the best broadcast journalism and the only school to have a mock trial and hold an actual court case. Yes it is a leadership and law magnet program and thats what we are doing. I personaly am not part of the magnet but I notice all the bad things and i stay away from it so I am perfectly fine and safe. With the new principal it seems that our school is getting better but teach your child to stay away from the bad kids and they will do fine.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student at Canyon Springs High school. I am also enrolled in the magnet program and feel that the program is very poor. the program doesn't have very good structure. Had the school been located at better location there is no dought that that school would be an excellant school but as it stands it is beyond repair and has not a chance to redem its self. Most of the teachers in the magnet program are exceptional but there are some teachers that need to be reevaluated. For any future students you will find it very difficult to adjust to this almost hostile enviornment and will need to prepare your state of mind because it is not like an other school in the district. (not nessesarily in a good way)

  • (7 years ago)

    Canyon Springs has its rough spots but so do most other Clark county schools beleive me.

  • (7 years ago)

    I find to school to be excellent! Canyon has the same problems that other schools in the valley have. Yet due to it's diverse student population it is a convenient target to criticize. What people do not recognize is that Canyon Springs has more benefits than drawbacks. It is a school that is making history. First it has been nationally recognized for its broadcasting. Second it has some of the best athletic teams in the state specifically in football basketball and tennis. Third it is the only school to have a simulated crime scene on campus and have a full on mock trial as well as be the first school to have a real civil trial on campus. We also have a lot more benefits but I don't have enough room.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 46 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools