Las Vegas Sun

August 21, 2019

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Desert Pines

3800 Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89110 (Directions)

From the school

"Desert Pines High School has utilizes the EduLink program, EdLine, which allows parents to access student grades using their home computer. Teachers are required to update EdLine on a weekly basis from their Easy Grade Pro grade book.

"Progress notices are issued to students every third week and every classroom has a phone that parents can call to leave messages during the school day.

"The parent advisory committee meets on a monthly basis. These meetings are advertised in the schools newsletter, which is published six times during the school year, on the school's Web site, and in the principals perspective letter, as well.

"Gear-up parent nights and sidewalk cafes are held to highlight the gear-up program. We also hold a magnet school open house to enhance magnet parent participation. A freshman orientation barbeque and various other open house activities are held throughout the school year.

"Additional communication efforts also include an auto-dialer phone system and partnerships with local Hispanic newspapers and television and radio stations."

School details

  • Mascot: Panthers
  • District: G
  • Region: Southeast
  • Level(s): High School
  • Principal: Timothy D. Stephens
  • All year: No
  • Safe Key: No
  • Full-day kindergarten: No
  • Block schedule: No
  • Dress code: Yes
  • Made AYP: Unknown
  • Homework help centers: No
  • ESL offered: Unknown
  • Edison school: No
  • Class-size reduction: No
  • Alternative education summer school: No
  • Magnet school: Yes (Communications and information technology.)

Annual Data

  • 2008

Demographics

  • Enrollment: 2941
  • Female students: 48.4 %
  • Male students: 52 %
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native: 14 (0.5 %)
  • Asian/Pacific Islanders: 108 (3.7 %)
  • Black/African American: 469 (15.9 %)
  • Hispanic: 2070 (70.4 %)
  • White: 280 (9.5 %)
  • Free/Reduced Lunch students: 1627
  • Students with disabilities: 324
  • Limited English Proficiency students: 728

Fiscal Information

  • Total Expenditures/Pupil: $6179

Student Information

  • Average daily attendance: 87.2 %
  • Transiency: 39.9 %
  • Graduation rate: 52.3 %
  • Standard Diploma: 67.4 %
  • Advanced Diploma: 16.0 %
  • Adjusted Diploma: 11.1 %
  • Certificate of Attendance: 5.4 %
  • Dropout Rate: 6.6 %
  • Proficiency Failures: 5.4 %
  • NSHE Enrollment: 109
  • NSHE Remediated: 40
  • NSHE Remediated: 36.7 %

Technology

  • Classrooms: 140
  • Classrooms with Internet access: 140
  • Instructional computers: 745
  • Instructional computers with Internet access: 745
  • Labs/Libraries/Media Centers: 2
  • Labs/Libraries/Media Centers with Internet access: 2

Discipline

  • Distribution of Controlled Substances: 3
  • Possession/Use of Alcohol: 17
  • Possession/Use of Controlled Substances: 25
  • Possession of Weapons: 14
  • Violence to Staff: 5
  • Violence to Students: 107
  • Habitual truants: 221

Assessments

Class size averages

  • English: 30
  • Math: 33
  • Science: 30
  • Social Studies: 32

Retention

  • 9th grade: 266 (26.4 %)
  • 10th grade: 85 (11.3 %)
  • 11th grade: 20 (2.9 %)
  • 12th grade: 3 (0.6 %)

Scoring

  • Math HS AS: 45 %
  • Math HS ED: 10 %
  • Math HS ES: 3 %
  • Math HS MS: 42 %
  • Reading HS AS: 11 %
  • Reading HS ED: 2 %
  • Reading HS ES: 25 %
  • Reading HS MS: 63 %
  • Writing HS AS: 20 %
  • Writing HS ED: 2 %
  • Writing HS ES: 3 %
  • Writing HS MS: 75 %
  • Key: AS = Approaches Standards; ED = Emergent/Developing; ES = Exceeds Standards; MS = Meets Standards; HS = High School; K8 = Kindergarten-8th grade

Additional Information

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