Washoe County School District is an above average, public school district located in Reno, NV. It has 66,601 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
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Washoe County School District Reviews
The Washoe County school district provides various opportunities to succeed, yet they make it somewhat difficult. This does not include educational opportunities, but for sports and other outside activities. The students deserve more educational options, but we lack educators. Our education feels limited to common core practices and we aren't encouraged for anything else. There are few teachers who try to help us understand, but there are more teachers who dont wish to spend another second helping students if they're behind. The district has a policy to cut down on abcenses; if a student misses 5 assignments, they will fail the year and repeat it. This is unfair. The policy doesn't give slack for students with medical conditions, who are sick, or even in the hospital. A doctor excuse doesnt even work. Every abcense, as far as students know, is unexcused. Washoe doesn't notify their students much.
Sophomore year i got involved in extra-curricular activities and i would never make a better choice in high school than that. Damonte has so many incredible sports, clubs, and electives to get involved in and help make your experience more memorable. All the teachers working in these extra activities have such a deep passion for what they do and are amazing mentors! As i got older i had increasingly better teachers, more interest in the subjects and more drive to achieve great things. The only complaint i have of that school is the new dean of students who started this year. She is incredibly unreasonable and rude; she has no idea how to properly handle situations and almost always resorts to tearing the student down. Beyond that, Damonte is an incredible school filled with compassionate teachers who love what they do and I believe if you go there you will be able to find who your are and become a well rounded person ready for college.
I have been a student in the Washoe County School District for almost 13 years now and my experience has been good. I went to Hunter Lake elementary school and it’s in a more wealthy part of town. The school was constantly improving getting technology for students and remodeling classrooms. Then I went to Vaughn Middle school and am currently at Earl Wooster High school. These schools are in a more middle or low class part of town. These schools need remodeling in there bathrooms and Wooster’s classrooms are in the same state they were when my own mother went there. It’s an amazing school with amazing staff but the school itself is very outdated and the cooling systems always break down in the summer. In middle school when we had Volleyball games we would visit wealthier schools with much better conditions in there classrooms, bathrooms, and much more. I think there just needs to be more equality within social class.