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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Durango High School is an above average, public school located in Las Vegas, NV. It has 2,318 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Durango High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1120
110 responses
Average ACT
22
109 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$52,718
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,096
National
$949
Median Home Value
$218,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
66%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
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  • The battle of the sexes assembly and prom
    35%
  • Sports Games or Competition
    16%
  • Our theatrical productions
    10%
  • Tailgates/Club Events
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Annual Canned Food Drive
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,318
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,663
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.1%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,964/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.55 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.55 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.55 responses
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Durango High School is a fantastic school! This will be my fourth and final year attending and I must say it has been a lovely ride. The teachers are PHENOMENAL! They care deeply about their students and enjoy staying connected. There are some small safety concerns such as; how I am able to enter and exit the building as I please without check of ID but other than that DHS is the place to be. I would like to see less “clicks” of students. There is little to no community between students; everyone has their own little groups.
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As a future scientist, one of the most infuriating parts about Durango HS is its lack of a good science program. There is hardly any support from administration for fostering talents in this field and supporting children to pursue programs and opportunities that could help them in the future. I was also disappointed in the lack of care for progressive safety for the well-being of the students. With gun-control being a huge problem in society now, schools should find new ways to keep intruders out. Despite its title as a closed campus, it is easy to waltz in as all the gates are open and there is nobody guarding it except for staff that lets everyone through. could be a lot improved with the administration at this school.
I love the staff and administration and overall the school spirit is great! I have been here three years and I can say that I’ve been to worse schools, but Durango is not one them. I think I’m a very involved student so I am able to get a better appreciation of the school more than others.