Cheyenne High School
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|Cheyenne High School|
3200 W. Alexander DriveNorth Las Vegas, Nevada 89032
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||Dedicated to Excellence|
|Locale||North Las Vegas|
|Number of students||2,450|
|Color(s)||Navy blue and Vegas gold|
|Website||Cheyenne High School|
The school was built in 1991, with an adjacent four portable classrooms, in North Las Vegas, a rapidly growing suburban middle class community. As of the 2006-2007 school year, the school's ethnic ratio was 29.7% White, 33.3% African American, 29.8% Hispanic, 6.4% Asian/Pacific Islander and 0.7% Native American. The male/female population was 53.2%/46.8%, and 14% of the students were IEP (students with disabilities). At that time, Cheyenne had a 59.2% graduation rate.
Cheyenne High School implemented a number of programs in the 2007-2008 school year that can be accredited to the principal (Dr. Jeffrey J. Geihs). These programs include:
- Standard Student Attire (SSA), also known as school uniforms, is intended to decrease disciplinary issues, create a safer campus and promote more efficient student learning.
- Pull-out tutoring – Non-proficient juniors and seniors who are in jeopardy of not passing their proficiency exam receive tutoring for the proficiency test during the school day, instead of staying late, coming early, or getting help elsewhere.
- Educational Exchange Program - The school is one of only ten in the US to have this program, which is soon to include Algeria and Russia.
- Smaller Learning Communities - This program began in the 2009-2010 school year. It includes four houses, each with its own motto. This is meant to provide a better chance to match students up with the right assistant principals, counselors, and teachers.
- Army Junior ROTC's first year was 2009-2010, and it was conducted by Sgt. Major Schoolfield.
- Desert Shields Marching Band began in the 1991-1992 school year, under the direction of Mr. Valenzuela. It was then conducted by, Daniel Haddad until 2014. To which then it was conducted by Joseph Brueckmann from 2014-2016. The current Director of Bands, as of 2016, is Siobhan Fergiels.
Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association
- Cross country (girls') - 1996, 1997