Jock Ochiltree

Spanish Springs High School7

Sparks, NV | Washoe County

October 9, 2010

It is a beautiful school and my grandson is a student there.

August 20, 2009

having the experience being involved with the school it provides so much. Anything to everything, what ever your interest its there. I swear its the best school ever!

Submitted by a student

August 11, 2009

Me personaly don't feel like i can participate in the many clubs there are because i would need to search for my wallet and the number of students at this school are massive. I see teachers have favorites and only speak to the encouraged.

Submitted by a student

June 13, 2009

I'm a former student of sshs I graduated in 2007, and I think spanish springs high school is the best school around to date. I loved everything about sshs everyone got along with eachother and Ross (the princibal) was a great guy he got along with everyone its just who the people are and how we do things around school and learn what the teachers teach you. overall sshs is great I had alot of fun. I love the teachers, friends, and most of all the sports.

April 8, 2009

The school is nice yea but i feel like the education us students are getting isn't sufficient. And there are some kids that are treated differently because of their race. But overall it's not horrible and I don't feel like i can participate in any thing because everything costs money because of the lack of funds in the Washoe county School district.

Submitted by a student

March 24, 2009

This is a wonderful school! The teachers are absolutely wonderful! My daughter had Mrs. Albee (English) for two years and absolutely loves her! She would work with my daugher before school and after school. My daughter used to hate English and now it is one of her favorite subjects. This school is beautiful. Most of the administration is great, even though I don't care for the principal.

Submitted by a parent

June 17, 2008

This school is beautiful - probably the nicest in the area from an aesthetic and facilities standbpoint along with Bishop Manogue. But the personnel make the difference. My daughter has had some excellent teachers including Mr. Staggs (math) and Ms. Lopez (english). The math teacher was willing to sit with her during his lunch hour to help her better understand the subject. Most will go above and beyond the call of duty ...

Submitted by a parent

May 2, 2008

The school is alright for the most part. I do like the teachers and the coaches are pretty cool. The principal is not good at all though.

Submitted by a student

December 12, 2007

I love this school, although there are some areas that need work. But most of the extracuriculars are good and have great coaches.

Submitted by a student

July 2, 2007

I attended SSHS and graduated in 2004. When I went, the teachers were involved and for the most part, were great. The princ. also seems to limit the imagination for events if they go against his personal beliefs. Take him out of consideration, the school was fun.

Submitted by a former student

February 15, 2007

when I arrived at Spanish springs I was appalled at the overcrowding and the way the principal treated the students, in his school there is no room for anything not school related, the day before Christmas vacation he forbid the teachers to show movies(as is custom in any school before a holiday) even if they related to an assignment, he also lowers the quality of our extracurricular activities by inserting his own personal values and beliefs in an unprofessional way, our proms and dances even fall victim to his actions, if a student dates someone from another school they have to take someone from our own school to the dance because only Spanish springs students can go to Spanish springs events,

Submitted by a student

August 18, 2005

For the most part, I have been happy with Spanish Springs in general, including the teachers,counsleing and discipline staff etc. I am not a huge fan of of either. I do like the two breaks idea rather than the long lunch. The dress code can be petty but at least I'm hoping not too see as much skin. Those jeans are pretty revealing. I understand that the pricipal has taken the morning announcements away from students which is probably a minor issue but I just think it takes away some of the positives for the kids, not to mention they tune him out.

Submitted by a parent

June 3, 2005

This is our sons' second year at Spanish Springs, while i do find there sometimes seems to be a lack of information getting home. In the two years he's been there for the most part I feel the teachers have been pretty good although, I do wish they would inform parents sooner that there child is having problems in the class. The school is only just now graduating it's first full four year class and is already over crowded ( not the school or admins fault, the countys fault for not foreseeing the problem before building more new homes). I DO question the dress code, recently I attended a meeting just as school let out and saw young girls with shorts so short a swimsuit bottom covered more and skirts so short they wouldn't get wrinkled when they sit down yet 'shirts' must have sleeves?

Submitted by a parent

January 28, 2005

This high school will be graduating it's first class of four year students. The principal is a little on the despotic side. However, I must say the school is always clean! I have witnessed at break time between classes, teachers and staff cleaning up the halls! Academically, it is still a work in progress. I hear from the teachers alot of ideas for improving curriculum seems to fall on deaf ears. The school workinging on their accreditation this year so I don't anticipate alot of change in the curriculum. The one big negative I see is the lack of communication coming from the school. A lot of functions and events happening at the school aren't communicated to the parents. I don't think monthly newsletters home would be that much work for them.

Submitted by a parent

December 17, 2004

I agree this school is a little petty when it comes to the rules about dress (ie; the sleeve thing), and a little too lenient when it comes to the important things such as leadership and safety. It seems the kids rule that school more than the administration. They send my child home sick and then call me that they have had an absence.

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