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Robert Mc Queen High School

9 reviews
6055 Lancer Street
Reno, NV 89523
(775) 746-5880

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Robert Mc Queen High School
Based on data from the 2019 school year

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My son goes to Mc Queen and loves it! He’s in marching band and takes AP’s and honor subjects. Teachers and staff are great and takes time to listen to the students concerns. I’m glad we move to this neighborhood for my son to have a great school.
Posted by a parent on 8/10/2019
This school has gone down hill fast. Their only emphasis is sports. Academics is awful, they leave students behind in the dust and do not try and help ones who are struggling. Even the classes that are suppose to help the "struggling" students is more like a glorified daycare center designed to put the less desirables and keep them hidden. This school once had a high standard in every department, but again they only care about sports. The band director purposely puts the kids that are not doing so well as "shadows" meaning they have to stand it the sidelines and do nothing while the rest of the band plays to ensure they "win" only to justify his over inflated budget and high fees (probably pocketing most of it). This school is also ridiculously overcrowded. They have 8 modular buildings in the parking lot, some of them have 2 classrooms in them. Mcqueen is no longer a top rated school and needs a major overhaul and put priorities back to where this school once was!!!!
Posted by a parent on 11/17/2017
Don't be deceived by the high ratings -- they were posted YEARS ago and are OUTDATED. The fact that this school has such a high rating is ridiculous. One thing you must know about this school is the order of their priorities. First, they care most about sports (especially football). Then they care about music, like band, orchestra, and choir. Lastly, they care little about academics. Don't get me wrong, many of the teachers are fantastic educators, but overall the school is very sports-oriented. You just don't get the vibe that their top priority is academic success. The counseling department is weak as well. It's hard to reach them, and most of the time, the answer to your question is no. The senior counselors are the most helpful, but are exclusive to the seniors only. The administrators are very strict on rules like dress-codes and tardies, but they're super inconsistent so some kids get away with what others cannot. You also get the vibe that parent involvement is unwanted. They are often turned away or given little "help," if that's what they even call it. If you are considering this school, please spare your child and take him/her elsewhere. There are far better options.
Posted by a community member on 8/14/2014
I've had two graduates from McQueen and two are there now. They have an excellent group of teachers and they offer great honors and AP opportunities. The music programs are top notch, probably the best in the state. Like many big high schools, there are challenges, as it feels less of a community than did my public high school with 125 per grade. However, there are efforts made to address that.
Posted by a parent on 3/25/2013
I went to this school my Freshman year, and i HATED it ! Mainly because i wanted to go to school with all my friends at north valleys (Big mistake). This school is fast paced, but the teachers are really easy going and understanding. After i changed schools, I noticed a BIG difference in my education. I'm a Junior now, and i'm going back. McQueen is an amazing school! i took it for granted, but I think it's a good fast paced school, and i'm ready for the work load :). I'd be proud to say i graduated from McQ!! Their sports are fantastic, and their band is outstanding! McQueen is one of the best schools in Nevadda!!! great school, nice people. If your kid goes here, they're guaranteed a good education, while still having a good time!
Posted by a community member on 7/25/2012

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Reno schools - Robert Mc Queen High School is located at 6055 Lancer Street, Reno NV 89523. Robert Mc Queen High School is in the Washoe County School District. Robert Mc Queen High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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