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Here at SLHS, we prepare our students for a bright future with an academic program which is both rigorous and engaging.

We offer a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum taught by committed Christian educators who challenge each student according to his or her God-given gifts and potential. Our competitive course offerings and graduation requirements prepare SLHS students for top-tier colleges and universities across the country. Focusing on personalizing instruction for each student’s individual goals is our commitment to 21st century education.

Current Enrollment: 127 students

Staff: 14 (including one Ph.D. and two M.S. degrees)

Student to Teacher ratio: 15:1

Extra-Curricular Activities: National Honor Society, Academic Olympics, drama, student government

Athletics: cross-country, volleyball, cheerleading, boys and girls basketball, track and field, boys and girls golf, baseball, girls soccer, and football

Ethnic Diversity

SLHS Student Population


Carson City Population

U.S. Census 2015

American Indian: 6% American Indian: 3%
Latino: 14% Latino: 23%
African American: 6% African American: 2%
Caucasian: 70% Caucasian: 68%
Other: 4% Other: 3%

By the Numbers

College Bound Seniors
Graduating Class Grads Attending College Attending 4 Year College
2016  95%  61%
2015 100% 71%
2014 95% 55%
2013 88% 65%
2012 100% 80%
2011 94% 67%
2010 100% 100%!
2009 84% 46%
2008 100% 71%
Testing Statistics
Verbal Math Writing Total
US Avg. (2015) 495 511 484 1490
NV Avg. (2015) 495 494 469 1458
SLHS 2016 524 524 486 1534
SLHS 2015 535 569 525 1629
SLHS 2014 572 547 541 1660
SLHS 2013 581 533 562 1677
SLHS 2012 531 556 529 1623
SLHS 2011 566 505 559 1630
SLHS 2010 568 519 538 1625
SLHS 2009 530 513 507 1550

Where Our Graduates Go to College

Abilene Christian University Academy of Arts, San Francisco Arizona State University
Art Institute of California Azusa Pacific University
Biola University Boise State University Boston University
Brigham Young University Cal Baptist University Cal Lutheran University
Cal State, Fullerton Calvary Chapel Bible College Cedarville University
Colorado School of Mines Concordia, Irvine Concordia, Portland
Concordia, Seward Concordia, St. Paul Concordia, Wisconsin
Corban University Eastern Kentucky University George Fox University
Grand Canyon University Haskell Indian Nations University La Sierra University
Liberty University Linfield College Louisiana State University
Loyola University Chicago Loyola Marymount University
Marshall University Masters College Missouri State University
Montana State University Neumont University Northern Arizona University
Northwest Nazarene University Norwich University Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon State University Pacific Lutheran University Pepperdine University
Point Loma University Sacramento State University San Diego Christian College
San Diego State University Santa Clara University Seattle Pacific University
Simpson University Southern Adventist University St. Mary’s College
Texas Christian University Tulane University University of Arizona
University of Central Florida University of Colorado, Colorado Springs University of Denver
University of Houston University of Montana University of Nevada, Reno
University of Puget Sound University of the Pacific University of Portland
University of San Diego University of San Francisco Utah Valley University
Valparaiso University Virginia Tech Washington State University
Walla Walla University Waynesburg University Western Nevada College
Western Oregon University Westminster College Westmont College
Whitworth University  William Jessup University

Graduation Requirements

Subject Credits
English 4
Social Science 3
Science 4
Math 4
Religion 4
P.E. 2
Visual & Performing Arts 1
Computer Literacy, Speech, & Health 0.5 each
Other Electives* 4
Total 26 – 27

*Students who plan to attend a four-year college or university are encouraged to seek an academically enriched program including 2-3 credits of a foreign language.

We offer AP Calculus and are planning to offer more AP courses in the future.  ALL our courses provide a challenging and rigorous curriculum, so that students can take and have taken AP exams independently. The AP Calculus class is a weighted grade, A = 5.00. It is currently the only class that carries a weighted grade.

We currently offer Honors American Literature, Honors British Literature, Advanced Biology, Honors Chemistry, and Honors Physics.


Sierra Lutheran High School, founded in 2002, is a private, college-preparatory, coeducational institution fully accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission and the National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA).