The school was named after the master-planned community of Green Valley which is located in northern Henderson. The school opened in the fall of 1991, with Carroll Johnston as the first principal. The first class graduated in 1993. In 2008, Green Valley became the first regular high school in the CCSD to randomly test its students for drugs. This was because a student athlete was apprehended with black tar heroin.
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Key Club[edit source | edit]
Chartered in October of 1991, Key Club of Green Valley has achieved several awards and has been recognized as one of the more influential helpers in the local home, school, and community. Currently, Mrs. Santee, winner of Adviser of the Year at California-Nevada-Hawaii District Convention 2013, and Mr. Guerin are co-advising Key Club.
Theatre[edit source | edit]
In 2006 Green Valley High School was one of six U.S. high schools to premier "High School Musical"; in 2008 it was one of four U.S. high schools to present "Disney High School Musical 2: On Stage." They were also asked to again premier another of Disney's musicals, "Camp Rock: The Musical" in the summer of 2010. The theatre department is lead by Jennifer Hemme.'
Forensics[edit source | edit]
The forensics team has won sixteen straight Clark County School District titles and ten state titles since 1995. The "Forensigators" have qualified students for the NFL National Tournament every year since 1994. The 2008 National Forensics Tournament was held at Green Valley High School.
Fine Arts[edit source | edit]
The fine arts department was awarded National Grammy Signature Status in 2002, 2005, and 2012.
Film[edit source | edit]
The film club, GatorReels, has made an online comedy show since 2008. They currently have 3 full seasons, are currently making a fourth season, and have over 100 subscribers on their YouTube channel.
Varsity Quiz[edit source | edit]
Varsity Quiz team has won eight county championships since 1991, most recently in 2010.
In 2004, The Green Valley High Schools Symphonic band was the first band in the state of Nevada to participate in the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. It performed at Carnegie Hall in April 2006 and November 2010. The band marched in the inauguration parades of Bill Clinton (1993) and Barack Obama (2009). Koutsulis was recognized as Clark County School District Teacher of the Year in 1998.
The Green Valley High School Marching Band was invited to march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in 2010.
The Green Valley High School Marching Band was invited to perform in the opening ceremonies parade for the 2011 Shanghai World Tourism Expo in Shanghai, China
The Green Valley High School Marching Band has been invited to a number of prestigious ceremonies such as the first Easter Parade in Edinburgh, Scotland (2003) as well as New Years Day Parades in both London and Paris.
Green Valley's Madrigal Singers were invited among thousands of international applicants to perform at the American Choral Director's Association in both 2005 and 2009.
Newspaper[edit source | edit]
The InvestiGator Newspaper has been voted Best High School Newspaper in Nevada 15 of the past 18 years, and 8 years in a row from 2004–2011. An online newspaper can be viewed at gvinvestigator.com.
Student Council[edit source | edit]
The Green Valley High School Student Council has won the Silver Star Award every year since 1993. The Council has also been recognized as a National Gold Council of Excellence in 2008 and 2009.
Academics[edit source | edit]
In 2010 Green Valley High School was ranked 859 in Newsweek Magazine's list of the nation's top 1,000 high schools in terms of college preparation. It also appeared on the list in the preceding four years.