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Jacks Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 511 students

 

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2011:
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Posted January 15, 2014

We love this school. They have anti bully program, Family Fall night, Sock hop, and keep the family involved. I have 3 kids going and they florished through their past struggles with these teachers and the principal making sure they are invloved with their set backs and growth. The staff is out going and makes sure they know everyone and even which kids are siblings. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2013

This school makes you feel welcome the moment you walk through the front doors. JVES has a fantastic principal, wonderful teachers and a terrific staff who all work together for the greater good of the students. It's an open, friendly and safe school. This school is committed to education. It also has fun family nights like Sock Hop, Fall Festival and Bingo. Some other school activities include an Earth Day celebration, a garden, a history walk, running school and a habitat, PE, art, music and computer classes. It has a PTSO that works hard to help support the school in getting things for it's students, teachers and staff. Like new library tables and chairs, books, teacher conferences, busses for field trips, a Rock wall, science fair, assemblies and more. I would highly recommend this school to parents coming to this area. Drop by JVES and see for yourself. Thanks, from a satisfied parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

This is an amazing school. I am a parent who is very involved in my childrens education. I have a child with an IEP, and I am completely satisfied on all levels with the professionalism of the teachers and principal. My children came from a charter school, to this public school. Both of my children were behind in their grade levels upon entering JVES. WIth the strong leadership of the principal and the devotion of their teachers they made huge leaps to become on target. Upon receiving their end of the year progress reports, my husband and I both new we placed our children in the right school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2012

This school is by far one of the worst elementary schools in the area. They pride themselves on how much money they have, but money isn't enough to improve what matters at this school. They may have money, but that is not enough to pay for teachers who are kind or great with kids, or even enthusiastic about teaching. The staff seems overworked, unhappy, and not all excited about teaching. The playground equipment is old and outdated and last year during the school year when it was over 100 degrees, there wasn't even a functioning air conditioning for my daughters class! The awful things, like a teacher refusing to let another 1st grader use the bathroom, which forced him to go "number two", in his pants, was not only humiliating for him, but made me furious with this awful teaching staff! The mother of the boy pulled him out of school immediately. This school is probably the worst school in the entire school district. I would urge any parent, who cares about their child to do whatever it takes to make sure you child can go elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2011

I absolutely love this school and so did my son. My son was on honor roll in 5ht and 6th grade and the teachers pushed him to his best. I can't say enough good things about the teachers and principal and counselor, and secretaries. The principal gets handed bitter lemons at times and turn it into sweet ice cold lemonade. The counselor does so much including Safe School Ambassador program for the 4th-6th graders and Bully Blockers for kindergarten through 3rd grade. We have the most modern technology in Northern Nevada (thanks to a huge donation from Big George Adventures. They have a running school program where the whole school runs about 8 times a year also sponsered by Big George . Yes we are on the watch list but if you see what area we tested low in , you could understand how the teachers and principals hands are tied. Until we have parents more responsible for their child's test scores we will probably stay on the watch list. I am a PTSO memeber and I know for a fact that the teachers, counselor and prinicpal have gone above and beyond the duty to get those test scores up. Wil miss this school greatly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2011

Only reason why I gave the school 1 star was because I had to. I am a parent of a child that attends this school and I am curently trying to relocate because of the school. They DO NOT believe in homework. Lazy teachers, lazy principal, the school is truly filthy, just all around lazy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

teacher quality at this school is very poor, had a teacher picking on my child which I tried talking to so I went to the principal and when I talked to the principal nothing was done about this teacher. Would not recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2010

I am happy with the school but am not happy with the state requirements and neither are the teachers that I have spoken with. Thank you to the teachers whom do care and continue to help our children excel and keep striving :) Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2010

My daughter has attended Jacks Valley from K-4th and " LOVES" her school. The teachers and principle are great but yes not much homework and none on weekends, although they offered GT program, kids club afterschool, hiking club, student counsel, safe school ambasador, etc. I helped in the classes as a dad and I don't want to move until she finishes 6th grade at her request.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

I have three kids at Jacks Valley and I am extremely happy with the teachers, administrative staff and the principal. There is homework (contrary to what others say), and I know this because I help my kids with theirs every night. There are movie nights in the winter, a sock hop, the Fall festival, a camp out every couple of years, a chili cookoff and other activities. These activities are very important to the staff and PTSO and as a parent I am glad that my kids attend this school. In the six years and nine teachers my kids have had, I don't question for one moment that these teachers don't care about their students education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

The teachers and principal care very much about the children. I've found my daughter's teacher is very open and responsive to emotional and educational needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

This school doesn't believe in homework, has tempermental teachers, and is filthy! I do not reccomend it!


Posted June 27, 2008

This school is welcoming, inviting, and has lots of parent involvement. Many fun activities are provided for families including a Sock Hop, Camp Out, and School BBQ. Academics are a priority and all students are challenged whether they are gifted or struggling readers.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
36%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students88%
Female81%
Male92%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch79%
Full price100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant88%

Reading

All Students64%
Female48%
Male73%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian66%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female79%
Male87%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch77%
Full price90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant83%

Reading

All Students74%
Female82%
Male69%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full price84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch80%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant83%

Reading

All Students78%
Female73%
Male84%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students78%
Female78%
Male79%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch77%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students62%
Female58%
Male67%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian68%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch58%
Full price66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant62%

Reading

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian74%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch61%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 39%
Hispanic 25% 39%
Two or more races 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 1%
Asian 2% 6%
Black 1% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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701 Jacks Valley Rd
Carson City, NV 89705
Phone: (775) 267-3267

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