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Fernley Elementary School

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Posted February 6, 2014

I am a born native from this area and have great respect for this school and all involved. From the PTA, to the principal, and from the staff, they are all friendly and always have the children's best interest in mind!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

Fernley Elementary has a great Special Education team. I always feel like the whole team has a vested interest in my child down to the fact that the Principal sits in on all IEP's. Achievement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

Great teachers, small classes and above average per pupil spending are a winning combination at FES. My daughters first grade class had just 16 students with lots of one on one attention. The only down side is that the city of Fernley grew really fast and there are now more transitory families and less of a small town, engaged families feel. The PTA really tries to promote family engagement as well as the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

It is an amazing testament to the school that it has the highest test scores. We moved here and were in this school district. Worried, as the other 2 schools (Cottonwood and East Valley) had better reputations, we considered moving. I am really glad we didn't. The school has been great. The teachers attentive, and the classes challenging. Our child loves going to school there also. The great school rating proves that Fernley Elementary is the best school in the district and the staff should be congratulated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

From what I have seen in such a short time as a Grandparent I am happy that my Grandchildren are at FES they are happy and learning. They are in computers in k-5 which is great, you can never start to early. They love there school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2006

I can't believe this elementary school in semi-rural Nevada has so much going on! All 5th graders have iBook laptops, they're getting ready to send these 5th graders to a 4-day/3-night environmental science trip, they have a built in schedule including time set aside for reading, writing, math, enrichment/remediation, and specials (music, library and pe!). They also have an after school homework room, monthly award's assemblies (these are crazy, featuring a wolf mascot, a Math Wizard and a gorilla!), and will be starting up an after school enrichment program featuring art, drama, tech and physical education! In addition, they have an award winning PTA, offering movie nights, academic fairs, book fairs, Bingo nights, the list goes on! The staff are wonderful! We love this place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2006

FES is a wonderful school filled with friendly students and parents, committed staff and high expectations. We moved from California, and have been delighted with FES, their communication, their summer opportunities and their kids first attitude!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

After moving from the Wasington area, I found this school to be lacking in all areas. With poor leadership, very poor discipline, and below average teachers, one wonders how the children in this school will survive the remaining years, and with the lack of a quality education, what future lies ahead. Overcrowding is a substantial issue as well. Summer school is non-existant in this school district as well, adding to the future failure of our students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students69%
Female68%
Male69%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch67%
Full price73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students58%
Female61%
Male56%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian63%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch50%
Full price77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant58%
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 Students81%
Female74%
Male89%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch78%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students78%
Female74%
Male83%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 37%
Hispanic 31% 40%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black 1% 10%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Alan Reeder
Fax number
  • (775) 575-3428

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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450 Hardie Ln
Fernley, NV 89408
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Phone: (775) 575-3420

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