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Thurman White Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1353 students

 

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Posted January 30, 2014

This school was a fantastic school once upon a time. Now I just can't wait until my kid can be done there. The administration is horrible, the bullying is out of control, and almost no one seems to care at all. The only redeeming quality this school has is that most of the teachers still seem to care, the problem is there is not much they can do when the powers that be don't care. Since Dr. Welsh left there has been a steep and steady decline at this school in every aspect, from academics to the brutality of the student body. I will move before I let another of my kids go through this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2012

The staff is not so friendly. If the student is late, the staff actually get angry as if it's their child. They should remain curtious regardless as to what is going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

I went to Thurman from 6-8 grade and I have now moved onto Green Valley. I will say that the kids who take Spanish now should be great full because not all middle schools can have this option. And yes this school does have great accelerated classes, I would know because I was in accelerated every year and now I have all honors classes in high school. Thurman has great PE teachers, music teachers, English teachers, Geography teachers, math teachers, and many great electives! The people who are hating on Thurman should realize that my class of 2015 have made the best CRT scores every year we were there! We didn't get those scores on our own, we had our amazing teachers!


Posted November 4, 2011

My daughter is currently a 7th grader at this school. She went to both Thorpe & Treem for K-5th and these three schools work well together. Every time it was time for her to move to the next school it has always been a smooth transition. Thurman White is an excellent school with a principal that has only been here a couple of years but has done amazing things for this school. He & his staff encourage a fun learning atmosphere with TONS of extracurricular activities. They also have many evening parent/child events. You never get the feeling that the staff is in a hurry for you to leave so that they can get home. Which after working so hard they have every right to want to :-) This school feels extremely safe and welcoming. The principal stands outside to greet the kids as soon and the school opens in the A.M. and again he is there, along with some teachers, in the afternoon to wish the kids a great evening. He always takes your phone call or returns it ASAP. His staff definitely pick up on his enthusiasm because both the teachers & office staff are the same way. Always available. There is afterschool homework/music/library help available everyday. WONDERFUL ENVIRONMENT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

I go here I'm currently a 7th grader and I love it its so much fun. The teachers are so nice as well as the staff and they make sure you know what your doing! Also all the grades get along with eathother even the 6th and 8th grade I have some friends in 6th and 8th grade. I will try to manage to go here until I move on to high school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2009

i love this school,its so clean,fun,and active i will manage/find a way to stay here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2009

My son is an A/B student at White Middle School. Unfortunately, I feel the principal at this school has distanced many great parents, students and teachers. Myself, and at least 8 other families, that I know of, can not wait until our kids are out of this school. This is not to say they still don't have some great teachers and office staff. Unfortunately, there is not a better selection for Spanish language class- Not recommended. PE teachers and music teachers are exceptional! Some good accelerated courses and teachers. The administration seems to focus on every little disciplinary issue and treats small issues just the like big issues that warrant suspension or similar. It is sad to see, there are great kids at this school who are not being given the opportunity to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

My daughter has had an uneven overall experience at this school. Academically, there are plenty of accelerated courses offered, and even a high-school math course taught to those who qualify. More languages need to be offered apart from being an elective option, but I know that's a district-wide issue. Unfortunately, the current principal has alienated others with her management style the past few years. She has been in conflict with many parents and teachers since her arrival, but this year (2008-09) seems to be doing a little more to reach out and listen to others. Good front office staff, lots of extracurricular options. There remains a large problem with fighting and cursing students, and the Henderson police are called almost daily, but that seems to be par for the course in local middle schools. If your child tries hard and communicates well with teachers, there's ample opportunity to do well here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

this is an amazing school, i mean i have so many friends and the teachers are great. i cant wait for the next two years of to be a challenger
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2005

My daughter has been at White from 6th-8th. Teachers have been good to great. My daughter has excelled at her studies in most subjects mainly when the teacher took the time/energy to help. Last year, history teacher said during the first week that my daughter was disruptive. Turned out someone else was interfering with my daughter, and the teacher moved her up front, and she went quickly from D to A in a couple of weeks, and remained at the top of the class. All it took was intervention with bullies. They've been dealt with to our satisfaction when administration took active role that City of Henderson didn't during city program at school. Art teacher is best and welcomes students everyday. Dont' know how he does it, but never lacks of supplies. Dean was wonderful but went to GVHS. Reading programs could be improved. Need afterschool sport programs besides basketball.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2003

My son struggled in his last school. The staff at White MS have helped him succeed despite his learning disabilities. He is starting to grow to his potential and feel good about himself.
—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 49% in 2013.

464 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

464 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%
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 53% in 2013.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

477 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

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

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

450 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students52%
Female56%
Male48%
Black/African American35%
Asian66%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial41%
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian64%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch43%
Full price64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities56%
Students with limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant52%

Reading

All Students74%
Female82%
Male68%
Black/African American54%
Asian84%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch68%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiency47%
Proficient in English76%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Black/African American46%
Asian79%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian73%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities68%
Students with limited English proficiency29%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant65%

Reading

All Students66%
Female70%
Male64%
Black/African American51%
Asian79%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial80%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian77%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch57%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities70%
Students with limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant66%
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 Students38%
Female37%
Male38%
Black/African American27%
Asian41%
Hispanic26%
Multiracial35%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian51%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch32%
Full price45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities41%
Students with limited English proficiency4%
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant38%

Reading

All Students51%
Female56%
Male47%
Black/African American42%
Asian54%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial62%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian61%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch44%
Full price60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities56%
Students with limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant51%

Science

All Students53%
Female49%
Male56%
Black/African American42%
Asian65%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian64%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch44%
Full price62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities57%
Students with limited English proficiency4%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant53%
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 37% 37%
Hispanic 36% 40%
Black 11% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

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  • (702) 799-7690

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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Henderson, NV 89014
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