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Ulis Newton Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 23, 2014

My daughter atteforwton for her kindergarten year and did very well.I was very impressed by her teacher Mrs.Lind she cares for students and it shows.the office staff is always polite and courteous.The principal Mrs.Gibson is doing a great job.My daughter is excited and looking forward to attending Newton for first grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2014

WORST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!!! Both of my daughters were RPCed today. One for calling another girl names AFTER she was called names first and my younger one for laughing. The Vice Principal refused to talk to another student who witnessed the incident because she knows the girl that started it personally!!! This "school" is a joke!!! Send your kids anywhere but here!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

best school by far. The office staff is always helpful. I recommend this school to anyone who lives in Henderson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

I love Newton! I currently have 3 children at Newton and an older daughter that is just going into middle school after going from K- 5th grade at Newton. I am very involved at the school and have become familiar with the entire staff. The principal is wonderful and my kids have been lucky to have a great group of teachers. I think parental involvement is the key to any positive relationship with your childrens school. If you are new coming to Newton or a current family looking to get more involved, contact PTA! We are always looking for new voices and help with activities and family engagement. :0)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

2 kids both love the school , teachers are very involved in the education process. Parents are very involved in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2011

I have four children, 2 attended Newton K-5th. I would not recommend this school to anyone. The mentality of this school is similar to that of a military school. Students receive citations on a regular basis, especially for talking in the lunch room. Administrators are derogatory in their mannerisms. Posted in the hall are guidlines for expected behavior, included in one posting is 'lips zipped'. If you are looking for a loving, nurturing and fun learning enviroment for your young student, you will not find it here. Unfortunately, the few amazing teachers this campus is lucky to have on staff does not make up for the hostile administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

If you have a bright child who doesn't cause trouble, don't expect too much from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

Newton Elementary is an awesome school. The teachers and staff take so much time with students I've been very impressed with the individual attention my child has gotten and not just in the classroon. The entire factilty takes time to know each student and takes an interest in the overall development of each child. When you enter the school it feel much more like a family and home then an institution. My daughter loves her school and so do I. I am very impressed on how I've seen my daughter grow since she has attended Newton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2006

Only at Newton is your child treated as such, a child eager, willing and happy to learn, play and interact. I can't wait for my youngest of four daughters to attend newton next year, Kindergarten. I know she'll be treated just as wonderfully as her three older sisters, who are children with names, and encouraged to be the best they possibly can as Individuals not numbers. I'm so pleased with everyone at newton that I've reframed relocating out of state with the rest of my family just so my girls will get the best possible start to their education available anywhere
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2005

I have had the privledge of volunteering at the school over the past year, and watch a true professional teacher make a difference in children's lives. Ms. Perns is a first rate teacher and while she demands excellence she also gives excellence. I have been very happy with my Granddaughters 2nd grade year, and I truly appreciate the time and effort the teacher puts into her classroom work. I have been very impressed by the discipline and respect that she gets from and gives to the students. The school is always orderly and the staff is very friendly. Thanks for such a wonderful year! I hope our experience within the Las Vegas area will be as positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2005

My Daughter is currently a 3rd-grader at Newton, and is a product of a well-rounded curriculum. Her teachers have done an outstanding job of pushing everything from Math and PE, to Classroom Conduct and Extracurricular Activities. I couldn't be more pleased with the teachers and administration at Newton Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2004

My son is in 5th grade at Newton and has had 5 great years here. His teachers have been very determined to provide him a secure and challenging learning environment in which he has grown enormously. This year, the only negative I found was the math curriculum seems excessively challenging as the school is implementing a new program to prepare students for middle school. They rotate math, language/social studies and science between 3 teachers. Most parents I spoke with had the same concerns, most of which focuses on the students inability to keep up with their math assignments. 90% have gone from an A to a C or D. To me, this is extreme and needs to be questioned. Is it the curriculum or teaching method? (Mrs. Golda)
—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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

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 69% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian72%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch60%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant73%

Reading

All Students64%
Female67%
Male62%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian63%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch51%
Full price72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
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 Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch65%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant79%

Reading

All Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian77%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch68%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant73%
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 Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full price77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students64%
Female68%
Male59%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian68%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch52%
Full price71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Science

All Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian72%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch54%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant67%
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 59% 37%
Hispanic 24% 40%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Black 3% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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571 Greenway Rd
Henderson, NV 89015
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