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Estes M Mcdoniel Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted May 4, 2005

I have 2 children that attend Estes McDoniel and I couldn't be happier. The dual language program is amazing. I have to disagree with the comment made about the office personnel. I am always welcomed when I visit the school. If I have a question or concern, it is immediately taken care of. I have a child who excels and a child who doesn't so much excel. Both of my children get equal attention from the faculty and staff. While there is always room for more parent involvement, I've never been in a school where I've seen so many parents want to lend a hand. Good Work Estes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2005

I agree w/ parent comment feb 2005 about Estes McDoniel's staff. On several occasions I have been ignored by office personel. I currently have 2 children there, 2nd grader and 3rd grader, who have both had the same teacher. My 2nd grader is more advanced than my 3rd grader. I noticed how the staff gives special treatment to my more advanced child, and how my other child was 'pushed to the back.' Instead of encouraging my child, the teachers are more about scolding the child and parent. No patience and less attention to the kids who need it the most. Unfortunately, this is one of the highest rated public elementary schools in the Las Vegas/Henderson area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

I have 5 kids, all of whom attened Estes Mcdoniel I cannot express how wonderful I think the school is. Especially in the area of special needs children. I would have never learned of a problem my daughter has, had it not been from a great teacher. The staff has done an excellent job on their part to see that my daughters special needs were met. Those teachers have a tough job. Estes McDoniel has a double thumbs up from me. I now have three attending the school and the only problem I've encountered is from other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2004

This school needs to be on the internet and have a web site, and office personnel should have email addresses, and voicemail. This school is way behind in over all teaching and needs great improvement and much leadership from the top down. Especially when children fall in the special education process, school personnel need to try to be in the child or parents seat to really know how to help the child and families with the added challenges of a special needs child.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students74%
Female75%
Male72%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students67%
Female75%
Male59%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch58%
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
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

Math

All Students85%
Female80%
Male90%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian95%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch83%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant85%

Reading

All Students73%
Female67%
Male79%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian84%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch62%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch77%
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant84%

Reading

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian89%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch75%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant80%

Science

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch83%
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant88%
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 52% 37%
Hispanic 30% 40%
Black 6% 10%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 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 49%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Henderson, NV 89014
Phone: (702) 799-7788

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