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John Vanderburg Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 846 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted April 3, 2014

As a room parent this year, I got the chance to see first hand how the staff and admin work with others. The front office staff are very quick to get snippy with parents and are quick to make personal comments about parents when they leave their presence. I have seen the principal on many occasions yell at or talk down to parent and children. My child's is in the first grade and his teacher is beyond unprofessional. She has no handle on her class, plays favorites, is very unorganized, unfocused and it shows not only to parents that come in and volunteer but to her students as well. Take note when I say that this school is only focused on testing and keeping their blue ribbon and NOT about making sure that our children learn what they need to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2014

I have two children in Vanderburg (grade 1 and grade 4) and believe this school is excellent overall. The Principal and administration have a complete commitment to excellence; the teachers (especially Mrs. Berry and Mrs. Mroz) are top-notch and care about the students; and the parents seem to take an active role in the education of their kids--which is shown by the very active PTA. Overall, I would rank the school as high as the private schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2014

Horrible administration who made me feel uncomfortable having my child at this school. To put it nicely, it wasn't abnormal to see the assistant principal raising her voice to students, or me. Even at the lowest grade level, the focus is on test scores and they will do whatever it takes. Attempting to solve problems with staff is very difficult because they just flat out lie. Very frustrating teacher too, I wonder if it's the same one as the other reviewer's. The kids here are just numbers and it's sad because it doesn't have to be that way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2013

Such a disappointed with faculty member and stuff. Unprofessional right to left, no leadership with principle. They don't care about student individual, all care about test score so that they could keep fund from state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2013

My child's teacher is unfit to be teaching children over 5 years old. She is emotional, impatient, unprofessional, and has no classroom management skills. The principal brags that she has been an educator for 30+ years, but she is one of the most unprofessional administrators I have ever come across. I know of a few families whom have hightailed it out of this school because of sub-par teachers and a negligent principal. I am surprised to see so many positive reviews. If Vanderburg has the traits of a "Blue Ribbon" school, then I don't think very highly of the Blue Ribbon award. Awful principal, terrible staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

This is the most Amazing School ever!!!! Everyone from the Administrative Staff, Teachers, Parents to the Students make this school a 5 Star Blue Ribbon School!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

My son will be 5 years old next January. He has been attending the Las Vegas Chinese School, Challeger School and currently in GreennValley Chrstian School. His mathematics has been advanced to multiplication as 11 x 11, through 15 x 15. I would like to put him into Vanderburg School because I have done a lot of research that Vanderburg not only the only shchool of Nevada who has received the National Award, but also has students performing the highest test scores in almot all subjects comparing with other 5-stars and 10-out-of-10 schools. Vanderburg is the best! Dr. Sherman S. C. Wu
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

I wish we didn't have to move. My husband and I love everything about this school. The teachers are amazing, the admins are wonderful and the parents involvement are superb! My son is currently attending a good school, but nothing compares to Vanderburg. Best public school ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2012

I love that my child is going to this school. The school shows them manners and it has been scientifically proven that Vanderburg is the #1 school in the Clark County district, and #2 in Nevada.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

All three of my children attended JC Vanderburg and I was a very involved parent at the school. My children excelled and continue to excel in school based on the wonderful education and great support from the staff and teachers at this school. Highly recommend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2011

I am really happy with JC Vanderburg. My son's teacher has always been very dedicated and he made amazing progress. I definitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2010

Although this school is much better than others in the Clark County School District, my neighbor has her child in Coral Academy, and I feel that there academics and approach surpases that of Vanderberg.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2010

I had to move to the Valley to attend medical school, and was concerned about my child's education after hearing about how the schools in the Clark County school district were among the worst in the nation. Vanderburg does not fall into this category. I must emphasize that- Vanderburg DOES NOT fall into this category! Vanderburg, along with the other public schools within the Green Valley/Anthem district, are the cream of the crop in terms of public education in the Valley. I am very pleased with my child's education so far. The teachers here are very committed to helping your child reach, and possibly surpass, their academic potential. Parents here are involved and care very much about the success of their children, as evidenced by the high test scores achieved by this school. I can go on but I have a 150 word limit! Thanks greatschools.org for helping me find Vanderburg!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

As a parent new to this school and our 1st year in the public school system I must say, 'I want my money back from all the years at private school!' The teachers are amazing and the principal is always visable and approachable. She doesn't put up with parents who aren't involved in their childs education/life. Both of my children come home happy and excited about what they have learned and what they are doing in school. I find that parents who do not like the school are usually uneducated themselves and find the advanced cirriculum intimidating. Please find another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2009

I dissapointed at this school totaly. They teach kids just for the test score.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

Having moved to a high end part of California, I was quick to realize that there is nothing, not even a private school, that compares with Vanderburg. We sincerely miss nothing of the valley, the corrupt religious leaders and politicians, the heat, the cold, the winds... But we miss Vanderburg!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2009

2 of my 3 children go to Vanderburg, and I can't wait for the third to be old enough to go! Such an amazing school-the vice principal is very hands-on and extremely caring. Vanderburg is the #1 thing that keeps us in Henderson!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

All four of my children attend Vanderburg, and it is a fantastic school. It is agressive and challenging , above all in tune with their students.. Both the principle and the assistant principle are personable and active in the academic lives of their students and teachers. My family and I had an unexpected loss in our family, and the entire school, and staff have been there for all of us. I could not have asked for such a smooth, protective transition for my children...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

The principal & vice principal have a great deal to do with the success of this school. The teachers are rather talented but the leadership takes a hands-on approach. They know my kids' names and they watch the school as if every student was their own child. The PTA and overall parent involvement is excellent (more so than the school across the parking lot). Like previous comments, the area is good but I don't see the same type of parent involvement with Twitchell or Bartlett like you have here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

I live in the school zone and right next to Montesorri. Both are great, but Vanderburg is hands down the best public school ever!
—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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

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 Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian97%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch83%
Full price97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Reading

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian95%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch88%
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%
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 Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch82%
Full price95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant93%

Reading

All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch82%
Full price94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian96%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch80%
Full price95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant93%

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian94%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%

Science

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian94%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch70%
Full price93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant90%
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 68% 39%
Hispanic 14% 39%
Asian 9% 6%
Black 4% 10%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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