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C T Sewell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 735 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 12, 2014

This school is absolutely wonderful if you have a child that fits the mold. I have two children one with special needs (classroom inclusion) and the other in general ed classes. My child does not always bring homework home (it gets lost before leaving class) and we spend HOURS upon HOURS trying to get through the additional required materials - Jiji and Study Island (which I feel is a big waste of time and the kids hate the programs). I get unsatisfactory notices every time they are sent out and every period the comments are the same. Focus on Jiji and Study Island and your child will improve. Well...the bottom line is these computer programs do not work for every child. I don't think the teachers know what to do with kids that don't fit into the mold. I do not blame the teachers. They are very hard working and I understand they do not have the time to allocate to each child with problems. My child has an IEP and even that does not seem to make a difference. I am a very hands on parent, but the system ties my hands at every turn. Communications at this school are dreadful. I never know about anything until the night before, which makes it impossible to plan ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2014

Not sure where the previous reviewer got her information, but my children have homework each night. They are required to do their homework & read each & every night. Sewell ES is an excellent school. The teachers are the reason it is exceptional. They truly care about our children! They are caring & hard working. The 5th grade team are the best group of teachers. They have created an environment where out 5th grade students are very well prepared for Jr. High/Middle School. The teachers are really the "shining stars" of this school! Thank you Sewell teachers & staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2014

I have two kids that are in Speical needs classes and one that is in GE. There are way to many kids in each class room. Kids don't come home with homework. No one can return a phone call or email. This is not a good school. I had to pull out one of my kids. Due to he wasn't getting the help that he needed. And now I am pulling my other two.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

The children come first in every classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

C. T. Sewell Empowerment Elementary School's vision is "Kids First" and they mean it in everything they do. My child's needs, academic, social and emotional are at the forefront of everything the teachers and administrators do. The school focuses on building community from students to teachers to parents to community businesses and on creating life-long learners in all academic areas. My child as a young, 5 year old kindergartener, knows all of his letters and sounds, is beginning to read some sight words and can count to 20. And it's only October! Imagine what he will be doing by the time he goes into first grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

They are very caring for the students that dont have the advantages and opportunities as others. They have many wonderful programs throughout the year to keep the sudents healthy and safe
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Our children have attended the school the past year. Their teachers have been fantastic! Dr. Larsen is so committed to the school and inspires and motivates the staff and families with her enthusiasm. Our children have learned so much this year! Great job staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2008

Congratulations to Dr. Carrie Larson for being awarded the Milken Award! She was one of only 2 Nevada educators selected to win this national award! She completely deserves it for all that she has done for our school! We truly are a family and she has been a major force in molding and shaping this school into this great thing that it is today. We are lucky to have her! In response to the post on December, 19th...teachers come and go from any school in this district from year-to-year. Our school is no acception. It's just the nature of this school district. The staff that we have now is fastastic and we're happy to be here!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 19, 2008

A lot of teachers left from last year and the school as a whole seems to struggle keeping good teachers. I have also noticed office staff leaving. Just doesnt seem to be a stable learning environment with so many changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

Carrie Larsen has done amazing things for our school. She has worked tirelessly to get community partners to sponsor our school to make improvements for our students. The teachers that we have been blessed with are outstanding! Mr. Stufflick is truly interested in our child's success! They have special science and literacy nights which the kids' love. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in classrooms, activities and parent groups. They have implemented new after school release procedures to keep kids safer after school is out. I am proud to be a parent of CT Sewell students!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

I do also want to say, that throughout my nine years here I have also seen a bigger faction of positive,dedicated and encouraging parents than anything else. I want to thank those people that are always willing to work hard for the good of their childrenand their school. If they are not sure on something they ask questions and get involved. Constructive not destructive criticism is always welcome. You have made Sewell an enjoyable place to be. Thank you for your input, your ideas and your involvement with our school, no matter how great or small.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 30, 2008

The teachers are genuinely concerned with the growth of their students. The Administration is honestly passionate about the success of the school. It's a shame to see so little parent involvement in their childrens school. PTA and Parent for Student meetings are poorly attended. These educators truely care about their students. Jay Birkholz - a Grandparent raising his Grandson while Dad is in the US Army.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

We have great teachers and staff at our school! As a parent I am very active in my children's education both at school and at home. But when you mention PTA and Parents 4 Teachers this is a waste of time. The only items that are ever talked about are about the 'Empowerment', or watching students perform in one way or another (which the students are great!!!) But when you are taking time out of your busy day for a meeting, I expect the meeting to start on time and get to the point, and please talk about something different than 'Empowerment'! I have never seen a Principal treat their staff and parents the way that Dr. Larson does. She goes on rampages and screams at these people as if she is better than they are. What about 'We Are Family' and 'Don't Be a Bully Be a Friend'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

My grandson attends C.T. Sewell Elementary. We are impressed with the attention that each student receives not only from their own teacher but from everyone on the staff including the Principal whose vivaciousness and enthusiasm for her school and 'her' students is exemplary. Their After-School Program is outstanding and the mix of students, from all walks of life and ethnicity, allows for the exchange of culture and the appreciation of each other as individuals. As a parent whose 4 children attended private schools, I applaud C.T. Sewell!


Posted March 19, 2008

Sewell has an outstanding staff and Administration. We Have been working with several companies to promote Literacy in our neighborhood, including sending EVERY STUDENT from our school home with 5 new books recently. We have before and after school and in-class interventions too work with struggling students. No Child Left Behind.!


Posted March 17, 2008

My children love to go to school each day. They like everything about it. It would be punishment if I were to say that had to stay home. They love school that much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

My child is very proud to be part of the amazing family at C.T. Sewell! She is invested in learning and is excited to go to school every day! The 'family' of teachers, staff, and administration truly put kids first, and like the energizer bunny, never stop working for their community. The selfless commitments, the extra curricular activities, the PTA and Parent 4 Student involvement, and the community outreach programs available on campus (esp. when we get our new Sewell Neighborhood Family Center) prove that this school is about its family and ensuring a safe loving environment for all to learn. Because of this commitment, we are a High Achieiving school, and I am very proud to be a part of Team Sewell!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

I am very proud that my child goes to C.T. Sewell. The teachers, administration especially the principal are amazing and take the time to learn the parents and childs name within the first week of school. Communication is a two way street if you feel that you do not know what is going on in your childs life maybe you need to pay attention, get involved, ask questions rather use this website as your voice. I have been involved in as much stuff possible here at the school. I agree there are lots of fundraisers, but if you have an issue with them then do not participate. With the test scores, you can not be perfect overnight and any improvement is great. The real issue is what are parents doing at home to help there child succeed because the staff at CT Sewell are doing a great job! keep it up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

I am PROUD to be a teacher at C.T. Sewell! I have held teaching positions at other schools in the district and Sewell outshines them all! The teachers work hard each day to put KIDS FIRST and to positively impact our students' learning enviornment. We have seen so much improvement in our students. We are proud of them and proud to be part of Team Sewell!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 12, 2008

At Sewell, we work as a team. Every member of the team plays an integral part and no one is taken for granted, including the parents. Whether it s through volunteering in the classroom or helping children with their assignments at home, we whole-heartedly appreciate the hard work from our community in making our students successful. Successful students = a successful community. The teachers at Sewell are some of the best in the district. I am thankful to be a member of the Sewell family. The teachers and staff that call Sewell HOME do so with pleasure and pride.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
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

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

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

All Students83%
Female79%
Male89%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch80%
Full price93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%

Reading

All Students78%
Female84%
Male69%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian77%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch75%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
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

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian94%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch89%
Full price100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Reading

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch79%
Full price100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
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 Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian95%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch95%
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant92%

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian89%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch84%
Full price94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Science

All Students85%
Female75%
Male91%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian89%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch76%
Full price97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
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 51% 37%
Hispanic 26% 40%
Black 13% 10%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
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 71%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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700 East Lake Mead Dr
Henderson, NV 89015
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