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Lyal Burkholder Junior High School

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Posted July 27, 2014

i love this school so much it is the best school i have ever been to


Posted September 10, 2013

This is our 5th year at Burkholder and we currently have a 6th grader. Our older two children had very positive experiences while attending BMS. They are truly a team and work together with parents to ensure the students succeed. They are akways looking for ways to improve even when test scores are high. They have high expectations and rigor for the students. The school also recognizes how important it is to recognize student achievements and accomplishments. They also offer fabulous band, orchestra and choir programs as well as a large amount of after school activities for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

I am an eighth grader at Burkholder Middle School. Our campus is beautiful (: So far the BEST school i have been to.


Posted April 29, 2010

Because the are a very interactive school, and they have a lot of school activities for both the child and the parent!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

The teachers love the job and it show with the attention and care that they give to all of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I recently attended this school and loved it! The teachers are there for us the students, and there are fair rules and regulations. It's a beautiful school, and very easy to navigate around. I had no difficulty finding my classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

This was my daughters first year at Burkholder and she loved it. The teachers are great. Comming from Arizona last year we weren't sure what to expect. Thumbs up to the staff at Burkholder. Have a great summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

Hi!!! I am a 8th grader. I currently reside in Henderson Nevada. Attending a wonderful school, that school is Burkholder. I love this school it has lots of activities for kids to play and enjoy. I am on the lady JAG's Basketball team, I love the support of the principal, the vice principal and the dean. They mostly come to every game!! I am excited to attend here and sad to leave next year. If you are moving to Henderson I reccomend this school. Go Lady Jags Whoooo! (and boy jags :) ) !!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2009

I am in 7th grade and I feel that I am excepted for who I am not wat i belive in Go Jags!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2008

My son is in the 6th grade. He is doing very well and is very happy with this school. No problems with any of the staff. Found the staff to be very helpful and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2008

I was a 8th grade student for this 2007 2008 school year i felt that this school was a terrific school and that the teachers were not only fair but they were very student to teacher freindly!I had no problems with the teachers/administration nor the students this school had a very good after school activity selection!!!!!!Overall i loved this school and will miss it dearly becuase even though it was a very spread out campus it was still very easy to get around from class to class!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2008

My son went here (the last year before the rebuild). Was a great school. My daughter s 6th grade year was at Mannion (good school & staff). Starting back at Burkholder, this school seems to be ran more like a prison then a school. They have punished kids without proof. They have not allowed my daughter lunch at least 1 time. The principal & dean will fight you if you disagree. I have had them lie to me and break their own rules. They treat our kids like numbers. Minor issue with only 1 teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2007

My son is in the sixth grade,and he has really enjoyed going to school here this year. I just love the teacher to parent interaction that I receive from all of his teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2005

This school is now closed and many of the students zoned for this school are now going to Manion Middle school, built in 2003
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2005

This school was a great school. Most of the teachers were great. The school may have been very old but it had a spread out campus that made it easier for students to get around.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

276 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students47%
Female51%
Male43%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian47%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch43%
Full price55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities50%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students63%
Female65%
Male60%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian61%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch58%
Full price71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities70%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant63%
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 Students57%
Female60%
Male55%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian61%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch50%
Full price66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities62%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial74%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian80%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch63%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%
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 Students43%
Female45%
Male42%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian46%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch35%
Full price54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities48%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant43%

Reading

All Students60%
Female58%
Male62%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian68%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch51%
Full price73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant60%

Science

All Students66%
Female60%
Male72%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian74%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch57%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities72%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 37%
Hispanic 34% 40%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Black 6% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 63%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (702) 799-8961

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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355 West Van Wagenen
Henderson, NV 89015
Phone: (702) 799-8080

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