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James E & A Rae Smalley Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 767 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 5, 2012

This school really suprised me how well they have reached my child. The teachers are using the" Love and Logic" aproach and it's really working for us. My child really likes going to school there which I think says all you really need to know about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

Mrs. Somone the Principle of this school has no clue of how to conduct a school. She doesn't listen to parents about thier kids. She has all the teachers in fear of there jobs at this school. She has broken school policies as to have teachers tooter kids after hours on school property for profit. She has teachers pass out candy to kids all the time, even when you tell the staff and her that your child can't have candy. I wouldn't recommend having your child go to this unless you want a Principle telling you what is best for your kid even when she has no clue. The Principle is not about working with parents just causing problems. She acts like a person who really doesn't care for her job just there for the paycheck. Very Sad when are school District has let so many people go that really want to be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2012

Smalley is a great educational community. The principle, teachers, and support staff are exceptional but as a parent with 2 children there, I also love that the other kids and their parents are exceptional as well. My 2 sons have made an amazing group of friends with class A families. This school is awesome, top notch education and top notch people all around. Proud to be the parent of Smalley Stallion students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

This school has really been great and it starts with the "Tone at the Top", the principal sets the example and expectations for the teachers, parents and teachers. We pulled our child out of private school at $14K a year and worried about him being bored in 4th grade, he is really struggling with the expectations of his teacher and I love it!! Teaching him organizational skills and responsibility which every kid needs to exceed! Thanks Smalley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

My daughter attended kindergarten last year. The teacher was fabulous. She made it fun and educational. We miss being at Smalley Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

I find this school average. Although the teacher we have this year is amazing, the school overall just doesn't have that fun but educational feel. It feels incredibly business like when I am there. I would love to see a more positive vibe coming from the teachers. I don't believe our child is being challenged fully. I also would love to see more teachers out in the morning at the child drop off to greet the students and open doors, and to keep the flow of traffic MOVING. Parents like to sit there and wait until the bell rings or the door opens before they let their child out-then those parents should come later. We all have places to be after dropping off our kids. I don't like that the kids are rushed to eat and have to sit quietly at lunch. This is their break-and the times that they are not learning-should be somewhat fun. I know our child isn't have the best time here, but does enjoy the before school activity on MWF.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2009

My child is leaving this school and moving on to middle school, and i am sooooo sad. The principal is amazing, she seems to know every student's name, greets everyone with a huge smile!!! the office staff and teachers are happy to be there and it shows!!! can't say enough wonderful things about this school & it's staff!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

Wonderful school! Great kindergarten teachers.The parent involvment is outstanding.Office staff is so welcoming every single time I go in. Very safe and secure. Teachers, staff and parents show concern for all the children in every way.They challenge each child in my son's class individually and no one gets left behind.The projects, arts, crafts, events are abundent at this school.I can't say enough great things about Smalley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2009

excellent school, my youngest son attends kindergarten, teacher is awesome (a dream come true).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

Great school excellant staff , teachers and principal. Very concerned with each child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

Wonderful school and amazing staff. I am so happy that my daughter is going there. The 2nd grade teachers are patient, understanding and persistent.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

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 69% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

161 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students80%
Female77%
Male82%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian86%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant80%

Reading

All Students72%
Female81%
Male66%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full price74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian91%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch73%
Full price93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities94%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch78%
Full price93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
Students without disabilities97%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant89%
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 Students74%
Female84%
Male66%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch67%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students73%
Female81%
Male66%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian75%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch61%
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant73%

Science

All Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 37%
Hispanic 13% 40%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 2% 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 19%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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