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Vail Pittman Elementary School

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Posted September 2, 2013

I have say Vail Pittman was a great experience for me. I went to Pittman from 1-5 now Im 22. I was a straight A student and I enjoyed going to school everyday. I admired all my teachers. They were all extremely deticated and loved what they did. Every year I was lucky enough to have a passionate teacher that made learning fun. I feel like it helped prepare me for middle school, high school and life. I have some of my fodest memories at this school. I made lifetime friends and had great experiences every year. I believe that the staff in this school is carefully selected. This school thrives on passion and dedication. I glad I was able to be part of the Pather family.


Posted August 4, 2013

A great school with excellent and dedicated teachers. My son went to Vail Pittman Elementary and went on the Hyde Park Middle School, he is now attending West Tech Career and Technology High School. I believe that Vail Pittman has the primary basis to help their students rise above the stereo types. I am more than grateful for the attention that my daughter also receives at Vail Pittman. I am also very thankful that my daughter was able to receive speech therapy through the school in kindergarten and 1st grade. My daughter will be starting 4th grade this fall, she is more than excited . My daughter is also a gate student like my son, It really does warm my heart to know that there are such caring teachers here at this school my daughter loves Ms. Nowak and even though Ms. Phipps is no longer her 1st and 2nd grade teacher she continues to have a close relationship with her. Ms. Web was also a great help to my daughters speech therapy . I love that our principal has a great interest in education and wants to see her kids succeed . Overall I think it is a wonderful school , I just wish the kids could get a little more recess time, Kids aren't as healthy as they used to be.
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Posted August 29, 2011

I'm a proud parent of a straight A student at Vail Pittman. My son is happy and likes going to school everyday! His kindergarten teacher really made an impression on him and would like to become a teacher one day. The only thing I did not like is the changing of principals!
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Posted September 9, 2005

My son is in 2nd grade and on his 2nd year here. The teacher he has now is very well organize and knows what's best. This is the best elementary so far for us. Next year, I will most definetly register my Twins. Great education. Thank you, Linda
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Posted August 26, 2005

Vail Pittman is a really great school.Both of my daughters have gone to the school,and love it tremendously.I feel very comfortable with the safety measures the staff take concerning the pupils.And I'm pleased with the acedemic preformence the school's teachers provide.My youngest daughter is currently in the G.A.T.E. program and shows great excitment with the activeites it provides.
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Posted February 17, 2005

This is by far the best elementary school that I have encountered in quite a while. Both the quality of the academics and the teachers is outstanding. The extracuricular activites are gret and realy give the kids something to look forward to. The Principal is the nicest most approachable person that I have met. keep up the good work!
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Posted January 14, 2005

Vail Pittman reminds me of my elementary school. Great extracurricular as well as academic programs. GATE program is an excellant way to expand on a childs learning abilities. My daughter has expressed that the teachers are the most attentive and caring she has ever met. After meeting the teachers for myself, I must agree with her.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

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

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
23%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
37%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch71%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Students with limited English proficiency63%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students53%
Female58%
Male49%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch54%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Students with limited English proficiency42%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant53%
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 Students59%
Female60%
Male59%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Students with limited English proficiency57%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant59%

Reading

All Students60%
Female62%
Male59%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch58%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Students with limited English proficiency57%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant60%
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 Students72%
Female69%
Male75%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch73%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiency64%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students48%
Female49%
Male48%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Students with limited English proficiency32%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant48%

Science

All Students54%
Female54%
Male55%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Students with limited English proficiency32%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant54%
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
Hispanic 68% 40%
White 14% 37%
Black 10% 10%
Two or more races 4% 5%
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 93%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6333 Fargo Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89107
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