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Whitney Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 582 students

 

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted April 30, 2012

whitney is not the best school, i have 2 children that go there and the office staff are very very rude when calling on the phone and when i take my children out of school early they are also very rude, like i can't do what i have to do. i'm not a big fan of Whitney elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

I'm a staff member in the Eugene, OR school district and watched Ellen when your principal was on her show. Please remind me what their Friday's are called. They wear t-shirts, etc. to promote school spirit.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 22, 2010

The school would be great if night custodians actually do their jobs - this school is dirtiest of all. Also the principal need to learn how to treat her co-workers and other district employees.


Posted October 29, 2009

This school provides many opportunities for the children to learn, grow, and also provides help to their families who need food or any other support they may need. The teachers at this school are all dedicated to the teaching of these students and care greatly for them. The support staff provides a great learning place for all and keeps the school in perfect working order. Any child would be lucky to have the opportunity to attend Whitney Elementary School.


Posted October 22, 2009

The school has a dedicated staff with a wonderful principal that is fun and gregarious! They seem to really care about their students welfare, it shows in everything they do.


Posted April 16, 2009

There is more to Whitney than test scores. We are student focused, not AYP focused.


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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
29%

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 Students55%
Female52%
Male58%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Students with limited English proficiency64%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant55%

Reading

All Students41%
Female44%
Male37%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch40%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Students with limited English proficiency39%
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant41%
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 Students53%
Female58%
Male50%
Black/African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch51%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Students with limited English proficiency58%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students52%
Female58%
Male48%
Black/African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch51%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Students with limited English proficiency38%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant52%
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 Students56%
Female58%
Male54%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
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 proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students50%
Female58%
Male44%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
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 proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant50%

Science

All Students48%
Female50%
Male46%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch46%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant48%
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 56% 39%
White 23% 39%
Black 15% 10%
Asian 4% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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5005 Keenan Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89122
Phone: (702) 799-7790

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