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Will Beckley Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 852 students

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 24, 2014

I am a parent who has a 2nd grader going to will beck this fall, I would like some real parent reviews not volunteers, or substitute teachers, the only two parents reviews i could find were terrible is this school that bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

I posted a review yesterday 3/25/14 and neglected to note that I am not a parent but a volunteer from the Rotary Club and work closely with the Adm. and teachers to raise money and implement many new programs etc.


Posted March 26, 2014

As a CCSD substitute teacher, and Will Beckley volunteer, I've answered the call of the Principal in assisting the school in developing photography as part of the art curriculum, and I've assisted the school in providing additional educational and safety measures for the school not provided by the district. The photography program, with community donated materials, now has students entering their photographs in competitions. I'm lucky enough to be able volunteer my time and expertise for the betterment of the students. With each visit, I see a vibrant school, with students, teachers and administrators who care deeply for the students, and doing so much with so few resources. I encourage parents and other community members to take an active role, large or small, at Will Beckley Elementary School.


Posted June 2, 2013

This school is ridiculous, it has gone downhill in the past few years. The admin staff is incompetent. I literally had to drag my child to school in the morning, he hated it there. I had a problem with a couple of teachers, one should not even be teaching children she's to passive aggressive, rude and insane. I ended up switching schools, my son was much happier elsewhere and his grades went back up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

This is the worst school you could have your children go to. My kids went there for two years and it got to the point I actually moved just to get my kids a better education. They do not challage the children and do not do anything special for the kids. Their fairs are horribly ran and put no money towards them. Since my children have been going to a different school I can notice how much Will Beckley was behind. I really hope someone takes a long look at this school so hopefully something can be done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2010

i love this school, help very much
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2010

I went to this school for 6 years, Ever since kindergarten I knew I was going to like this school. The teachers are great and know exactly what to teach the students and how to teach them, I recommend this school to any parent who is considering this school. Will Beckley will meet your needs. (:


Posted April 22, 2009

My son is in early childhood development and he has done so well. The teachers are great very loving and caring. My son loves school and looks foward to going everyday and hates the weekends!! Great teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

My child is in kindergarten and their teacher is amazing. This teacher is doing all the right things!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2004

Will Beckley is a great school I went there all 6 years(k-5), and loved it. The teachers cared so much about their students, they had a good administration and it was a safe school. I have nothing but good things to say about that school.
—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 70% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%
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 Students73%
Female71%
Male76%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiency76%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant73%

Reading

All Students42%
Female41%
Male42%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch38%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
Students with limited English proficiency37%
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant42%
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%
Female79%
Male66%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/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 proficiency62%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students70%
Female81%
Male59%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch71%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiency60%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant70%
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%
Female77%
Male65%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch69%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiency53%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students62%
Female71%
Male50%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/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 proficiency38%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant62%

Science

All Students60%
Female59%
Male62%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Students with limited English proficiency40%
Proficient in English71%
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

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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
Hispanic 75% 40%
White 11% 37%
Black 7% 10%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
French
American sign language
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Dance club: Disney Music in the Schools

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:10 am
School end time
  • 3:21 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 a.m.
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Jeanne Plese Slama
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (702) 799-0792

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Arizona Charlie's Casino
  • Las Vegas Rotary
  • Charles Marshall Foundation
  • Albertson's Food
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Cub scouts
  • Dance club: Disney Music in the Schools
  • Recycling club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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3223 South Glenhurst Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89121
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Phone: (702) 799-7700

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