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William E Ferron Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 15, 2013

I've been in this school for 7 years (repeated 2nd) . I loved every bit of this school . Except the part I was bullied for 3 years but by 5th grade I finally told the counselor , wow , the counselors will change your mood . They're so helpful ! And the teachers , staff, and whatever WILL MAKE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE and... Feel like your family . They will treat like you matter , no doubt . It was hard to say goodbye to my Ferron home...it really was haha I cried a lot . (I'm a freshman now) . I find it shocking how my old teachers remembered my name everytime I visit! I was a quiet kid as their former student! But I did have great grades . Student council was amazing! please ask your kid if they'd like to join student council its ridiculously fun! Well I want to say..Once a Falcon, always a Falcon . Your Former Student, Jasmine Torres-Gonzalez.


Posted September 30, 2011

I went to school here for 6 years, i admit that the office staff is terrible. but other then that, its a great school, the teachers are amazing and make u feel at home, i could go back there, even being 2years out of that school and get hugs and hellos from almost every teacher. But kids entire education should not be based on tests. some kids just can't do well on test and thats not always the teacher or the schools fault. I loved it there and have never met anyone who didn't.


Posted September 25, 2011

I find it interesting that the test scores for Ferron are not improving. Perhaps the compartmentalization is not working in the 4th and 5th grades. Also, the reason the science scores are so bad is because there is no science being taught at Ferron in the upper grades. They have three periods- Math, Writing and Reading. They only teach science and socials studies right before the test. Horrible plan to separate like that. This is elementary school where the kids need to be taught in one class by one teacher. What a waste of an education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2011

I do not recommend it by any means. People in the office are not friendly, actually they are rude as someone else previously pointed out. This is the first people parents meet, when they walk to enroll their kids in the school and the atmosphere is not welcoming at all. I can't comment on academics, because my child just started this year and I am not planning to be there long enough to find out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2011

i love this school it s cool i mean cool and i im a student there


Posted April 28, 2010

We are currently enrolled in this school with my son and daughter My son is behind in his learning and getting absolutely zero help The office staff is extremely rude and treat everyone like they are beneath them I would like to move out of this school when my kids are older
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Well, I finally moved out of this school's zone. After three years of my daughter attending Ferron, I have decided it was time to put her education first. She is now enrolled at Bilbray. The very first thing that was brought to my attention was the fact that my honor roll student is behind. Apparently, Ferron is so busy catering to the children that do not keep up that they are several months behind. So now we need to play catch up to get her to Bilbray standards. I will not even go into the frustrations I have had with this school over the past three years. Good luck if you are sending your kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

I was much happier with this school when Dr. Serum and Mrs Worth were there. Dr. Serum's successor did not impress me at all and now the current pricipal seems to be no better. Rules have their palce, but the spirit of a rule should be examined. My son, an alumnus of Ferron, was not allowed to attend his sister's holiday party WITH ME after his classes were finished at Woodbury on the last day before vacation this year, because there is a rule that says children not enrolled in the school cannot be on school property. Obviously trhis rule was meant to deter truancy, not keep a kid from sharing a holiday party under his parents supervison outside of his school hours. There have been numerous examples of this rule-book swallowing policy over the years, they should take the tiem to use some common sense.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
45%

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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
29%

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

All Students72%
Female72%
Male71%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch67%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiency64%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students57%
Female61%
Male51%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian65%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Students with limited English proficiency48%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant57%
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 Students85%
Female91%
Male80%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch88%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Students with limited English proficiency79%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant85%

Reading

All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch80%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiency75%
Proficient in English82%
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

Math

All Students63%
Female62%
Male63%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian74%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch57%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant59%

Science

All Students46%
Female41%
Male50%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian67%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch43%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant46%
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 57% 40%
White 25% 37%
Black 8% 10%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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