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Ruby Duncan Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted March 6, 2014

My daughter has been attending RD since it first opened, and I have to say that it is a good school. I have no other school to compare to, but the facilities and the staff I think are top notch! I have been hearing about the bullying, however, and my daughter is quite upset with this. Presumably, the staff knows about this one person yet has not been able to rectify this, so this is disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2013

My children have been attending Ruby Duncan since the doors opened and they and we have had nothing but amazing contact and experiences with each staff and the administration. This school community goes over and above to offer needed services/attention to individual students. Parents are welcomed and are often present in the school. We enjoy the diverse community environment and appreciate the leadership!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2013

This school has been a safe learning place for my children for the past three years. The principal consistently returns my calls/answers my questions/addresses my concerns quickly. Each teacher knows my children's individual needs and works with me so they can achieve their highest potential. Thanks to all teachers/staff at Ruby Duncan!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

Ruby Duncan Elementary School is an excellent school with an amazing Principal who truly cares about the future success of each individual childl! He is a parent himself and I have witnessed him making pain staking decsions on behalf of children and adolesent parents daily. The descions Mr. DiTondo makes are life changing decisions and in the best interest of the child, parent and all parties involved. Mr. DiTondo is an amazing leader, and is in his position because he sets children on "the right" path!!!
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Posted August 13, 2013

My 2 daughters has been going to Ruby Duncan since they were 4 years old, in their Pre-K program. We absolutely love this school. They have learned so much over the last 3 years and have improved dramatically. The teachers are great and very helpful and you can tell that they love the kids and their jobs. Compared to most schools in our area, Ruby Duncan is #!.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

This school is a big JOKE! The Principal, Rick DiTondo is very unprofessional and so are the front office staff. Ruby Duncan has a very unorganized drop-off/pickup and it's always chaotic. Kids running over each other and traffic is a mad house. Please be aware if you send your kid (s) to this school, they WILL HAVE instructors that become abusive because they DO NOT know how to control their anger and in the end the student gets hurt physically. The school counselor CAN NOT be trusted and teachers constantly stand around discussing a variety of students information. I have heard several of them personally during pickup. Doesn't that break the student confidentiality? During school lunch (which I have personally witnessed myself) the lunch room monitors have literally yelled in students ears with a microphone. Ruby Duncan's PE class is OVER crowded, they have over 60 students with only two instructors. Overall Ruby Duncan's staff needs extensive professional development. Kids are getting hurt here, this is a dangerous environment for students. Concerned parent getting the word out!! This school deserves really low negative rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

I would have rated this school 5 out of 5 but sadly 1 event has changed my view on the whole school. My child has attended Ruby Duncan since Kindergarten, the very first class when they opened the doors to this brand new school. We did not have any problems, my child was succeeding and making amazing leaps in development. In second grade my child came home complaining about the art teacher (Mr. Kingen). He got angry and violent with the second grade class and told 3 children to go to the wall. Then he grabbed one student by the shirt leaving a scratch about 2 inches long and pushed another student into the wall. One of those students was my child, shocked I contacted the other child's mother, she heard the same story. That night a police report was filed, the next day the Principal (Mr. Ditando) was notified and both parties asked to have our children removed from the art class. The kids were removed and nothing further was done, we contacted the school board, the superintendent, CPS, and pretty much whoever we could. People would not return our calls and the case was closed. The teacher is still teaching as if nothing happened. This school has failed to provide a safe environment.
—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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students64%
Female59%
Male70%
Black/African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian73%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant64%

Reading

All Students53%
Female53%
Male54%
Black/African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian65%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch47%
Full price68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
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 Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
Black/African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian73%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch61%
Full price77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant65%

Reading

All Students63%
Female71%
Male56%
Black/African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian65%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full price74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant63%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male81%
Black/African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch80%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant84%

Reading

All Students63%
Female64%
Male63%
Black/African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch58%
Full price73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant63%

Science

All Students60%
Female58%
Male63%
Black/African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 30% 37%
Black 28% 10%
Hispanic 27% 40%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 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 59%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Las Vegas, NV 89086
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