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William Lummis Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 565 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 March 26, 2014

My husband and I have loved having our children attend Lummis. We came from another school nearby and when we moved, I was only hoping for equal standards. I can honestly say that Lummis has exceeded our expectations and the teachers that my children have had over the past two years have brought me to tears a few times with the love they have for the students. They seem to truly enjoy teaching, making a difference and what I love most is that they care about every student in not only their own class, but every class. Every teacher treats the kids with respect and it is obvious that it comes from the heart. We are very happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

I'm I am one of the students that go to lummis and ever since kindergarten lummis has always been there for me. Lummis is an amazing school was amazing teachers. I have learn so much in the past year there. But now since I'm leaving to 6th grade I hope we will always exceeds our standards and show students to be kind thanks you so much lummis. ?


Posted February 20, 2013

For the area, this is definitely the best school. We came from another state with a much better school. My daughters were both in accelerated classes but the schools here (Lummis & Becker) refused to test them, look at their previous scores, or put them in accelerated classes. As a result, my daughters have not been challenged to the extent they should/could be. Still, if one is going to live in Vegas, this is undoubtedly the best place to be. And the teachers, staff, parents, & kids are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2012

We love Lummis elementary school. I have 2 children attending Lummis who are very different in their talents and abilities. each one is challenged by their teachers and given the proper attention to maximize their learning. The gate program has been very good and the battle of the books is a fantastic program to encourage literacy. Lummis has been a wonderful school and We are very happy with the school, teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

As a teacher and parent, I highly recommend this school and community to anyone looking to move to Las Vegas or within Las Vegas. The staff is amazing and the school community as a whole is so inviting. If you are looking for a school for your kids to feel safe, happy and receive an outstanding education, Lummis fits all the criteria.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

I really don't know what the author of the June entry is talking about. My daughter so far has had an amazing K-3 experience at this school. Her kinder teacher hatched chicks, every year her class put on a play, teachers individualize instruction to meet the needs of each child, and school is fun! Her teachers were experienced, kind, and truly outstanding. Students are not allowed to push into the lunchroom, and it is important to note that it is a district-wide policy to play first / eat second. Students do need to eat rather quickly to finish on time, but that's everywhere. Pit bulls?!? Dogs are not allowed on any school campus in this district. The only comment I'd agree with is the one about the old copiers, which is really due to insufficient education funding, not the school itself. Despite budget cuts and increases in class size over the last few years, this school continues to be excellent thanks to the awesome PTA and amazing staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2010

New to Las Vegas and read this was one of the best schools. It was the WORST experience for my family. The kids are mean, parents look like gangsters (comparing tatoos, bringing their pit bulls on campus) etc. I volunteered to help in my daughters class. Teacher was so disorganized. Only 1 copy machine out of 5 worked. My kids would come home starved because they would either not get enough time to eat or hot lunch ran out. My child was injured during a "push war" to get to the lunch room. This school has the most unfriendly front office staff. I guess this is a good school for Las Vegas standards but not mine. We pulled our kids out and put them in private school. Our family is happy again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

Lummis Elementary has a wonderful, caring staff that really meets the needs of the children. The extended day kindergarten was worth every penny. My child was reading within months. There are many extracurricular activities for the kids and a very active PTA. They host many events for families throughout the year. I was also pleased with the GATE program they offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

Parent of 2 daughters that attend this school. We moved here from another state and I was worried to put them in public school. We love it! Organized school- fun activities.. the principal is fair-- and addresses any problems immediately and with care. Great kind teachers--good mix of kids! highly recommend. Everyone walks /rides to school-- fabulous neighborhood/easy playdates etc..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2007

This is a wonderful school two of my children attended. We are moving out of state and are sorry to leave it. Teachers and all staff are great and really care about the kids and families. Great extracurricular activities,Great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2006

This is a wonderful, small school with great community involvement. Parents are encouraged to be invoved with the school and there is a ' flag ceremony' every Friday that involves the entire school and parnets may also attend. It is an excellent school with really caring, committed teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2005

This is a great school for Las Vegas. There is relatively good parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

Very nice school in Summerlin North. Next to park, play ground, pre-schools, middle school and community school. Good inexpensive onsite after school care (Safe Key). Our daughter was in 1st grade. The teacher and class were both very nice. Many inexpensive fun classes are offered by City of Las Vegas in the next door community school. The library and pool are both in a walking distance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

My son is in his 4th year at Lummis. We have been very happy with his education, the school's community involvement, the parental involvement, the after school opportunities, etc. The school had been a year round school until the begining of this school year. We are now a traditional 9 month school. My son was diagnosised with ADHD towards the end of 1st grade. The teachers have been wonderful with making slight changes that help him do his best. Example: spelling words on Friday so he has 2 days extra to study, seating him with students that won't distract him. I've always felt very comfortable communicating with his teachers. The courtyard at the school has several tortises, chickens, 2 goats. Learning about and caring for these animals is a big part of the fun for the children. They are learning and they don't even know it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2004

Both of my childeren attended this school, the youngest one for each grade (K-5). The classroom teachers that taught my kids ranged from very good to truly outstanding, each one of them was truly interested in my child's progress, and made sure I understood what was going on in class in general and with my child in particular. The extracurricular activities are all good, but the art and Gifted and Talented programs espcially stand out. The adminstration and office staff have been nothing but helpful. All in all, a shining example of what public education can be. My children came out of this school well prepared and with a love for learning.
—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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch73%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male75%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian80%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch69%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant82%
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 Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch75%
Full price90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant86%

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male78%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch65%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
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 Students75%
Female89%
Male65%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian81%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch70%
Full price77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students76%
Female89%
Male67%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian84%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch65%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant76%

Science

All Students71%
Female74%
Male69%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch65%
Full price74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant71%
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 69% 39%
Hispanic 14% 39%
Black 8% 10%
Asian 7% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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9000 Hillpointe Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89134
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