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Zel & Mary Lowman Elementary School

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Posted June 6, 2014

The administration of Lowman Elementary has created an extremely difficult work environment. This environment has existed for years and is severe and pervasive. This harmful environment has been reported to CCSD human resources many times by many teachers, but the district has not intervened. The lead administrator's behavior seriously disrupts the school environment. The teacher turnover rate at Lowman is extremely high because of the conduct of the administration. If you are a teacher coming from out-of-state or are unaware of the administration's past conduct you are much better off looking at other schools in Clark County.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 20, 2014

This be my daughter's second year at Lowman. Her teachers been nice to her and help her learn. The asistent principle is real nice to and helped her when she was being bullyed. They do things for the kids like trunker treat to. Some parents don't like the principle but she don't seem bad to me. She's just not really helpfull. I like it here and my daughter does to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2013

Send your child to another school. The turnover rate at Lowman among the teachers is detrimental to the children's education and the leadership is as inept as it comes. Students are simply dollar signs, not the future that should be encouraged to be creative, expansive and cared about. A low rank school with an even lower administration.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 26, 2013

A lot of negative comments, and I cannot speak for teachers or internal politics. A lot of fingers pointing at the leader, and very easy to do so, however behind every seemingly smelly individual lays a good heart, we just need to find it. Parents can easily expect schools to "do" their child's education, but it's a partnership. Any parent that really engages with the child's work, and more importantly gets involved with the school, I can assure you, you child will shine and enjoy. Its easy to sit back and criticize. Get involved! No excuses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

If you can, please find another school for your child. The teachers are amazing and most generally love working at Lowman. However, there is a dark cloud of negativity and fear that hangs over the school. Sadly, everyone can see this cloud except the principal. The principal has no respect for teachers, and unfortunately, teachers who are not respected have a hard time building respectful relationships with their students. Students, parents, teachers, and community members will tell anyone that the principal is the major reason for the lack of student achievement and abundance of negativity at Lowman. It's true that there is a major teacher turnover every year, and this year was no different (almost 75% quit or transfered to other schools). When asked, almost every teacher will tell you that their decision to move was based on being treated unfairly by the principal. The district has been told time and time again about these concerns, but for some reason no action has ever been taken against her. Apparently the district doesn't want to ruin any other schools by transfering her somewhere else! If Manch ES will let your kids in, send them there...you'll be much happier!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 15, 2013

With more than half the faculty leaving yearly, one has to wonder what is the cause. Many of the faculty leaving do not cite the children as the problem as to why they are leaving. There is the silence, of people not saying what's really bothering them. Stress levels remain high all year for the faculty. Most new teachers arrive from out of state, not locally, where there are more than 18,000 teachers in the district alone. The new school year may start with substitute teachers due to a lack of interested applicants. If your child is in 4th or 5th grade, they will have a new teacher. All of the previous year's teachers have transferred, voluntarily. If you are a teacher considering this school, beware of administration intimidation.


Posted April 6, 2013

The staff at this school is working under a vindictive, inept, unjust and unfair administrator. Every year, large segments of the staff leave the school and are replaced by new first year teachers. The constant turnover of teachers does not benefit the students. This is an unfortunately horrible situation. This school should be avoided at all costs by teachers, students and parents.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 6, 2013

This school was not a good school for my child. The principal is very rude and the teachers seemed overwhelmed. My daughter was falling behind while she attended this school. I moved to find a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2012

MY OPINION ABOUT THIS SCHOOL IS VERY BAD ,NEED CHALLENGING ACADEMIC PROGRAMS ,I DON,T LIKE THIS SCHOOL FOR MY CHILD .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

I was a first year teacher for the 2009-2010 school year. There is no new teacher mentoring program, as evidenced by the principal's poor Teacher Learning Conditions survey results. Even the more experienced teachers were stressed and unhappy. There is a huge teacher turnover rate (as witnessed in one of the emails featured) . This malignant learning environment directly affects student achievement. The students and families, in this lower economic area, are wonderful and, for the most part, willing to share in facilitating their child's education. This principal was missing the most wonderful opportunity for community involvement and the resulting student success. I miss my students and their families but, if a change in guard is not made, many great teachers will be unwilling to stand the abuse and teaching restrictions imposed by this tyrannical rule.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2009

I am not pleased with this school. Some teachers have little to no patience with the students. I do believe they can work a little bit harder to ensure the best education for our children. Good luck for anyone who's zoned to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

The school is ok, the teacher that my child had on his first year was the best of the best, he actually learn very fast and she was really nice, however some of the staff is rude and unprofessional which makes it bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

Unfortunately, I tend to agree and disagree with some of the parents. I too have had 2 children at the school last year. I found lack of stability in keeping one teacher permanent. My First grader had 3 different subs. This made it hard for him to adapt to. Now my second grader had a good teacher. The staff was lost with the new principal last year. I wish we could bring back their old principal the school was better off. I truly believe they do need prekinder to help all the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2005

Lowman has as many positives as it does negatives. The teachers my child has had in the last two years were caring and very invested in the best way to educate to ensure each child got as much as possible from the curriculum. There is a solid core of extra curricular classes. Music, Art, and PE all have dedicated classrooms and teachers. The negatives this year have been the newly placed administration and the lack of ESL. There are children being moved from one grade to the next without being taught that speaking and understanding English is a necessity. Pre-Kindergarden is available...but only to children who dont speak English. Also, when presented with issues from students, the current administration makes a habit of telling the parents and students that these issues will be dealt with without actually following up so the same problems continue without resolution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

I have two children attending Lowman Elementary. I really like this school and the majority of people working there. I go and help usually once a week if possible. I feel Mrs. Konawolow is a great principal who has great ideas for the future of the school. She makes the children feel wanted and appreciated, therefore they always want to come to school. During Halloween, she had a parade for the children in their Halloween costumes (not to big of a deal) but to the children this was awesome. I just have to say that Lowman Elementary staff has done a wonderful job so keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2004

Not the best school ever, due to overcrowding, but it's a far better school than its' sister campus, J.E. Manch. At least the teachers seem to care about the students here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2004

Wow, this is public school at it's worst. Teachers are weak, other staff is rude. English doesn't appear to be anyone's first concern for these young students. Just great. Staff is very unprofessional and rude. Wish I could find a different school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
35%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students42%
Female42%
Male43%
Black/African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch41%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
Students with limited English proficiency42%
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant42%

Reading

All Students38%
Female43%
Male32%
Black/African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch37%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
Students with limited English proficiency28%
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant38%
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 Students48%
Female48%
Male48%
Black/African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch47%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Students with limited English proficiency36%
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant48%

Reading

All Students44%
Female50%
Male36%
Black/African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch42%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Students with limited English proficiency21%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant44%
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 Students47%
Female53%
Male40%
Black/African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch47%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Students with limited English proficiency29%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students49%
Female55%
Male42%
Black/African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch51%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Students with limited English proficiency24%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant49%

Science

All Students38%
Female38%
Male38%
Black/African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch39%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
Students with limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant38%
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 51% 40%
Black 31% 10%
White 10% 37%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4225 North Lamont St
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