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Ruthe Deskin Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 9, 2014

Love the new honor roll system introduced by the new Principal Mr. Schrader. Each and every student received an award, be it for Best in Music, or Great Attitude towards other classmates, or any unique achievement. No one goes out empty-handed. Everyone's talent is appreciated. What a great motivation. This is really awesome. Congratulations to the new Executive Admin at Ruthe Deskin ES!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

The kids have a new princabil and assistant princabal.Mr. Schrader is princabil.Ms.Zambas is assistant.the rules have changed a lot but its for the safety of the kids.Everything so far is wonder full.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

I was not happy about the way this school treats children with disabilities, my child has Autism but is very kind and intelligent. After being bullied by a third grade teacher and then in 5th grade receiving F's in almost all his classes, he still was somehow able to place in accelerated math/science/english classes for middle school! He is unable to completely show his work but can tell you the answer off the top of his head, Get ready Deskin, there will be many more of these kids coming and you will have to figure out how to teach them, besides ruining their self esteems with an huge F on each and every paper, you get funding, I just wonder where it is being spent? Not every child learns the same
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2010

Ruthe Deskin has been a Great first stop for my kindergartner. Ms. Cohen has been an Amazing teacher and the kids love her. With the help of Ms. Cohen and the other kinder teacher my child is excited about learning and moving through the grades. The only issue i have is the front office. A few of the ladies at the office have too much attitude and aren't very helpful. They don't come right out and give you the answer the first time, they would rather you call back 6 times for a straight answer. NOT VERY GOOD LADIES!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

Ruthe Deskin has excellent teachers such as Mr. Martini, who in the third grade gave my daughter such enjoyment of learning through role-playing simulations. The school sets up reading groups with different teachers based on student ability, which really helps students to learn at their level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

I decided to write a review about this school because I noticed no one has since 2006! I am relatively new to this school. My son is in all day Kindergarten. So far, I have nothing but good things to say. I really like his teacher, who is very experienced and organized. I like the fact that they offer after school activities. My son takes part in Mad Science and Pastry Chefs which he looks forward to every week. I am impressed and satisfied with this school, so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2006

My daughter is a 4th grader at this school. Aside from the principal I am very satisfied with the school as a whole. The teachers are very dedicated and my daughter has a different specialist every day. In addition the teachers will not hesitate to contact parents when necessary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2006

We have a new principal, she is wonderful. I was concerned when she came onboard because there was mass-exodus of long time teachers. This has been a good thing, bringing many fresh and dedicated teachers. The burnt-out, substandard teachers have left. Kudos to Mrs. Y! I wish she had come long ago. The music program is phenomenal, Mr. Bowser being recognized as a top teacher in Nevada. Ample opportunity for parents to participate, for any schedule/situation. One of my sons also has a neurological disability, and an IEP. He has excelled, been treated with respect and sensitivity, and his disability needs always accommodated. Speech teacher is marvelous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

I've been very happy with the education my daughter has been receiving at Ruthe Deskin. She's had wonderful classroom teachers and excellent specialists as well. My daughter is in the GATE program and it keeps her inspired! There are ample opportunities for parental involvement in the classroom and in the school-wide activities. The more you are involved with your child's education, the more he/she will gain from it! The administration, faculty and staff of Ruthe Deskin welcomes all students with open arms and encourages parents to participate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

My son has been at Ruthe Deskin for 3 yrs now. He started 1st grade and aalso in 'Special Education' he has 'IEP'S' that are suppose to evaluate and determine the most effective academic program foe him 'Individule'.The Special Ed Teachers are suppose to have more knowleage in the area of learning disabilites,or better refered to as 'Learning Difficulties'.Every childs mind is different so every mind has a multidude of Neurodevelopmental prossces.A special ed teacher should be trained in focusing and identifing the breakdowns and work on fixing them so the child starts to excel. Once the child can his self esstems grows,his frustrations and depressions go away. Now you have a educationl program that is being funded for what its intended.It upsets me that our principal stands behind a mission statment but not inforce it! If being committed to academic achievments is so important then maybe she can provid some.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

My son started his learning years at this school an honestly I can say I wasn't the happiest of parents with the out-dated material used for reading, and the lack of attention the 15 kids had from thier teacher. The reports sent home were not very helpful, and in my mind didn't help the parents knowledge of what was really happening in the class. I was pleasently surprised in the community effort put forth in every fair and extracurricular activity planned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2004

I do not feel that this school is up to par with other elementary schools in the district. The principal was not visible. The GATE program is severly lacking and inconsistent at most. The music teacher excels at offering children opporunities to perform throughout the school year. There is no PTA, however there is a handful of parents that are dedicated and make up for the absence of a PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2004

I have had mainly positve experiences with this school for the past four years. I do feel that they have a few sub-standard teachers who do not seem to want to take the extra time to work with children that need it.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant80%

Reading

All Students63%
Female68%
Male57%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch51%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian81%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant79%

Reading

All Students73%
Female84%
Male63%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch61%
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant73%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian89%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch76%
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant83%

Reading

All Students74%
Female85%
Male66%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant74%

Science

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full price90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant77%
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
White 42% 37%
Hispanic 32% 40%
Black 13% 10%
Two or more races 7% 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 54%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4550 North Pioneer Way
Las Vegas, NV 89129
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