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Herbert A Derfelt Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted September 18, 2006

My son and I both love this school. The staff is A+. My son can't wait to go to school each day. The smaller class sizes offer a better chance of success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2005

According to Shirley Igo, National President of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) students should receive no more than 30 min 1 hr of homework for grades 3-5. At Derfelt Elementary it is more like 2-3 hrs a night. Homework is intended to reinforce classroom learning, and help students keep up with their studies. Excessive homework just goes to increase family stress and is counter productive. The well rounded educational curriculum we enjoyed in our youth has since been replaced with a program geared more towards children passing a particular test (so that the school can continue to receive federal funding) rather than providing our children with the skills, knowledge and abilities to succeed in life. I am all for homework but only to the extent that it involves us parents and reinforces what was learned in class without disrupting the family.
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
52%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
42%
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 Students74%
Female74%
Male75%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian76%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiency62%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students69%
Female78%
Male60%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian71%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch61%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Students with limited English proficiency50%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant69%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch81%
Full price94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Students with limited English proficiency78%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant87%

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch81%
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Students with limited English proficiency78%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant86%
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%
Female79%
Male72%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full price78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full price72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant68%

Science

All Students72%
Female71%
Male72%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full price78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant72%
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 33% 37%
Hispanic 26% 40%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 6%
Black 13% 10%
Two or more races 10% 5%
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 51%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1900 South Lisa Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Phone: (702) 799-4370

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