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Cynthia Cunningham Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 800 students

 
 

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2 stars

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Posted March 10, 2014

The school is a prime example of why Teachers unions are such a bad idea.. Kids are being forced to hold their bladder until they have an embarrassing accident... Forced to eat out of the trash...special ed LOSES students, and, before this review was written, fed the kids junk food. The only response to my review was a lawsuit threat from a rogue teacher.... School has no principal, or the vice principal is screening for him or her. Far too many rogue employees.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

RUDE FRONT OFFICE STAFF- ESPECIALLY ELLEN OR HELEN, WHAT EVER HER NAME IS. RUDE, MEAN, UNCARING!! VICE-PRINCIPAL IS VERY NICE, THE PRINCIPAL IS UNREACHABLE, BECAUSEIF HELEN DECIDES IT'S NOT IMPORTANT SHE WILL NEVER GET THE MESSAGE. GREAT TEACHERS I WORKED WITH: MS. NAKANO WHO IS NO LONGER THERE, MS. BAKER PRE-K PRORAM. MS. BOYLE WAS OK , JUST NO PERSONALITY, BUT MY CHILD DID WELL. NO PARENT INVOLVEMENT, ONLY HIGH ACHIEVERS WIL SURVIVE HERE....I AM A BELEIVER, THAT EDUCATION STARTS IN THE HOME, LETS NOT EXPECT THE TEACHERS TO DO EVERYTHING.....WHEN I REQUESTED A ZONE VARIANCE, THEY DID NOT GRANT IT TO ME. GLAD THEY DIDN'T - Found a way better Charter school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2011

The worst Office staff I have ever had to deal with. Even when answering the phone they are completely rude to you. The Teachers aren't to bad and some are even great there. If they only fired their Office staff and replaced them with hard working friendly people the School wouldn't so bad. I've been there for 2 years and have two children there. Never have I seen the Principal once in the last two years, We go to just about every School event too. I will say the Vice-Principal is at everything and is a very nice and seems to be hard working person. This is the first School I've ever been to where the parents aren't involved either. They have no PTA due to the fact no one joins it and will help the School improve. Not the best group of parents at this School. Therefore they have fewer family events but do try to do somethings for the kids at least.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

Cynthia Cunningham is a wonderful school! My husband and I are getting divorced and the teachers and principal did a zone variance for both my girls (kindergarten & pre-k). This is a wonderful thing since their whole world is in an uproar.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

I have two children that attend Cunningham and would like to say that I think that the teachers are great! Since the previous two reviews were written there has been an 80% change of staff. The new principal is great. She attends every PTA meeting and keeps the parents that are involved informed of the school's happenings. I would like to say that I am extremely disappointed by the number of parents involved. The PTA consists of 2 parents and teachers. If we had more parent involvement I think that everyone would benefit! They even moved to evening meetings to try and get more parents involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2006

My child has attended Cunningham for 2 years now, it seems to be an average school. The only negative things were bullying, which was settled (for now) and the continuing problem of the behavior/attitude of one of the SafeKey staff. I also don't like the fact that the programs that the kids put on aren't offered for evening performances for parents who work during the day or can't take off. One more thing-the last minute notices that we receive regarding events. We need more notice to plan or make arrangements. Other than that, my child has had great teachers so far and I'm hoping continued success and improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2006

I have two children that have attended this school for three years. I am not recommending this school to another parent. On several occasions I have had to meet with the principal and vice principal in regards to a teachers behavior. I am disgusted in the academics and even more so disgusted in the lack of respect issued to the involved parents that CARE! There is to much focus on the underachievers, lower class, and single family homes of students. Those whom strive to want more for their child/children get the SHAFT! The only POSITIVE I can honestly write is that both my children and a nephew had the great pleasure of being taught by a woman whom I would classify as an 'A+' teacher. Mrs. Urbanski has demonstrated skills to our children on such an outstanding and professional level. Her students academics always come first.
—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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students63%
Female58%
Male70%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian75%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch60%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiency68%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students54%
Female52%
Male57%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian64%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch51%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Students with limited English proficiency38%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant54%
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 Students68%
Female73%
Male64%
Black/African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Students with limited English proficiency55%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students65%
Female71%
Male59%
Black/African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Students with limited English proficiency55%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant65%
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 Students57%
Female66%
Male48%
Black/African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian60%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full price67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities65%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students57%
Female68%
Male48%
Black/African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian60%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full price73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities68%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant57%

Science

All Students57%
Female62%
Male52%
Black/African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian60%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full price67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant57%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 43% 39%
White 24% 39%
Black 14% 10%
Asian 11% 6%
Two or more races 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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