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Helen Herr Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 622 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 8, 2014

I recently visited and helped out in a first grade class room. I was very impressed with the teacher. He was able to maintain control of the class and still have fun with the students while educating them. I got to see how the other 1st grade teachers all look after the students and work as a team. The teachers and students were very polite and the atmosphere was very friendly. The murals and decorations of children's art work decorated the hallways. Everyone I met was helpful and kind, from the office staff to the Vice Principle and Principle to the Janitors and the teachers.


Posted April 3, 2014

This school is probably the worst elementary school on the Sunrise Mountain. All of them are no better then each other, but this school takes the cake for rudeness! My kids eat the schools breakfast and lunch EVERYDAY that school is in. I should note that I am among the rare that have to pay full price for my kids lunch. With that said on more then one occasion my kids have been told they do not get eat breakfast and they only get a grilled cheese for lunch if their mommy didn't pay their balance. Yes, I admit it gets past me and I forget, but today my son was told he couldn't have his breakfast because he owed .75 cents and took his lunch card so he couldn't get into the breakfast/lunch line. REALLY .75 cents and you take his lunch card hostage!! What's really funny about this story is if they would have checked I had already paid on this. So it wasn't the lunch staff that finally helped my son get his breakfast, it was the janitor who saw him looking sad and came over to help...THE JANITOR! Helen Herr you are by far the worst school. CCSD needs to come in and clean up this school ASAP! I can not wait to get my kids out of this hole of a school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

My kids have gone to this school for several years, my daughter did ok here with Mrs.Shepard, who was probably the best teacher this school has ever seen (she is all about education and plans on attending Harvard so she works very hard all the time) My son who is not so intent on his education is having a hard time and the teachers are horrible!! not one time this year has he gotten a " good job" or even a smile on his work!! His teacher makes him feel like a terrible student/person. She is very rude and curt about everything. We had a problem with a bully and after reporting it to teachers and principal nothing was done, I finally told my son he could fight back to protect himself. My sister also had several problems with her kids here and moved just to get them out of this school, I am doing the same soon!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%

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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
41%
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 Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian71%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch68%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Students with limited English proficiency66%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant71%

Reading

All Students59%
Female63%
Male55%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian72%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Students with limited English proficiency49%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant59%
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%
Female44%
Male50%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian50%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch42%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Students with limited English proficiency26%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students52%
Female62%
Male43%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian55%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Students with limited English proficiency40%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant52%
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 Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian58%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Students with limited English proficiency39%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant59%

Reading

All Students63%
Female70%
Male55%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian71%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch62%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Students with limited English proficiency33%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant63%

Science

All Students36%
Female32%
Male41%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian50%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch34%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
Students with limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant36%
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 64% 40%
White 21% 37%
Black 7% 10%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 83%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6475 Eagle Creek Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89156
Phone: (702) 799-8860

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