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Helen Jydstrup Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 615 students

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Posted August 18, 2014

Actually my daughter just transferred out from this school and now registered with Bay Area. Today is her 1st day. Compared with the staffs and teaching, I would like to say, Jydstrup is better than the Bay Area school . I did not see the Bay Area principle greeting kids at the front door and I was told that after school the kids will be dismissed since it is an open campus (not like Jydstrup, teacher will not dismiss your kids until they see the parents). While, I will say the key points is the student resource, and parents involvements. Most Bay Area kids parents are highly educated engineers and they pay much attention to kid's education, if the kid were left behind, parents would send him/her to tutoring. And, it is unacceptable to not-do homework. So, personally I will say, Jydstrup or Veags teachers did more and contributed more compared with Bay Area, unfortunately, they did not get enough support from parents or parents attention. Kids future is determined by school, family and society, Vegas school need more parents support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2014

The school I would like to review is Jydstrupt.On every level this school is terrible! Children that are ready for school and need to be challenged are left t o be bored while the children that obviously have parents that have taught them nothing about behavior are the constant drains on the over loaded system. These children are mixed with the few that could be set to task doing work that would teach them something more advanced. Is it my child's job to teach or learn? How many times can a child be told to say the alphabet or count to 100, when they've known this since they were four. My child was so excited about going to school, now thinks it is boring and unfair. My child doesn't understand why the whole class is punished for the actions of a few. I've known of a child who was struck by another child and had ice put on their face, and the parent was not notified. And, later on the VP claimed not to know anything about it. My neighbors child was sent to detention for telling about being HIT by another child. This was considered tattling--how should I feel my child is safe? As for. the Be Kind program--teachers talking kindly would be a good start. Help!! ,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2014

My kids have been going to this school for 4+ years now.. i had 1 child graduate 2 years ago and another graduating this year.. along with another joining this next school year.. i can honestly say this school is not an ordinary school.. they treat the kids and parents like family. The staff is great, and the principal is amazing. they care about each and every child's success.. with their one on one study groups and all the help they have to offer.. no doubt they want each child to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2011

My children have been going to Jydtsrup for 3 years now. I am extremely happy with this school. I have had very good teachers for all of my children. Even when I had questions, I went to the principal to discuss it. He listened to all of my concerns and addressed them. I think parents need to take more of a role in their children's education and stop blaming schools. This school has just recently gone through a trajedy of a loss of one of it's students. The principal and teachers handled it professionally while informing the parents as well. I suggest before you make any decisions, meet with the principal, Mr. Fydman and have him give you a tour. He is always willing to talk. I will miss this schools when my kids are no longer there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2011

I have found all employees at the school very easy to work with. Generally the office staff is helpful, the administration is extremely responsive, and the teachers do a good job. I think as parents we need to introduce ourselves and be part of the school. Once you have established a relationship with everyone things are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

I agree with another parent about some of the awful support staff at Jydstrup. My child was so stressed out about interacting with the lunch lady, he'd break down before school if he had to buy a lunch, which we realized after many months. We now make sure he brings lunch. Finally we witnessed firsthand on more than one occasion how cruel she was to various students. Also, the office manager is rude and unprofessional, which sets a tone for the rest of the office staff. The way they treat students, especially when they think no parents are present, is appallingly mean-spirited. Not sure if the principal -- who seems to be a thoughtful, capable administrator -- doesn't have the authority to rid the school of these cancers or if he thinks this is appropriate behavior. There is also an unwillingness by teachers to pursue field trips, which is unfortunate for the kids. Sometimes creating a nice memory for the students is worth a little more effort, and the enthusiasm of the educators just falls short here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2010

I have a child that just attended Helen Jydstrup Elementary for first grade; & we loved it. We were very happy w/ his teachers; although there was a 1st grade teacher we became aware of that we were very happy to not have. Yet, we had a great experience overall. We were happy w/ & thankful of the politeness of the staff & students, the curriculum, events, & emphasis on holidays/celebrations & look forward to returning in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

i ma a parent of a student who attended kinder and 1st grade this is a very good school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

I am a parent of a student who has attended Helen Jydstrup for just over 2 years. I have been happy with the overall quality of the school. However, when my son entered the program I was disappointed by the fact that there was no orginized programs for parents and guardians. There is no PTA, no after school clubs or in school programs. I have also been disappointed by the fact that holidays have not been celebrated and topics of these holidays not discussed in my childs classroom. I was told by a teacher that holidays present no educational value and that each school makes the choices to celebrate holidays or not. I later learned that the fact is, my childs teachers refused to celebrate holidays because the children acted 'difficult' during these celebrations in the past. I believe more scheduling and planning should be put into involving families and activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students60%
Female59%
Male61%
Black/African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Students with limited English proficiency55%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students47%
Female48%
Male47%
Black/African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch46%
Full price52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
Students with limited English proficiency35%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant47%
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 Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch62%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Students with limited English proficiency50%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students73%
Female73%
Male72%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch68%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Students with limited English proficiency53%
Proficient in English85%
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 Students65%
Female74%
Male56%
Black/African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch62%
Full price69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiency33%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant65%

Reading

All Students65%
Female74%
Male56%
Black/African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch61%
Full price72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Students with limited English proficiency24%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant65%

Science

All Students62%
Female64%
Male59%
Black/African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch57%
Full price71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Students with limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant62%
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 39% 40%
Black 19% 10%
White 17% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 6%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 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 65%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

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  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
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Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • David Frydman
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (702) 799-8198

Programs

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  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

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  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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5150 Dunes Ville St
Las Vegas, NV 89118
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