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Dan Goldfarb Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 800 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted June 9, 2011

This school is amazing. Both of my children have thrived under the tutelage of highly qualified teachers. As a parent I feel it is important to be as involved as possible in my childrens education. The principal, teachers and staff have all welcomed and encouraged me to be as involved as I would like inside the school as well as offered resources to expand my childrens education outside of school. My family has enjoyed many events (carnival, math night, spaghetti dinner, dads and donuts--these are just a few) at Goldfarb and look forward to many more. Thank you for providing a wonderful environment for my children to excel in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

my son and daughter love it here i do to my daughter is runing for spiret leader
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

My two children attended Goldfarb last year I miss it very much.5th grade teacher Mr.Edmonds really went the extra mile for my daughter Keiyaira.I Was able to attend school trips,and felt very involved with her education.I had the joy of being a teacher's helper in Mrs.Gronna's class.My children and I will always remember the school functions we attended.I am very thankful my children attended this school.5th grade is a hard time for kids I can't think of a better teacher than Mr.Edmonds to guide them through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

Initially I had been worried about sending my son to Goldfarb. Their test scores are less than what I'd desired for my son's school. Just a few weeks into the school year my feelings have dramatically changed. My child is doing very well academically . (not bragging) I have been in the classroom and have witnessed a very committed teacher with a passion to teach. My child is excited to come to school. I know his teacher is providing a huge positive influence. I have been forced to set the test scores aside and only evaluate Goldfarb for what they are doing for my child as an individual student. I believe They are doing an awesome job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2006

I have 2 children attending Goldfarb. I have been totally satisfied with the quality of the teachers and the leadership. The teachers love parental involvement. They work very hard to make sure my children understand what they are learning. The communication between teachers and students is wonderful. I have always felt that my children were safe at school. There are lots of fun extracurricular activities for all ages. Goldfarb is a fabulous school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

Although Clark County has probably one of the lowest rated school systems in the country, Goldfarb Elementary has one of the best Elementary Schools in the City. It is a small town feel in this community. There are small classes, qualified teachers, and much parental involvement. Often times parents will be given an opportunity to offer suggestions, etc. My child is thriving at Goldfarb. I have been a substitute teacher while I am receiving my Master's degree so I am very familiar with what a good school and a lousy one looks like!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2003

My youngest child is in early child hood development at Goldfarb, and the experience has been great. His teachers are great and ask for assistance, they invite you to join in and to be a part in the learning and the class.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

154 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

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 Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch79%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiency76%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant80%

Reading

All Students68%
Female68%
Male67%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch65%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Students with limited English proficiency56%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant68%
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%
Female88%
Male87%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch86%
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Students with limited English proficiency83%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant87%

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch86%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Students with limited English proficiency74%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant84%
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 Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch77%
Full price93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiency83%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant80%

Reading

All Students70%
Female68%
Male73%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch65%
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiency54%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students51%
Female49%
Male54%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full price63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Students with limited English proficiency42%
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant51%
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 60% 39%
White 15% 39%
Black 11% 10%
Asian 9% 6%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1651 Orchard Valley Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89142
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