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Betsey A Rhodes Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 656 students

 
 

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Posted August 29, 2011

I have 2 children who attend or attended this school and we love it!! The previous prinicpal was good, but, our new principal is AWESOME!! We've been affiliated with this school for many years and some years have definitely been better than others. However, since the new principal came on board last year I feel there has been a shift in the universe. She's been a great addition and asset to this school. She is VERY involved and hands on. We think the PTO is much better organized than in previous yrs. and think they are doing a great job, too! We look forward to our daughter going to school here through the 5th grade!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2010

My son and daughter,ages 10 and 7 have gone to school here since my son was in 2nd grade and he has been picked on and bullied all the time he's been there and no one will take it seriously. We have seen our sons mood worsen and he hates to go because of this. We've discussed putting him in a private school but the way finances are it's not possible. Home schooling isn't possile either because of work hours. We just have to hope that when he graduates(hopefully) into Jr. High , the new school will be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2009

Our oldest son has been attending Rhodes since Kindergarten. He will start 5th grade in the fall (2009). There have been no extra activities this year at all and only a couple per year the years prior. The new math program is horrible!!! Every parent and teacher I have spoken to agrees. The methods being taught are ridiculous not to mention that once in middle school they will have to relearn math using the older traditional methods. Other schools have student council, drama and sports. We have none. The gate program is Excellent!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2009

My children had been going to Rhodes for three years now and they haven't gotten awards like in others schoolss they have attended in this school district, even if they just simple ones like attendance not much is require sometimes. A little of encouragement goes a long way. Other than that they had had some great teachers and others no so great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

I recently moved here from Reno, NV. I was dismayed. My daughter's IEP was thrown out the window and was seen as unimportant. She is no longer making any progress that she had started to when her old teachers had started in last year. My daughter still manages to get good grades despite problems interacting with the other kids because the standards are so much lower. Her teacher does not pay any attention to my concerns. There is no true concern for the welfare of the students. It seems the staff are simply there to get through the day with as little hassle as possible. I have not been to parent teacher conference the whole year. There is no attempt to make parents feel as though they are part of the educational process. It is most unfortunate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

We just moved here from Massachusetts, and we are impressed with this school so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

My son loves his Kindergarten teacher! I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

Great school. Lots of extra activities, sports day, field trips, tutoring. The teachers are qualified and the principal, Dr. Wyatt very hands on. There is a drama department with plays year round for kids to be involved in. Great outdoor fields and playground.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

This school staff tends to be very 'economically aware' of their students. The office staff (principal included) were very rude during an experience enrolling our child. The first question asked to every parent when they walked in the door was 'what subdivision do you live in?' when I replied that we had moved into the brand new apartments nearby one of the staff actually snorted and replied 'oh great!' I was appalled! They tried to have the children who lived in the apartments 'rezoned' four days before the school year began! The only thing that made my son's year at that school worthwhile was the OUTSTANDING teacher he had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

I am a grandparent of a student at this school. The teachers are wonderful and put in many weekends preparing to make learning interesting and challenging. The pricipal cares about the students and the staff. The teachers usually are kind and appear happy. The atmosphere is cheerful and happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2004

This school is .2 miles from my home, however we zoned for another school 3 miles from my home. We are thankful that we were re-zoned. My principal and school staff make little effort to foster relationship with the parents or the students. I felt as though my concerns were unwarranted and insignificant. There is no way I would send my child back to this school, even if we were re-zoned for it. I would move first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2003

The principal is indifferent to parental concerns and does little to foster a cooperative environment between home and school. The PTA is disorganized and not well supported by parents. The quality of instruction is average and extra- curricular activities almost non-existent.
—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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

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 Students74%
Female80%
Male70%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch61%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students69%
Female80%
Male61%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch60%
Full price77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
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 Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%

Reading

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch62%
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant77%
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 Students70%
Female63%
Male74%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant70%

Reading

All Students73%
Female69%
Male76%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch63%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant73%

Science

All Students67%
Female56%
Male76%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant67%
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 55% 37%
Hispanic 22% 40%
Black 8% 10%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Las Vegas, NV 89131
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