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Manuel J Cortez Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 802 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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Posted June 26, 2014

Horrible school, if your child already speaks perfect english do your kid a favor and enroll them elsewhere. Theres no challenge mentally for my child, he isnt where he should be for his grade level. He is behind academically from having to deal with teaching better english. He has a cousin same age different LV school, way more advanced. I also didn't like the segregated classrooms. It doesn't teach the kids how to deal with and interact with the opposite sex. It makes them feel socially awkward when they are around each other. Needless to say I will be taking him elsewhere this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2014

Worst school in the district!!!!!!! The staff are rude, unresponsive, and are extremely bias. My daughter has attended school here for two years and has had many issues with staff not properly notifying parents of incidents in school. The front desk personel are I'll mannered and very unprofessional to say the least.. my daughter is not challenged enough and spends most of her days waiting for the class to be done with assignments, and the worst is that they split girls from boys... Which is not teaching my child proper. Interpersonal skills and how to properly communicate with opposite sex.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

My School has been chosen to be a zoom school which i as a parent will continue to show support throughiout the school year. I admire the teachers who consistently stay on top of school work and homework credentials of the students. I love the reading program they have started and will continue as a parent to stay on top of the reading material for my child. I love El Cortez elementary and wil continue to show my all time support in any way possible. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

I love the reading program this school has for the students. Excellent teachers and staff who continues to work there. I love this elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

The staff at this school work really hard!
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
23%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
20%
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 Students48%
Female47%
Male49%
Black/African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Students with limited English proficiency51%
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant48%

Reading

All Students30%
Female37%
Male25%
Black/African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch30%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
Students with limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant30%
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 Students53%
Female56%
Male49%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Students with limited English proficiency43%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students49%
Female49%
Male49%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch49%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Students with limited English proficiency42%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant49%
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 Students53%
Female48%
Male58%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Students with limited English proficiency31%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students47%
Female48%
Male47%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch47%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Students with limited English proficiency31%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant47%

Science

All Students43%
Female39%
Male49%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch43%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Students with limited English proficiency28%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant43%
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 80% 40%
Black 12% 10%
White 4% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4245 East Tonopah Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Phone: (702) 799-2180

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