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Irwin & Susan Molasky Junior High School

Public | 6-8 | 1396 students

 
 

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Posted April 3, 2014

Okay, look. My school isn't as bad as some reviews claim. Sure, there are fights, but they usually last seconds before the staff come and stop it. This is my last year at Molasky, and I had good and bad memories. I made many friends too. I bet half of the students who gave this school a 1 star is because they always get in trouble.


Posted October 24, 2013

Molasky has got to have some of the rudest staff members I have ever come across. Everytime I contact this school whether over the phone or in person, I get treated disrespectfully and the staff members are jsut plain rude. There are a few staff members at Molasky that are decent and use common courtesy but outside of those few these folks need to be re-trained on interpersonal skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2013

Molasky has some of the most rude, lazy, and obnoxious students ever. I attended my 7th and 8th grade years at Molasky, and i couldn't wait to leave. If you are, by society's definition of "different", then expect bullying. Unless you are a very outgoing person, you won't have many friends, it took me about three months to even make one friend, and all due to my extreme shyness. There are fights every week at that school, and a lot of bullying. I have had the privilege to have two great teachers, but most of them don't care, and the students don't care. The students are so rude to the teachers, that one of the teachers quit because the students were too much for her, and that was just recently. If you think that Molasky is a good school, because it is in a "nice" neighborhood, think again. I would never recommend to any parents to enroll their child into Molasky.


Posted May 20, 2013

Seriously this school is NOT that bad. There's some aspects that are bad but it's not horrible. I spent three years at this school and i enjoyed it. I didn't have any huge problems with the administration nor the teachers. The students in the school are also pretty nice and i made a lot of close friends. The only issue i have is that there are a lot of fights in the school. I would enroll your child because it is A LOT BETTER than other schools. This middle school is heaven to other school in Vegas.


Posted March 24, 2013

This school is amazing! My child goes there and is very happy. All of her teachers are amazing. They make sure their students are doing good. They have on of the best music programs. She has been taking Guitar for 3 years. The teacher, Mr.Schell, respects all his students and makes them laugh. He picks hard music because he has faith in his students and he knows they're skill level is amazing. He doesn't doubt them and gives them great advise. The principal is always doing fun things and interacting with the students. My daughter and son love this school. This school is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2012

I came from a very good school district, and this is nothing like I've experienced before. Before we moved I had looked up the rating on this website, and these reviews are true! My English teacher swears at the students, the staff in the office are extremely rude; when I asked the first day where the parent pickup was the office lady rolled her eyes at me. If you are coming from a very nice school district I would highly recommend you not enroll your child into this school. As a new 8th grader, this is nothing like I've ever imagined. Only about 1 of my teachers are normal. My classmates are extremely lazy, rude, and loud. They don't do their work at all and expect to get high grades. Not only are the students at this school disrespectful, but they are not open to making new friends. When I moved for the first time, the students all wanted to be friends with me. These students will not open their hand to you. I have only made 1 good friend who moved here herself last year. It was only the first week and I experienced my first fight at this school, and by what the other students said there were many more to come! Whatever you do, do NOT enroll in this school!


Posted August 29, 2012

TERRIBLE school. I hate it. About 9.5/10 of the students are rude, lazy, and loud. I attended eighth grade at this school, and it was just awful.


Posted December 3, 2011

Terrible school!!!! The administration (principal and staff) are very, very rude and won't do anything to protect your child!!! My son is a great student and the school didn't even give me the respect to return my calls!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2010

Okay. Honestly my school isn't as bad as everyone claims it is. There are excellent teachers on staff in all grade levels. Yeah, there are fights at this school but you cant really stop that. And grant it there are bad kids but in reality, there has always been those bad kids no matter where you go. You just have to just stay away from them. Our principal, is so good with money he gave us laptops, and have three computer labs, and kept all the art programs. So yeah, they really aren't that bad.


Posted December 3, 2010

This MAY have been a great school at some point, but it is no longer. Do not even bother with the principal, he will be happy to condescend you into a stroke, he will only make things worse. Like a scary movie - you have been warned so beware. Opting for the school of choice next year, this won't be it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2010

The vice principal at this school is a joke, and Mr. Smith (Dean) is the same. If you have a problem, best not involve them, as they will take no action. My child is a good student, and a decent person, and the children at this school are dreadful, no manners, rude, and little thieves! Try and get some action from the VP or Dean, and you're on your own. I hate the fact that my child has to attend one more year at this poor excuse for a school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2010

Most of what we have to report is not permissible by the terms and conditions of this website. We are taking our daughter out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

I'm a sixth grader going to Molasky and so far theres been about 4 fights. the teachers are great and helpful! If you live in this area then send your kid to this school! The only bad thing is the fights.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

Sorry to disagree with you, but i went to molasky in 2006 an it was one of the best school in vegas.. Unfortunately i had to move to tampa but if i wouldn't had moved i would had stayed in molasky for the rest of my middle school career. Know am one step before walking to my diploma and am proud to say that molasky junior high has helped me tremendously.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

I am the parent of a sixth grader, and about a week ago I found mt sons progress report in his backpack. His grades had taken a nose dive. I went to the school that morning before classes started, and everyone of his teachers met with me. I did not have an appointment, but they took the time to meet with me anyway. I was every impressed. Thank You Molasky sixth grade AP teachers. My sons grades have improved already, and if it was not for their time I do not think I could be saying this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

I used to fear coming to this school all the time. This year has changed tremendously, and for the best. I think there has only been one fight this year and compared to last year, that's impressive! Mr. Heilman, the principal, is amazing! He is great to the teachers and is friendly but an authority figure with the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2008

This school used to be top notch. Now, due to children expelled from surrounding schools being sent there, and the local area now going down hill, its getting worse in every way. They just had a big change in administration and not for the better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2006

Communication to parents is lacking. My daughter tells me of fights daily. When she was being bullied last year, the principal was so slow to react that we had to go to the school board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

We were deemed inadequate, because of minority special ed. students. But, then again, it does not take much to be on that list, thanks to the current regime in Washington. I see, this year, a renewed focus on standards from the major subjects (Math, English, and now. Science.) We have many new teachers, who are extremely dedicated. The music programs are top-notch. The art program is exceptional. We only have basketball as a sport. There are several clubs; the most popular one from last year is the Toastmasters. Parents need to be more involved. With two new deans, the level of discipline has vastly improved over years past. Two deans on the same page=a tight ship. It is not a pleasant experience being bad this year.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 5, 2006

This school used to be one of the better schools, since it is a junior high school and supposed to be more of a challenge academically. But it has become the school to which kids from other failing schools in very bad neighborhoods are bused, and now has a real problem with violence that the principal doesn't seem to be able to get a grip on. Parents are very angry that we have to have a school with these issues in an area that should not have these problems.
—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 49% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
63%
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 53% in 2013.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
77%
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 39% in 2013.

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

462 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students46%
Female46%
Male46%
Black/African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial52%
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian51%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch39%
Full price58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities50%
Students with limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students61%
Female69%
Male54%
Black/African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian68%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiency15%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant61%
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 Students48%
Female51%
Male46%
Black/African American41%
Asian64%
Hispanic37%
Multiracial49%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian67%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch41%
Full price61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities52%
Students with limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant48%

Reading

All Students60%
Female67%
Male53%
Black/African American52%
Asian59%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial57%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian77%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch51%
Full price74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities65%
Students with limited English proficiency5%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant60%
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 Students43%
Female49%
Male36%
Black/African American29%
Asian91%
Hispanic30%
Multiracial49%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian54%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch32%
Full price58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities45%
Students with limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant43%

Reading

All Students55%
Female64%
Male45%
Black/African American36%
Asian86%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial61%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian69%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full price64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities57%
Students with limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant55%

Science

All Students57%
Female61%
Male53%
Black/African American41%
Asian86%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian68%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full price69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities60%
Students with limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant57%
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 36% 40%
White 33% 37%
Black 16% 10%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 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 62%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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