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Doris French Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 463 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 30, 2012

Doris French teaches students slowly, carefully, and in a way they can understand. When I went to Doris French I learned more things there than any other school I went to. Doris French was my favorite school from when I left there in third grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2012

I have one child who had gone to this school and a child who is still going. The previous principal was amazing. However; two years ago when the new principal took the school took a turn for the worse. The kids don't seem as happy and neither do the teachers. The gray walls with no children's art on them are depressing. When the new principal came she changed the policy and since I have felt very unwelcome at the school. The teachers are amazing and many of them have been there a long time. I know many parents who have pulled their children out and bring them to other schools now. It is truly sad what has happened at this school. It used to be a positive and inviting environment. Although the teachers still seem to care a great deal about the kids, they do not seem happy to be there. You can just tell the moral at the school is not good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2012

I'm a high schooler now, but I went to Doris French 4 years ago. For the most part, it was a nice experience. Thanks to Doris French, I took high school credits in middle school, and I'm taking honor classes in high school right now. The staff is very nice, and I'll always remember how nice the principal (at that time) was. The only bad memory I've ever had at this school was my 5th grade teacher, who was extremely rude to me and always made me cry. Four years later, I still think she was unnecessarily rude to me. I hope she's kinder to her students now... LOL.


Posted January 9, 2012

I went there from K-5 then moved onto Thurman White Middle School and now go to Green Valley High School. I would honestly have to say that I don't believe that if I didn't go to that school I wouldn't have had all accelerated classes through middle school and now have all honors classes in high school. I am very great full for the teachers that I had. Its a great school to send your kids to.


Posted April 23, 2009

This school has the best Staff, very positive and my kids love to go to school. The principal is wonderful with the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

Wonderful teachers and administration! They work hard to teach the kids and involve all parents. We love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2007

My child has attended this school k-5. The staff is wonderful. Great activitys and allways involving parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2007

my son loves this school. it is challenging without being over bearing on him.
—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.

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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
32%
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 Students82%
Female68%
Male92%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian80%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch79%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiency91%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students59%
Female46%
Male70%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian75%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant59%
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 Students62%
Female67%
Male57%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian69%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch54%
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant62%

Reading

All Students61%
Female67%
Male54%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian81%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students68%
Female71%
Male64%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian86%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students73%
Female80%
Male67%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian91%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch63%
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant73%

Science

All Students59%
Female55%
Male63%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian86%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch46%
Full price77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant59%
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 52% 40%
White 28% 37%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Black 7% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 64%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3235 East Hacienda
Las Vegas, NV 89120
Phone: (702) 799-7730

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