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Gene Ward Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 663 students

 

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Posted April 26, 2014

My kids attend this school and they love it. There are amazing teachers and not so good teachers, just like any other school. On the most positive side, the principal is amazing. There is no one like her in the world. When teachers feel good where they work, they transmit that positive energy into the children, and this is what is going on at this school. One concern I have is that the program needs to be more challenging for children who are on or above the standards. Many kids don't get support at home and as a result, they fall behind. Too much time is dedicated to this students. I think kids who are at the high end should get the same attention so they don't become bored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

i have been a substitute teacher for GENE WARD ES the past school year. it has the most spectacular staff that provide the best education possible for the students that attend this 5 star institution of learning. administration is quite supportive of teachers, parents, staff and students. what is best for students is at the top of the priority list at GENE WARD ES.


Posted January 2, 2009

This is a wonderful school. The teacher's and staff work very hard to make this school a caring and safe environment for children to learn. The teachers at this school are outstanding!!!
—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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

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 69% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students53%
Female56%
Male52%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch54%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Students with limited English proficiency50%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students38%
Female53%
Male28%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch39%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
Students with limited English proficiency23%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant38%
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%
Female69%
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch67%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Students with limited English proficiency57%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male70%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch71%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiency61%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant73%
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 Students72%
Female69%
Male74%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch71%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiency60%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students53%
Female57%
Male49%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch54%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Students with limited English proficiency29%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant53%

Science

All Students62%
Female60%
Male65%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch60%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Students with limited English proficiency34%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant62%
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 72% 40%
Black 13% 10%
White 6% 37%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1555 East Hacienda Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89119
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