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Harvey N Dondero Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted October 28, 2012

Well my son has been a student at DONDERO Elementary since Kindergarten and has had the most awesome teachers in k-4 this year. He has had Mrs.Taber, Mrs. Castillo now Mrs.( Angeles? spelling) Ms. Rodriguez, and Mrs. Stocker. He has excelled in ways one can only hope for out of a child. These teachers are some of the best teachers i have ever met, they care about each student, they have really high standards for the kids and they don't let those standards drop for any reason. DONDERO is an awesome school with an awesome staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2012

This is very good school but their pe teacher is horrible he yells at the kids and parents don't say anything, they only comment about it but nobody does anything about it, he yelled at my 6 year old and got on his face now he is scare of going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

Special thanks to the teachers and staff for their dedication and caring of their students!!!they deserve more for the individual attention given to each student!! except-there are only 2% that are really harsh and maybe teacher assessments should be more frequent.Thank you again!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2009

My daughter is just completing kindergarten. I just have to say how lucky we were to be zoned for Dondero Elementary School. Her teacher, Mrs. Castillo has to be one of the best teachers I've had the pleasure of meeting. She cares so much about her students. Never once did my daughter come home upset or bored. She always said that she has fun & loves learning. Mrs. Castillo helped my daughter acheive so many things. And because of Mrs. Castillo, my daughter has confience in what she's learned & is continuing to learn. I think that Dondero Elementary School is probably the best elementary school in Clark County. At Dondero you don't just feel like another parent, you feel apart of a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

MY son attended Harvey Dondero last year for kindergarten. His teacher was intelligent and very patient. Mrs. Castillo is amazing. If he is that lucky in 1st grade I look forward to another wonderful year. However, security is lax. The school is locked up, but several people not allowed to pick my child up, did. So be careful on that one. My other concern is the wording of the letters they send home with the kids, very harsh. The letters are unneccasarily harsh. Secondly, there is literally something for sale every other day. Between my mother and myself we spent almost $1500 buying stuff. And we abstained from a lot of the fundraisers, and still managed to spend this much. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2008

My grandson attended 3rd grade with Mrs. Rodriguez. He scored very high on his tests, and learned all his multiplication tables. She cares about the kids and builds a community of learners in her classroom. Thank you Mrs. Rodriguez.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2005

The teachers here are some of the best. Caring, involved and enthusiastic. Exceptional attention is given to the students to ensure they are placed correctly, whether that is advanced or needing special help. I only wish there was more focus on physical education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2005

My son just got finished with first grade and he enjoys Dondero. The teachers and staff are remarkable people. They care about the kids. The reading program is great my son reads at almost a fifth grade level. He enjoyed going to art class and music class. He's learned so much and I have to thank the teachers there. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

This is my step daughters 1st year at Dondero, she's a 2nd grader and was below average at her last school. Since starting this school she has improved vastly in all areas, and we have had a lot of support from her teachers, as well as school staff. She is happier and more responsible about her school work than she was at her last school and loves going. This is also her first year in a 12 mo school and I think it's benefiting her learning because she get's more breaks where she needs them and doesn't get burned out. They also allow her to be creative and maintain a very positive, friendly and safe atmosphere. I went to Dondero as a child and was an honors student, and some of my same teachers are still there. It's a great school, and in a great area. Good job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I have been a parent volunteer since (2000-2003)my son began school. I have always felt Dondero not only welcomes the students but more so the parents. My son has and is still enjoying going to Dondero. Also my husband went to Dondero as well, which makes it a little more special for us. Thank you, Mrs.Limtiaco
—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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
42%
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 Students58%
Female54%
Male62%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian67%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Students with limited English proficiency52%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant58%

Reading

All Students47%
Female52%
Male41%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian52%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch41%
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
Students with limited English proficiency36%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant47%
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 Students63%
Female59%
Male67%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch57%
Full price95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Students with limited English proficiency51%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students60%
Female66%
Male55%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch58%
Full price72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Students with limited English proficiency41%
Proficient in English73%
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 Students68%
Female65%
Male70%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian74%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch67%
Full price69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Students with limited English proficiency46%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students58%
Female62%
Male54%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian65%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch60%
Full price50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Students with limited English proficiency39%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant58%

Science

All Students58%
Female52%
Male63%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian61%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full price54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Students with limited English proficiency36%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant58%
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 65% 40%
White 17% 37%
Black 8% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Two or more races 4% 5%
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 74%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4450 South Ridgeville St
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Phone: (702) 799-5940

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