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James Cashman Middle School

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Posted yesterday

James Cashman MS just had a massive staff turnover 2014. Some of most beloved teachers and staff (30 plus) are gone due to the displeasure of administration policy by its current principle. Its is very sad that such fine school with good magnet program is taking a nose dive under tight fist principle. I know, I was there for all 3 years as parent of a magnet student with 3.95 GPA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Friday, July 25, 2014

This school is amazing the staff is great and the school offers a lot to their students. I highly recommend Cashman to everyone I know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

This school is one of the worst places to put your kid. I attended this school 6th and 7th grade only about 4 years ago and i was stabbed, jumped, numerous of times. The disciplinary act for this actions is not severe at all and kids are getting away with this typer of behavior. I want to post this review to tell all who think about attending this school SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT ATTEND and think of a better public school to go to. The magnet program just brings kids in early and then mixes them with kids who live around the area who don't quite set a great examples. I've had many great friends who have changed dramatically because of this school and i beg all of the parents to pull or not attend this school.


Posted October 27, 2013

My school is very strict and there are lots of bullies and fightings. The area is very bad and there are lots of cars upon the streets and only about 2 police guiding around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2013

Nevada's education system was just recently ranked 50th in the U.S yet Cashman has brought in a new vice principle who has a mind set that the teachers can do no wrong even when the teachers are clearly at fault, and feels that it is the student that need to be held acountable. A good portion of the magnet staff at Cashman are far from professional and the students pay the price. I was told by other parents not to try and inrole my son in the magnet program at Cashman but I did not listen, next year we will apply for the magnet program at Hyde Park ( academically a much better school ). A good school can offer the same excelerated curriculems, don't put to much stock in the term magnet program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2012

My son is now an 8th grader at Cashman Middle School. During the past two years, we found the teachers and principal to be kind and competent. However, the magnet program has been a disappointment. I do not feel that our son has been challenged as a student nor do I feel he has developed the study skills he will need due to the lack of homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

I am disappointed in the school. My student attended 6th grade and furst semester if 7th grade before I removed him and entered him in K12 Virtual Acadamy. My student was a straight "A" student upon entering Cashman and remained that the first semester of 6th grade from there it went downhill. He was bullyed not only by a student but by a teacher. His team teachers were then influenced by this one teacher. He had the Dean as the only one he could go to and then he left mid year. Since he has started with K12 he is back to straight "A's" again and has completed his first semester in 8th grade Algebra and Physical Science, and the 8th grade doesn't evern start intil Aug 27,2012
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

My child have a 3.92 GPA average after almost 3 year at Cashman Middle School Magnet Program. In his last two years, he maintained a 4.0 GPA. You would think his academic ranking is in the top 10 in his class. Unfortunately No, He ranked 35 out of 475 students. This is an extremely competitive middle school in Las Vegas Valley. I suspect Hyde Park Middle School is similar. If you are looking for top public middle schools for your child in Clark County School District. James Cashman and Hyde Park Magnet Schools are must see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2011

I am a former Cashman Cougar and I must say, these past 3 school years have been amazing! The teachers were really nice and helpful to all of the students. They really cared about the students and wanted all of their students to do well. The magnet program is amazing! I would highly recommend it to any newcomers to Cashman. Actually, I would recommend this school to anyone! Sure, this school has its ups and downs, but what school doesn't?
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 15, 2011

Last school year 2010-2011 our son was stabbed in the head FIVE(5) TIMES in school cafeteria. Charges has been filed. The school informed us that the boy was already expelled from the school. But this year 2011-2012 we were disgusted when our son came back from school that the boy who stabbed him was re-enrolled and in fact they were classmates in one of the subjects. How frustrating as a parent. This boy was not held responsible or accountable of his actions besides he was cited by the school police.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2011

My son stayed at James Cashman Middle School because the administraters and teachers are working hard for the education of my child and many others
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2011

A boy was stabbed with a pencil in his arm. Cashman allowed the agressor to return to school. Charges were even pressed against the child. Instead of protecting the victim, they allowed the agressor back at school. The Assistant Principal (would never go to a school with this AP) & Principal made this decision. Scary. Child safety should always be first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Cashman Middle School's faculty ,staff and teachers work hard all year for our children! They offer extra help when needed, and care about their well being. J E Cashman, offers children a variety of after school programs. Anything from sports, homework help, and other academic programs! Thank You J E Cashman, for all your hard work and dedication to our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

I am curently 7th grade and go here and i kind it kind of strange cause where it said this school was ranked 3 out of 10 for one of the reasons test scores. well we didnt pass the CRTs for 4 years out of 5 and teachers had to work so hard to make us pass so we wouldnt go N5 and have restructuring. well now we are on hold and havent gotten test results yet but if we fail well go N5 instead of P1 and even the principal admits that there is a chance. honestly i think that me and the other magnet students are what are going to save this school from restucturing with remedial classes.


Posted December 31, 2006

I attended Cashman for just over one semester in seventh grade, I am currently in nineth. The students are our of control, and even the honor classes are something to be ashamed of. When I went back to my magnet school I had a lot of catching up to do because of my time at Cashman. It doesn't prepare students well for highschool.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 3, 2006

I consider that Cashman Middle School is very praiseworthy! All pupils seem to have advanced along with the extra curricular activities are fabulous! I am very advanced in most of my classes. This school, like one parent said is not bad. That some students do not work hard doesn't mean that they are all stupid, my friends and I are actually accelerated in most subjects, so the school must be doing something right!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2006

I believe that this year, Cashman is the 2nd worst school in the Las Vegas area. None of the kids can spell, read well or do basic math. This is my daughters 3rd year there, she is now an 8th grader. She may as well be in 4th grade with the lack of knowledge she has. I've met all her teachers, they are very nice and concerned with all the kids. Her counselor on the other hand, could really care less and makes sure she is 'too busy' to ever speak with me. And yes, they do have a very good after school programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

I was an honor student at James Cashman Middle School throughout the school years 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005. I believe that I did receive the best middle school education in Clark County. Extracurricular activities are supported to the greatest potential by the administration, teachers, and students. The music, art, and theatre departments are just remarkable. The teachers at Cashman are hard-working, devoted, and kind-hearted men and women. I have nothing but good things to say about James Cashman Middle School.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

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 53% in 2013.

500 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

500 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

448 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

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 Students48%
Female48%
Male47%
Black/African American44%
Asian80%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian75%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch38%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities51%
Students with limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant48%

Reading

All Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
Black/African American59%
Asian90%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch56%
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities67%
Students with limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant63%
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 Students59%
Female56%
Male61%
Black/African American45%
Asian79%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch49%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities62%
Students with limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant59%

Reading

All Students66%
Female68%
Male65%
Black/African American57%
Asian85%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch58%
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities69%
Students with limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant66%
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 Students55%
Female54%
Male57%
Black/African American38%
Asian76%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian81%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch47%
Full price74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities57%
Students with limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant55%

Reading

All Students55%
Female57%
Male54%
Black/African American36%
Asian73%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch47%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities58%
Students with limited English proficiency5%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant55%

Science

All Students58%
Female51%
Male64%
Black/African American56%
Asian78%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian81%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities60%
Students with limited English proficiency4%
Proficient in English68%
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 63% 40%
White 15% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Black 8% 10%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 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 94%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4622 West Desert Inn Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: (702) 799-5880

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