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Sheila R. Tarr Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 639 students

 

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Posted November 1, 2013

Sheila Tarr is a great school that continues to get better. The staff takes pride in their school and are very professional and cooperative. My children--now in 3rd and 2nd grades--have thrived. Their teachers have across the board been talented, up to date, and loving. In particular, the PE teacher is charismatic and organizes a number of popular extracurricular sports and dance activities. There is lots of parental support. All around, it is a wonderful community to be a part of, and a wonderful place for our children to grow socially and academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Great!! School, my son will be in fourth grade this year and I have another going into 1st. Grade. Only wish I had lived on this side of town when my daughter was in elementary . The teachers are so dedicated to their students and are there for the parents if you ask for for their help. Love the dedication from the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2012

My grandson has been at Sheila Tarr since K, now in 2nd grade. He is doing marvelously well. The teachers are among the best in Las Vegas and the staff across the board is great. Thank you all for helping one little boy be the best and brightest he can be!


Posted October 9, 2009

Mr. Bishop and Mr. H. The best leaders that I've seen in a long time. They both truely care, their is no drama it's a very family friendly school. Coming from Conners it's a breathe of fresh air. I just wish we would of never had to go to Conners . Our children are so happy at Tarr. Thank you Shiela Tarr


Posted June 22, 2009

Best school in Las vegas !!! I have two children that go to Tarr. My son has autism and is in Ms. Kellies class she is a outstanding autism teacher . I feel my chidren are very safe and loved at this school. The staff are very kind and understanding . It is the best feeling when you know that your children are getting the best education and that the teachers really do care about the kids. Thank you , All Tarr ES Teachers !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

Very good school!! Very good school for Kindergarten. They work very well with them to have fun and learn at the same time. My daughter had Mrs. Borgos but the other teacher is just as good. They are both very much involved with the children and the school also has many outing for the kids and parents to connect. This school is unlike any other elementary I have seen especially with Vegas having really bad schools. Im glad I was able to put my child in this school because someone I knew lived in the area. I have since moved so that she can continue to go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2007

Sheila Tarr ES has been a great school for my daughter. When she entered second grade she was testing as a first grade beginner reading level. Thanks to their Lexia Lab reading program and she is exactly where she is supposed to be. They worked very closely with her as well as very close with my husband and I to help her in the most effective way. The school keeps parents highly involved with their children's learning and has an amazing friendly staff of teachers and personnel.
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Posted April 14, 2007

I have two children who attend this school. They attended a different school prior to this one and I have to say that the other school was better in several ways. I think that the teachers are nice, but the school does not have a lot going on in the way of extracurricular opportunities or clubs. The other school was also more challenging academically. I have only had one brush with the principal and I found him to be unrealistic in his expectations of behavior. I get the feeling that the school is a bit too rigid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2006

Sheila R. Tarr is a wonderful school my kids love it!. The principal and the staff is great, I'm lucky I found this school for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2005

We moved to Nevada from California. and were very disappointed in our son's first school. After looking around at other schools we were VERY impressed with Tarr. Not only are the teachers wonderful but the staff is great! The principal is one in a million. Our son is in Kinder and we were worried about him transitioning smoothly. His teacher's methods not only made him comfortable in his new surroundings but he is excited to go every day now! His academic abilities have jumped off the charts! He's stimulated, challenged and most of all happy. His word recognition, math abilities and motor skills have improved dramatically in the first month! We couldn't be happier and it's nice to know there are great schools still out there for our children!! We are only at the kinder level and we can't wait to see what's in store next year! Sheila Tarr is #1
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

My daughter had to change schools this year and her 3rd grade teacher has helped her adjust to this transition so quickly and in such a positive manner. Academically she has improved significantly in every one of her subjects. Her teacher worked one on one with her and boosted her confidence as a reader and as a student. She loves reading and is doing so well now. She comes home from school and conquers her homework like a champion. She has learned how to multiply from 0- 12 in a matter of months. I feel Tarr is a fantastic school and any child would benefit from attending school here! Unfortunately, Tarr was one of the schools that was re-zoned for the 2004-2005 school year and my daughter will have to make yet another transition to another school, new student and new teachers. I hope we find another great school for her!
—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.

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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

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 73% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students83%
Female81%
Male84%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian91%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch73%
Full price90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant83%

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male73%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian89%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch61%
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant76%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch70%
Full price83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant77%

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male69%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full price84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant76%
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 Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch76%
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students77%
Female74%
Male80%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch69%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%
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
White 59% 39%
Hispanic 21% 39%
Black 11% 10%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (702) 799-4317

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Kickball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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9400 West Gilmore Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89129
Phone: (702) 799-6710

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