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Kay Carl Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted June 28, 2014

kay carl is a good school.my child this year improved big time there was so many programs like a star wars book club,,art clubs,science clubs and more.The teacher was so kids and he respected and discipline.he dress nice too me parents .pe teacher was a superstar. I would suggest this to a friend
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2014

Principal is mia 98% of the time. Assistant principal well talk around and around and around you until you've forgotten why you even called. I've been told that this used to be a very good school. But it isn't any more. Teachers seem beaten down. The p.e. coaches run threes school. Two words....zone variance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2014

Kay Carl Elementary school is one of the best schools in Clark County. They have an excellent selection of talented teachers and the curriculum includes a wide variety of subjects and classes. The students that go to Kay Carl elementary really like their environment. It is one of the best managed schools in the whole state of Nevada.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2012

This school rocks! I was there for a couple of weeks doing a Observation as an undergrad last 2008. I thought the teachers were the very Earth Angels of the children. The teachers including the principal were more than Excellent! *I wish we can send this wonderful aricle to the desk of President Obama without red-tape! Just him, reading and pondering how Kay Carl ES models what is the a Leader School of the Future!


Posted October 25, 2012

This has been the worst experience I could have imagined for my children. My daughter didn't have a teacher for the second half of first grade and no one even told us the teacher had gone out on disability. They had numerous subs who didn't know what they were doing which caused my daughter to go from all A's to an F in math. We are still working to get her back on track and will be for the rest of second grade. At least we did get the best second grade teacher. And if they consider having the kids pick up trash as a great P.E. program then there are major problems at this school. I can't wait to get my children out of this school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2012

I have grandchildren in this school and the experience has been very upsetting and frustrating. My granddaughter went from an A student to an F student in math in one short year. Her teacher was out sick most of the time and the subs obviously did not do their job. Look at the test scores and stats for this school compared to the state average, I believe it says it all. I do not feel the children are getting a good education here and will be happy to see them go to another school next year.


Posted January 24, 2011

This is my grandson's second year at Kay Carl and I am very happy with the treatment he receives from the faculty and many of them call him by name. He loves school and his teachers. The PTA is great in sponsoring affordable fundraisers and programs to keep the kids involved. I have a choice to place him in a private school but prefer Kay Carl.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2010

We have had nothing but problems with this school since the prior principal left and took all the great teachers with her. This past year, my sons 5th grade class had no teacher for 1/2 a year, only a mean substitute who always threatened to leave them because he wasn't paid enough for the "bother."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2007

My children have been attending Kay Carl for 3 years now and I am nothing but pleased. The school is always focused on academic improvements. They have afterschool fitness programs with a superstar PE teacher. Parent involvement is amazing and the PTA sponsors many reading programs, teacher training and I could just go on. A Plus to the staff and Principal.
—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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

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 73% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

161 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%
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 Students69%
Female76%
Male60%
Black/African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian74%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch57%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students56%
Female68%
Male42%
Black/African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian58%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch43%
Full price71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant56%
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%
Female75%
Male69%
Black/African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian86%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch62%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Black/African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian72%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant65%
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 Students70%
Female66%
Male73%
Black/African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant70%

Reading

All Students64%
Female60%
Male68%
Black/African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian75%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch61%
Full price67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant64%

Science

All Students61%
Female56%
Male65%
Black/African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full price67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 37%
Hispanic 22% 40%
Black 16% 10%
Two or more races 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5625 Corbett St
Las Vegas, NV 89130
Phone: (702) 799-6650

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