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Howard E Heckethorn Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 656 students

 
 

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Posted January 28, 2013

I have 2 children attending this school.My son has a problem with reading and his teacher is going above and beyond to help him which has made a huge difference with his reading.My daughter loves going to this school.They have both made alot of friends and their teachers are great.We really like this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

Our 8 y.o. son's 2nd & 3rd grade teachers have exceeded our expectations in all areas - genuine care for students, calm control of class, academic focus, attention to individual needs, communication with us, & just pleasant personalities. The principal seems more serious & perhaps introverted, one time we called with a question, we were put on hold, & the principal came on line, did not seem rushed, gave attention to the subject, & was pleasant. She was at the fall festival having wet sponges thrown at her face with a smile. The school size & location is wonderful, too. Even though we were concerned about his 1st grade teacher's approach to motivating students, she taught academics well & our son learned the curriculum. From talking with other parents, views of different teachers of various grades have kept our confidence with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2010

My child has a horrible teacher and the principal is just as bad. I don't think the principal is very truthful and changes things for her benefit. There are great teachers there but we didn't receive one. The office staff is also very rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2010

Just moved here from out of state. This is the first week of school for my daughter. My daughter attended a school that had a high standard of academics, better quality of teachers, and a more progressive method for instruction. I think this school is barely adequate. I am looking for a private shcool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

My son has been going to Heckethorn for over a year now. His teacher is absolutely amazing. She truly cares about each student's learning and actually tailors assignments based on educational level. She's fabulous. I have never met the principal, but I see her actively involved with the kids quite a bit. It is a truly great school with amazing, supportive teachers and involved parents. The front desk staff is very pleasant this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

We switched from a private school to Heckethorn and loved it. The teachers are wonderful and really care and cater to each and every student. Can't say enough about how impressed I am.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

The Teachers are fantastic. The psycho that works the front desk is horrendous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

The administration at this school is horrible. The first year my son attended school there I didn't even know what the principal looked like until an awards assembly at the end of the year. I never see her greeting the children in the morning or saying goodbye in the afternoon. If you have a concern she doesn't want to here it. She stands behind her staff 100% no matter what the problem may be. Most of the teachers are nice but there are definetely some bad apples. I think my son has more common sense then a few of the staff at this school. There is alot of bullying that goes on at this school and alot of staff members who like to yell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

My children have only been here for 1 month and I feel blessed that they have the teachers that they have. I have a child in 2nd and 5th. Their teachers are great and my children enjoy school. I am excited about the enrichment camps that will be provided. This is a time for the kids to experience other activities that they might not be able to any other time. There are a few things that I believe could be handled differently, but all in all my family has been happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

This school is horrible! I am not sure if it the lack of good teachers or the fact that there is no accountability at this school but it has got to be one of the WORST schools I have ever seen! One of the worst is their so call 'enrichment camps' bowling, and quiltng but no math or reading! I would rather my son excell in reading or writting or math and science than bowling!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

My son attends Mrs. Nicholas Pre-school program for special needs kids. I could not have ordered a better teacher for him. She loves the kids and knows through her years of teahing how to help each child reach thier potential. She is an asset to Clark county school system.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 18, 2005

The staff is absolutley wonderful and I feel very blessed to have my children attend such a wonderful school full of adults who truly care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2005

I am very proud my child attends this school. I believe it is one of the best in the Las Vegas valley. One of the few that still has a moment of silence after the pledge.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students79%
Female75%
Male82%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian86%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch61%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant79%

Reading

All Students66%
Female68%
Male65%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian68%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch52%
Full price71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
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 Students77%
Female70%
Male83%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian84%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant77%

Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch68%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant81%
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 Students73%
Female68%
Male78%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian74%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full price77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant73%

Reading

All Students67%
Female71%
Male63%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch41%
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students75%
Female71%
Male80%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant75%
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% 37%
Hispanic 16% 40%
Black 9% 10%
Two or more races 8% 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 27%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Las Vegas, NV 89131
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