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Tony Alamo Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 923 students

 

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2013:
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Posted June 23, 2014

Tony Alamo is GREATTTTTTTTTT!!!! We luv the whole school, we are human so we do have some dislikes...lol. But over all it's a wonderful school, NOW since they got the new principal!! He is so visiable, always willing to help, always greets u with a smile, always says ...GOOD AM or EVENING!! Our son attended this school from day one Kindergarten, 1st grade & moving alone to do 2nd grade. My son will be at Tony Alamo until...1- they change to year round, 2- the school gets out of control, 3- THE BEST PRINCIPLE EVER..MR. TODD LINBERG LEAVES!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

I also wanted to say I think the the principle is doing a great job.I wanted to speak with him about an awesome teacher Ms McCoy and he called me back within 5mins,I could not believe it and was very impressed.Talked with me for a while,very friendly,good listener,really cared! Great Principle! Also Joanne in the office was very kind and extremely friendly and very helpful.Thank you Joanne.


Posted November 26, 2013

The new principal is GREAT ...he is so visible..you can see him every morning and dismissal time which is actually good for the school.He makes sure that all the students are safe.Last week,it was raining and he was the one who traffic the cars and kids crossing by..two thumbs up for you Mr.Todd...However,there is this one staff at the registrar who is actually rude all the time.My son has been studying here for 3 years and every year whenever I go to the office I noticed that she is so tackless with the visitors coming in and I myself have experience it..not just once but twice..maybe thats the way she is but she shouldnt be like that because she is a school staff..she should be friendly to everyone and not act out and be rude. I check the Alamo website and got her name.(TTaylor)..I think schools should screen their staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2013

My son Attended firtst grade at this school last year. My son did not attend kindergarten and was a little behind, but the school and the Vice princaple Jennifer and the Principle along with his teacher, Ms. Allen and his tutoring teacher Ms Hurley were so wonderful and really cared about my sons well being and success. I am so pleased he is going back to this school next year and I think the way the school is involved in aspects of the childrens all around sucess is just so refreshing. I am a young mother and was unsure of what to expect from a school but I have really been surpised by this schools attention to the kids and to the childs needs and willingness to work with the parents :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2013

Horribly unprofessional front office staff. Uninterested principal. Teachers are engaged with children but some lack real partnering skills with parents. The skill sets provided to the kids are great but the interpersonal skills of the staff are something no normal person wants to come back to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2010

My son has studied two years at Alamo Elementary. My daughter is in kindergarten and both have had excellent teachers who has helped every child until they get the way to learn. They organize different activities to parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2008

We are thrilled with Alamo. My son is in 3rd grade and Alamo has been a 100% turn around from his previous school! The work is challenging and they are flexible with children of different learning levels. The G.A.T.E. program is enriching and rewarding for the students. The family activities in the evening are frequent and varied. The teachers really seem to care about each student's enrichment and progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

i totally disagree with the last post. I think most of the teachers that we have had are very organized the font office is a little distracting. I feel that they are doing what is best for kids because they have made high achieving scores the past two years. I have been a teacher in another state and what they are doing here is much better than in other states.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

There are things i love like Family Nights and this year's teachers' we have. It is a 'high achieving' goal orientated school but I don't feel there is enough help offered to those who struggle. I feel we need an afternoon care and a PTA that doesn't just want our 5$ but our team effort. I also would love to see a crossing guard down by the school. I also feel the if we want to pray with our kids we should be allowed rather then looked down apon. We are in America.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2007

Alamo is a great school!! There expectations are high,but they provide the teaching to meet the expectations. My son is graduating kindergarten tommorow and I can't wait to have my daughter start there this up coming year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

excellent school and great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2007

no after school programs-makes it very difficult in a vegas society. don't think I am a big fan of the year round curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2005

My child has gone to this school for over a year now and we just love it. they have a great PTA staff and have great after school activities and are always involving the parents. The teachers I have met are all very nice and willing to help you with your child. The school is very clean and well organized. I do think they need to figure out a better way to pick up the children. it does get a bit crowded at pick up time. But what school isn't.
—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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

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

All Students83%
Female81%
Male86%
Black/African American65%
Asian93%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian71%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch75%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Students with limited English proficiency80%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Black/African American65%
Asian86%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian71%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch71%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Students with limited English proficiency69%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant78%
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 Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black/African American65%
Asian89%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian81%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch73%
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiency74%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
Black/African American65%
Asian87%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian69%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch73%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiency43%
Proficient in English82%
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

Math

All Students80%
Female84%
Male75%
Black/African American48%
Asian88%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian94%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant80%

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
Black/African American67%
Asian78%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian91%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch65%
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant79%

Science

All Students71%
Female70%
Male71%
Black/African American52%
Asian73%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full price78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 29% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 6%
Hispanic 19% 40%
Black 13% 10%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 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 40%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students None
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
Fax number
  • (702) 799-2622

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • None
Transportation options
  • Bussing for some students
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Monitor the playground
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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7455 El Camino Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89139
Phone: (702) 799-2590

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