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Victoria Fertitta Middle School

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Posted May 24, 2014

I would give this school a 0 if I could. My daughter has attended 2 years at this school both 6th and 7th grade. She went from being an honor gate student to a D-F student. The bullying is out of control. I moved to Summerlin to have my daughter attend a better school little to my dismay it has become the worst school she could have ever attended. The teachers are given key tools parent link and Edmodo only a few participate in it and are not on the same page with it. I found Edmodo to be the best tool its a shame only 2 teachers used it in the 2 years she went their. It should be mandatory all teachers to be on the same page. If I wanted to meet with a single teacher I had to have all teachers and a counselor present this makes you feel intimidated. Sports and activities were limited and based on favoritism. I am no longer allowing my daughter to go to this school she will be doing online school because of the poor quality teaching ethics as well as bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2014

This school has been outstanding. The teachers respond via Parentlink and set up meetings if you request them. Most parents who complain, don't get involved or look at school as a babysitter. If you hold your kids to standards (A is an A, B is a C, C is a F in our house), the teachers and administration will help you with the discipline. I have found them all to be fair and willing to help. Of course meetings are before and after school. Is it always convenient? No. As a parent it is my responsibility to take part in my kids education. Most of the problems I've seen are from kids who's parents stand up for their child's bad behavior. This school has gone from a 3 star to a 5 star school and I'm happy to say that it's due to the accountability with the kids and the parents. Fact is if you care about your kids education and it is a priority, you will love Fertitta! If you value your personal time and don't like making a commitment to your child's education, you will probably not like the accountability and say that things are "unfair". As I was taught growing up, "Life is not obligated to be fair, but opportunity is." There are plenty of opportunities at Fertitta!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2014

School is a great place for our children, they worry about the progress of academic and emotional children, thank you for these 2 years of attention to my son
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2014

This school is horrible. The teachers are absolutely rude and give way to much homework for no reason. The teachers also let kids gat on their phones during class. The teachers are also a terrible influence ever. They eat and play on their phones all class while they constantly break the dress code, use profane language, and treat the taxpayers children like dirt.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 7, 2013

This is one of the worst schools I've ever been to. It's horrid, ALL the staff are unbelievably unprofessional, there's constant bullying and fights and no teachers seem to care anymore about students that aren't their favorite. Three years ago before the current dean, principal and assistant principal were here, there weren't problems like these at all. Sure there were a few bullying reports, but they were taken care of immediately. I can't believe that the current principal has more time for getting pregnant than her real job that includes being the supports for all the staff and almost 1500 students. Very unprofessional. I'm glad that this is my last year here. The first two years were average, but my eighth grade year was the worst. I'd like to warn both parents and incoming students about this school that nothing seems to go right anymore. Be careful if you're going to this school.


Posted May 9, 2013

This school is excellent! The administration, the teachers, the whole staff is there if you need them..... so to all those parents who write about the principal being pregnant again or about the teachers being so bad...or about the school having a fight a day (NOT TRUE!!!) I want to say that the biggest "problem" this school has is "Parent Involvement". Lots of talking and complaining from home or the occasional visit to the school...but when is time to help, everybody disappear..... At the monthly PAC meeting where the principal and vice-principal come to answer all kind of questions, only 6-7 parents shows up.... So even here complains like "why the meeting are in the morning? people needs to go to work" well at the couple of meeting in the evening 2-3 parents!!! So, stop complaining and do something about it!!! Get involved if you want to change whatever you think is wrong! Writing about it here does not help anybody!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2013

I really love this school! There are some really helpful after school activities! Such as, homework club, geometry club, math tutoring, reading tutoring, and more! The students there are really nice, and the teachers are really helpful, too! I think your son or daughter might very certain like this school! They also deal with bullying and fights well! They now have a school district police officer walking around the hallways with the principal every day to make sure there arent any fights that are going on. ---A 6th grade student :)


Posted January 28, 2013

Glad to say this is my child's last year here. This school has had a revolving door for administrators. The principal is pregger again! She now will have a set of IRISH twins. I understand personal life, but a school of 1400 kids needs administrators to run the school. This year they got a new Asst Principal. The male asst principal that had been there for a few years did not get promoted to principal, don't know why, but he is now principal at another middle school. At least when he was there, there were not as many fights and discipline was not a big factor. My kid tells me there is a fight daily. Great learning environment for defending yourself and for staying out of the way rather than for academics. So sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

My child is new to Fertitta M.S.this year. She is in the 6th grade and is an exceptional student having scored 500 on her math and reading CRT's, straight A student with an occasional B. I have issues with her math teacher. We are encouraged to have our child going in before / after school to get help, recently received a "D" on a test. This brings her entire grade down. The teacher is unwilling to allow her to re-take this test or help. I'd like to add that I have a low opinion of the dean. My daughter got stopped for wearing sandals (not dress code). She sat at his office until I arrived. Glad I wasn't at work or she'd get no instructional time! Common sense is lacking. He was rude, saying he had somewhere else to be & telling me that I was "condescending" ! I am a concerned parent. By the end of our conversation he apologized (small comfort). Also, her science teacher has been out and has substitute teachers (new) every week! Why can't they hire a long-term substitute that knows a thing or two about science? I am an educator and see problems early into the school year. I plan on a visit to the counselor as well as the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

My daughter had just completed 8th grade. She's been telling everybody that this school was awesome. Most teachers are great and helpful especially when you need them after school hours. Had a fantastic 3 memorable years. Thank you very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2012

NO STARS. Horrible school showing bulling. I wrote review about bullying. When I read a young girl cried and not 0ne teacher cared , it made me cry. How dare they allow this school to do that. I went to Supervisor of Schools for help. I am sorry noone else did. Speak up ! Do not allow this to happen to your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

This school is horrid. I got bullied all year, even when I came to class crying the teachers did nothing, I reported several people for bulling and nothing was ever done. I attended for two years and each year I had at least one teacher who we got graded for showing up to class. I had wonderful academics and was put as a bad kid for one RPC. I got in several fights and teachers never noticed. I was also favorited for being a teachers kid. The Principal, Vice Principal, and Dean all hated me. This is one of the worst schools I've ever attended, the students think just because their parents are rich they can do what ever, leading to the schools behavior problem. They dress code over any thing for some kids or don't even dress code at all for others.


Posted May 3, 2012

I'm in 8th grade here, and let me just say that this is not a good school. They don't deal with bullying issues, you can fill out a report, but 9 out of 10 times, nothing will happen. The staff there plays favorites. And I have one teacher who makes fun of everything, like people who cut themselves, kids with disabilites, and pretty much everything else. The teachers all seem to cuss a lot, and allow students to too. All I can say is I'm glad this is my last year.


Posted April 11, 2012

The school allows teachers to curse in the class room and allows the students to do the same.


Posted December 17, 2011

The principal and her staff are horrible. They're unprofessional and dismissive when dealing with concerns regarding the students. They use obscenities and vulagirties when adressing the children. In general the people who work at this school are extremely condescending. This school is one of many in vegas that fails to meet adequate yearly progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2011

My child is at 8th grade and loves this school. Academically, the school teachers gave so much and loves the challenge. The staff are superb! They're friendly to say the least. Thanks Mr. Barber, in particular, for being the former match teacher (and swim coach).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2011

No so friendly staff, and if your kid makes a mistake it will be branded for the rest of the time being in that school. Parents beware!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2011

im excited to be going to this school and i dont know what to say.


Posted April 24, 2010

Our knew principal is much nicer and the schools is great. Our orchestra is the best in the district and performed at the national music educators assosiation conference at UNLV. The acadenics are great with the exeption of a few teacher. The only regret i have is a small one. Some people say that the deans kid gets special treatment since he goes to school where his dad works. i have never met the kid so i don't know is it's true, but it does sometiomes desturb me that the deans kid goes to the school. Some say he gets special lunch everyday and gets special attention from the teachers, like he runs the place. Once again however i don't know and overall fertita is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2010

Its great. the teachers are nice and our orchestra and band are some of the best in the state. the registar lady is a total jerk, and everyone knows it, but other than that everything is great. It rocks!!!
—Submitted by a student


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 49% in 2013.

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

482 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

482 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

412 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

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

All Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
Black/African American50%
Asian79%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian71%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch57%
Full price72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities68%
Students with limited English proficiency43%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant65%

Reading

All Students77%
Female79%
Male74%
Black/African American64%
Asian86%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiency36%
Proficient in English79%
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 Students56%
Female58%
Male55%
Black/African American27%
Asian73%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial53%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian63%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch44%
Full price67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities59%
Students with limited English proficiency28%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students68%
Female79%
Male59%
Black/African American33%
Asian76%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial76%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities72%
Students with limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant68%
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 Students54%
Female53%
Male56%
Black/African American33%
Asian76%
Hispanic37%
Multiracial58%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian63%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch44%
Full price61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities57%
Students with limited English proficiency35%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students61%
Female64%
Male58%
Black/African American43%
Asian67%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial67%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian71%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch52%
Full price67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities65%
Students with limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant61%

Science

All Students61%
Female58%
Male63%
Black/African American41%
Asian67%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial58%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian72%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch52%
Full price67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities64%
Students with limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English64%
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 39% 37%
Hispanic 24% 40%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 6%
Black 12% 10%
Two or more races 7% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 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 46%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • (702) 799-5688

Resources

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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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9905 West Mesa Vista Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Phone: (702) 799-1900

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