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Laura Dearing Elementary School

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Posted June 6, 2014

This school is horrible. Awful testing scores. Awful communication. this school has no care for any of the children they let anyone come pick your kid up with out even checking to see if that person is even allowed to do so. They never send home news letters. They don't care about attendance. All around just a very poor school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

Our school is great, teachers who really care about teaching our children. Could use some funding for supplies. Over all good school, strong community background history.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

My son was enrolled for a special ed class, and we felt like we were BOTHERING people when we got a tour. His teacher not only yells at him a lot but does so in front of me, and in front of my relatives. I was never told if he was making friends or if he was happy, just whenever he is being autistically disruptive. It makes me feel like she is NOT qualified to deal with special needs kids, especially since most of what I hear is her complaining. I also get (technically) SPAM calls very late in the evening--reminders of __ day being no school seems okay, if the auto-dialer is EARLIER, but I don't appreciate things like being told of a school shopping event at ___ or anything else. You are NOT allowed past the office without making an appointment with the teacher to go to that class, which has made me incredibly frustrated that I couldn't walk my son to class on his first day. I'm also unhappy that the staff (save a few people in the office) aren't very helpful at all. Don't even get me started on the ring-around-the-rosie for a few weeks I had to do to apply for free lunches. Apparently nobody knows how to do their job when it comes to things like that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

I recently enrolled my son there and when it came time for the orientation I was very dissapointed... We didnt get a tour or were we able to meet the teacher. Every other orientation I have been to has been fully staffed, so you could meet everyone. I have never been to any kind of orientation without a tour... Kind of concerned about my son going to school here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2010

this school has no care for its students and allot of the staff is so rude that the minute you come in contact with any of them you are bothering them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

My daughters went there and it was a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

Laura Dearing doesnt seem to have the motivation to care for its students. Probably due to lack of incentive from the staff, but its the kids who suffer the most.
—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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
35%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
39%
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 Students40%
Female39%
Male42%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch40%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
Students with limited English proficiency39%
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant40%

Reading

All Students20%
Female23%
Male18%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch20%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities24%
Students with limited English proficiency16%
Proficient in English23%
Not migrant20%
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 Students50%
Female61%
Male39%
Black/African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch50%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Students with limited English proficiency41%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant50%

Reading

All Students46%
Female58%
Male33%
Black/African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch44%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Students with limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant46%
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 Students45%
Female48%
Male42%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch46%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
Students with limited English proficiency20%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant45%

Reading

All Students51%
Female62%
Male38%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch52%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Students with limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant51%

Science

All Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch49%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Students with limited English proficiency16%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant47%
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
Hispanic 71% 40%
Black 13% 10%
White 12% 37%
Two or more races 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 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 94%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3046 South Ferndale
Las Vegas, NV 89121
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