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Charles & Phyllis Frias Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Great school! We love having our kids here. New principals are outstanding and really involved. It's great to see them outside interacting with parents and kids. We have liked all the teachers my kids have had. The PTA is really good too. Lots of events for families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014

This school was really good before, but now that we received a new Principal and AP this past year, it has moved into the Superior category. The moral around campus is greatly improved and the Principal and AP are out interacting with the kids all the time. The teachers we've had have been wonderful over the past three years. The PTA is top-notch and there is really good parent involvement in school and at events. Love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2014

I've been at Frias for two years now after moving across the country. Our first year was a bit of an adjustment but overall I liked the school, the kids, and the parents. This past year the school underwent some administration changes and WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! The potential I saw in Frias is definitely coming out. The new principal and assistant principal have turned this school around in just a few months. You can sense the excitement among the teachers! There are great teachers and parents at this school and finally there is an administration to lead them and help them excel! Frias is on its way to being one of the top schools in the district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

Frias is a wonderful school! Mrs. Rice was great but our new principal Dr. Oswalt is simply amazing. The energy amongst the students and has tripled and everyone is on board to push Frias to the very top of the pyramid again. We have excellent teachers, great leadership, friendly kids and parents and a great PTA. When you come to Frias, you feel like you belong to a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2014

good school overall. Office staff changes a bit though. And two very good different vice pricipals have left who I wish were still there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

I totally agree with the last person who posted stating that Valerie Rice is running this once beautiful school into the ground. All of the good teachers have left or plan to leave for the 2013-2014 school year. I was in te office and all of a sudden all doors close with a, "She's here," meaning Ms. Rice. I asked what that was about. Office staff stated they do not like the principal and hide when she is around. Staff are miserable which all trickles down to the kids. Ms. Rice has absolutely no consideration or compassion to the disabled students. She locks them in a room with no resources. She wouldn't even acknowledge them in the awards ceremony. Supposedly it is based on test scores, but these kids cannot take a written test but work harder than any student there. Can't Ms Rice acknowledge their hard work? Come on! She has no idea how to be a leader and is running this school into the ground. She shows no compassion to these kids! We have been there four years. Unfortunately, I had no other choice. We won't be back next year!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

Frias Elementary school is being run into the ground by the incompetent administration, headed by Valerie Rice. Her and her band of do nothing cronies have run out all but the most patient of their staff. This once beautiful school has fallen into disrepair. They have staff members (Carl Hansen) who earn over $70k a year to do nothing. The school is suffering from a roof rat infestation and the administration is laying blame on their TEACHERS for causing the issue. This school is not too far gone to be brought back to community standards. The hack of a principal, Valerie Rice, needs to be replaced with real leadership. Her agenda does not put children first. Test scores are plummeting. I sure hope she is replaced before this school is destroyed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2012

We are just finishing our first year at Frias Elementary. We moved from a very small town (pop. approx. 4,000) and was nervous about coming to a larger city and school. I did a lot of research and Frias was one of the top choices for us. My girls have had a wonderful year. Their teacher was wonderful, the principal and vice principal are warm and friendly and they've offered some wonderful extra-curricular programs as well. The PTA is friendly and active offering many events for the kids. Mrs. Frias, the school's namesake, is also a wonderful and caring woman always supporting the kids and the school with whatever they need! We love being a part of the Frias Family, and that's what it is. We're looking forward to another great year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2011

We debated on whether to send our children to public or private school and did a lot of research on Frias. After talking with lots of parents, we decided to give Frias a shot. I am so happy we did! I have found the teacher to be warm and inviting, the staff to be friendly and my daughter has enjoyed her first year of school. The one time I did have an issue, I spoke with Ms. Rice and she listened, made me feel like she truly understood the issue, laid out a solution and the next time she saw me, she asked me if everything had gone as planned (it had). The vice principal, Ms. Robinson is equally as friendly and is always all smiles. We are excited for another year at Frias!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2010

Our two children attend Frias Elementary School. Through their educational maturation we have been intimately involved with their teachers and principal. We are very pleased at the individual academic attention each of our children receive. The staff, principal, parents, PTA and local community offer tremendous support. We are fortunate to have our children attend Frias.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2010

We love Frias Elementary. Our two children attend Frias and we have been so happy. The atmosphere at the school is wonderful and is directly due to the amazing principal Valerie Rice. Academics are top priority here and yet there is so much more. The teachers are allowed to use their creativity which is refreshing, and the students are engaged and happy. The parental involvement is fantastic. The PTA is extremely well organized and puts on incredible events. We are also grateful to Mrs. Frias for her involvement and committment to the school and the students. Frias Elementary is truly a jewel in the Southern Highlands Community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2010

My son is in Kindergarten and when he began school the first couple of months he acted out, had a hard time following direction and focusing on one task. After meeting with his teacher we took him to the doctor and found out he has ADHD. The assistant Principal, Teacher and her Aide have been absolutely AMAZING in ensuring that he got the attention he needed to get caught up and stay on track. As long as you are an active parent in your childs education this schools team will do everything they can to help your child. I can't begin to say enough about Mr. Neimeyer(sp?), assistant Principal. Amazing gentleman who is wonderful with kids and will doing everything and more in his power to ensure that your child has a good experience. My son now LOVES school thanks to this group and he is excelling in many areas.!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2010

I have three children who attend this school do to zoning and I am very displeased with the staffing. My children always had great grades before we moved to this side of town. The teachers mean well but don't provide adequate attention in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

My school is the best at everything! Very good curriculum, good technology for childrens assignments and parents communications with teachers as well as keeping record of the grades on line. That shows progress, caring, organize. I alos like to mention when they plan fun activities they are very organize too. My son changed schools in the middle of second grade and he went from B,C,D to AAA&BB Honor Roll. He is now in 4th grade and has a lot of interest in reading which did not have before and his interpersonal skills have also improved dramatically and is mainly the school that provides that since children are there more then what they are with us at home. I have to give my thumbs up to this school and I never been so happy with a staff so caring for the future of the children that gives me the chills when I think about it. My son is the most important person in my life and I do not worry when I leave him in their care because I know they are teaching him and he is learning. They deserve this! they have more plans for the future of our children and this is something that will make it happen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

my son has autism ,he's 8,in kindergarten he wasted a year .in gr 1 ,1/2 the year he got one on one because there were only 2 kids.his teacher miss green did excellent with him.in second grade the class increased to 6 kids and no positive help.only an aide who was a babysitter,no worthful help to poor techers handling 5 kids at a time.but it is good that this district gave in home ABA therapy for my son which was a benefit.i appreciate that.as parents be an advocate urself and fight the system,it will provide u with what the child needs,it's the law.good luck
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

My son is in second grade and has HFA (high functioning autism). His classroom teacher has such a wonderful way with children, and am amazing amount of integrity. His extra teachers are paitent, caring, and attentive to his issues. This is one of the best public schools around. We have been to a few, both public and private.
—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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students72%
Female71%
Male72%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian77%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch52%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students66%
Female69%
Male64%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian70%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch45%
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch82%
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant87%

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch79%
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant85%
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 Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian86%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch80%
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Reading

All Students75%
Female81%
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian73%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian72%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch69%
Full price78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian68%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian72%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 37%
Hispanic 21% 40%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Black 9% 10%
Two or more races 5% 5%
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 30%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5800 Broken Top Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89141
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