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Sandy Searles Miller Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
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Posted May 9, 2007

Best school my kids went to, My son has been with the magnet program since first grade and my daughter has been there since it opened and will be graduating this year. The school really challenges my kids academically compared to regular public school (as long as you follow up of course with strong parental supervision). Extra curricular activities are plentiful, my daughter went to Carson city in 4th grade, that was fun, and right now she is in choir, which keeps her busy thruout the year. My son attended science camp which was a sleepover at the school, he enjoyed. The staff is very helpful, never a time I had a concern did they not hesitate to help. The only downfall, is the long bus ride, a sacrifice my kids don't mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2006

The programs in this school are execellent. It is an elementary school so there are not many extra curricular activities for the kids, but the kids do partake in all available activities. The teachers really care about the children and all memebers of the falculty participate in no child left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2005

This is a great school! It is a magnet school. The teachers and principal are awesome! They are involved with the students and strive for higher standards and learning. New campus-just 3 years old.
—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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

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 73% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
41%
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 Students70%
Female64%
Male75%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch62%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Students with limited English proficiency51%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant70%

Reading

All Students61%
Female62%
Male59%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch49%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Students with limited English proficiency44%
Proficient in English70%
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

Math

All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch81%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiency69%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant85%

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch83%
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Students with limited English proficiency74%
Proficient in English89%
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 Students68%
Female59%
Male78%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian89%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch70%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant74%

Science

All Students74%
Female71%
Male78%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian97%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch67%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant74%
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 52% 40%
White 25% 37%
Black 10% 10%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4851 East Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Phone: (702) 799-8830

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