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Lawrence & Heidi Canarelli Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1766 students

 

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Posted today

Canarelli is an amzaimg school. It has dances events. I have no words of how excellent all there teacher are. Every morning I look forward to come to school! If you are a parent reading this and live near by this school come because your child can be amzaing.


Posted August 18, 2014

This school is great my five sons loved it they went there for grade 6-8 straight.


Posted June 6, 2014

My daughter attended 7th grade here. She loved it, and truly blossomed during her time there. The teachers were fantastic, with the exception being her science teacher (who by accounts sounded like an emotional nutcase). This schools music program is simply amazing! Mrs Simonson, who leads chorus, truly puts her heart and soul into these kids. The school nurses seem to be a bit unorganized, but the front office knew their stuff. As a parent, I appreciated how many school functions and dances they put on for the kids. It was a nice reward my daughter looked forward to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

This school is great and they have great programs and great teachers. The Jazz program is amazing with students sounding like pro. There are lots of other things that this school can improve on to, like there are few teachers maybe one or two who are acting like bullies. They would scold students in public without proper investigation of the matter. For example, one time during lunch, there was a lot of mess under the table, and my son happens to be there but he noticed that those chips were there already even before they got themselves seated. The teacher approached their table and start ranting about the mess and threatening them to be called to office if she sees those mess again. Good point, only that she was barking on the wrong tree. Not so good as a role model. Teachers should really learn how to lead by example. Overall however, Canarelli has a lot of other good teachers, who really love our kids and show genuine concern, and because of that they are forever remembered and cherished.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2014

It good and bad dean are get on you for things you dont do. But everthing else is fine i am 6 grader nice school. But i hope that the dean Ms. stridy does get me trouble for something i did not do.


Posted October 16, 2013

Don't send your children to this school many idiots we dont need more idiots -Cathy Mead School Principal I'm tired of these retards where is my asprin? - student
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 1, 2012

I went to this school 6-8, I am now in a Junior in high school. From what I remember the Deans were just horrible they would get on you for everything, they sent me up to the Deans office so many times that they all knew my name and everything, and I wasn't even a bad kid! For example I was sent up their and given In-House Suspension because I had to many necklaces on and they said it was dress code because they were very distracting. I do remember this school being very clique/group oriented if you weren't Popular or Asian you weren't really noticed, their was always a lot of drama too, but that is any Jr. High School.The teachers were okay, some of them were rude some were great. I wouldn't really suggest sending your child here unless you want to deal with the Deans all the time.


Posted August 7, 2012

Love this school, I am so happy that my children attend this school. Administration is very helpful and willing to help is they can. The deans never let behavior become an issue. The teachers are FABULOUS!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2012

I was a student who attended this school in the 6th and 8th grades...And the teachers are nice, and helpful, and I really do not have probloms with most of them, but the Deans are just horrible. They make up rules on the spot, they are very biased toward some people, Example, people are getting expelled for getting sick, sagging pants, and being tardy.... In the 7th grade, I went to a different school to compare policies, rules and regulations. And I learned more that year, than I have ever learned in both years attending Canarelli...Mostly Due to never being suspended for petty things..If they worried about their students more, and reputation less, I would have truely appreciated the 2 years I've Spent attending here. -Devin Clary
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 23, 2011

This school is amazing. Not only has it changed me in many different ways, it's inspired me to do my best and follow my dreams. My friends are my best competition and my teachers are so encouraging. ORCHESTRA RULES!


Posted February 10, 2011

WORST SCHOOL EVER! THE DEANS HERE TAKE RUMOR OR OPINIONS AS FACT THEN PASS IT AROUND LIKE THE COMMON COLD. THE DEANS OFFICE & VICE PRINCIPLE ARE A JOKE AS FOR THE PRINCIPLE NON-EXISTENT NEVER REALLY THERE SO NOT MUCH TO SAY ABOUT HER. THEY GO W/EACH OTHER LIKE A HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING SQUAD BACKING EACH OTHER UP LIKE ITS OK & THEY CAN DO NO WRONG. HAD TO ISSUE AN APOLOGY TO MY KID BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T JUST IN THEIR ACTIONS & THE MOMENT HIS NAME CAME UP FOR A MINOR (1ST OFFENSE BUS INCIDENT) THEY POUNCED ON HIM. ITS SAD...THEY ARE WORSE THAN BULLY KIDS THEY ARE BULLIES OF THE WORSE KIND...THEY HAVE POWER & THEY USE IT AT WILL. IT IS PATHETIC & ITS AWFUL BECAUSE THE TEACHERS ARE REALLY VERY GOOD! SOME BORDERING GREAT! THIS IS A TERRIBLE WAY TO TEACH KIDS TO NOT BE BULLIES. I REALLY WISH THEY'D GET TO A CAREER THEY ENJOY. I VOLUNTEERED THERE BUT AFTER HEARING THE DEANS COMPLAIN ABOUT THEIR NEEDING TO PROVIDE AN EXTRA HOUR & A HALF OF "DUE DILIGENCE" DURING LUNCH I COULDN'T TAKE IT. MY KID ISN'T SAFE & IT SHOULDN'T BE THIS WAY, THEY GET TO SHAPE OUR FUTURE HOW GREAT IS THAT?! NOT ACCORDING TO THEM...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

My daughter go to school here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

i moved to this school in the 7th grade so didn't really know anybody. i didn't think that the students there where all that nice there were a lot of clics/groups, whatever you want to call them, but anyways the teachers where amazing the deans kinda mean the gave me detention for chewing gum once. it was pretty lame. but its true you do get in trouble for the littlest of things, and they rarely let you explain yourself. other then the deans the deans the school is one of the best i have ever gone to!!


Posted May 3, 2010

The deans and vice principal of this school treat the students like common criminals. Even for the smallest silliest infractions. They would rather throw someone out for three days, than have to deal with problems. The kids are told to report issues, when they do, they get in just as much trouble as if they hadn't reported it and got caught in the middle. We are talking minor infractions, not even violence. If you are not perfect, you are nothing to them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2010

Beautiful School. Well organized and clean! Just loving this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2010

awesome school. there some really great techers there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

canarelli, wow umm it's a really great school. i love my teachers so much but not one of them. however some of the girls here are snobs and don't talk to you. they are really mean. like 2 girls in the bathroom during lunch were bulling me. but middle school is like that. every kid sometime has to go throught that. but other than that i love this school so much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2009

Canarelli is the greatest school ever. No student is ever teesed or bullied. The teachers are awsowme and all I can say is wow!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2009

Canarelli is great. The teachers were always very nice when I was there. They are 5 star... and will always be in my book. It was a great school that stressed academics and yet had great excricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2009

i love all my teacher their always fun and fair and i can only say one thing i am having a blast
—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.

561 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

561 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

649 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

649 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

626 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

626 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

626 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

509 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students61%
Female59%
Male63%
Black/African American44%
Asian80%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian63%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch50%
Full price70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)34%
Students without disabilities63%
Students with limited English proficiency23%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
Black/African American53%
Asian85%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian73%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch63%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)34%
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiency35%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant73%
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 Students71%
Female74%
Male69%
Black/African American50%
Asian82%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial67%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islander56%
White/Caucasian80%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch62%
Full price78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiency33%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant71%

Reading

All Students74%
Female80%
Male69%
Black/African American59%
Asian76%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islander56%
White/Caucasian80%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiency24%
Proficient in English78%
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

Math

All Students60%
Female63%
Male56%
Black/African American41%
Asian78%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial56%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian60%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch46%
Full price68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities64%
Students with limited English proficiency41%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students65%
Female71%
Male59%
Black/African American51%
Asian77%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial59%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian67%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch51%
Full price74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities69%
Students with limited English proficiency28%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant65%

Science

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Black/African American48%
Asian81%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial62%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian63%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full price71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities68%
Students with limited English proficiency28%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant64%
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 28% 37%
Hispanic 25% 40%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 24% 6%
Black 12% 10%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 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 46%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

Fax number
  • (702) 799-5715

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • 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
Girls sports
  • Basketball

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Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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7808 South Torrey Pines Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89139
Phone: (702) 799-1340

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