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Kathy L. Batterman Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted May 31, 2013

Its a wonderful school!! The teachers try their best to educate students. They try to make it fun so the students will not get bored. This school is truly one of a kind! I cant imagine what it would be like if i went to another school. They try to improve their teaching skills to make it better for the students. I really recommend this school.


Posted October 23, 2011

I went to this school the year it opened when I was in first grade all the way through fifth grade. I only had one bad teacher throughout my time at Batterman and I was assured that she was fired after the first year (thank God). After visiting a few times to pick up my little brother, very few of the teachers have left the school since I left for middle school. That means they will probably be taught better after figuring out ways they could improve their teaching skills every year. Although I did hate one teacher the whole time I now realize that she was doing her job and doing her best to teach us. Some of the teachers even remember me still. Some things may have changed, but I recommend this school.


Posted September 30, 2011

Worse school ever... a 9 on rating? are you kidding me? giving citations to kids that are not at fault, just because they didnt see what the other kids does,,now thats a start of bullying. Great job teacher lol!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2011

My son just finished kindergarden at Batterman. I have no complaints whatsoever. The teachers are great (Mrs. Hanly, in particular) and are even better at using resources they have due to budget cuts. Remember, parents need to be a partner in their children's education in order for their children to succeed!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2011

Batterman is a wonderful school! I am surprised by these reviews from disgruntled parents. Remember, there are two-sides to every story and the negative reviews here are only one-sided. The front office staff is the friendliest and most caring staff around. The teachers at Batterman are also smart, caring, and enthusiastic. The principal is one of the most visible and supportive principals I have encountered. She is always present and available for phone calls/conferences. The teachers are all great! There are many teachers who collaborate with others and their students all work in projects together. Yes, there have been parents who do not say thank you when I have held the door, or did not say good morning when I see them on the playground or in the parking lot, but that is true of most citizens of Las Vegas. I would not judge an entire school based on the unfriendly behavior of a few. Above all, this praise is nothing in comparison to the fact that Batterman has made AYP every single year since they opened; many surrounding schools do not hold that prestigious honor. Obviously, Batterman is doing something right if the students keep progressing year after year!


Posted June 22, 2010

My daughter started Kinder this year and we signed her up for the all-day program. Overall, she has learned a lot and seems adequately interested in the material. I am however a little disappointed with the class structure. My daughter has been disciplined for her chattiness, and as her mom, I can relate to that, but I think much of her distraction is because she is not engaged in the classroom. I've expressed my concerns to her teacher in hopes of resolving the issue, but received no constructive plan on how to change the behavior. My husband and I met with the Principal and Asst Principal to introduce ourselves and talk about our daughter's personality and style of learning in hopes of pairing her with the right teacher. I felt they were very supportive of us coming in to talk and I look forward to next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2009

After watching my grandchild do some classwork with instructions from the teacher, I now understand why the students were having difficulty comprehending the teacher's request to do the work. Listening to the explanation of the work was all over the place. Just observing the kids' faces when it was explained and the unacceptable attitude about having to explain the work had me believe that person is a 'textbook' teacher with very little room for creativity and very robotic. It appeared as if the teacher was the only one in the class and practicing these teaching skills which were very dull and lifeless. Too bad some of our kids are just pushed through school with very little teaching, to meet the criteria of the school's quota. On a good note, I observed another class where the teacher got 'her hands dirty' teaching her students. The kids were having fun while learning! Kudos!


Posted March 26, 2009

I am very proud to say that I have taught at Kathy L. Batterman ES since the day we opened our doors and I am pleased to read the positive remarks that parents have written! In today's world teaching can be a very scary and difficult job, but with the supportive parents and staff that we have at our school it makes all of the difference in the world. There may be times when the principal is not in her office, but that is what is wonderful about our school- our principal is in the classrooms where she ought to be; she is getting to know the students of the school. We credit ourselves for giving our students the knowledge of self discovery and hands on learning. This is evident, because our students like coming to school. Thank you to our community for all that you do, Mrs. Dawn Villafuerte
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 11, 2008

I too am glad that my son is no longer at this school. He was only at the school for a short time before we decided to take him out. An uncaring and unknowledgable staff made it an emotionally unsafe environment for him. We frequently breathe a sigh of relief that we are in a new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

My daughter goes here and teachers and staff are great. They trully care for your childeren. Curriculum is wonderful too. You are never in the dark...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

I am so glad that my son and daughter are no longer at this school. They were rezoned for another school in the area. The 4 months that they were at the school there was fights that were hidden from the reports. And I could never talk to the principal because she was always out of the office. My daughter had a great teacher but I had to request that my son be moved to another class due to bullying that was not corrected until I went to the school board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

I consider this school to be one of the better schools in the CCSD. I was a bit apprehensive about my daughter attending, (especially since it is a 12 month school), but it has been a great experience for our family. My daughter loves to go to school, and has a lot of school pride. Compared to last year, her grades at this school are 100 percent better. The entire staff is very helpful and friendly. I couldn't ask for a better public school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

161 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

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

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch85%
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Students with limited English proficiency85%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%

Reading

All Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian73%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian84%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch69%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiency60%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant75%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch82%
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Reading

All Students85%
Female81%
Male89%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian85%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch80%
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch84%
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant86%

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch79%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant80%

Science

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian92%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch83%
Full price77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant80%
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 40% 37%
Hispanic 21% 40%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 6%
Black 9% 10%
Two or more races 9% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 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 37%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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