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Linda Rankin Givens Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted March 14, 2008

The principal is on his own career climbing agenda and your child is a rung on the ladder. That's all I have to say!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

This is an wonderful school. My son attend this school, he has wonderful time in the school. The principle is very considerate & professional, it is very neat to combine these 2 personality so smoothly... This school deserves 5 star!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

Givens is a beautiful school~very clean, well organized, etc. My kids love it but have had their ups and downs with the school...It is overcrowded and only getting worse! Why there isn't another elementary school being built near by is a travesty! Originally the school had approximately 300 students~now it's grown to 800 and climbing! The students will suffer....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

Givens Elementary School is a school with high expectations for their students, talented teachers, and caring staff. My children attend here and I have never been dissatisfied with the quality of their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

We have loved having our son at Linda Givens Elementary. The staff is fantastic, teachers top-notch, and the facilities are wonderful. We have been a part of the full-day kindergarden and cannot say enough. We considered private schools, but I would rate Givens w/ any that we looked at.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

The best kept secret in Summerlin.!! Full day Kindergarten, Hot Lunches and an extremely talented and determined staff. I see the results and progress of my daughter in just six months and I am very grateful she is at this school. The Kindergarten program is very extensive and even includes Humanities. Best teachers in the state. High Parent Involvement (and it shows!)
—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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian96%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Reading

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian95%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian94%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant92%

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian78%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant90%
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male89%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch90%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant90%

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male88%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian97%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch79%
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant90%

Science

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian91%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch86%
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant91%
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 64% 37%
Hispanic 13% 40%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
Two or more races 9% 5%
Black 3% 10%
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 12%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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655 Park Vista Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89138
Phone: (702) 799-1430

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