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Sandra L Thompson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 681 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted December 4, 2013

My daughter has been attending this school since the start of her Kindergarten year. The principal is a really great guy that is extremely involved with the children and ensures that the school stays on track for what is best for everyone. Every single teacher my daughter has had has been amazing especially considering the amount of children in their classrooms. I have never felt that the office staff have been rude. In fact, they have been the opposite. They are always helpful. However they are strict and firm about certain matters for the safety and well-being of the children and teachers. I heard many horror stories about Las Vegas schools. This one feels like a small community oriented school. My daughter is now in the fourth grade there and she could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

I think the staff in the office are wonderful, I found them to be very polite and helpful. The Blonde (Suzy) has always been very helpful and polite to me. ( I suppose if your nice then that is what you get in return) Any time I had a problem (which was always something I needed) Suzy was there to help and always a smile. The princable is a little stand offish but nothing wrong with that. So I have to disagree with the parent that dogged the staff in the office
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2013

This school has taken I to account the means to teach versus tell. I abosolutly love this school. The teachers and staff are always helpful. Thank you for everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2013

I second the "rude blonde office worker".....She is a miserable person and needs to work elsewhere. Replacing the entire office staff including administrators would make this a better school. Only have 1 more year there till we move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

Really don't care for the blonde that works in the office. Haven't like you from day one. You are rude and very unhelpful. If you don't like your job, get a new one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2013

My daughter is in the 3rd grade and loves her teacher! I also approve of her teacher's teaching skills and the way she interacts with her students. All of the staff is very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this school to someone moving to the area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

I love the school, as well as the location and community. My children have been attending this school from Day 1, and I will not be leaving anytime soon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2008

My kids love their teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

I am thrilled with thompson elementary, their teachers and their administration. My son is a special ed student who is fully integrated in the third grade - and the support he receives, from both special ed and regular ed, is second to none! further, both staff and administration were very proactive (and caring for both parties) relating to a recent 'bully' situation. The staff and administration takes safety and mutual respect very seriously. Excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

I love this school! The principle is highly involved with the children in an non intimating way. The teachers are kind and dedicated as is the entire support staff. The facility is always clean and maintained. I do although wish that more of the parents were involved in the academics of their children, The school makes numerous attempts to create a strong family base, but if the parents are unwilling to participate it is useless.I was appalled at how few kindergartners were able to write their names, yet the teachers diligently worked with them to accomplish the goals set forth by the school district. I applaud their patience and effort. My only fault with the school is that I wish that the class sizes were a smaller. Although they did well making the goals there was little extra time to work with the few children that were advanced.
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
62%
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%
Female84%
Male91%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch80%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant87%

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian80%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch65%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant77%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black/African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch73%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Reading

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black/African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch67%
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
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 Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
Black/African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch68%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black/African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian80%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch70%
Full price83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%

Science

All Students69%
Female63%
Male75%
Black/African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full price83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant69%
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 46% 39%
Black 18% 10%
Hispanic 18% 39%
Asian 9% 6%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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7351 North Campbell Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89149
Phone: (702) 799-3430

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