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6-8
Public
Las Vegas, NV
Students enrolled: 1,310

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5800 West Pyle Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89141

(702) 799-6801
(702) 799-6805
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October 12, 2014
Used to be a student here, and it sucked. Every teacher was ignorant, and I hated it here.

- submitted by a community member
October 10, 2014
TMS is it awesome beautiful middle school! My daughters going there right now for six grade she loves all the teachers especially Mrs.Drazba, Ms.Glismann and Ms.Thomas. The outdoor campus is beautiful and very very nice Deans and principals and teachers. At The end of every quarter there is a schedule change for some of the same kids that go there. There is also something called super shark. It's where a teacher selects a student from their class or classes they then right about them and they nominate them for super shark,super shark is something that kids show excellent effort and they always are thriving to learn more!! If you want to enroll your kid in a middle school pick Terkanian middle school!!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
TMS is a really great public school. i went there for my 6th and 8th grade year, and i loved it. You definitely feel more independent with how big the school is and the various teacher you have. You get recognized for all you've achieved with "Straight A" luncheon's at the end of every quarter. Although, certain teachers that i have had in the past lack responsibility and show a careless attitude when it comes to grades, but those are only CERTAIN teachers. Admin is nice, beautiful outdoor campus. I'd recommend this school to anyone with a child entering into middle school.

- submitted by a community member
March 10, 2013
A great pulbic school. Only problem is over crowding, school district is planing to redraw school lines.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2012
Awesome school! I love it! Super excellent teaching and education, my child loved it! If you're looking for a good school, this is it!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2012
My son was a sixth grader this year at Tarkanian. I found the vast majority of his teachers to be competent, caring and committed to the students. His math, science, PE and especially BAND teacher were very strong. The sixth grade counselor and the librarian were also very supportive. The dean is STRICT but I like that.....there is no tolerance for knuckleheads. We came from an exclusive private school but I will say, I think this school offers a good educational opportunity and a "real world" environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2012
This school is a joke. Some of the teachers there are alright, but some others really shouldn't be even teaching. They don't offer anything extra after school besides dance, cheerleading, and basketball. We can't wait to get our 4.0 student out of this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2012
This is the worst school I've ever seen! They allow kids to be bullied. Teachers Pick and choose the students they send to the dean for dress code violations. This place should be shut down. Children should not be put in the situations!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2012
The school has every right to search any students locker / back pack / purse / sachel if they believe that the student has anything in her / his possession that is illegal / immoral / poronographic or NOT in the interests of school (drawings that the student wastes class time looking at over and over. Students should NOT bring items to school that don't fit into the learning process...i.e. games / toys / photographs. Although cell phones are allowed many students do texting when the teacher isn't looking...so the student is NOT learning. This School is fantastic.

- submitted by a community member
December 12, 2011
I am a 6th grader at Tarkanian Middle School. The teachers are great and always help the students. There are so many extra activities at this school. I have been to three schools in my life, and this is my overall favorite. Five stars!

- submitted by a community member
August 30, 2011
I absolutely loathe this school. I had a child with a learning impairment go through this school and I believe that the overall experience has caused him to form a very negative attitude towards the entire school system. He was having trouble in several classes getting his grades up and parent teacher meetings were held. Even though we had meetings with the teachers they did NOT take any steps to help him to better understand the work or to improve his grades. At one point they searched his belongings WITHOUT his permission and came upon drawing depicting a scene from a video game (the drawing was not done at or about school). They said these were violent drawings so they removed him from school and wouldn't let him back in until he saw a shrink. The doc said everything was ok, he went back to school. A few weeks later he was required to draw a picture of the D-Day beach landing scene for a grade from the same teacher that went through his belongings without permission. That was only the tip of the iceberg, I wish I had more room to go into detail. After a year of F's and D's (the majority were F's) he was passed to the next grade level. His previous years he was a B/C student.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2011
my child loves this school ! she says that they are always supporting people who aren't fortunate enough to get food. also she says that all the after school activities are really great !

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December 03, 2009
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October 28, 2009
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no rating September 23, 2009
All of the teachers at the school are really great about keeping the parents inform.

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May 03, 2009
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April 23, 2009
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April 15, 2009
Thank you for all the teachers and staff for always taking time on each and individual kids showing careness, being the best that you are, and especially all the support. Keep up the great work.. My daughter loves tarkanian middle school

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March 09, 2009
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February 25, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 03, 2009
This is my favorite middle school. Teachers are awesome and they provide educational strategies and they stay after school with you to make up tests or to tutor you...

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May 07, 2008
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April 22, 2008
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February 21, 2008
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December 10, 2007
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June 16, 2007
Parents and gaurdians, Tarkanian is the most dangerous school i have ever enrolled my children in. I was appauled with the carelessness of the staff.

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Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School
5800 West Pyle Ave, Las Vegas, NV  89141
(702) 799-6801
Last modified Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top