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Thomas O'roarke Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 16, 2013

My children love this school and are excelling here! Caring teachers and staff and great after school programs. My children love going to music and art class! The school seems to really care about kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

its okay. but the writing teacher plays favorites which me and my friends find it unfair. math teacher is nice and patient has plenty of activities to do. we even get pe twice :)


Posted November 23, 2010

Awesome school!! This elementary school has ALOT to offer both during school and after. Teachers are excellent! There is a tremendous feeling of school spirit and pride. Strong principal leadership. My oldest has been here ever since it opened and now my youngest has started, both children love it there!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2010

Overall this school is AVERAGE at best. Through other parents, I hear, FOR LAS VEGAS, this is supposedly a great school. My kids have been to other schools out of state -- GREAT SCHOOLS with GREAT cirriculums and this isn't a great school. I am very well educated and so is my husband and I want people to know this is not a school that you will be completely happy with. The administration will not listen to parents-- especially about cirriculum, (or the lack there of); nor does the administration (Prin./V.P) know anything about what's going on in ANY of the classes. Yes, there are definitely a few GREAT TEACHERS, actually, FANTASTIC teachers and hopefully, you will get one of them. And YES, almost every teacher at this school has a masters, which doesn't prove to me that they are better TEACHERS, it means they are paid more money, after all, that's why we get our masters. Check out a few other schools before Buying Your House in this zone, you may LOVE that house, but you will NOT love this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

My kids love the school. The teachers are strong and care about the kids. The school offers lots of after-school activities like football, cheerleading, tennis, choir, student council, math olympiad, chess and science. One of the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2010

The school is set up for rotating classes like in middle school or high school. Problem is the kids stand in line all DAY eating up valuable learning time. The 5th grade staff are friends & if your child has a personality it is frowned upon. The writing teacher didn't teach writing. There is very little or no contact if there is a problem with grades or any issue really. If you have to put your kid here GOODLUCK...WORST ELEMENTARY EVER!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Wonderful school and staff! Teachers are good and seem to care about the students. My child loves the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2009

What a caring and committed staff! My children are motivated and engaged in their learning. This is the way an elementary school should function.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

My daughter has excelled at O'Roarke. The parent involvement is high, the teachers are well educated too. I have yet to see my daughter have a teacher without a masters degree.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

wow my son has gone to many school but this is by way far the best school I have ever seen
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch81%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant89%
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%
Female81%
Male90%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian86%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Reading

All Students85%
Female83%
Male88%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian89%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full price90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch77%
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant76%

Reading

All Students78%
Female87%
Male69%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch73%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch70%
Full price85%
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 63% 37%
Hispanic 16% 40%
Two or more races 10% 5%
Black 6% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 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 21%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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