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West Prepatory Academy at Charles I West Hall Elementary

Public | K-5 | 473 students

 

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Posted January 7, 2012

I enrolled my daughter here for kindergarten and have been very pleased. This is a school of choice so instead of enrolling her in a school a few blocks from our home, I decided to drive 8 miles to have her attend here. Her teacher is wonderful and they encourage parent participation. I've been on 2 field trips with them and I have no complaints about the staff or principal & assist. principals. Security is great and always visible. At open house, I was pleased with how she spends the day and they spend 50 min. every day learning French. I'm happy that they are teaching a foreign language early on. As a teacher myself, I do look at everything with a critical eye. I have no complaints about this school. I love how they promote parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

West Preparatory Academy is a public K-12 family and community-oriented college prep school that has shown significant academic growth since its inception three years ago. The dynamic school's turn around was featured in a spirited front page Las Vegas Review Journal story last year. However, the impressive statistics, alone, cannot begin to tell the story of West Prep's success. Its growth over the years mirrors its namesake, the indomitable Dr. Charles I. West, a noted Black doctor and civil rights advocate in the Las Vegas area. Like Dr. West, the community, families, and students would not succumb to defeat or a negative image. On-site, between individual students who persevered through difficult transitions at the school and an administration and staff who dared to dream that all things are possibile with an optimistic vision and a laser-focused mission, West is becoming a beacon school. Most admirably, the West Prep family and its community partners, while pleased with some progress, will never be satisfied until education is so fine-tuned that each student is individually successful on its campus and, collaboratively, in the surrounding neighborhood schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2008

The staff an administration at this school are wonderful and caring people. The environment is difficult to work in with many students coming from extremely low-income, or no-income families. The implementation of school wide uniforms, as well as the small class sizes are also a plus.


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.

About these ratings

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Students with limited English proficiency44%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant59%

Reading

All Students41%
Female49%
Male32%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch39%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
Students with limited English proficiency29%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant41%
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 Students55%
Female61%
Male51%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch54%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Students with limited English proficiency44%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant55%

Reading

All Students43%
Female61%
Male32%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch40%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
Students with limited English proficiency22%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant43%
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 Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch57%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Students with limited English proficiency33%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant59%

Reading

All Students45%
Female59%
Male31%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch41%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Students with limited English proficiency21%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant45%

Science

All Students52%
Female63%
Male41%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Students with limited English proficiency25%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant52%
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
Hispanic 56% 39%
Black 34% 10%
White 6% 39%
Asian 2% 6%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2050 Sapphire Stone Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Phone: (702) 799-3120

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