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Odyssey Charter School 6-8

Charter | 6-8 | 341 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 7, 2014

My son went Boulder City middle school for 6th and 7th grade and it was the worse school experience him and I had. Odyssey is the best choice I have ever made for my son. He is in 8th grade and now going to 9th grade with mostly A's. The staff is amazing as well as the teachers. I receive calls from his teachers to check on him. He is thriving every day Odyssey is definitely bringing the best In him. Love, Love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2014

I can't say enough great things about Odyssey Charter Schools. We tried the schools we were zoned for, but our children just were not doing well. We decided to give Odyssey a shot after hearing some wonderful things about them from a friend. We are amazed at the one-on-one attention my kids have received from their teachers at Odyssey. We get regular calls home from teachers when our students are not doing well and we are able to log in daily to track how they are doing. Our kids actually enjoy school now and are eager to learn. The administrators and staff are top notch. We get quick responses whenever we call. The technology department at Odyssey is amazing! They helped us fix both of our computers for free when the Geek Squad at Best Buy was trying to charge us hundreds. They have also helped us for hours on the phone with any questions we have had with Moodle or any of the other course material. Great school, great staff, great teachers! Changing to Odyssey was the best decision we made for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2013

I have a son with ADD. The brick and mortar system was not helping him at this stage in his life. After much thought and counsel I decided to enroll him into Odyssey. I have to say that I am so very pleased with this decision. The teacher that we have is professional, friendly, compassionate, makes herself available to us when ever he have questions and is just an all around balanced great person. I find the staff to be professional and courteous. The school offers person to person tutoring twice a week with other specialty classes taught by wonderful passionate teachers! My son is thriving with this program. Just a note that there is a lot of work required on the parents part. It is a bit of a challenge for the parent, but if you have the time and patience to choose this option of school it offers A LOT of support to the parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2011

We have been involved with Odyssey for 3 years. My daughter started in 6th grade and will be starting the High school this year. The 3 elementary teachers we have worked with were excellent. The 8th grade program is well designed to help the kids adjust to high school. The school is tailored for parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2010

This is a very nice school and I love it. The group classes are really fun and the teachers are very nice. :). The work teaches me a ton of new stuff!!! I can have a easy schedule, witch is good because I have a hetice schedule. This school Is the best. By far!


Posted July 17, 2009

Great school! My son has attended since 3rd grade and just recently, 8th grade. he just thrives in the envirenment. He gets mostly A's where in a traditional public or, or even private school(we tried Word Of Life Christian), he was almost failing. The teachers give the students every opportunity to catch up or make up work to make sure they do well. Communication with each teacher is also excellent. I would definitely recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

I must say for being there for 3 years, anything befor 8th grade is wonderful. Eighth grade was awful. I'm talking straight A's but the staff was horrible. The teachers with an exception of (2) were terrible. I would not participate in the 8th grade program. The lower grades the teacher comes to your house once a week. Awsome. I loved the one on one with my child. If I must give it a star I would say 1 for effort. Their going through a major change of Administration. Good Luck
—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 49% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
64%
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 53% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
82%
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 39% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

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 Students40%
Female33%
Male47%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian54%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch27%
Full price47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant40%

Reading

All Students53%
Female55%
Male51%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian58%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch41%
Full price59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant53%
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 Students41%
Female35%
Male45%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian52%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch30%
Full price48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant41%

Reading

All Students52%
Female56%
Male49%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian55%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch49%
Full price54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
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

Math

All Students25%
Female28%
Male22%
Black/African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian31%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch19%
Full price27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities26%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English25%
Not migrant25%

Reading

All Students45%
Female51%
Male39%
Black/African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian51%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch31%
Full price50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities48%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant45%

Science

All Students38%
Female39%
Male36%
Black/African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian50%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch24%
Full price43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
Students without disabilities38%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant38%
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 53% 37%
Hispanic 22% 40%
Black 12% 10%
Two or more races 10% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 0%N/A54%
Male 58%N/A51%
Female 42%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2251 South Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: (702) 257-0578

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