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Wilbur & Theresa Faiss Middle School

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3 stars

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Based on 5 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 18, 2011

I have never attended a worse school in my life. The teachers literally have no idea of what they're talking about. There's an excess of violence almost every day. The kids are racist, and if you don't conform to their expectations, you will get beaten up. I wonder how 95% of these people can even BREATHE on their own. PARENTS, DO YOUR CHILD A FAVOUR. Do NOT send them to this school no matter how 'nice' it may seem. There are 0 opportunities here. I developed anorexia and a bad habit of slashing my wrists, the counselours did literally zip about it, they laughed and told me life got better. Do NOT send your child here. EVER.


Posted March 16, 2010

This school is the best have never been at a better school the [lace is clean and teachers are very understanding i love it !!! :]
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2009

THis is a awesome school nice teachers love the schedule an
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2009

Da school rocks i love it best middle school eva cant wait for da year!!! and for all da parents who dislike this school middle you because they try hard to make this school safe
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2009

its great u have alot of things u can do so yeah i love that going there this year and it will be fun
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2009

omg this is the besst school iv went to great dean and funny teachers. I love this school, love it!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2009

Faiss m.s. Is The Besssttt! I was a 7th grader last yearr and now im an 8th garader thiss yearr, Now soon to be Leaving :( Although Best Two Years Of My life! I Love All the Teachers There And Deans!! Their The besstt!;) No Doubt about it -Carol ZZZ. :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2009

faiss middle school is the bomb!! its not the best school in the world...but its one of the greatest!!!(:
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2009

this school is the most unpleasant school in my life. the teachers have to be mean and rude. they make students feel bad about them selves. they also talk badly about the parents. the school deals badly with bullying and name calling!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

Excellent block scheduling! It offers me time to complete homework in class... love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2009

awful way of teaching bad staff and disorganized. too much violence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2008

great school...they have a great communication with the parents...
—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.

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 49% in 2013.

491 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

491 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

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.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

386 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
Black/African American32%
Asian74%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian63%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch44%
Full price66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities59%
Students with limited English proficiency25%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant55%

Reading

All Students61%
Female68%
Male53%
Black/African American39%
Asian76%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial66%
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian67%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full price68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant61%
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 Students60%
Female63%
Male58%
Black/African American34%
Asian81%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial54%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian69%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch51%
Full price68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities62%
Students with limited English proficiency29%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students72%
Female81%
Male64%
Black/African American48%
Asian84%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial74%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiency21%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant72%
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 Students43%
Female44%
Male41%
Black/African American26%
Asian64%
Hispanic29%
Multiracial61%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian44%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch34%
Full price50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities45%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant43%

Reading

All Students59%
Female68%
Male47%
Black/African American44%
Asian72%
Hispanic51%
Multiracial69%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian62%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch45%
Full price70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities62%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant59%

Science

All Students63%
Female64%
Male61%
Black/African American56%
Asian75%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial74%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian69%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch51%
Full price72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant63%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 32% 37%
Hispanic 24% 40%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 6%
Black 12% 10%
Two or more races 10% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (702) 799-6852

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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9525 West Maule Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Phone: (702) 799-6850

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