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Paradise Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 558 students

 

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Posted December 18, 2006

My grandson attended Kindergarten and 1st grade at Paradise before moving out of district. It was a superb public school, equal or superior to many elite private schools. UNLV professors mentor classroom teachers. The school is immaculate and safe despite many of the demographics normally associated with dangerous inner city schools. If you have to live in a tough neighborhood anyway, move into the Paradise school district and give your child the gift of a fighting chance at academic success. My grandchild is a Black male 4th grader now enrolled at a failing inner city school, having lots of problems there, but he reads over two years above grade level and is a voracious recreational reader, due in large part to the excellence of his kindergarten and first grade initiation at Paradise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2006

This school will take your kids at their level and bring them up to level and beyond. Very dedicated at giving our kids what they need.
—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 70% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
20%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
22%
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 Students53%
Female51%
Male55%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch51%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Students with limited English proficiency38%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students38%
Female37%
Male39%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch34%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
Students with limited English proficiency15%
Proficient in English55%
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

Math

All Students60%
Female60%
Male61%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch58%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Students with limited English proficiency57%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students55%
Female57%
Male54%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiency52%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant55%
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 Students35%
Female43%
Male29%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch35%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
Students with limited English proficiency22%
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant35%

Reading

All Students34%
Female43%
Male26%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch33%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
Students with limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant34%

Science

All Students35%
Female35%
Male36%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch35%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
Students with limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant35%
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 54% 39%
Black 18% 10%
White 12% 39%
Asian 7% 6%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

Fax number
  • (702) 895-2038

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Boys sports
  • Football
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900 Cottage Grove Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: (702) 799-5660

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