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P A Diskin Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 25, 2014

My children been attending Pat Diskin for the past 11 years, Teachers are AWESOME, principal (Mrs. Smith) I did not have anything to say she is very helpful with my children needs and very caring person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

I did not like how your being mis treated! Thing should of been handle alot different. I report this information to the state borad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2012

Just like many other parents, I was skeptical about enrolling my son in CCSD. I initially hit a few bumpy roads with the school but they were very helpful and sympathetic with any issues I had. My son is entering 1st grade at diskin this year but he absolutely loved his kinder teacher. I was very involved in his class and his teacher and I became very close. They even held a volunteer tea to say thanks to all the parent volunteers throughout the school year. Due to budget cuts, like every other school in the valley, school supplies came out of the teacher's pocket and his classroom size grew throughout the year, but i'm told it gets smaller as they get older and I always donated supplies when I could. I'm looking forward to seeing what 1st grade holds for the both of us. All in all a great experience so far at diskin. They may not have iPads in every class but they truly care about the kids, which is what I love the most.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2009

This is school is so wonderful. My daughter attended this school and now she is the smartest little girl i have ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2009

I used to be in that school a few years ago, and I absolutely loved it. I plan on re-visiting it to catch up with my old teachers and fond memories. I recommend a lot of kids to learn at that school.


Posted November 2, 2008

My son is in the third grade at this school. We haven't had any problems with students or staff. I am appreciative of the education my son is recieving at this particular school. When he was going to school in the North part of town the staff and teachers seem to be unwilling to help students and bring them to their potential. I'm extremely happy with Diskin in all aspects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

One of my main concerns when deciding to move to Las Vegas was the bad reputation of the school system here. I my experience I found devoted teachers and a great system for education.My kidss all have straight A's!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

The greatest asset not utilized at P. Diskin is parental involvement. There aren't any volunteer opportunities, but parents still try to become involved. My son's 2nd grade teacher was wonderful. In his 3rd grade year the learning environment was not as positive so not much was achieved. There are no extracurricular activities for the students. The lack of discipline made it difficult for us, as parents. Due to rezoning, my son is now at a different school and we are extremely happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

the only thing that concerns me is that my kids never get their stuff back like their markers,or what so ever left from there school is done.i have to wait in the mail to find out if he or she has a different teacher for the following school year.and if they do then that's how i know their moving to the next level.
—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 70% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
39%
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 Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Students with limited English proficiency59%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students59%
Female65%
Male51%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Students with limited English proficiency46%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant59%
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 Students75%
Female75%
Male76%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian80%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch76%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiency61%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian75%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch63%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Students with limited English proficiency33%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant65%
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 Students51%
Female61%
Male41%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian60%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Students with limited English proficiency24%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant51%

Reading

All Students47%
Female59%
Male37%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian56%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch46%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Students with limited English proficiency16%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant47%

Science

All Students49%
Female57%
Male41%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian68%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Students with limited English proficiency12%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant49%
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 60% 40%
White 22% 37%
Black 7% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 4% 5%
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 81%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4220 South Ravenwood
Las Vegas, NV 89147
Phone: (702) 799-5930

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