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Robert O Gibson Middle School

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Posted July 26, 2014

I noticed a post that said there were fights every week in front of the Dean. That is just a fabrication. I was there for one year and never saw a fight, did I hear about conflicts yes but that's every school. I'm not sure why someone would post such fallacies other than to support an administration that is long gone. The truth is all CCSD schools have there ups and downs. Some of the teachers at Gibson are great and some need some work. I would say this is a school working to find it bearings in an ever changing CCSD.


Posted April 11, 2014

I went to Gibson from 6th to half of 8th grade and I have to say this school has honestly gone down since Dr. Archambault left. When I went here in 7th grade they kept changing math teachers in my class every month almost. It confused the students and most of them had no idea what they were doing! I wouldn't recommend this to my worst enemy to be fairly honest. I am currently home schooling. If you want a good school I would recommend Odyssey Charter School. They care about the students and want them to succeed. They allow us to stay after for up to 4 hours to make up work we missed or for some extra help in lab. Do not go to Gibson. This school in turning into another West Preparatory. The students only care about dating, doing drugs, and the majority of them are bullies. Random fights break out almost every week. Even in front of the dean. Please take my words into consideration. I'm currently going into the 9th grade.


Posted January 27, 2014

My son is in the leadership program at this school. I am so happy that he got accepted into the magnet program. The teachers are all amazing. He loves his school and loves all of the new friends that has met there. The only downfall is that it is an older building that definitely needs some remodeling. The principal and dean are great. They truly care about all of the students. The magnet coordinator is great too! I really like how much all of the staff show that they care about my son and his education. Thank you Gibson staff for truly caring about your students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

My school is amazing I absolutely love it! At first I didn't like it because many said that it was horrible and then I was like nooo way this school is awesome! I've been here for 3 years and I'm in 8th grade. The teachers are amazing they help you with all your needs and they never and I mean never let you down. If you need help it doesn't matter how many risks they have to take to help you they do it. Our band is what mainly represents the school, the band director here is Mr.Navarro I've had him since 6th grade as well and he's amazing he never gives up on us and is always at his best well he always trys to be and is the best! I totally recommend this school!! So all you parents and students come and visit or attend this school!!


Posted September 27, 2013

Great!! excellent teachers are attentive and care for the students, very clean and help students needs to learn..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

Many life lesson taught here at the chool and any child who wants to succed is given the opportunity, the administration is great, the principal was rated the top in the Nation, it has been my pleasure, and an honor to say my children have attended this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

There are no words to explain my feelings for this school. It is positively amazing! Nobody is ever left behind, everybody is included, and I love the amazing teachers! The leadership programs has taugt me so much, somethings that I wouldn't have known until I grow up! Somethings that I would have never learned! Communication, the key of success, reaching torward your dreams. We learn, we have fun, the school is clean! Have you ever heard of 'Geto Gibson'? In some peoples eyes, that may be true. But in our eyes, that is a myth. "Gibson Pride Cannot Be Denide!" I am a proud student of Gibson and it's only my first year. :D


Posted January 27, 2011

I am glad to have been called a Gibson Scot. I am a former student of R.O. Gibson Middle School and I have to say that Gibson was a wonderful place to go to Middle School. Yes, the school had/has it's troubles, but what doesn't? The Administration is always doing their job by making sure that any problems or concerns are addressed immediately and taking care of. Trouble doesn't linger around the school very long. The Principal and the A. Principal do their jobs extremely well and the school is just a wonderful place to learn, and the music programs over the top. Being a former String Bassist/Cellist for the Gibson Orchestra, I have always known that we were always an extraordinary school. As the saying goes, Gibson Pride Can Not Be Denied!


Posted April 6, 2010

I am a proud gibson scott! i would'nt go to any other jr. Highschool! i've been here all 3 years and i've liked everything about it. The teachers are all great they know that every student here has potential and could do great! the staff members couldnt be better and my counsler mrs.Blanchard is one of the nicest awsomest people you would ever meet! i believe that i personally have made a strong relationship with about all my teachers and i could say that they relly do want the best for their students so parents of the valley, dont be timid of letting your children attend gibson it really is a good school! and remember! gibson pride cannot be denide!! thank you and have a great day!:d
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2009

I'm a student at gibson middle school, and like some one said before, SOME teachers really dont know what they are teaching. Some don't seem professional at all. But many are great and have made a HUGE impact on my life. I love many teachers and all though some may seem unprofessional at times, I think the majority are nice, caring, and are there for you to tell them if you need help. There's nothing to say about the administration except for that they are doing a great job, and I like how they are running the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2008

Some teachers here dont really care what there teaching.They wouldnt even try.They make students feel bad.I'm a good student but i hate seeng other kids being picked on by teachers.The deans are strict which is good but when it comes to dress code it depends of what.Deans would usually give dress code just to bad kids.I've noticed that because my friend died her hair bright red and wasn't warned by the deans.A diffrent friend died her hair red but she's not so great of a student and got introuble by the deans.All im saying is that this school isnt the very best school you can find.some teachers are really impressive others are not.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2007

I have had 4 children go through this school. The current principal is the best that they have had in all of the years past. They are very helpful and caring, especially if you or your child has a problem. The academic programs are getting better. They have added extracurricular activities for after school, which are doing well. Parent involvement is, also getting better. I give a lot of credit to the current administration here at Gibson. They walked into a mess and are doing a great job at cleaning it up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2007

I have found that this school cares if your child has an IEP. They make sure everyone follows it to no end. If you have any type of a complaint they handle it right away. Yes there's problems at this school, but they are all handled in a timely matter. I have been very impressed with the teaching staff and Principal.
—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.

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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.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

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 39% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

263 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
32%
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 Students37%
Female34%
Male39%
Black/African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian43%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch37%
Full price35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities38%
Students with limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant37%

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male55%
Black/African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian69%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch56%
Full price66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities60%
Students with limited English proficiency21%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant57%
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%
Female57%
Male44%
Black/African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian40%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full price71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities55%
Students with limited English proficiency12%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant51%

Reading

All Students60%
Female69%
Male47%
Black/African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian57%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch56%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities63%
Students with limited English proficiency15%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant60%
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 Students29%
Female33%
Male25%
Black/African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian34%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch29%
Full price31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities31%
Students with limited English proficiency1%
Proficient in English36%
Not migrant29%

Reading

All Students43%
Female53%
Male34%
Black/African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian50%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch43%
Full price45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities46%
Students with limited English proficiency4%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant43%

Science

All Students35%
Female37%
Male34%
Black/African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian31%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch34%
Full price41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities38%
Students with limited English proficiency1%
Proficient in English44%
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 74% 40%
Black 11% 10%
White 8% 37%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • (702) 799-4705

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Boys sports
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer

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Performing arts
  • Drama
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3900 West Washington Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Phone: (702) 799-4700

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