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Roy West Martin Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1363 students

 

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Posted Monday, April 21, 2014

I'm not sure why no-one has commented on this school since 2010. Parents need to know as much as possible before they decide to let their children go there. First of all, if you want to send your child there for IB program, beware that classes are mixed: magnet and non-magnet go together lowering the overall advantage your child might have wanted to have. My child is excellent in math, she is seated in the back of the class, surrounded by non magnet students who talk loud and disturb all the time. This is the case with all IB program classes she takes. Awful. There is nothing advanced in any of her classes. Bullying is on everyday basis, no-one of the teaching stuff cares. Some teachers let their students out of the school a few minutes early, no care taken for their safety. If you call school, you get to talk to the lady who lets what you tell her in one ear and lets it out another. The counselor might be nice to students and spills students' personal opinions to the teachers who retaliate. Do your child a favor, apply to Hyde Park. If you don't get in due to crazy idea of "lottery" (why not base it on excellence, eh?), home school or choose charter school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2010

i love this school! i have made so many friends and even though the deans are a little strict, they deliver the discipline needed to survive in High School! I wont be there anymore next year, i'm an 8th grader!!! :) So i say good luck to all of the sixth and seventh graders and even the new sixth graders that will be coming to that school next year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2009

I love Roy Martin! I've learned so many valuable things. My teachers are very caring and always give me the help I need. I came to Roy Martin to continue the IB program (I used to go to Sandy Miller Elementary). They also give ALL the magnet students free laptops. They;re very helpful! We also have a brand new two story building! I think the school has improved from recent years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2009

THis is an extremely great school. THe IB emphasis is present almost everywhere. Activities are superb. I came froom a private school and I was surprised with how excellent this program was. I would recommend everyone to come here. Do not be discouraged by the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2009

My daughter has been going to this school since 2007 and she loves it. Comming from the sister school, Miller Elem, it continues her education in the IB program, majority of the teachers my daughter has dealt with are helpful. They are issued laptops which they use alot for thier school work, etc...This the first year the new school opened and most of the problems like lockers, crowding, etc... are not much of a problem. The local zoned kids that attend this school I cant say much about since according to my daugter, they really do not mingle too much with the magnet students since most of her subject are accelerated. The school was one of the schools awarded the IB school of excellence in the nation along with their sister school, Sandy Miller (which by the way, Miller won the best IB program in the nation last year also)....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

very poor not so great school magnet IB program is joke
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

My son is studying in this school and noticed that IB -Magnet program is very helpful in his future studies. He gets lots of exposure in various fields. Teachers are friendly and sincere in their work to help the students to achieve the targets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

My son just finished his first year in the IB program(magnet). Overall I felt it was a good school and the teachers cared about the students and their success. I was a little disappointed with the homework, hoping for more challenging work and less busy work. If your child is going to attend a public middle schoool in Clark County, Roy Martin's magnet program is one of the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

I attended this school for 3 years (from 6th to 8th grade) and am now a freshman at Valley High School. The IB program is about the only good thing at that school. The administration is rude and indifferent towards students. The place is a zoo. And it is also dangerous. There have been about 5 lockdowns at that school in the 3 years I went there. Twice there was driveby shootings, once a suspect ran through our school trying to evade the police, and numerous other things happened. A student even set the school on fire! This school is so unorganized. I also felt like the administration held grudges. If you mess up once, your marked. Even if you honestly didn't do something, they don't care and u are punished anyway. 2 thumbs way down!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 28, 2005

The 'magnet' part of this school is so screwed up that it is an absolute shame. The teachers are losing the students homework, miss placing it,and then print bad grades on the internet and it takes an act of god to get it all figured out if you can. This school has a lot to be desired in its program. The teachers are young and have the worst attitude I've ever seen. This is an absolute shame since we the public have to pay for these teachers salary and their education. WOW Roy Martin Magnet teachers you should all be ashamed of yourself and so should Mr. Garcia! You can't even call and make an appointment with this man.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

My school is wonderful. The teacher help you when you need help, and they are always there. The school offers a lot of electives such as spanish, french, choir, art, advanced art, and we have a basketball team, and a cheerleading squad. The school hands out papers for PTA meetings about every month, so that parents can be involved. One thing that I noticed in the last post was that the person mentioned lockers for boys and girls. Well we are not allowed to use them, except the ones in the PE locker room. Just so that no one can smuggle bad things into them. Overall, I love my school, because of the wonderful people and enviornment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2005

This school is great! All teachers help kids get the individual attention that they need to learn and are concerned about students. Locker rooms for boy and girls, various after-school activities, and a great lunch menu.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 6, 2003

School uses uniforms, which is a great idea. Has a no locker policy, which is a bad idea. There are not enough books for students to keep a set at home and a classroom set for the teachers. No public master calendar to keep parents informed. Would like more information on after school activities.
—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.

495 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

495 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

482 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

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 39% in 2013.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

392 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
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%
Female53%
Male53%
Black/African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch43%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities55%
Students with limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students61%
Female65%
Male56%
Black/African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities64%
Students with limited English proficiency12%
Proficient in English73%
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 Students54%
Female54%
Male53%
Black/African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian91%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities57%
Students with limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students61%
Female67%
Male55%
Black/African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian94%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch56%
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities65%
Students with limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English74%
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 Students34%
Female35%
Male34%
Black/African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch27%
Full price60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities36%
Students with limited English proficiency4%
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant34%

Reading

All Students58%
Female63%
Male53%
Black/African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracial85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full price75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities61%
Students with limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant58%

Science

All Students57%
Female54%
Male59%
Black/African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch52%
Full price73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities59%
Students with limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English64%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 70% 39%
White 14% 39%
Black 9% 10%
Asian 7% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (702) 799-7959

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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200 North 28th St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
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