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Ruby S Thomas Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 845 students

 
 
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3 stars

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Posted August 20, 2011

The only good thing about this school is the Principal - Mr. Kabala. Other than that, there are way too many kids per classroom. Half the kids don't even speak English. Field trips consisted of them walking to the library! Kids should be able to go on field trips, other than a library. Cafeteria/ auditorium is way too small. I don't believe my kids got the best education they should have there. They need to downsize each class. Teachers should be paid as much as lawyers and doctors. These people are teaching our future, our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2005

2004-2005 School year: This school has been a terrible experience for my daughter and myself. There is an overwhelming amount of children in the lower grades who don't speak english, taking time away from more acclerated students. There were no field trips this year for my daughter. There are very little programs for parents to attend after school. The school often runs out of paper. There is overcrowding at the school. I have been looking into other alternatives, seems it's to late for that at this point (May) I was never made aware of the magnent or charter schools until now unfortuneatly. I have leared at this school there is NO programs for accelarated students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
33%
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%
Female52%
Male58%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch56%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Students with limited English proficiency58%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant55%

Reading

All Students46%
Female52%
Male40%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch45%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Students with limited English proficiency42%
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant46%
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 Students57%
Female51%
Male62%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch58%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Students with limited English proficiency48%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students54%
Female58%
Male51%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch54%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Students with limited English proficiency41%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant54%
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 Students68%
Female77%
Male64%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Students with limited English proficiency51%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch43%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Students with limited English proficiency23%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant47%

Science

All Students43%
Female48%
Male41%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch41%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
Students with limited English proficiency23%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant43%
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 64% 40%
Black 12% 10%
White 12% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 5%
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 93%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
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  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dennis Kubala
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (702) 799-1160

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
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1560 East Cherokee Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89160
Phone: (702) 799-5550

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