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C V T Gilbert Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 470 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted November 1, 2012

My granddaughter attends Gilbert - she is in 2nd grade and LOVES it! She attended last year as well. She is excelling in all her subjects and most important - she loves school and takes great pride in her work - even at such a tender age. This school is God's gift to our family and we feel very fortunate for her to be able to attend here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2012

This is a great school. They have a lot going on- music, two plays each year, etc. They have the absolute best P.E. teacher in the world. All the teachers are good, and some are great. Wonderful office staff. Don't be put off by low test scores of the school. It's in a lower-income area and families zoned for this school don't have to do the lottery to get into it. Those who have to put their child's name in the lottery are very, very lucky to get in, and everyone knows it! This is definately one of the best elementary schools in Vegas
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2011

I appreciate the information passed on from the previous poster as this poster stated that they are a parent and a teacher. As I stated previously in my first post, my unhappiness has nothing to do with Common Core Standards, grades or the amount of pressure that the teachers are under. It has to do with basic common courtesy and respect for individuals and for the parents/tax payers of this community. Again I would love to write a more positive review and hopefully will be able to do so in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2011

My child joined Gilbert friends at in second grade and is extremely happy there and with great grades. Previous poster needs to understand that the school district has adopted a new set of standards this year (look up Common Core State Standards) and NCLB scores are forever expected to go up. (I'm a teacher at another school). Teachers are under a great amount of pressure to do too many things at once. Gilbert manages to make school fun and engaging despite the drill and kill atmosphere that pervades education these days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Gilbert Magnet School in North Las Vegas is the Recipient of the Dr. Ronald Simpson Distinguished Merit Award as the Top Magnet School in the Nation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

The teachers are dedicated and really care about the students. The principal, Mrs. Brewer, is truly the best kind of administrator and very hard working. As a magnet school for 'Communications and the Performing Arts,' Gilbert has an excellent drama program and its own state-of-the-art theater.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

GIlbert is magical. They offer a fabulous education. They have also created a supportive environment where even the shiest child is fearless on stage and confident at a microphone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

Gilbert Elementary school was a home awya from home for my son. He attended from 1st to 5th grade, the faculty and staff are amazing, kind and caring!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

Because the parents are so supportive of the kids, teachers and the community. Great people=Great School!


Posted June 9, 2009

Despite the small lack of actual extra-curricular activities...I think this school is wonderful. My daughter has been exposed to many excellent projects that make the learning fun. The school matinees are great and the kids get better every year they attend plus all the kids have a role. I recommend this school to anybody looking at the magnet option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2006

Gilbert is a great school- lots of drama, art, music and helpful teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2006

Amazing school! Gilbert is a magnet school for creative arts and communication. They have an awesome news studio, theatre, fabulous teachers and such a caring staff. The kids are happy, and eventhough their test scores are not the highest the kids are exposed to so many real life experiences (concerts, dance festivals, art museums, Shakespeare and more). My daughter loves it there, I couldn't get her to forego the long bus ride and attend our neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

I am more than pleased with the schools teachers, staff and facilites. The children learn so much and they are never without help, no matter what the situation. I am notified of every event the school is having and how my daughters progress is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

The teachers are great, especially in art, drama and PE. There is a big theater with state of the art equipment and a full tv studio. School is old but well maintained.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students78%
Female79%
Male78%
Black/African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch70%
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant78%

Reading

All Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
Black/African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian86%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch68%
Full price78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant72%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch79%
Full price83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male77%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch79%
Full price83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant81%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian86%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch80%
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant83%

Reading

All Students86%
Female86%
Male85%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch82%
Full price90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant86%

Science

All Students80%
Female76%
Male85%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian86%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch78%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant80%
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 38% 39%
White 29% 39%
Black 23% 10%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2101 West Cartier Ave North
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Phone: (702) 799-4730

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