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J D Smith Middle School

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Posted July 24, 2014

This school is very awesome because the teachers help you a lot if you need help and i love the Mariachi teachers there, Mr. Gonzales and Mr. Gariby. Mariachi Los Bravos won a Superior Ranking at the Mariachi Festival in 2014. I principal there is so nice and helpful there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2013

My school is in a very low supply, id like to help it buy some of the many stuff we need for our education.


Posted October 22, 2010

The head custodian at this school is unbelievably LAZY. She does not care about cleanness of school.


Posted January 24, 2008

a very good school i like the north side we will change what everybody thinks about school on the northside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

It's a good school with dedicated staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

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 49% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

287 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
37%
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 Students25%
Female28%
Male22%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch24%
Full price30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities28%
Students with limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English34%
Not migrant25%

Reading

All Students34%
Female41%
Male29%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch33%
Full price52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities39%
Students with limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant34%
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 Students32%
Female35%
Male30%
Black/African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch33%
Full price27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities36%
Students with limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant32%

Reading

All Students37%
Female45%
Male28%
Black/African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch38%
Full price27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities41%
Students with limited English proficiency2%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant37%
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 Students23%
Female16%
Male29%
Black/African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch23%
Full price16%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities25%
Students with limited English proficiency2%
Proficient in English28%
Not migrant23%

Reading

All Students27%
Female26%
Male29%
Black/African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch28%
Full price19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities31%
Students with limited English proficiency0%
Proficient in English34%
Not migrant27%

Science

All Students34%
Female28%
Male40%
Black/African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch35%
Full price28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities38%
Students with limited English proficiency2%
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant34%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 89% 40%
Black 5% 10%
White 3% 37%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
Fax number
  • (702) 799-7195

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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1301 East Tonopah Ave
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Phone: (702) 799-7080

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