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Richard C. Priest Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 792 students

 
 

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4 stars

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13 reviews of this school


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Posted April 1, 2014

My daughter has been being bullied for majority of the school year, and because the child's mother is a teacher there, favoritism has been given to this kid that's been bullying my child, causing her to not be at peace. I'm going public as of today! I also believe that race is an issue! My child has full support of her family to help her during this very difficult time. The principal refused to show up in the meeting for well over 2 1/2 hours. Go figure!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2010

I question the rating of the parent that rated Priest and its principal so harshly. Budget cuts have negatively effected all CCSD schools. Still, the principal and teachers remain committed to the students and make sacrifices to provide a quality education to each. I also challenge that parent to become more involved at the school to help fill some of the voids created by the budget cuts imposed on all of us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2010

Priest has become a shell of a school with all the buget cuts. No violin or extras. There are many great teachers in the school if you are lucky to get one. What principal? You never see her or hear of her doing anything productive for the school. Same ol' everything every year. No stiving to do better. Our childern deserve a better leader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2009

The principal and special education teacher Ms Garner are the cats meow. What a caring staff if your child goes here they are lucky The pricipal puts kids 1st and holds her staff to high standards though the staff do not need to be coached into giving 100% they turely love teaching
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2009

I love this school the field trips they provide us are very fun! Teachers might tell students more then they need to and that is good
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2008

Love priest, I try and be a hands on type of parent, and the school has been great, fantastik teachers and office staff is unbelieveable, both my daughters went to other schools and was transfered to priest. both where struggling at another valley school. and got to priest and became a,b students. and love school. my oldest is in jr high this yr. and thanks to priest she was ready. I feel I owe alot to priest and will hold them responsiable for our success!thank you priest for the yrs of fantastik times and memories!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

Great school. Wonderful staff. My daughters has been there since kindergarden. She loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

The staff is extremely helpful and caring in our 3 years at this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

I was astonished at the skill level that the children displayed when it came to the category of performing arts! They were wonderful! I was even happier when Richard Priest Elementary offered Violin classes for Kindergartners. The principle Dr. Grifith is big on extracurricular activities and in the long run this will keep our children motivated and on the right path.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2006

I currently have 3 kids enrolled at Priest and they love it there. The ladies in the office are always so helpful to myself, my husband, and kids. The only thing I do have a problem with is they lunch room. There is no communication such as letters home to notify parents of balances left on the lunch cards. With no balance or past due balances, kids are left to eat cereal. This is the only school out of 3 that we have been to that does not send letters in the mail to the parents. Leaving little kids to remind parents. They have enough on their little brains! Mrs. Cook 3rd grade, Mrs. Prihodah 1st grade. By far the best teachers! They are very much into the care of your children! Highly recommend to request them for your child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2006

My child has been attending Priest Elementary since the first grade. He is now a 4th grader. I am very grateful for the professional and caring staff. I can see the great foundation Priest has prepared for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2006

The school is not too concerned about shielding the kids from bullys and mean kids in the school. We have had excellent interaction with Mrs. Brown she is in our opinion the only caring teacher in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2005

My son is in his second year at Priest. I have been thrilled with the staff there so far. Every time I go to pick him up, all of the staff stops to say hello. They always seem to be happy. My son loves to go to school and I am always kept up to date on everything that is going on in his class! I never have to worry about him while he is there!
—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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
Black/African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch52%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Students with limited English proficiency60%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%

Reading

All Students45%
Female62%
Male32%
Black/African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch42%
Full price56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Students with limited English proficiency37%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant45%
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 Students49%
Female48%
Male51%
Black/African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian57%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full price54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Students with limited English proficiency58%
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant49%

Reading

All Students54%
Female58%
Male49%
Black/African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian71%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch52%
Full price62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Students with limited English proficiency38%
Proficient in English57%
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 Students32%
Female30%
Male33%
Black/African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch27%
Full price48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Students with limited English proficiency25%
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant32%

Reading

All Students43%
Female42%
Male44%
Black/African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch37%
Full price68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Students with limited English proficiency20%
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant43%

Science

All Students33%
Female24%
Male40%
Black/African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch30%
Full price48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
Students with limited English proficiency15%
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant33%
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 50% 39%
Black 24% 10%
White 13% 39%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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