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Marion E Cahlan Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted June 4, 2014

The teachers here are focused on their students and give support to any problem areas they might have. The principal and assistant principal are awesome. They not only interact with the students they are very supportive in the school curriculum and activities as well. A majority of the students are Hispanic , my daughter attends there and son . My daughter has blonde ( toe head) hair and she is the all American Caucasian., she stands out. You'll know who she is in her class. So as far as the school treating the students differently as far as ethnic. , I disagree my child has excelled in all her subjects this year. For kindergarten they grade with e 's and s 's and n' s. She received all e's on her report cards all year. Which e is for excellent and s is satisfactory and n is non satisfactory. So the school staff and educators do not discriminate on ethnic. My children that attend are proud to belong to Marion Cahlan Cougars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2007

This school is focused on student achievement. Students are well-behaved and the curriculum is challenging. Students are given support in areas they need extra help in. The principal is professional and encouraging.
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Posted September 18, 2006

This is one of the worst schools I have ever seen! The principal cares nothing about your children. It is as if you are bothering or inconveniencing her. My children went to this school for two years too long. I was finally able to homeschool them myself. My daughter was a fourth grader and she was not taught to multiply. The school is very biased. If you are not Mexican, than they don't have any interest in teaching your child. Most of the school was Mexican so instead of teaching the children, they were trying to interpret between the English language and Spanish. I can't tell you one good thing about this school other than I am glad my children are not there anymore. Thank you for your time.
—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.

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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
44%

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 69% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
24%
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 Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Students with limited English proficiency73%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch51%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Students with limited English proficiency46%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant51%
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 Students66%
Female62%
Male69%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Students with limited English proficiency62%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant66%

Reading

All Students59%
Female59%
Male59%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Students with limited English proficiency53%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant59%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch80%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiency68%
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant80%

Reading

All Students58%
Female63%
Male53%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/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 proficiency33%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant58%

Science

All Students42%
Female46%
Male39%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch42%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
Students with limited English proficiency20%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant42%
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 90% 40%
Black 8% 10%
White 2% 37%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2801 Fort Sumter Dr
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Phone: (702) 799-7103

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