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North Las Vegas, NV
Students enrolled: 670

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3030 East Tropical Parkway
North Las Vegas, NV 89081

(702) 799-4701
(702) 799-4707
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May 19, 2015
my daughter Richelle Anne Espinosa are moving to you school this fall because were moving to Carolina moon ave.next month but right now she go to Helen Jydstrup Elementary school will wait until the school ends so we can move from west to northside because as a mom found A JOB THERE AT CANNERY CASINO THATS WHY WERE RELOCATING

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2014
I am as substitute teacher,The staff at this school is very rude & have negative "attitude" problems. Which is why I will never go back! In addition, Tartan starts at 7:25am which is ridiculous for elementary kids. MANY, MANY,MANY of my students were extremely late and few coming in an hour after bell rings!!! All of the kids are yawning and having trouble, they should go back to starting at 9am like all the other schools if anything 8am .It is in the best interest of the students Tartan changes their start time!!!!!!

- submitted by a teacher

August 25, 2013
Upon my daughter entering kindergarden things were rocky and I didn't like this school at all. I had to deal with one rude staff member in the front office. I love the teachers and staff. If you care and invest in your childs education and get involved there should be no problems. Yes theres kids and parents who have little to no brains but the decent outweighs the garbage. The parking situation is horrible.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2013
This school has teachers who care, and it is a nice clean school. My kids have enjoyed going there this past year, and their reading and math is improving.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2013
This school is run about as poorly as you could run one. The principal is rarely available if she is on the property at all. Not all, but many of the front office staff are rude. play ground supervision is poor.

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March 30, 2013
I am appalled this school and the principal employ a teachers aide named Elizabeth Gaeta. She is a rude young girl who doesn't respect parents or the children she is suppose to be caring for. I have seen her yell at a little boy for not walking fast enough for her liking. I have also been told by other witnesses she has hit a child if they do not do as she tells them. Sadly she works with disabled children whom cannot speak up for themselves. My child went to this school for less then a year. Once I found out this girl was going to be assisting in their class I spoke my concerns to the principal. They were ignored and dismissed. The staff of this school do not care if they are putting your child in danger.

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2011
I had my Daughter enrolled in this school 2010 and 2011. The teachers have no concern for safety within the black top. - I have found several times where my daughters class room was left outside in the heat because the current teacher was in a parent teacher conference. " At least send someone to get your class ". - My wife has had numerous encounters with the front office staff answering rude, not answering the phones or even talking down to student in school. - We both have experience rude parents who also have no sense in safety. Cutting you off in the cars when your walking or even taking over 2 car spaces. I don't know if this is a race / ethnic reason.. I would hope not but yet to this day we still experience parents that just don't care. - We just could not do it anymore... I feel my child doesn't need to be around all this.

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2011
This school is getting a bad rap that it does not deserve. There are many great teachers and the principal is actually quite caring. There are a lot of opportunities for children to shine. The pricipal allows parents to be as involved as they want to be. People want to blame the school for their kids problems when really they need to blame themselves for not doing their part to make the school successful.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2010
I would just like Tartan Elem. School to update its official website. I can't hear update report from teacher about my son's development in the school often, I am just relying on its website that I could get update on the school activities, events etc.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2010
I was told by the teacher and Asst Principal that they don't give out homework, because they want them to be kids and "it doesn't get turned back in". plus, they won't let the kids bring home books; might get lost. Can't the books be numbered and signed out at beginning of yr and you are responsible for them? You need some homework to reinforce the work done in school. The teachers and administration are poor at best. The principal told me " if your son gets in trouble again I will have the other kid's family press charges against him; he was 9. My son doesn't go to this "school" anymore and I am sooooooo glad. I feel sorry for the rest of the students that have to go there. You would be better off getting the computer/online school for your child then putting them through this waste of time

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2010
My daughter is in the fifth grade and she doesn t get any Homework at all. She is not going to be ready for the 6th grade. This school is below average. I really hate they we had to go through 4 years of inadequacy. The only good teacher I have experienced was Ms. Jessica Graham. She really motivated her class.

- submitted by a parent

December 26, 2009
I have noticed several times when I took my son in Tartan, The teachers and Principal were not reall devoted to guide parents, traffic to proper places. Some were there outside, but just observing and standing. ABOUT HOMEWORK, the teacher doesn't give enough homework. Most of the time, none. No very much motivation they're giving to students. Not very much activities.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2009
This is one of the worst schools i have ever expirenced. The principal does not care about what goes on with her very rude and inapropriate teachers who instead of uplift students they tear them down.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2009
The principal is unaware of what goes on in this school. Isn't it a requirement that when you become principal you need to know what goes on in 'your' school?

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2009
Too many inadequate teachers, principle doesn't work with parents to resolve issues. Have had to move both my kids' teachers and tracks.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2008
Ms.Curth is my sons teacher and she really cares about every student in his class.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 07, 2008
This school is a joke. The teachers are below average. The principal is uncaring of what happens in the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 22, 2008
We moved here about a year ago and I tried my hardest to see the good in this school and I just can't!! Not only was my son math facts champ, we didn't get notified untill I see in the February bulltin that his name was on the list! I call the school and their answer is 'We notified.' Yeah right! Now my daughter is in Kindergarten and her teacher is just the greatest. My biggest fear is if I am not on top of my game, somthing will happen. I don't feel any parent should feel like this when sending their kids off to school. n Oh and I feel in Kindergarten the classroom shouldn't have 33 kids.

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2007
This school is not what it is cracked up to be. Sure it's beautifully landscaped and newly built, but the quality of teachers are not good. It seems as though the teachers feel any child who has any type of behavior problem, no matter how minor, they label your child as ADD or ADHD. They never follow through with implementing startegies that they themselves put in place for the students. I do not recommend this school for any child or parent.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2007
I have found this school to have one of the best quality teacher's and I feel my kids are very safe attending this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2007
Too many kids in the classes, teachers don't seem to know what is going on. I offered to volunteer & the teacher never followed up on it. It seems chaotic in the classroom the times I have been there.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2007
I would say the test scores speak from themselves. We moved in this neighborhood thinking it was better than the eastside. It wasn't. I had to get tutoring for my son on top of the school. If moving to Vegas, try Green Valley, probably the better schools. You'll be highly disappointed in this school. Classes are 20+ a class...new school coming next year...hopefully that will help reduce the ratio significantly.

- submitted by a parent

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John Tartan Elementary School
3030 East Tropical Parkway, North Las Vegas, NV  89081
(702) 799-4701
Last modified John Tartan Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John Tartan Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top