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5550 Milan Peak St
North Las Vegas, NV 89081

(702) 799-3878
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October 09, 2015
I work for Clark County and I get to see what is going on inside the schools. Compared to other Clark County Schools, Dusty Dickens scores high. The principal and vice principal get personally involved when there are student issues. Above all, the school seems to be properly managed. I can't say enough about how kind and PATIENT the front staff are even in the face of constant demands from parents, teachers, and students. The have always been polite with me. The teachers care about their students and keep the hallways quiet, which believe me is important because I've been to some schools and the place is like a zoo. Not this school. The school has many activities for the students to participate in along with parents. The school is actively seeking parent involvement by setting up parent phone text alert systems, sending notices home, etc. Things Dusty Dickens can not control is classroom size and forcing troublesome kids to behave properly. This is the job of the guardians/parents/the child. I've seen the principal at Dusty Dickens take a disruptive child out of class. Now, this is a great thing because when one child is misbehaving, it throws off the teacher and the entire classroom. The students miss out on the assignment and they are not learning and it stresses them out when a student is running around the class, shouting out all day, arguing, you name it. After the principal finds a solution, then the child comes back to class. This is how a school should be run. At some schools, the disruptive child just stays in class. Also having 30 or more students in a class is too much. This is a problem for all of Clark County schools and Dusty Dickens is not to blame for this issue. Hopefully Clark County can eventually solve this problem. Overall, I do enjoy this school and look forward to seeing the improvements coming in the future.

- submitted by a community member

August 20, 2014
I've had a good experience with Dickens elementary and the office staff is really great.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2014
If my son prior teacher took the time and extra effort to reach out to me when my son needed a nudge, I don't know why his teacher here felt so irritated when I made huge efforts to work with her on behalf of my son.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2014
5th graders are out-of-control and believe they can do and say what ever they want. More parent involvement is needed here.

- submitted by a community member

October 03, 2013
My sons are in 1st and 2nd grade and have wonderful teachers. They show their concern about their students and welcome parent interaction. I have sat down with them and it shows they really pay attention to their students. The office staff are very helpful as well and it shows on a daily basis. I am looking to move within the next few months and I am only looking in their school zone, why change a good thing?

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2012
My daughter has attended Dickens since Kindergarten and she is now in 4th grade. I also have children in Kindergarten and the Preschool program at Dickens. I love the principal and vice principal and the office staff. The teachers are good, but the stress of their jobs always being on the line shows in there mood towards the children. I also would like to see more parents care about their children and participate at the school. Clark County is a tough place to raise children the schools have limited funding and so many children do as they please without parental discipline. If you are a parent that is involved your child s education this is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2011
I love Dickens. My daughter went to Kindergarten last year and I was soo worried because I had to leave my baby at school, alone, without me. It was shortly after meeting her teacher that I knew I had nothing to worry about. Miss Bratland was a joy and my daughter LOVED her, I loved her, my son loved her! We are thrilled that my son will now have her as his teacher this year. I really can't think of anything bad to day other than their award ceremonies need to be better organized so that there is not so much crowding... other then that.. my daughter learned alot, did great, loved school, and we loved it too... We are all looking forward to the year ahead for them... I can only hope that all the other teachers are this wonderful! Everyone in their staff is so kind and just willing to go above and beyond for your kids....Miss Pam is amazing! THANKS DICKENS for making a scary thing so easy!

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2011
Not very happy with the kids at this school. teachers are great but the kids are just out of control . fights happen here more then alot of the parents know of i believe. i seen fights in the morning and in the afternoon . Along with the kids fighting we also have adults fighting . i seen cops here 3 times in one month. i think its time for the school to do something about it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 13, 2010
My son also has attended this school since it opened. The staff and principals are great knowing every childs name and a caring attitude. The teachers are the most outstanding and the students show it. However they also have been put in a position to deal with students that have diciplinary issues. This problem has been spread out to the various classes of the students grade level so one teacher doesn't get them all in her class. This is disruptive to the rest of the class. The students are always on alert when their only focus should be on the current lesson at hand. These problem students intimidate the other students and are at times violent. There is a tolerancy for this behavior beyond what our students should have to put up with. These children are special needs children and should be in special needs class of their own.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 30, 2009
Currently there is a PTa at Dickens. We are such a new school that there is a growing period as well as needed parent participation to make a PTA visible. Please keep posted and look at all the notices that come home! We are trying to build a community with the administration too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 20, 2009
For Clark County being what it is, this is by far a diamond in the rough! Dickens Elementary is a wonderful school with a caring principal and dedicated staff. My daughter has been in kindergarten and first grade here and we have witnessed remarkable learning in both classrooms. Although the class size is on the high side, my daughter is already reading chapter books as she goes into 2nd grade. I attribute here abilities to her excellent teachers. I recommend that if you are moving to North Las Vegas, you purchase/rent a house that is zoned for this school!!

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2009
Great Teachers and Great Staff.....

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2009
My son has attended Dickens since it opened...our experience has far surpassed his previous school that is also in the Clark County School District. The staff is always polite and I never feel unwelcome when I volunteer. So far every teacher we have had has been excellent and I would not hesistate to recommend our school to anyone new in the area

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 03, 2009
I have just enrolled 2 of my children into this school. My daughter began her first day in a brand new 5th grade class, and at first left me wondering if this is the right move. She had felt so out of place, I had began to see tears fill her eyes. However, as her new teacher had come up to introduce herself, I had noticed that she had brought one of the students with her. She introduced the 2 of them, and I then noticed an instant change in my daughters mood. I cant say for sure that this will be a perfect school. But I had never seen a teacher make that kind of effort to make a child feel comfortable. Usually your name is announced at the start of class, and it is up to you to find yourself a nice comfort level. Definately impressed.

- submitted by a parent
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D L Dusty Dickens Elementary School
5550 Milan Peak St, North Las Vegas, NV  89081
(702) 799-3878
Last modified D L Dusty Dickens Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
D L Dusty Dickens Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top