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3500 West Gilmore Ave
North Las Vegas, NV 89032

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3 stars
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April 29, 2014
My son has been attending this school for the last 2yrs. Some of his teachers are great others in the pass not so great. Ms. Brown and Ms Westfall has been the most helpful with my child needs in education i appreciate all their help! The kids at the school are not so great. I'm a parent that believes in it starts at home first! Lots of fighting at this school. Needs more supervision!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
I am a student that attends this school, Swainston Ms is the worst school I have ever attended. I came from a charter school in Colorado, and it was extremely high class. The principal has shown a lack of interests when it comes to here school, my advice to parents and students, do not attend this school if your looking for the top education and stff, I shall be posting more reviews

- submitted by a community member
March 04, 2014
This school is so Ridiculous. I am a current student at Swainston. And I so upset. Te dean at this school RPCed my friend for something she didn't do, she wasn't even involved. This is so unbelievable. The dean is very picky when it comes to RPC and Suspension. I'm just DONE with this school.

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2013
My school is awesome all the teachers are awesome and very kind 10000/1000 I am so happy I go to this school.. YAY GO THUNDERBIRDS!!!!

- submitted by a community member
August 05, 2013
If you are in good classes, you will most likely have a better experience at Swainston. The teachers I have gotten through out all my three years there were mostly pretty good. They mostly attempted to teach me what I needed to know, while still cracking in a joke here and there. I used to think I was bad at math, until I got a teacher in which taught me in a simplistic way I could actually comprehend. Although there are some cons, I mainly enjoyed my experience there.

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 2013
This school has some good teachers like Mrs.Tetlow and Mr Bradley but the school is not a good place to send your kids to. Everyday I take my kid to school and what do I see a ambulance just because a kid is injured in a fight.There is no presence of school staff around to keep the kids safe at all.My kid has been bullied now twice this year and there is a report done but the dean has done nothing to resolve it at all.The kids that go to this school do not behave and the teachers could care less about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
I feel this school lacks teacher conduct. Rarely does the principle intervene when the teachers are having issues with students. I feel they are overloaded and under staffed. The after school tutoring is overloaded. Not really a good school overall.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2012
Alright for those of you looking to put your kids in a "good" school it should not be this one. I'm a student at this school school and recently moved here from another.Some things like dress code arent so bad and I understand why they would apply it but other things like teachers and their "ways of teaching" are in my opinion a lot worse than the school i used to go to.Not only were most of my teachers ahem...... douche bags but they would spend more time finding exuses to get that one kid to admit hes doing something wrong then the actual lecture.For the parents who came in here thinking it looks nice and cheery i can tell you otherwise-thats why im writing this.Why would a student write this is a question people reaading this might ask; because its summer and right now I'm trying to find a decent school fr myself right now to prevent from going to swainston this next year again (going to 8th grade).You might be thinking who cares what this kid thinks because its probably because he just doesnt like school. Well yes some things we learn in school i see completly uselles but its not because of that (a litte shallow).

- submitted by a community member
March 27, 2012
I am the parent of a sixth and an eithth grade student. Their teachers are all wonderful. When I walked in the school i immediately felt welcome by the officer manager, the principal and the student aid sitting at the desk who all greeted me with a hello and a smile. I would recommend this school to anyone who asks, regardless of what others say

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2012
Swainston is one of the worst schools I have ever sent any of my children to. Mr. Bickmore is probably the only person there that really cares about the students and the parents. All the others simply don't have the students best interest in mind. I have 3 middle school aged children and and they are zoned for this school but I enrolled 2 of them at a different school because I feel they deserve a better environment than Swainston can provide. The 1 child of mine goes there because he a special needs child and the special ed program seems to be good for him.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2011
I am a student in 8th grade currently attending swainston middle school. I like all the teachers i have this year. they are all supportive of my education. The administration could be better. the teachers who really care are Ms.McClaurin, Ms.Meadows, And Mrs.Webb.I Thank Those teachers greatly. Althought i have been having some problems with the administration Which i hope will be soon resolved.

- submitted by a community member
November 30, 2010
I am a student at Swainston and i HATE this school!!!!! Im in seventh grade and i do not like the teachers!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
Swainston MS is a great school. Mr. Bickmore is the best administrator I have ever dealt with as a parent. He truly cares, is at each event, and knows all the kids. Great job Swainston!

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March 17, 2010
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February 15, 2010
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February 10, 2010
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January 19, 2010
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- submitted by a student
November 18, 2009
This is a good school. Adults are visible throughout. Everyone is greeted in a friendly fashion. The teachers and administration is very helpful and goes out of thier way to stop everything to handle a concern.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
Thia is the best school. i have been to many others but this has the best teachers and the office people are very helpful.

- submitted by a student
September 13, 2009
I love this school. Most of the teachers are really nice and it really shouldn't matter what school you go to because it's what you make of it. I got a good education, like I was in algebra honors :)

- submitted by a student
July 22, 2009
I am a 7th grade student at sms and there are good things and bad things about the school. The best thing is the assistant principle mr. bikmore. He always talks to us kids and is funny and makes school fun. he is always fair. there r some kool teachers and some teachers that just like to yell at you all the time.

- submitted by a student
July 22, 2009
I am a parent and agree with the comments about the assistant principal, Mr. Bickmore. He is simply the best but can only do so much. If you need help, go to him. He always got right back to me when I left a message. I do appreciate the facility always being clean and nice. The office staff is wonderful. My son has good teachers and not so good teachers but I guess that is at most schools. I do feel comfortable with the school and what it has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2009
The absolute worst subbing experience I have ever had. The place is the Wild West where the kids run the place. There is no discipline, and as a matter of fact when you send a kid to the dean - the kid doesn't even go because they know there are consequences! Things were thrown at me, all classes were the model of disrespect. After the school I spoke to principal about the day and there was no surprise - she knows the kids are out of control. To be quite fair, one of the contributing factors was class size - big classes - 38 in one - makes for more of a challenge. I will never go back there!

- submitted by a teacher
March 26, 2009
only because I feel they have no respect for there students or teachers nor parents

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December 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2008
Although the staff tries their best it doesn't seem to be good enough. There is a lack of discipline among the general student population. There is a lack of respect for safety around the school, especially when it comes to vehicular discipline. Bike safety needs to greatly improve, especially during dismissal. I was impressed with a few of the students in that they were very respectful, but they are far and few inbetween. Language is a problem, and the nearby high school doesn't help the situation. A dean was directing bus traffic in the middle of the street without safety gear (a hunters' orange vest would help considerably

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August 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2008
Swainston Middle School is a great school. I watched test scores soar. The administration has always been professional and does what is right for the children. All schools have their share of problems. The problems have always been solved as far as im conserned.

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March 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2008
I think that my school has its good days and its bad days just like people. The pricipal is just like a regular teacher with a higher education. All of my friends are all diffrent races, which means you get to know diffrent cultures. I think that the rest of my 6th grade experience will be awsome and so will the years to come.

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September 15, 2007
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June 29, 2007
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May 17, 2007
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February 27, 2007
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September 19, 2006
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August 22, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
July 13, 2006
I went to this school and it is awful. Until parent experience picking up their child from that school and seeing the lack of respect that no one has, they will realize how horrible it is. I do honestly think that school should have a behavior councilor in each class to correct all the students.

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July 06, 2005
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June 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2005
We have had an outstanding experience at Swainston MS. The teachers and staff are pleasant and I feel very much in control of the school. The uniform policy is wonderful and we are pleased with the administration.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2004
We are a military family and have lived in five states and our children have attended eight schools during that time. Until we placed our children into Swainston Middle School, we had never experienced a school where teachers have so little control. The students run this school; there is no doubt about that. The language in the hallways and in the classrooms and the undisciplined bullying practices are unacceptable. The tension between the Hispanic population and the African American population is awful. The racist names flying around that school are sad, to say the least. This was also odd, although not dangerous: The principal and coordinating staff focused their attention on faculty during assemblies, parent nights, etc. There was more applause for those employed at the school than for those in grades sixth through eighth. We could not wait for our youngest to get out of this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2004
My son is a 6th grader at Swainston. The teachers are great and the administartion is outstanding. We really are pleased with the overall Middle school experience at SMS.

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January 07, 2004
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Theron L Swainston Middle School
3500 West Gilmore Ave, North Las Vegas, NV  89032
(702) 799-4860
Last modified Theron L Swainston Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Theron L Swainston Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top