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Darrell C Swope Middle School

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Posted September 26, 2013

My daughters were transferred to Swope from another school and there has been an immediate improvement in my older daughter academically and socially. They want to be more involved in school programs. The school offers assistance for families. The staff is very helpful and friendly and take of things right away. Very glad to have transferred my children here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My son just started 7th grade and he loves swope he doing very well o far
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

Swope is a friendly and welcoming place for students and parents. Despite its size, it maintains a warmth that is often found in smaller school. What Swope is lacking is rigor in its academics, even in the advanced classes. Teachers don't provide enough challenge for students which hinders students when they attend Reno High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Swope is awesome!! It's the best academically, and there's very little drama or cliques.


Posted September 17, 2009

The school is full of great kids and the administration is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Good middle school - in spite of too many students they manage bvey well
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

I went there for 7th grade and im going back for 8th it was ok the teachers are fun but it does get boring there is no challange if ur in an average class advanced math 7-8 in 7th was callangeing though. over all crappy food(average),cool teachers( great) super small school witch means halls are crowded (bad) so i average it 2 be ok = )
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2009

Swope seems headed in the right direction. The inherent issue with middle school is that it can become a waiting room for a lot of kids who are undergoing the most awkward and uncomfortable growing transitions in their lives. Against this challenge, Swope staff and parents are doing their best to direct kids towards the positive and to encourage a healthy learning environment and sense of community. As with all schools, the staff makes all the difference in the world. Overall we're finding that the majority of teachers are qualified and relate well to the kids. This isn't true in all cases, but compared to when my other child attended a few years ago, it has improved a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2009

I love this school! We have lots of fun and great teachers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2009

Swope is a very diverse middle school. We have great teachers, and the school is very fun, maybe a little too fun. Unfortunately you don't learn anything! It's pretty much just a review of what you have learned in Elementary school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2008

I have a very bright 7th grader who hasn't learned a thing at Swope. She gets one class short of straight A's barely cracking a book. Her English teacher has them listening to Tom Sawyer on tape! Unfortunately, the other Middle Schools in our district are the same or worse!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2006

Swope is the best middle school in Nevada! The teachers are very nice! Thanks to all my teachers I am in all honors classes in High School! Mrs. Sheldon is the best!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 7, 2004

I love it here the teachers are great if you are thinking of going to public school go here. It is wonderful.
—Submitted by a student


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.

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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 49% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 53% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
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 39% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

337 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black/African Americann/a
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White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%

Reading

All Students100%
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Malen/a
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
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 Students68%
Female66%
Male69%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch38%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities74%
Students with limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial90%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian86%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch47%
Full price90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiency0%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant76%
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 Students52%
Female50%
Male53%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian62%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch20%
Full price63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities57%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant52%

Reading

All Students67%
Female70%
Male64%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian77%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch24%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities72%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students64%
Female61%
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian75%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch27%
Full price77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities70%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant64%
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
White 67% 37%
Hispanic 20% 40%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (775) 333-5083

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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