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Edward L Pine Middle School

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Posted September 16, 2012

Pine is a great school. My daughter is very, very happy. Her teachers have made learning fun and challenging. They have been very easy to speak to as a parent. My daughter is envolved in the afterschool program. She gets to work on homework and have fun. The garden is huge. It's about .5 acre. The school is clean and safe. They have a strong anti-bully program and the teachers, counselors, and administration were very helpful when we had questions. This is a much better school than what was said years ago and what comes up on google.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

I think this school is very great!!! I am a student there and i love it, the teachers have strict policies and they shape up poorly behaved kids. The art teacher is amazing and is truly not out to get anyone. She is funny and nice. I think if you came to our school and really saw how nicely pine kids act, you would love the atmosphere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2010

I am the art teacher at Pine Middle School and I was personally offended by the parent comment posted concerning me, and I thought it was taken out of context. There are many situations were I have been positive and It's too bad that this parent has not seen the every day environment in the art classroom to see how students behave and what myself and other teachers have to deal with daily, the negative and the positive.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 24, 2010

The science department is very poor and cant even supply books for the kids they have to use an online book... what if you dont have internet are you sol? I really dont care for the staff they are hard to work with and the teachers are very unprofessional. They favorite kids and I have also noticed that teachers blame kids for not turning in their work and a couple days later say oh well you must have snuck it into the classroom. It is the worst school ever if you dont have to send your kid there then you really shouldnt. Hope this helps! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2010

I honestly can say that this is the worst school I think I have ever seen. My husbands job causes us to move all over the world, and temporarily in Reno. My daughter actually had to move up a grade because they were so behind. They do the equivalent of sixth grade math in 8th grade. I have never seen teachers so rude to the children. I supervised an art field trip where the teacher yelled at a child, called him dumb, and told him to shut up and sit down. There is no respect from teacher to student whatsoever. Some will tell you it is an excellent school ect. but notice that usually these people have lived in Reno their whole lives and don't know anything different. Some also say that the violence is under control when in reality it is not at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

This school has really changed from when my friends went there and siblings. I was afraid to go there because everyone makes it out to be a bad school but its not its a really good school. There is 2 things bad I can say about that school and that is that an English teacher called another student a bad name and suspended the kid for it. Also RI restricted instruction. You get sent to RI fro talking,, asking for a pencil, ect they send you there for the stupidest thing! Why cant they just talk to you first and tell you to be quiet?
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2009

Pine has really turned itself around in the past four years. There were only a few incidents of violence last year - the principal has really made a presence at the school. Most of the classes and teachers are right on target as far as curriculum and homework, although my child is in the ALM track and I'm not sure if it would be different in other tracks. The band and jazz band are excellent and my child loves the school and feels safe there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

Curriculum is dumbed down. It's sad but teaching is to the lowest common denominator. For instance, there is no list of required lit reading for 8th grade. Kids can read whatever they choose, even if it's 4th or 5th grade material. Makes everyone feel good but wont' do much to help our kids compete in the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

pine is a great school with great teachers and classes its no doubt better than dillworth that is a bad school with gangs. pine has nice friendly kids. best class there is P.E.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2007

In my opinion, some of the classes at Pine are very strong and some have been very weak. I've been very pleased with my child's science class. On the other hand, I've felt the English Department is very weak performing and, is not well supervised by the administration. The teachers have, however, conveyed a sense of caring about my child's welfare. In regards to violence,it seems there is some kind of disturbance weekly.Their our frequent bouts of violence amongst the students.You defiantly get the sense that it is a inner city school. In regards to the administration, it is very difficult to get the Principal to take action on problems within the school. You have to be very persistent and willing to follow up to seek resolutions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2007

I love pine. Most of the teachers are really fun. There are fun electives and they have good extracurricular activities, too. They have pretty good standards at school. The only thing I would have to say is bad about pine is that we only gt 3 minutes to get to class. But, other than that, i'd have to say pine is a fun school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2007

A difficult school to rate. The teachers always seem compelled to disprove the school's reputation, so despite people's beliefs, the academic rigor is high. Nearly all the teacher's I have dealt with are professional, hard working, and responsive to parents and students. The administrative and support staff, especially the counselors, are very responsive to the individual problems that tend to crop up in middle school years. The principal, however, has been a big disappointment. Granted he had some big shoes to fill when he arrived last year, but he seems to be just going through the motions. Be prepared to be persistent.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

384 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students44%
Female52%
Male37%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian71%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch38%
Full price63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities49%
Students with limited English proficiency4%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant44%

Reading

All Students62%
Female78%
Male48%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch57%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities68%
Students with limited English proficiency24%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant62%
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 Students60%
Female59%
Male61%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian76%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian80%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch35%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities63%
Students with limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students72%
Female77%
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asian71%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch49%
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities76%
Students with limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant72%
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 Students45%
Female44%
Male46%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian62%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch24%
Full price61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities50%
Students with limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant45%

Reading

All Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch30%
Full price73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities60%
Students with limited English proficiency3%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant55%

Science

All Students61%
Female59%
Male63%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch37%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiency5%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant61%
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 46% 40%
White 43% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Black 2% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4800 Neil Rd
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 689-2550

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