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Fred W Traner Middle School

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Posted June 19, 2014

Traner is a good school to go to. People say its bad because of the kids being bad a school but its not. Some kids at traner don't ask for help when needed and affects there learning if they asked for help when needed the school would have better testing scores but overall its a good school to go to but effort is needed to succeed and get good test scores. I like that the traner staff work hard to teach there students to succeed in life and using variety of methods to teach there students.


Posted August 23, 2011

Traner Middle School is what you and your student make it. The teachers and administrative staff are wonderful. It is imperative that students have strong parental support and discipline at home to make challenges at school minimal. The teachers/staff do care at Traner and that does make a difference;however if they are spending their days taking care of discipline issues, it creates an environment that is not conducive to strong learning from strong teaching - every student must participate 100% in their education in order to learn - their responsibility, along with their parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

traner is an amazing school to go to for those parents that say that the teachers are making them fail are crazy those kids dont listen pay attention and dont care fortunatley theres only around 2percent of students her that are rude u all should reconsider this marvolous school
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2009

My child went to traner, it was the most miserable thing he has ever incountered, the teachers are lazy dont take time with the kids and get in trouble for the most stupidest things you can imagine, i took my child out of it, wouldnt recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

everybody worries about traners reputation i was scared too,but just because it has a bad reputation doesnt mean its bad now.their is cameras everywhere most of the electives are fun the teachers and students are always fooling around with each other
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2007

Traner Middle School is a wonderful place, sure, it does have its ups and downs like any other school, but it is only normal. The teachers at Traner are marvelous, They help students if they need help, and they make all the boring subjects (math, Science, Language Arts) Exceptionally fun. Plus, they are the only middle school to have Creative Writing and Photogrophy as electives. I think Traner Middle School is one of the best schools i have gone too, and that more kida should go there. the only issue i have is that the Honers Language Arts is a bit overcrowded. Other than that, it is, in my eyes, a perfect school. A bonus, Students never get picked on, no matter what they look like.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2007

This school is doing alright with the ciriculim. The only thing is that this school should definately disipline thier kids a little more then average. My daughter is getting into to trouble because of it, and it is causing her to get distracted from her work. School is supposed to be a fun and safe place to learn. But Traner doesn't seem to be making an effort on keeping it that way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

This school has 20 electives for students, most middle schools in this district have between 5 and 8. I was worried about enrolling my student here, but my fears have been put to rest. The campus is safe (there are cameras everywhere, and the move them from time to time so the students have no idea when they will be on camera). This school is under-enrolled, so the ratio of children to teacher is low. Next year they will be offering the only tech elective available to middle school students. I have met most of the faculty here and have been impressed with how much they want our children to succeed. I now believe that you can't judge a school by it's neighborhood. We are moving to another zone in the next semester 'a better neighborhood' but we will be getting a varience so our student can continue here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

Very good school I love it. It is not like the reputation it has. It is a very good school the teachers are marvelous they help out the kids and if they need help they are there for you. everyone knows about our bad reputation but we are working hard to change it
—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.

About these ratings

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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

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

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

270 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
38%
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 Students31%
Female38%
Male22%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch31%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
Students with limited English proficiency5%
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant31%

Reading

All Students48%
Female47%
Male48%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Students with limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant48%
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 Students38%
Female42%
Male34%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian50%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch38%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities44%
Students with limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant38%

Reading

All Students46%
Female54%
Male40%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian64%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch46%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities54%
Students with limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant46%
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 Students25%
Female27%
Male22%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian28%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch25%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities28%
Students with limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English27%
Not migrant25%

Reading

All Students41%
Female50%
Male33%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian41%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch41%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities46%
Students with limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant41%

Science

All Students30%
Female27%
Male32%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian45%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch30%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities34%
Students with limited English proficiency0%
Proficient in English34%
Not migrant30%
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 68% 40%
White 14% 37%
Black 6% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Two or more races 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

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  • After school
Fax number
  • (775) 333-5135

Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

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1700 Carville Dr
Reno, NV 89512
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