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Pleasant Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 28, 2012

PVES is a great school! The class sizes are awesome (especially in this time of budget cuts)! The staff is excellent. The teachers are wonderful. The principal is very involved, friendly and does a terrific job running the school. The school administrative secretary (Kim) runs the office like I've never seen before. She's on top of everything and remembers every child and every parent. The school is like a little community where everyone looks out for everyone else and helps each other when necessary. I wouldn't want my kids to go to any other elementary school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2010

This school is great! I was actually amazed at the class sizes, my kid only have 14 kids in her 1st grade class. All the teachers we have had so far have been great and very helpful. If I ever have a question or concern I can e-mail them and I get a response by the end of the day. They have a great recognition type of system that rewards the kids for good behavior, they don't just focus on the negative and what the kids are doing wrong. Its a great school, I can't wait for my youngest to start there this fall!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

I was very dissatisfied with the class sizes here. Like other posters have said though, the principal is absolutely delightful!! We only had one not so grand teacher!! We were not notified of accidents at school until it was to late and this happened with 2 major incidents on the playground. My children have attended a new school for almost 3 years now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

There is no way to say enough about this school! They are all fabulous. The teachers that my daughter has had are full of energy and excited about teaching. The principal is very hands on and stops by every class every day. They do many things throughout the school year to keep kids interested and excited. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2009

My children are recieving an excellent education at this school. I could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

I love this school! My daughter is doing wonderfully there. The teachers and principal are very caring and whenever there has been a problem they are right on top of it. It has a small town feel and small class sizes. They do all sorts of activities for the kids like carnivals,movie nights, and family craft nights. I wouldn't send my kid anywhere else
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

This school really shows the effect that budget cuts and unhappy, underpaid teachers have on our children. Our own children unfortunately had to experience this. I can only hope the best for all the other great kids in such a depressed environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

I love this school. There is not enough space here to tell you all the wonderful things we have experienced here. The teachers, principal, and staff are all friendly and helpful. My sons have excelled in this school and are reading above grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

We are moving our child to a Charter School next year. I have struggled with getting help from her teachers for the past two years. She struggles in school and I want to help her, but I am get no support from the staff or teachers to help me. They tell me she is behind, but they won't tell me where or how to help her. I give up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

I have two students who struggle with academics attending this school. When I asked for help, it was quickly given. Now my youngest son is mostly out of special education program aside from his speech therapy, and my oldest who is 8 will begin an assistance program to help improve his reading level. This school has gone above and beyond for my children! I wouldn't go anywhere else, and couldn t ask for more qualified and loved teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2005

I have had 2 children attend Pleasant Valley school and I have been in awe of the fabulous education that my children have received. My children often struggle with academics and they have been given substantial assistance and support from the staff. My children have gained self confidence that they did not have before attending Pleasant Valley School. I can't put into words the joy that this school brings to my life and the lives of others. All staff members from the principal to the secretary to the teachers are all hard working and deidcated to the best for children! Parents who are frustrated might want to look in their own circle before placing the blame on extraordinary school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2004

Pleasant Valley school said that my son was a full grade level behind in reading, but when I asked for help they did nothing. My notes to the teacher went unanswered. My son was put into the lowest reading level in the class, which really bothered him. Fortunately I had the resources to have my son tested outside the school and found that not only was he not a full grade level behind but 8 months ahead. I have another child going into Kindergarten next year so I am searching for an alternative now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2004

This school did not help my child who was struggling in reading/math. After 4 meetings throughout the year, knowing my child was having problems, nothing was done or offered to help him....at the end of the year they told me he failed his grade BUT didn't qualify for any special help or services...I am very disapointed and unsure of what to do as I have a 5 year old going into kindergarden and a 2 year who will be attending in the future, I am thinking of going out of district but work and transportation would be a problem. Another problem is that they told me my daughter who turns 5, 9/03/04 didn't meet the cut-off date and find out later she does and now I have to scramble to get her paperwork/shots all done and missed the opportunity to attend the kindergarden info. night with her...I am very disolusioned!
—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 70% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
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 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
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 69% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian94%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male79%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian86%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant83%
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 Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian89%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Reading

All Students77%
Female67%
Male83%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant77%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian91%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant89%

Reading

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian91%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant91%

Science

All Students80%
Female75%
Male87%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant80%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 37%
Hispanic 11% 40%
Two or more races 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 13%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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405 Surrey Dr
Reno, NV 89511
Phone: (775) 849-0255

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