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Rita Cannan Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 638 students

 

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Posted May 6, 2014

Mrs. Cartinella is the best Teacher Ever! She absolutely cares about her students! Couldn't ask for better. Talk about going above and beyond.. My son attended a different school the previous year and he did have much more school and homework then at Rita, But having a happy well adjusted child who has an excellent teacher that can tend to his specific / special needs is more important to me!! Office staff is unorganized but they mean well...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

My boys go to this school and it has been great, the staff at this school is very helpful. My oldest boy start in Kindergarten and now he is in 4 grade and the teachers he had are great. Like Ms Mackey and Ms Harpole.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

This school is great and wonderful teachers there, they have the best staff. I like it there alot.


Posted October 1, 2008

I happen to think that the teachers and administration at this school are awesome. My daughter is excelling and is treated with respect. I believe that the whole staff takes pride in keeping the school clean. I would like to thank the custodians Jon and Agustin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

This school has alot of good teachers in my opinion. I like thier reading program. The teachers work hard to help thier students and they really care about thier students. In the last year, i've seen much improvment with my childs intellect and social skills. I'm proud to send my child thier for another school year!
—Submitted by a parent


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 70% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
29%

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 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
23%
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 49% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students66%
Female56%
Male75%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Students with limited English proficiency62%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant66%

Reading

All Students43%
Female52%
Male35%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch43%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
Students with limited English proficiency38%
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant43%
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 Students66%
Female63%
Male70%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Students with limited English proficiency62%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant66%

Reading

All Students56%
Female51%
Male62%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch56%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Students with limited English proficiency48%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant56%
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 Students54%
Female58%
Male52%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch54%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Students with limited English proficiency42%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students46%
Female64%
Male33%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch46%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
Students with limited English proficiency21%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant46%

Science

All Students35%
Female43%
Male31%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch35%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
Students with limited English proficiency21%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant35%
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 Students46%
Female49%
Male43%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch46%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Students with limited English proficiency31%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students56%
Female64%
Male48%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch56%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Students with limited English proficiency34%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant56%
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 11% 37%
Black 7% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2450 Cannan St
Reno, NV 89512
Phone: (775) 353-5750

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