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Sierra Vista Elementary School

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Posted April 28, 2010

Well first and foremost my whole family, not including myself, goes to Sierra Vista Elementary. My wife teaches there, and both of my children are students. The other reason is very simple; Sierra Vista Elementary is all about creativity, focus, and taking what little scraps they receive and making the very best of it. The Teachers and Principle aren't present because it's there job and a paycheck is waiting for them every month. The Teachers and Principle at Sierra Vista Elementary motivate each other by exchanging the best practices and principles in teaching and how learning is best achieved, where the beneficiaries (The Students) reap the rewards with a proud history of raised test scores, and the promise of seizing all the opportunities that can mold them successfully into our leaders and teachers of tomorrow. Sierra Vista Elementary is the real deal and we need more schools like this one that doesn't never settles for the bare minimum!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2007

My children have gone to this school for the past six years. The teachers here are outstanding; many of them have masters degrees. The two principals who have served the school during that time have done a wonderful job of getting parents involved and sponsoring community events -- international night, school carnival, morning mug, etc.
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch73%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Students with limited English proficiency63%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant73%

Reading

All Students54%
Female58%
Male50%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/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 proficiency38%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant54%
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 Students64%
Female68%
Male59%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Students with limited English proficiency68%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant64%

Reading

All Students50%
Female56%
Male44%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch50%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Students with limited English proficiency54%
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant50%
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 Students50%
Female37%
Male65%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch50%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Students with limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant50%

Reading

All Students46%
Female37%
Male56%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
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 disabilities56%
Students with limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant46%

Science

All Students39%
Female32%
Male47%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch39%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
Students with limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant39%
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 Students31%
Female38%
Male26%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch30%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English36%
Not migrant31%

Reading

All Students45%
Female58%
Male33%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch44%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant45%
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 61% 40%
White 15% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Black 5% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Reno, NV 89512
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