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Edwin S Dodson Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 405 students

 
 

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Posted April 16, 2014

I have to say that my son is new to Dodson Elementary. He has a speech delay and has always been placed in classes where I feel like he is ignored. However, at Dodson, we felt that he is so happy with his class and his teacher. Mrs. Robert really makes him feel comfortable and she is so friendly. I truly believe that she understands him in a way no other teacher has before. Also the office staff is so nice and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

My girls have been going to Dodson for 2 years. At first, it was hard adjusting to a new school for them. The staff has helped make the transition easier. Anytime I have a question, they are always helpful and pleasant! The Office Staff is absolutely great! The Principal is usually available if there is an issue. Many times you can just find him outside interacting w/ the kids, just to see how their day was, as he helps out at the busses. I'm glad we are here at Dodson!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

My first child is attending this Great school the staff and teachers are excellent. My daughter had learn some much she is more out spoken and happy to attend school. Thank you for the great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

I am a parent at Dodson Elementary School and have been involved since 2001, my daughter is now in sixth grade and our experience has been nothing but GREAT!The staff, teachers and environment in general is the BEST I could ever ask for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

I have been involved with Dodson for the past 5 years, and I can honestly say, I wouldn't want my kids to go to any other school. The entire school atmosphere is very community oriented and it is refreshing to see such a welcoming environment. The staff is top-notch and they truly care about the students that they see everyday. The prinicipal is extremely well educated and really cares about what happens to her charges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

Caring teachers ! we moved to reno 8/04 , just in time for my 4th grade son to start fresh, it was rather traumatic for him leaving his old neighborhood and friends. his speech problems intensified and his wonderful teacher Ms. Hudson was right there - in 2 weeks my son was getting speech therapy and extra attention that was genuinly needed. By years end he was doing fine. Very caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2004

This school is wonderful. I am a teacher at Dodson and enjoy every minute of day. The principal and my co-teachers are very focused on each child individually!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 9, 2003

Approachable administration and staff. Child complains about hot lunch selections, but I think that is a system wide issue. Good family oriented neighborhood. Safe area. Large playground. Need more play equipment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My son has gone to this school for two years now and we absolutely love it! It has awesome teachers and great learning opportunities for the kids. Campus is very clean and well kept. The staff is excellent with the kids and is there in both positive and negative situtations.
—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.

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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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
58%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
52%

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

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students79%
Female70%
Male88%
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 disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Reading

All Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch60%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant64%
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 Students71%
Female71%
Male72%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian80%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch68%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiency55%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant71%

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male66%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian75%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiency65%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant68%
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 Students71%
Female86%
Male63%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch68%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant71%

Reading

All Students62%
Female74%
Male55%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian75%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant62%

Science

All Students52%
Female52%
Male51%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian70%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch40%
Full price71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant52%
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 Students63%
Femalen/a
Male52%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant64%

Reading

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Male55%
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 disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant68%
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 53% 40%
White 32% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
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 62%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Reno, NV 89502
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