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Elizabeth Lenz Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 559 students

 
 

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Posted October 2, 2013

Congrats to the students, staff, principal, and families at Lenz ES for working hard to be a 2013 Blue Ribbon School!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 1, 2013

Had bad exp last yr in 2nd grade.My child hd several probs with kids in her class. Whenever I complaind to her class teacher, Mrs.Rob..., she wudn't b of any help.Kids realizd that R wasn't supporting my child& she was left out in class with no friends. Whenever my kid wnt to R withprobs, R wudnt believe her.One day, R saw my child & another kid arguing.R gave my child a tally mark.Whn asked,R said, "I have2 many things2 do.Can't luk into the matter2 see who's wrong &wht happ".wonderd if R was incapable or2 tired.My child kept her probs within herself.supprssed emotions led 2headches.V had sev sessns of prof counsellng.One day,she just collapsd. tuk her to ER.Followd with her primary care dr.Was advisd to go to Dist sup& info the principal.Tuk letters 4m the prof counsellr& dr. met principal.She didn't even luk @ docs. Said, teacher is gud & offerd to put my kid in a gud teacher's class, nxt year. Had only 3wks 4 the school yr to complete. so my child was on medical. R's moved to 3rd grade now. My child is in diff school now.I felt, no child sh go thru this trauma.If ur child isnt resilient enuf &u as a parnt cant be with ur child24/7,then pl.R is not for you.Hence the posting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2012

Go to Hunsberger if you can-much better leadership! Some of the teachers are wonderful but they can't do it all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

You own't find higher quality teachers anywhere! And the PTA is phenomenal! Simply the best neighborhood school around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

School is going downhill fast. Classrooms are too crowded and Principal refuses to meet with unhappy parents. Students aren't learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2011

I go to this school and I have been going to this wonderful school since 3rd grade and the last school that I went to was Double Diamond, and that was a good school but I think that Lenz is a fantastis school,they do these suveys every year that the students get, just to make sure everyone is feeling safe. We have a great secratery, princapal, nurse, councilor (which you can tell everything going on in your personal life...only if you want to),and after school program! There is also speech classes, and also any other class you would want your kid in. This school also is a K-6 school. By the way there is a hands/feet off policy along with a NO BULLY invironment!!! So I am a sixth grader making a huge promise...also all of my sixth grade friends!!! "I promise you will be blown away as soon as you see our wonderful school.":)


Posted January 23, 2011

This is so so so so so so so so so so so so so so cool


Posted October 9, 2010

The enormous amount of parent involvement along with excellent teachers makes Lenz an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

I have seen nothing but good education, highly qualified teachers, and principal who is available for most issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2007

So far I am very happy with the teachers at Lenz. My child has been lucky enough to have very kind, enthusisatic teachers. I have to agree with June 5th's posting. Lenz has a little group of bored housewives that have a very elitist attiitude, they complain about the most trivial of issues. Case in point, the new pods (trailers) for overcrowding. Ladies just be happy the district has the money to provide for more room for your children. This is public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

It's a very elitist culture. It's very hard to teach your kids good values or to appreciate anything in this environment. They need some basic rules in the parking lot! At our old school, teachers took parking lot/bus line duty just like yard duty. I thought all schools did that. It's a free for all. So glad to be done there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

The 2006-07 school year was our first at Lenz. Coming from a lower income school, we were excited to see the amount of parental involvement that occurs at Lenz E.S. The principal has been extremely open and forthright with information and she never makes us feel as if we are a nuisance, an issue we had at my children's previous school. The amount of effort put forward by the PTA shows the general attitude of the school. The few chosen fundraisers generate more revenue than the monthly fundraisers I'm used to having. While my experience with the teachers has been limited to those who instruct my children, I have been more than pleased with their rapport. Smiles and cheerful words inundate you as you walk down the hall, which again, is a pleasant change from the militaristic attitude at our previous E.S. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

We have nothing but positive things to say about the teachers at Lenz. They go above and beyond what is required of them, and my children love being at this school. The environment at Lenz is conducive to learning. The teachers make difficult concepts easy to understand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2006

My daughter is new to Lenz this year and I've heard it was a 'great school'. I'm not impressed. The teachers are dry with condescending attitudes with the students and parents. ( my experience ) The principle seemed more 'business minded' and I question why some teachers are even working at this school. I'm ready to pull my child out of Lenz. If I see more undesirable ways. I'm concerned with a readers post about publicly humiliated a student. I want to know more about that. I will repost midway through the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

My granddaughter attended Mrs. Reeds 1st grade class in 2004. Our experience was wonderful. I watched as she reached out to each child and what we got was great readers, more respectful attitudes and overall growth. I thought the strength of the admin. and staff was shown daily. The parking is a nightmare, but I don't have any sugestions how to fix it. I beleive the fondation that Mrs. Reed set will help my Granddaughter forever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2004

I have 2 boys who have attended here since kindergarten. One is now in high school and the other in 5th grade. Some teachers are awesome, however many seem to only care about the over all stats of what is call an 'exemplary' school. My youngest has difficulties, yet they are never fully focused on. I was told by one teacher, spelling is not that important, as the world now uses spell check, etc. My over all feeling is that the school as a whole, is more concerned in being one of the top 10 schools, rather than the concern of the individual students and the progress they make. The positive reinforcement is very low. There is more negativity with black marks and a child being publicly humiliated when they do wrong. The PTA consists of many wealthy moms and single moms or the unwealthy are not readily accepted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2004

Some teachers are excellant in ability while others really do not belong in institutions of learning. Discipline of student is low. PTA members' and teacher's children are able to break any rules they choose to. Parking is impossible.
—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 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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
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

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian90%
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 migrant91%

Reading

All Students87%
Female94%
Male79%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian86%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian98%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant96%

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian98%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant96%
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 Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant86%

Reading

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant85%

Science

All Students87%
Female84%
Male91%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant87%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%
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
White 82% 37%
Hispanic 8% 40%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 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 4%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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