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Donner Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 652 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 18, 2013

Please tell me the review by the "gradtuing" 6th grader is joke. Please tell me no 6th grader in this school has such poor grammar and spelling skills. It is just a sick joke, right?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

hi i am student at donner springs and i love this school iam gradtuing from 6th grade and i have been here since kindgerten an it has been the best 6 years of my school years and the princple is more nicer then ever so i think you should send your child here all the teachers are great and there are nooo bullies here because of r amazing and hiss mangers those are childern who help out kids when there upset and miss chenstwert will tell you all abut it and trust me your child will be happy and if there is a little problem dont make it in to a big deal and i have amazing friend that helped me out all through 1st grade and there still with me there my bffs and your child will make great friends trust me this is the best school ever i love it because if i never moved to this awsome school i would of never meet my bffs i love them and i will miss them with all my heart and i would give this school a million rates if i could and it is always a party at donner springs we have amazing fundrisers and AMAZING TEACHERS oh ya there r afternoon clubs at r school. its awsome so send ur child here i know my mom made the right choose so hope ur chlid comes to donner springs bye


Posted September 3, 2010

I absolutely love the teachers at Donner Springs, but the principal is HORRID! The woman is rude, cold and almost impossible to get ahold of. The school would be much better off without her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2010

My daughter had some difficulty with school because we move so often. We finally got her into Donner Springs and she was in Ms. Treadway's class (kindergarten) She is absolutely wonderful and as mentioned by someone else I believe they should have full day kindergarten. My youngest is starting kindergarten this year and I hope she will be in Ms. T's class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2010

I have 2 children attending Donner Springs, 1st grade and kindergarten. Both kids love going to school. Mrs. Treadway is an amazing teacher. I wish they had full day kindergarten instead of half and the communication between the school and parents could be better. Mrs.'T' is great at keeping parents informed, but other teachers could use a little help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2009

I have had three children attend Donner Springs (one graduated this year). My kids have enjoyed every teacher. I have had no problems with the administration. I read through the other reviews...I don't understand the negativity. You can't label an entire staff 'unqualified' if you've had 1 bad experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

My daughter is in Mrs Hill's class and LOVES it. Shes a great teacher. Everyone is very friendly and helpful and the school is very clean :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

This school and its administation and Principal are the worst, unconcerned, rude and unqualified teachers I have encountered in Washoe County thus far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

Untrained staff for learning disability children. Not a safe school. Extremley concerned parent.
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students78%
Female75%
Male82%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant78%

Reading

All Students57%
Female56%
Male58%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian75%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch44%
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant57%
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 Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch75%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiency71%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant80%

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiency67%
Proficient in English81%
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 Students69%
Female70%
Male69%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch65%
Full price77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiency50%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students68%
Female74%
Male62%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch61%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Students with limited English proficiency45%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant68%

Science

All Students61%
Female63%
Male60%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch54%
Full price74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Students with limited English proficiency30%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant61%
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 Students60%
Female63%
Male56%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian61%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch61%
Full price57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students77%
Female85%
Male67%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian89%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch71%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 46% 40%
White 37% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Black 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5125 Escuela Way
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 689-2626

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