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Ted Hunsburger Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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Posted November 28, 2012

One of the best elementary schools in Washoe County. Roy Gomm, and Elizabeth Lenz switch among the top three annually with Hunsburger. Schools in Nevada are underfunded, but Hunsburger does a good job with the resources it has. The material condition of the building is excellent. My two boys are in the School Within A School (SWAS program). It is an incredibly good program for very gifted children. They are all put in the same class with other SWAS kids and have terrific teachers providing advanced instruction. In short, if your kid is gifted, SWAS is great. For other kids, Hunsburger is one of the best elementary schools in a very challenging environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2012

After searching the entire nation for the best school for my children, we chose Hunsberger ES. We moved to Reno for this school and it never fails to EXCEED my every expectation! With my oldest child being 26, I have been involved with the Public and Private School systems for many years, none come close to HES! The Principal is there because she LOVES the children and what she does! She leads by an example of dedication, compassion and amazing support! The staff and parents follow in her lead. This school was just awarded the #1 ES in the state and when you enter through the front doors you are quick to realize why! One of my children is in the GATE program and the other is on an IEP. Both have their needs met attentively. I can't say enough good things about the staff and nurturing environment there! HES is an explemplary school that all should have the pleasure to experience!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2011

The school has become overcrowed. Compared to nearby schools the enrollment here is almost double that of Lenz. The test scores dropped drammatically since the growth. The teachers remain the same, excellent, but there are kids here that do not live in this neighborhood attending this school. They are the siblings of the SWAS kids. This neighborhood is made of exclusive single family homes, but now there is tremendous economic diversity that did not previously exist. This can be both good and bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2011

Excellent teachers and the principal! Our first child started his 1st grade in Hunsbeger and now he is a 3rd grader in SWAS program in Hunsberger, he made huge academic progress in the past two years! Now the school offers full time kindergarten which benefits our younger child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2011

I think this it the best elementary school in Reno. We looked at a lot of schools before we moved back to Reno and were really impressed with this school and the principal. I have two children in Hunsberger and they love it and are getting an excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

Came from a really bad public school to Hunsberger. It is 100x better, so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

The principal and teachers at Ted Hunsberber Elementary really care about the children and the school and really care about their education. They are very positive and reward good behavior and handle oor behavior quickly and efficently. Both my children have had a wonderful teacher that they love every year and want to do well in school because of that. The school has a very good feeling when you walk down the hallways. Thank you Hunsberger family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2010

The school moved to number 1 in 2010, this reflects the parental involvement and teachers. They now have an all day kindergarten and the school within a school program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

My 6-yr old loves it there. Check out their Accountability Report online at the Washoe school district website, it simply is the best overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

I had a kindergartener this past year and was very pleased with the entire school experience -- great teachers, great students, great parents with lots of parental involvement. While the 2 1/2 hour day was short, if you can manage the schedule for kindergarten I highly recommend it! The kids learned far more in that 2 1/2 hours than I would have expected, and they seem ready and enthusiastic about entering 1st grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

I have three children who attend Hunsberger and love it! My son has behaviorial challenges and the Principal and Dean of the School have really helped my son. He has never been judged, instead is has been loved unconditionally, but with appropriate firmness. The teacher, principal, and Dean have kept my husband and I very informed of his school work and behavior. I would never go anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

This school has a very involved and accessible principle. The teachers are warm and encouraging. Overall, this school is on a beautiful setting with hard working students and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2003

Excellent leadership with the principal. I am not thrilled with the Washoe County Curriculum, but the teachers are enthusiasthic and the the school is very friendly. Lot of parent involement


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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian96%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities99%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian89%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
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

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian100%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price99%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%

Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian99%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price99%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities99%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%
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 Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian94%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Reading

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Science

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian94%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant93%
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 Students92%
Female89%
Male95%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Reading

All Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian96%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English96%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Hispanic 4% 40%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 1%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2505 Crossbow Court
Reno, NV 89511
Phone: (775) 851-7095

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