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Posted May 15, 2012

My son is being bullied by a teacher at cold springs middle school. The administers say they are looking into it but nothing is being done. This 6th grade teacher made my child stand up at the board with a division problem she knew he could not do and she let the kids make fun of him and he cried and she continued all the way through class. I did talk to the teacher and she neglected to tell me that she was the one who was doing the bullying. I am taking him out of this school for a second time!! I also had my daughter in this school for 4 years and she bated it. I have a ton of bad stories. Please do not put your children in this school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2011

As an Ex-Student and Pre-IB student I feel robbed of my education. Teachers at Cold Springs Middle School do nothing truly. They are very harsh and seem to not want to be there. They just want the pay for less work. And do not get me started about how harsh the administrators are! They are deffientaly not top notch. As for the technology last time I was there no one could use the computers! Not a great school.


Posted February 21, 2010

teachers are cool. who cares if the office is mean. i agree. i went to the nurse and he told a 5th grader to make it 'at least look like' they were sick and it was annoying. mabe the teachers dont communicate with the paents because they want the kids to like them, or learn a lesson about getting good grades on your own, not just having mommy or daddy do it for them. the fact that teachers dont call parents, makes the kids like them more. i do. and about the office that all of you are complaining about, its true, but who cares, they have better things to do in life then deal with a bunch of crazy people bugging them about events or things that arent really that important.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2009

Hi i am a current 8th grade student in Cold Springs Middle School. This school is a great school and it has a good education.The teachers are good.In my current year i have been missing alot of school because of illness.The amistration and teachers can be rude because of days of missing.In 7th grade i had a teacher who didn't really care about you, all she cared was about getting your work done and working.My 8th grade teachers are great ,but one of my teachers can really rude and uncaring when you only talk about out side of school.Also the teachers of my school are really strict about you going to the bathroom. Other than that the school is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

it's a pretty good school i really do like all of the alectives and it's got decent teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2009

I live out in Cold Springs and have 2 sons going to the Middle School. I must say that I dont agree with sending 5th grade to MS. My son seemed to grow up way too fast. He doesn't even get to be a kid and play on a playground. Some of his teachers seemed to forget he was only a 5th grader. He had more homework than his 8th grade brother. As for the school itself it is beautiful and very technologically advanced. The office staff could definitely use some pr skills. My best advice is to get to know your kids teachers and email them regularly to keep in touch with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

I love this school it is the best school i ever went to.I fell safe here and the teachers will lisen if you have something inporten to say.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2009

The staff is rude. Administration is non-existent. The teachers my son has for 7th grade are terrific. His Math teacher is very careing. His English teacher is interesting and fun. His Social Studies teacher is awsome. His Music teacher rocks to the 'metal'. His Science teacher has a great curriculm and student involvement. It's too bad the front office can't get their act together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

Although the school is technologically advanced the staff is rude much to often. Parents arnt informed about anything a few days before or after something is or was happening. This school may seem good but can be extremely annoying in a parents point of view!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2008

This school is a beautiful school with so much to offer with all the new technology.It is true all the comments listed this school is the most unfriendly and rude staff I have ever met.I have 4 children all whom gone through different elementaries O'Brien and NVHS so I can fairly judge thru experience.I even complained to Paul Dugan.Obviously no changes that was 2 years ago.One of my children attend still and is doing poor in his classes.No teacher involvement.If he does not do his work in class you are never notified nor do they intervene,What happened to sending a child to the office.I check Edeline that is have the time not updated for weeks.Relying on your teenager to be honest about his grades isn't helpful.Of course parents are the biggest tool in a child's life.But what has happened to the motivating,caring ,informing and proactive staff and teachers?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

Cold Springs Middle School is an excellent school. The school is very tidy and clean, it has crazy technology, and has the greatest teachers that have ever taught me. But I have to agree, some of the office administrators a tad unfriendly way too often. Overall though, Cold Springs is the best middle school in Reno, in my opinion.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2008

The school is very technologically advanced and gives the 5th graders access to educational items they wouldn't have in an elementary school. However, they seriously fail when it comes to parent communication. Too often, notices won't be sent home until a day or two before a field trip or project is due. Also, the administration is very anti-parent. Upon walking into the office, you are greeted with less than enthused staff who are obviously not happy to have a parent there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

I think it's a safe school in a great location.
—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 69% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%
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 53% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
71%
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 39% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

255 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students66%
Female71%
Male63%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian65%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full price68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant66%

Reading

All Students67%
Female76%
Male60%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian73%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch49%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students58%
Female61%
Male56%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian60%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch44%
Full price68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant58%
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 Students56%
Female61%
Male50%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian62%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch51%
Full price60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students73%
Female84%
Male62%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant73%
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 Students54%
Female50%
Male58%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian58%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch43%
Full price62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities60%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian64%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch52%
Full price69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities70%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant62%
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 Students46%
Female45%
Male46%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian47%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch37%
Full price52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities51%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian54%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full price56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities59%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant53%

Science

All Students53%
Female51%
Male55%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian56%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch47%
Full price57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities58%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant53%
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 62% 37%
Hispanic 25% 40%
Two or more races 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 2% 10%
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 40%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

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  • Gym
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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball

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