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Silver Stage Middle School

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Posted September 17, 2009

Lyon County, Nevada is one of the smallest counties in Nevada, with one of the smallest budgets. Even so, the ciriculum still includes extras such as band, physical education. the school also does extra cirricular activites such as Ice cream socials, science fairs and really acts as a community center in a very small community where the resources, plain and simply, are very limited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

The staff at this school knows how to teach their students. The librarian and teachers are extremely helpful. You can tell the teachers here care about the students.


Posted March 26, 2009

For a school in the middle of nowhere, Silver Stage Middle school is on the right track. Overall the school has improved since my first year, and so many of the teachers and staff do care. Teachers like Mr. Blunk, Mrs. Schwindt, and Ms. Edmonson are brilliant teachers, that simply make SSMS worth it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2008

this school is the best and all the staf are really nice and easy to talk to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2007

I have had a student at ssms for 2 yrs. now, and overall I think the school is pretty good. I think on a scale of 1 to 10 on offering the students extracurricular activites and electives they get a 3. I also belive that the school is not very fair in punishment my child is on the honor roll and in 2 yrs. got 1 pink slip for talking back to a teacher which she should not have done but in return they were going to throw her of of the honor roll and take all of her field trips I think this is very exteme. I would also like to say a great big thank you to Mr. Blunk & Mrs. Todd your both great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

My daughter is in 6th grade at SSMS. She was homeschooled until this year, although she did attend two months of 5th grade. I think the staff and administration, especially the teachers are dedicated, hardworking people who care about the students. I have communicated frequently with my daughters teachers and I am very pleased to say each and everyone is responsive and thoughtful. I love the Power School site! It allows me, as a parent, to get up to the minute information about assignments, testing and grades. I can address classwork issues with my daughter immediately rather than waiting until written progress reports show she may have a problem. My only criticism is there is not enough homework so that I can keep on top of the subject matter and know what she is studying. Overall, our experience with SSMS has been a very positive one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2006

I went to SSMS. Now I go to a private college. It was amazing.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 11, 2006

I am a 7th grader in this school. I have an overall opinion of 'Good' of this school, However, it has quite a few downfalls in the discipline area. I've seen many fights, and even one where a girl's shirt was almost ripped off. It's almost worse than a Jerry Springer show. If our school had a censor block on it, the halway would be covered with 'Beep's, but most of the teachers at this school put effort into making the students try their best and acheive their goals. The extracurricular activities are very limited. I like this school, but it could use a LOT of changes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2005

I believe in the teachers at Silver Stage Middle School and their intention to provide quality education. But it seems to me that the principal hinders their attempts. When questioned about my child's schedule, teachers have informed me that the schedule is the principal's creation. Don't teachers have any input? There is no balance in my child's education; no music unless he joins band, no art, and extracurricular activities are limited to sports. I do not feel welcome at the school when parent notes go home one or two days prior to an event, if at all, and often incorrect or incomplete. And I'm concerned with my child's safety because anybody can just walk into the school, into any room they please, and nobody questions their being there. That's not safe for anyone, especially children. There isn't enough room here to list all the problems with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2005

Im an eighthgrader at SSMS this year and I think the world of this school. There are teachers that are wonderful and They really care about us.All of the eighthgrade teachers know what they are talking about and that reassures my in how I am being taught. Yes, there are some problems, but what school doesn't have any? Teachers like Mr. Gianotti, Mrs. Bowmen Mrs.Gonzolez,Mrs. Farr, Miss Brueher, and Mr. Suess really encourage me to do my best. I love this school. I am sad to be leaving it so soon.(April 13, 2005)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2004

Over the 8 years that I have been involve with SSMS the last 2 years have been the worst. Teacher moral has dropped to an all time low, bullying,fighting, stealing, and total disrespect by and for other students has increased dramtically. We seem to keep losing some wonderful teacher every year. I have great respect for the teachers that care enough to stay and make a huge differnce in our childrens lifes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2004

I have been a parent at SSMS for about 8 years, my daughters were encouraged to make their own decisions, their relationships with the Teachers were open, I felt the Teachers are caring and want to help the kids, The teachers kept in contact with me when something went wrong with my child and I appreciate that. Thank you SSMS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

My experience has been mixed. I have seen great things from teachers and administrators but I have also seen things that are not so great. I wonder sometimes if I couldn't do a better job. I am overall satisifed but feel strongly there are other things that could be done to make it better. I believe in more positive encouragement and more self esteem boosting activities. More ideas that would make the kids want to do better and strive harder than punishing them when they act out. Why wait until things get out of hand. Try to make them want better in the first place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2003

Due to current administration this school has lost valuable, caring and competent teachers. Thankfully this past year the students did well due to these valuable and concerned teachers, in spite of the administration. Unfortunately now with these teachers gone, the upcoming year is in question in my mind as the administration is still in place. Hopefully it will not go unchecked by the school board this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2003

I am not a parent, but a former student. I think that this school is a great school. They have excellent teachers for the most part. I would like to mention one teacher in particular that has made a big influence on me and probably other kids in the school, Her name is Mrs. Schwindt. Overall rating of this school from one to ten, ten being high, I would give this school an eight.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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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

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The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

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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

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The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

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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

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The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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48%

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47%
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

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

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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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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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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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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 37%
Hispanic 19% 40%
Two or more races 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 75%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3800 Spruce St
Silver Springs, NV 89429
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