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Alice Maxwell Elementary School

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Posted April 17, 2012

Alice Maxwell Elementary has been a wonderful introduction to the public school system. The principal is very approachable and brings great enthusiasm to the school. My son's teacher is a great fit for his personality and the classroom is structured to meet the needs of the varying skill levels. The school facility is full of great learning materials, a computer lab, a wonderful library and excels at meeting the needs of the students. Maxwell is a wonderful school and I am thankful to have my son attend. The staff was very helpful during the registration process and has always been available to assist and answer questions. I am very thankful my son attendst his school over the neighboring schools and hope his waiver will be approved for next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

A great school, full of amazing opportunities to become involved in my child's education. Welcoming campus, compassionate staff, inovative family nights, and fantastic attitudes all make this school the best kept secret in Sparks!
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch80%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Students with limited English proficiency79%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant83%

Reading

All Students69%
Female74%
Male63%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Students with limited English proficiency70%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%
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 Students87%
Female84%
Male89%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch85%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Students with limited English proficiency82%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant87%

Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch69%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Students with limited English proficiency62%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant72%
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 Students79%
Female91%
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch78%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiency70%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant79%

Reading

All Students68%
Female79%
Male56%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Students with limited English proficiency39%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant68%

Science

All Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch65%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Students with limited English proficiency44%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant65%
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 Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch78%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant77%

Reading

All Students78%
Female89%
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch79%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant78%
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 65% 40%
White 22% 37%
Black 4% 10%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2300 North Rock Blvd
Sparks, NV 89431
Phone: (775) 353-5580

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