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Marvin Moss Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 7, 2014

Teachers are fine. The down side, my daughter is bussed to this school even though there is an elementary school across the street from me. That would be fine if they had before school care for those of us who have to be at work by 7 am. Sparks park and rec runs a program at the school stating at 7am that is frequently full and we are turned away and I have to call out from work (wondering how long i'm going to keep my job at this point). The only other daycare that transports is Kindercare and they charge $150 a week. Thats insane for before and after school care!! Especially when my other child is $110 a week for comparable (even better) child care. I'm very frustrated by this. Half my income is spent trying to get my kids to and from school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

My kids have all gone to this school, 11 years I have been here and have about 8 more to go. I have been pleased with EVERY teacher that my kids have had. The new principal Mrs. Christiansen is absolutely wonderful. Keep up the good work Moss staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

Thank Heavens there is a new and Wonderful principal !!! Yay !!! Already there has been positive changes in my son's attitude. I'm so pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2008

My daughter just started here and we are disappointed in the curriculum as well as with her teacher, who keeps reiterating how she should be teaching 6th and 7th graders. I'm not impressed with the safety precautions they take, my child has gotten lost twice and no one noticed, and her lunch money was taken by a cafeteria employee. I'm glad we are buying a house soon and she will get to change elementary schools. I don't think this one is as good as everyone seems to think it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

This is a new, spacious, well built school. The principal is very activly involved in all areas regarding the students and their well being, both on and off campus.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students77%
Female72%
Male84%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full price84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant77%

Reading

All Students66%
Female61%
Male71%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian69%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch45%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant66%
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 Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian74%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch62%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students64%
Female67%
Male62%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian71%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch52%
Full price71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant64%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian94%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students63%
Female72%
Male56%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch32%
Full price77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant63%

Science

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian84%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch32%
Full price68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
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 Students47%
Female51%
Male43%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian43%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch46%
Full price47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students59%
Female78%
Male43%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian70%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch60%
Full price58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant59%
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 49% 37%
Hispanic 33% 40%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Black 3% 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 37%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Sparks, NV 89434
Phone: (775) 353-5507

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