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Sun Valley Elementary School

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Posted April 19, 2010

This school focuses on the student, individualy, and as a class. Great Staff that have been in contact with students long after leaving, and going on to higher grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

I feel that my Children are falling behind here at Sun Valley. I have them in Boys and gils Club for after school because I can't be there when they get out. Twice I have had two of my children not noticed after school. Most of the responsibility need to fall on the school due to lack of communication. I feel this is important to share with all parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

My children and I love this school for several reasons. The principal and vice principal are wonderful. They understand that children will make mistakes and they don't hold it against them. They and the counselor and all of their teachers have all been very helpful and willing to do whatever it takes to keep them on the right track and out of trouble. And they have no problem calling me to let me know if they are being out of line, so that I can take care of it. I stand behind this school and they way they handle things 100%!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2004

I can rely on the telephone system that they have to inform me about events that are happening after school, they have ESL classes for parents at no charge. All the teachers in the school have a good repore with the parents. My daughter loves her teachers. Mrs. Breitmeyer, Mrs. Wilson and Mr. Todd and the principal are awesome. Not least is Molly the wonderful voice behind the phone to answer parent questions and students all day long. This school let's your child build character to be a better student as the teachers guide them along. The best!
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
37%

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

All Students57%
Female56%
Male57%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch57%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Students with limited English proficiency50%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students42%
Female44%
Male40%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch42%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Students with limited English proficiency34%
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant42%
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 Students76%
Female72%
Male80%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian67%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch76%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiency72%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant76%

Reading

All Students72%
Female70%
Male75%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian75%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiency62%
Proficient in English84%
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 Students45%
Female49%
Male42%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch44%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Students with limited English proficiency24%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant45%

Reading

All Students37%
Female44%
Male31%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch36%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
Students with limited English proficiency16%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant37%

Science

All Students40%
Female32%
Male46%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch40%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
Students with limited English proficiency22%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant40%
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 Students48%
Female44%
Male51%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Students with limited English proficiency21%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant48%

Reading

All Students66%
Female71%
Male61%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian70%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiency41%
Proficient in English79%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 70% 40%
White 23% 37%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 10%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5490 Leon Dr
Sparks, NV 89433
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