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Lloyd Diedrichsen Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 9, 2014

My son has been attending Diedrichsen for three years since Kindergarten, I think the staff staff and principal are great. The teachers there seem like they really care for my child's education, I hope it continues to be successful in educating our children and keeping up a great reputation. Mrs. Waugh is the current principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2011

I believe thy Mrs. Carmella is a great principal. She is very interested in a cmy child's education and always gets back to me with all the concerns that I have about my child. She is a wonderful lady And I have the inmost respect for her. Hopefully she stays at this school. The staff knows that she is always watching. She has a big responsibility to are children to guide them to help them make the best possible choices so that they will have a chance in life to success and be a productive person in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

As a parent of two children attending Diedrichsen ES for the last three years, I was concerned about the turnover in Administration. I should say that this has subsided with the current principal, Ms. Ciaramella. She is extremely interested in parental concerns, an objective listener, and proactive with intervention (when needed). We are pleased with the education that our children are getting, despite our differences in philosophy with the teacher's. We hope that Ms. Ciaramella will continue to lead, as the school will improve exponentially with each year she stays.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2008

As noted in a previous review, something has changed at the school. The stability of the staff is changing as the senior teachers are starting to retire and more so with the principal s position as it seems to be a staging area for career moves. In the 5 years our daughter has attended the school, we are now at our 3rd principal. If this position is to be considered as the leader of the school, then the direction the school is going changes with each new person assigned. My hats off to the teaching staff, old and new as they are the ones who really interact with the kids on a daily basis and they are amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

This was the best school but this past year (2007-2008) something's changed. Parents are less welcomed in the school, the students are afraid of being arrested (according to my child and several of his friends-who once loved the school) and uncomfortable taking their problems to the office, the new principal is unapproachable. He treats the school like an inner city problem school instead of the great school it was. The teachers are still wonderful and the curriculum hasn't changed too much but it has lost it's welcoming happy atmosphere that it had under John Sutherland.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

This is the best elementary school in all of Reno-Sparks. My daughter is a former student and my son is a current one. All the teachers are really caring and involved. The test scores reflect the amount of effort and time the teachers put into the children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2007

I really love this school. My daughter is in the 3rd grade and never got help from any other school. Well they helped her and is staying on top of things. She is know at the right level. Thanks Diedrichsen for all of youe help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

This is a great school. Teachers are very friendly, helpful, and approachable. The office staff is wonderful. Parent involvement is highly incouraged and I have always felt welcome.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

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 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian74%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch83%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students71%
Female82%
Male63%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian68%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch70%
Full price72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant71%
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 Students84%
Female81%
Male85%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian86%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch81%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant84%

Reading

All Students79%
Female85%
Male76%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian72%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch75%
Full price83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
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 Students75%
Female88%
Male61%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch70%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students83%
Female94%
Male71%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch87%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant83%

Science

All Students77%
Female85%
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch80%
Full price74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant77%
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 Students85%
Female90%
Male83%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian77%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch83%
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant85%

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male88%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian91%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch78%
Full price95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%
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 55% 37%
Hispanic 27% 40%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Black 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 42%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1735 Del Rosa Way
Sparks, NV 89434
Phone: (775) 353-5730

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