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Virginia Palmer Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 504 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted October 3, 2013

Everyone at Palmer is wonderful! They participate is wonderful programs and my daughter has opened up out of her shell in the years she has attended! She loves all the teachers and Mrs. Tuttle is the very best! Since we have moved here I am so glad that we chose Palmer for our daughter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

The staff and students at this school are fantastic & we love them! My son has done a complete 360 (for the better) in all areas of his life because of the caring staff at this school. They truly prove of the benefits of positive reinforcement and compassion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2004

This is a wonderful school. Both of my two children went there and received the support from all of their teachers. My daughter is a straight A student and is now a finalist for Miss Nevada and we owe her teachers all the thanks in the world for keeping her focused and challenging her learning needs early on. My son has had a few learning struggles but thanks to the teachers there, he also recieved the support he needed early on to keep him focused and organized. He is now in the Navy and serving his time in Japan. This school is a credit to the education system. I want to give my personal thanks to all of the teachers there. Keep up the good work, you're doing an excellent job.
—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.

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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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
42%

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

All Students82%
Female87%
Male76%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch76%
Full price96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiency75%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male72%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch69%
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Students with limited English proficiency66%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant76%
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 Students69%
Female78%
Male58%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian80%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch70%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students68%
Female78%
Male54%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian80%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch68%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch85%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Students with limited English proficiency69%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch80%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiency59%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students42%
Female42%
Male43%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch38%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Students with limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English60%
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 Students51%
Female61%
Male42%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian52%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch47%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant51%

Reading

All Students70%
Female85%
Male56%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch66%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant70%
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 58% 39%
White 33% 39%
Asian 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 10%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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