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Alyce Savage Taylor Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 642 students

 

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Posted September 11, 2011

I am very pleased with my son's teacher and the principal at Taylor Elementary. Everyone I have talked to at the school has been friendly and helpful. Your child and their education is a top priority at Taylor Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2008

A fantastic school with wonderful teachers and a principal that is heavily involved with the students. The support of the parents is also great. Couldn't ask for better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2008

Great school! The principal and teachers work closely with parents to help the children succeed. Great team spirit and parent involvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

Fantastic school! The teachers are very involved and the principal always knows whats going on. The teachers have kept me very informed about where my daughter is in school/progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

Our son started first grade at Taylor Elementary in July last year. So far our family loves the school. The new principal is great... I see him outside in the mornings with the students almost every day. Our son's teacher has also been wonderful and communication with the families is very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

Excellent school. Very involved principal. Wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

I love this school! The principal stays very involved (the previous principal was not the greatest). The teachers that I have experienced are very caring and pay very close attention to the students. I am so glad I transfered my daughter here. I would absolutely recomend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2007

Outstanding! Wonderful evening events, principal who returns phone calls, new opportunities for students - my kids enjoy their new school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2007

6th grade teachers and principal have worked together to provide a trip to Tahoe for 6th graders to learn about science. My son loves this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2007

Fresh blood, new energy, new leadership. The new principal has come in and wants to make this a great school. He really cares about the children, their learning and their safety. Lots of activities are going on - it's going to continue to get better and better! We're excited to have our children attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

Excellent school! The teachers are really involved with the students. The new principle is excellent and always available to answer questions. They welcome imput from the parents and have a great volunteer program. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

Is an absolutely wonderful school. I'm lucky that both my children attended Alyce Taylor. All the teachers and administrators are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2005

This year round school needs new leadership. The principal is more interested in her career advancement than in solving many of the issues which are present. She is distant and does not view the PTO as an asset to the school. District policy is to not have principals at any school for more than 5yrs. however, because most principals do not want a yr round schedule, she continues at this school. To bad for students and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2004

This county school district is one of the worst in Nevada. The principal of this school seems to be rarely there & barely involved. I have had children in this school for the last 8 years. This school sorely lacks leadership. This area is experiencing tremendous growth and this school is operated 'year-around' and very overcrowded.
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian84%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian95%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant94%

Reading

All Students88%
Female95%
Male81%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian88%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English87%
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

Math

All Students93%
Female97%
Male91%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian94%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities99%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%

Reading

All Students88%
Female85%
Male89%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Science

All Students89%
Female82%
Male93%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%
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 Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian81%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 72% 39%
Hispanic 17% 39%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Asian 2% 6%
Black 2% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • High Achieving Status 2005-2006 (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00
School end time
  • 3:20
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Alan Reeder
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (775) 425-7704

Programs

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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