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Lois Allen Elementary School

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Posted July 22, 2013

If I were rating this school on the staff I would give it a five star, but I cannot rate any higher than a two. I had three children complete their elementary classes at Lois Allen and a fourth complete through the fourth grade, I thought this was a really good school until I had to move my youngest to another school within Washoe County. My child was getting A's and B's but when we moved he dropped to D's and F's. I thought it was due to the move but when I looked into it I realized it was Lois Allen that failed my son. The school is behind in curriculum compared to other schools. I understand most of the parents speak little English and that is where a large percentage of teaching goes (translating or teaching English, but the other students are falling behind. Your children are suffering, please look into this for the benefit of your children and our future leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2011

I think Lois Allen is a wonderful school. The principal is just wondeful. The teachers are great. This will be our 4th year and we have a kindergardener who just started. This schools teachers and staff go above and beyond for all the student and their familys. Education is top priority of the teachers just as it should be! Lois allen has an open door policy meaning parents are always welcome to visit any time. What wonderful school, iam a proud parent of two Lois Allen students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2011

My students have attended this school starting this schol year due to my principal not granting variences before school started. I chose this school (their father's zone school) over my own zone school due to the all day kinder they offer. My children are in 2nd, kinder and the PreK program. My 2 youngest get speach services. The teachers all communicate well with me via e-mail. My children are excelling. My 5 year old is always using her new vocabulary words in proper context and loves to sing the songs she is learning. My 7 year old loves math and gets the reading support she needs to be a more confident reader. My 3 year old son is talking in sentences and LOVES going to school! I am very satisfied with this school and the administration seems great! I also like the way they have ability group the students in their classes. some people frown on this approach, but as a student that felt held back in class because of struggling students, I highly support it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Some of the staff should move on, but others are just great. Teachers need to know that it is about the student, not their cleavage, style, or them at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

Lois Allen has been a wonderful school for my son. He began their K program on the recommendation of the County Kindergarten Coordinator, and we have not been disappointed since! They have worked consistently to challenge him, to motivate him, and to keep his love for education intact. The principal has heard any concern and responded with positive feedback and results. I am truly impressed with the progress the school has made over recent years, and they are clearly a place of excellence.
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian72%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch68%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Students with limited English proficiency60%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students47%
Female49%
Male46%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian54%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch47%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Students with limited English proficiency38%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant47%
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%
Female75%
Male61%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch69%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiency70%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students70%
Female75%
Male64%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch70%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Students with limited English proficiency59%
Proficient in English75%
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

Math

All Students68%
Female73%
Male65%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian70%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch68%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiency50%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students55%
Female62%
Male49%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian61%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Students with limited English proficiency30%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant55%

Science

All Students53%
Female43%
Male61%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian65%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Students with limited English proficiency27%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant53%
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 Students49%
Female51%
Male47%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian47%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch49%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Students with limited English proficiency25%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant49%

Reading

All Students70%
Female78%
Male63%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian63%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch70%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiency55%
Proficient in English74%
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 54% 40%
White 33% 37%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Black 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 100%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5155 McGuffy Rd
Sparks, NV 89433
Phone: (775) 674-4430

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