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Spanish Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 786 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 22, 2014

The staff at Spanish Springs Ekementary School work hard to assure each child receives a wonderful education. They push the kids hard, but offer support along the way. My son has gone from having very few friends to having several thanks to the dynamics his teacher has set up on the classroom. He no longer hates going to school, and this shows also on his academics. He went from reading below grade level to reading two years above. I'm very happy with the teachers at Spanish Springs Ekementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2014

This school is horrible and starts right at the top with the new principal Ms Dullanty! Like 90 percent of the teachers there, she is uninterested in the kids education and is just there because it's just a job. Forget going here if your child has any sort of disability because they will be totally discriminated against!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

Spanish Springs School has many person helpers that makes this school a great place for learning.


Posted September 27, 2012

I am a student at Spanish Springs Elementary School, and I for one must say that parents don't know anything. There are teachers there at the cross walk, and now they do lock the doors. They have been ever since 2008. This is a wonderful school for acedemics. In 1st grade I've gotten A's, 2nd grade A's, 3rd grade A's and B's, 4th grade C's B's and A's, 5th grade A's except a B in Social Studies, and now in the present I have straight A's and all of my teachers are nice, but the P.E. teacher can be cranky. and the substitutes. But that's all I have to say, and students minds should have a part in the reviewing of the school.


Posted July 13, 2011

After reading this review: I do not recommend this school! There are very few teachers at SSES that are nice and that actually like to teach. Most of them are just there for their paychecks. The administration turns a blind eye to everything and is not helpful in resolving issues. There are a lot of kids leaving this school because it is not a nice environment to be in.... I must say they took the words right out of my mouth!!! I even started K12 with my child just to get here out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2011

I do not recommend this school! There are very few teachers at SSES that are nice and that actually like to teach. Most of them are just there for their paychecks. The administration turns a blind eye to everything and is not helpful in resolving issues. There are a lot of kids leaving this school because it is not a nice environment to be in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

I have been very pleased with the teachers at this school. The past several years have been very challenging for them and they have come through with flying colors. My son and daughter leave school almost every day feeling confident and having had fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2007

I have to say that the safety at this school is lax. There are no cross walk attendants so when these children get out of school, they just walk out and right into the street. The doors are not locked when the children are in school either. The academics are amazing though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2007

The academics in this school are great. However, I am very disappointed in the lack of safety precautions in this school. The doors are left unlocked and it is common for parents or others to wander around unnoticed. Also, the school website has not been updated in years, so it is basically worthless. The school lacks organization. Overall, I am not very impressed with Spanish Springs Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

I am very impressed with this school. I am a firm believer in 'It starts at the top'. The Principal set the pace and he is awesome! He and the Vice Principle are very involved with the students and they are always smiling. They have done such a great job and this shows in the teaching staff they have, which is also wonderful. My daughter has spent 2 years here and enjoyed every minute of it! They have set such a high standard. I only hope, this year, middle school is just as good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2004

My daughter has been at Spanish Springs for 2 years. I have been very impressed with most of the staff and teachers at this school. My child, in some ways 'marches to a different drummer' and has trouble in some areas if the 'cookie cutter' view of all learners and teaching methods is used. Spanish Springs staff have been open to my input as a parent. I have been extremely impressed with her teachers. Her teachers have innovative in their thinking and methods while covering 'the basics.' They took the time to know and appreciate my daughter's uniqueness while challenging her to work to her potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

This school has made a fantastic impression on my child. The school and caring teachers are such a high quality - far above the average public school. They have helped my son to realize his maximum potential and have provided unique and interesting means for him to learn. The teachers at this school truly do care and always have time for the individual student and the parents. I only wish that my son could continue in this school throughout all of his schooling years. I have spoken with many parents who have said that their student s grades have risen dramatically as well as their interest and enthusiasm to learn! This is a phenomenal school! I have had my son in private school, and I must say that he has achieved greatly since he has been a student of Spanish Springs Elementary! He has excelled in areas that were quite troublesome before, and now has a passion to learn and read that he never possessed before. The staff members in the office and the principal are outstanding! They always take the time for each child! Once a month as an award for outstanding efforts in school the principal takes one child to lunch! He even takes the time to personally congratulate the children and also lends them an open ear. He is a very busy man as well as all of the staff, but they all make it their top priority to help the children grow. This school deserves national recognition!!
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

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 49% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students65%
Female63%
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian72%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant65%

Reading

All Students62%
Female65%
Male57%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian65%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch45%
Full price66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant62%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch82%
Full price90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant88%

Reading

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian89%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch67%
Full price88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant84%
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 Students79%
Female74%
Male83%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian81%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant79%

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian84%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant82%

Science

All Students80%
Female74%
Male86%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunchn/a
Full price82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant80%
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 Students61%
Female53%
Male69%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian59%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch50%
Full price64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students80%
Female84%
Male78%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch83%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant80%
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 73% 37%
Hispanic 16% 40%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Marilyn Mae Dr
Sparks, NV 89436
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