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A larger number of schools in this district are rated below average in school quality.

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Students at many of the schools in this district are making about the same academic progress as the state average.

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Reviews from schools in Washoe County School District
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Parent / Guardian
November 05, 2021
My child scored at and above CRT normative standards and spent his entire elementary years at Bennett. He loved his teachers and he felt loved by them. I believe a school can make a difference in a... More
Current student
November 01, 2021
There are a lot of code yellows and sometimes reds. The students there are mostly bad and only disrupt the classes. Students always have their phones out and never respect the teachers. Like most old... More
Parent / Guardian
October 18, 2021
Our kids have attended this school for several years now. They really enjoyed preschool and we liked how the classrooms are mixed age. Miss Chrissy was very sweet and patient through Kinder. The... More