School Details

Elton M Garrett Junior High School

1200 Ave G, Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 799-8290
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 513 students 21 students/teacher (NV avg is 20)

Test Scores by grade

61%
47%
49%
73%
61%
63%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2010-2011 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Clark County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
52%
53%
77%
61%
62%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2010-2011 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Clark County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
39%
39%
64%
49%
50%
85%
53%
54%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2010-2011 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Clark County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Elton M Garrett Junior High School is a public middle school in Boulder City. The principal of Elton M Garrett Junior High School is Jame Lynn Hood. 513 children attend Elton M Garrett Junior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 30% of the 513 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Elton M Garrett Junior High School is 21:1. B Mahlon Brown Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 35%
Multiracial 4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 0.8%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Hispanic 11% 40%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    The worse principal ever. I would not recommend it at all. My son and I had the worse time of our lives. his stress level went to the roof he was bullied by some of the teachers and staff. ( ;(

  • (1 year ago)

    I think there is a lot of favoritism at this school and I think there are several teachers who do not enjoy teaching but are trying to "hang in there" until they can collect retirement. Additionally the administration does not hold teachers and staff accountable for violating district policies and procedures. There is a culture of lip service when parents express concerns but appropriate actions are seldom taken. As a parent you have to take matters into your own hands and utilize individuals at the district level. However the test scores are good so it would appear nothing else matters like crushing the spirits of the 6th graders who enter the school so they exit 8th grade with a complete dislike of school and lack of trust in the adults who are responsible for inspiring a life-long love of learning. Also forget about parent involvement...the last thing they want is to have parents around unless of course you are one of the "chosen ones."

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is awesome but the lockers are troubling. I like this school and there is many students that are nice and friendly to me. I love it.

  • (1 year ago)

    Elton M Garrett Junior High School has a great principal who cares about the students and great teachers as well. They are not afraid to try a variety of activities to help students learn.

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to this school in the early 1990's. It was a great school. I had a lot of fun and a lot of friends. I love Garrett middle school. So many memories.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am 6th grader at Garrett so far this school is awesome I am very proud to be a Garrett Bobcat!!!!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    The school has allot to offer the students. Even though it is a small school the arts are flourishing. In particular the orchestra program. Mrs. Riley is fantastic! A firm but caring teacher that goes the extra mile both musically and in caring about the students. My son is graduating this year and is excited to continue with the same teacher at the high school.

  • (2 years ago)

    There is a huge bullying issue at this school and there is favoritism. Punishment is up to who ever the vice principal is at the time and varies greatly.Little is done to contain the bullying.There are some good teachers there but the atmosphere there with the bullying undermines the good of the few good caring teachers

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has some veryy good teachers and some that need to stay on topic and teach the students so that they can learn not just teach their plan and thats it. This school is very spirited. I am in 8th grade and like three teachers will push you soooo hard. And like two aren't very good teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a small school but the principal and the teachers work very hard to provide for the best academic experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    I believe that Garrett Middle School has many fascinating quality's about the school but we could improve. Garrett needs to observe the students behaviors in a more effective way. The students themselves need to be more mature too. Garrett needs to create more reasonable punishments too.

  • (6 years ago)

    This was the best school Ive ever gone to. It made me sad to leave.

  • (8 years ago)

    I feel that the staff teachers and the principal are absolutely wonderful! My son had a very difficult time at M.P.K. Unprofessional is one of the words that I would use to describe M.P.K. So needless to say my son was very reluctant to trust anyone at school. We had a meeting with the principal Ms. Hood and some of her staff. They were kind understanding and supportive. My son is absolutely shining in there classes. He has accelerated classes and loves them! The teachers are fair and they listen to the student and are quite helpful in every aspect of the class. I am thrilled to have such professionals teaching my son Thank you Garrett for instilling faith into back into my son.

  • (9 years ago)

    Teachers should learn to teach on a level that the students can acheive rather than pride themselves on how hard their classes are. Too much favortisim in this school.

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