School Details

J Harold Brinley Middle School

2480 Maverick St, Las Vegas, NV 89108
(702) 799-4550
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 862 students 23 students/teacher (NV avg is 20)

Test Scores by grade

27%
47%
49%
42%
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

35%
52%
53%
42%
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

21%
39%
39%
29%
49%
50%
29%
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

J Harold Brinley Middle School is a public middle school in Las Vegas. The principal of J Harold Brinley Middle School is Rosalind Gibson. 862 children attend J Harold Brinley Middle School and identify as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Multiracial. 20% of the J Harold Brinley Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 82% of the 862 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at J Harold Brinley Middle School is 23:1. St Francis De Sales School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 62% 40%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 14%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 13% 35%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 40%
Limited English proficiency 20% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son went to this school back in 2007-2008. There were shootings and kids bringing guns to school luckily we moved after only being in the area for a year. Why am I writing a review now 5 years later?! Because my son was giving a grade he didn't deserve and ALMOST had to take a class over again. It was his computer class. The teacher gave him a NP. Well we didn't know that was on his report card until he got in the 11th grade and my husband and I knew we wouldn't have missed that so we fought it and you know what happen?! The school was wrong. The principal said the teacher must have accidently bubbled in the wrong thing. I was completely floored. But I am writing because if this happen to my son I know it has happen to someone else and I am hoping by me writing about it someone can see that if you fight the school on it you will get change! He now has a pass in his computer class and doesn't have to take it over again!

  • (1 year ago)

    brinley is an amazing school with amazing students. at that school you have ever race you can think of we are so diverse. i love the teachers and the new princpal. sure we have fight and arguments but so does every other school. yes we do have some kids that dont care and or ghetto but there is only a few of those type of kids.we have a lot of school pride we have amazing staff. we also have many clubs and sports team

  • (2 years ago)

    i was a student at birnley but i transfrerred. i was in 6th grade and even thought the school has a bad review it has good people some of the teachers were to blame but most of the students were the best. so now i say that im a proud brinley bruin at heart

  • (3 years ago)

    I go to this school now in eighth and this skoo tight it at even fights I broke up one Taday aha but this skoo a good skoo and the teachers listen but the bball team srry but Imma b on it so it's all good but f u go ta this skoo u gotta say swag and Gucci lol Nhaw Jp but but it's

  • (4 years ago)

    this can be a good school but it has so many student who don't care . don't blame the staff they tried but the kids are very disrespectful i am an A B student and try my best but others in that school just don't care. i am deferent and so are some other students . i wouldn't go to any other school because the teachers helped me so much . i din't care about school till i went to brinley and i am proud to say i'm a bruin .

  • (4 years ago)

    Previous Parent here. With brinley's revolving door of principals and teachers that refuse to e-mail to help working parents stay informed and the complete lax security this school is unsafe and should be taken over for the sake of the children. After my son attended I refused to let anymore of my children experience this and moved out of state to give my children a chance. If you can don't let your kids attend there is only a handful of good teachers and I feel for them

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a great school. I went here for 6th grade but my mom transfered me out. She thought that the fights outside of the school were because of the students but some of those were highschoolers. This is one my favorite schools and it has great people! The teachers I had were my favorites.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently an 8th grade student at brinley middle school. If you read alot of these other messages on this wedsite they talk very negitive about our school. Brinley is not a bad school at all. Yes it has had its bad years but that was in the past. There are inly a hand full of kids who just simply dont care... All of the other ones have moved on to hhigh school. It is not our fault that the subsitutes that come here read about our past behaivor and judge the students who go there now. There are only a few students who are rebelus now. It erks me how people just focus on the past and just because we have had a bad past that it falls back on the kids now. Elisha

  • (5 years ago)

    There are alot of kids at this school who just don't care. But blame that on their parents not on the school! It's a good school with lot's of activities. They have accelerated English Math Reading and Science as well as pre-algebra for 7th grade.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was a long-term subsititute at this school. I have never had such a group of disrespectful students and lack of administrative support and I even subbed at juvenile hall which was sadly much better than Brinley. The Principal 'Ms. Gibson' never left her office even after I sent her multiple e-mails asking her to please come to my classroom and back me up with discipline she never came. The kids ran the class and there was nothing I could do about it. I had a 6th grade student tell me to 'f*ck off ' and he was back from the office in 10 minutes. What a horrible horrible horrible school.

  • (6 years ago)

    One word about this school. Terrible. The principal doesn't really care and keeps us trapped in a small dim cafeteria. The deans get you in trouble for no reason just to set you off. The school is filled with litter and junk. We have the worst clubs ever. They change their rules constantly and treat us all like elementary students. The deans the principal and the vice principal doesn't even listen to the students. This is coming from a kid who went here in 6th and 7th grade. I'm currently in 8th grade. I still hate it.

  • (6 years ago)

    They should close this school down. It is disgraceful to see the lack of respect for teachers. The administrators do nothing to help the teachers. The students can do no wrong. I am a parent who has transferred my son out because it is not safe. I have seen kids f off teachers and the principal does nothing.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had more issues with the disrepectful staff then any student who attends. 'They are a substitute' seems to be an acceptable response when contacting the administration office but then again the vice principle whom I was speaking with admitted they were a substitute as well. My son tells me he goes to class an assignment is written on the board a hand-out with questions is given to him then turns in that Friday. The rest of the week the teacher is on the internet. Ive gone and witnessed this in more then one of his classes. If the teachers are not longer interstested in educating students then maybe they should find other employment. I realize they are not there to raise my child but they are there to educate them and this is lacking here!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is out of control!! The Principal won't let the teachers discipline the students so the students run wild and run the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Brinley middle school is a great school. They have a lot of help for the students and academic work for them. Brinley keeps my friends and i involved in a lot. The teachers are also great! Some may not agree with all of these facts but i do and i believe in Brinley.

  • (7 years ago)

    this is the worst school I have ever had to deal with!! The kids are disrespectful and the administration thinks that talking to them will solve the problem. think again!! get your kid out of there!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    One of the worst schools if not the worst in terms of disclipine. Absolutely no respect for authority . Lack of respect for the teachers. Graffiti on walls.

  • (7 years ago)

    One of the worst schools if not the worst in las vegas.I have never encountered such disrespectful and rude students. They have a record of kids lining up for disciplinary reasons.The teacher turnover is alarming.Teachers always complaining about the disrespectful students.Administrator changeover constantly.A chaotic and sad situation exists.

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to BMS in 2004-2006. It is a great school the teachers and the staff members there treated me very well. They made believe I can do anything that come my way!!

  • (8 years ago)

    My son attended BMS for 6th 7th and will complete 8th grade in two days. We have enjoyed Brinley. Ms. Gibson and her staff really took care of my kid like he was one of their own. That could be however because I built a rapport with them was always accessible and they knew they could count on me. I see many children who can be a bit unruly but they are not unmanageable. These are typically the children whom one wonders if they raise themselves. At Brinley it seems that the parents who complain are only seen on campus maybe once or twice a year. Often I attended my son's games and there were only the same handful of parents who attended. Thankfully BMS had caring staff to fill in when parents didn't.

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