School Details

Merryhill School

5055 S Durango Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89113
(702) 889-2803
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-5 137 students 12 students/teacher (NV avg is 20)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Merryhill School is a private elementary school in Las Vegas. 137 children attend Merryhill School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Merryhill School is 12:1. Northwest Career & Techincal Academy Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 55% %
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 38% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 23% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Hispanic 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is not worth your investment. I had one child there from k-5 th who went to another private school for 6th grade and was not up to speed. The 5th grade teacher at Merryhill is non-motivated unprofessional and has no concern about security. So I pulled my other two children out an put them in a charter school. One of them was behind grade level and was receiving straight A's from Merrryhill. The teachers at this school are great but they can only teach with the materials provided to them. After 7 years at this school with 3 children I advise you to go else where if you are concerned about academics.

  • (2 years ago)

    I absolutely love this school. My son has gone to Merryhill since he was 2 years old he is 5 now and about to enter kindergarten! The level of care & learning he received at Merryhill is unbelievable. The cost is high but worth every penny. I have never worried about my son when I drop him off in the morning and go to work I know he is in good hands. The principal and assistant address any concern you have immediately. The teachers are very loving and caring towards all the children. I highly recommend this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    We left another private school for Merryhill and couldn't be happier with the individual attention and nurturing they provide.

  • (2 years ago)

    Wonderful teachers and staff! The principal is very involved the curriculum is challenging and my son loves coming to school every day. If you are looking for personal attention to your child this is the school!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is average at best and is not worth the money. They care more about making a profit than providing a quality education. Run as fast as you can.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son has attended Merryhill since kindergarten. He has been very exited about going to school every day for the past two years and has had nothing but positive experiences academically and socially. The staff and teachers have all been completely helpful to me and very much involved in providing my son with the best education and experience possible. I have a nephew who also just started the 2nd grade but attends a public school in the Clark County School District and the difference in the level of education the two boys are receiving (both who are very bright children) is incredible. The proof is in the pudding for me. As far as the comments about the principal I think they're quite sad because she is very qualified and cares about each student. Just because she happens to be attractive and cares about her appearance she shouldn't be labeled as unprofessional.

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal needs to get it together. This school could be a great place but needs better leadership. Stop worrying about your image and make this a good school. We have been with Merryhill for many years but I am taking my daughter elsewhere next year.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Merryhill for 2 years now I would highly recommend it.

  • (4 years ago)

    My kindergartner has attended Merryhill since she was 3. I just had her independently assessed at another school and am SORELY disappointed in the level of education she's received.

  • (5 years ago)

    Wonderful start this week for my granddaughter. She was unsure of starting in a new school but everyone has made her feel safe and comfortable from the principal to her teachers. I highly recommend this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son just started kindergarten this week. He can't wait to get to school in the morning loves his teacher his classmates and doing homework! The quality of education is high and worth the bucks.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child attended the summer camp. She had such a wonderful experience that we decided to enroll her for the 2009-2010 school year. I was very impressed by the administration and the teachers I have met. I can't wait for the school year to start.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree with the last comment. It was a disgrace to the students on their last day for a few miserable parents to behave so childish. The school is great!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the school the principaly is wonderful and I think everyone should keep out of everyone else's business....... to much gossip and not enough facts just hush.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Merryhill School since pre-K to now... The Staff and Teaching skills are Superior to any all schools I have interviewed before chosing Merryhill. It gives me as a parent confidence in their Teaching skills to produce brilliance in all aspects of learning... from Basic Education and preparing my child to EXCELL in the world today... The Principal shows intense caring and executes Staff Professionalism for each and every student.... Every student that attends is always reviewed and is helped in weaknesses and encouraged twords structuring excellent education.... I would overly and most definately highly reccomend this School... Merryhill Schools should be your number one choice in Education for your child... If you give thought about the school your child attends Merryhill should your first and your only choice... They care for each and every student individually and as a group... Thank you Pleased Parent

  • (5 years ago)

    My experience at Merryhill has been very positive. The teachers are dedicated and really teach students to think the office staff is friendly and the vice principal is always willing to help.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son loves going to school. His teacher is great.

  • (5 years ago)

    Sorry to say but I do believe the first two people who wrote reviews were correct about the school. I found the vice principle and other staff to be very patronizing with parents and staff. Embarassing teachers in front of parents and students is extremely rude. I also feel my children were not given the best education they could have. The staff were dishonest. I agree about the library. There is also lack of discipline and respect.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is in the infant / toddler room and I just love the teachers here. They are very caring and very loving. That's what you need when you are leaving and entrusting your children with someone for sometimes over 8 hours a day! The tuition fee is higher and they have some dys where they require the center to be closed for 'Teacher's training' but the knowledge my son is gaining and the quality of care is well worth it! =) We moved him from Mini Skool (at the Lakes) which is almost $300 less but I will never take my son anywhere else. We are really happy here at Merryhill Preschool! =)

  • (6 years ago)

    Sounds like to me that the two parents below had more issuses with administration and less concern for their child. I have to disagree and feel that the 3 years my daughter spent at Merryhill were well worth the money. I believe that the school was very inviting and the students were actually allowed to learn and explore rather than be forced to work on worksheet after worksheet just to pass some test to impress other parents. If you really believe that there isn't gossip at all schools then you need a reality check. For the words spelled incorreclty always remember we are all human and if you actually knew the amount of work and dedication that teachers put into their jobs then maybe these types of parents should go to school and get their BS in Curr. and Education. Merryhill is the reason my child is flouishing!

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