School Details

Walter Jacobson Elementary School

8400 Boseck Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 799-4320
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 601 students 18 students/teacher (NV avg is 20)

Test Scores by grade

67%
70%
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62%
59%
60%

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

76%
73%
73%
79%
69%
71%

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

71%
69%
69%
68%
64%
66%
60%
60%
61%

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

Walter Jacobson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Las Vegas. The principal of Walter Jacobson Elementary School is Linda Davis. 601 students go to Walter Jacobson Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Multiracial, and Asian. 12% of the Walter Jacobson Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 58% of the 601 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Walter Jacobson Elementary School is 18:1. International Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
Multiracial 7% %
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 36% 40%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 35%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 40%
Limited English proficiency 12% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    We were a little skeptical when first sending our now 3rd-grader to Jacobson as she was in a private school for Kindergarten and 1st grade. From all of the negative comments from local parents to the bad state stastics on the public school system (particularly Southern Nevada) we were worried about the effect ad outcome it would have on our first-born. I am happy to report that Jacobson has proved all that wrong ) Our daughter's teachers over the past two grades - 2nd and 3rd (Ms. Barrett Ms. McDonald and Ms. Gashi) are EXCELLENT! We couldn't be more happy with them or the school. The principle Ms. Brookins is fantastic as well. All of them are VERY involved with the students and care about them and their education. The kids are rewarded for their hard work with a variety of methods (school-cash to spend on needed and/or fun items award assemblies that parents can go to etc.) The kids truly must EARN this too (no "everybody gets a trophy" mentality thankfully!) ... Thank you to all the teachers and staff at Jacobson for proving themselves and standing WELL above the state statistic! We are thankful for you and all of your hard work! )

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is AMAZING I don't care what anyone says! I have been bringing my children here for going on 7 years now! Ms. Brookins has definitely brought a lot more organization to this school she is wonderful!! The complete staff is great! The only issue has been w the parents and there lack of responsibility as far as parking and using the crosswalks properly however our new watch dog program is definitely helping to fix this problem! Thank you to all the staff at Jacobson for your continuous hard work in educating our children!! My son graduates from this school next year and were all going to be sad when our journey here is over

  • (1 year ago)

    Jacobson Elementary has improved drastically in the last three years. I had 5 years ago had my daughter in the Kindergaten at Jacobson but felt the teacher was just going through the motions and detested her job. The adminstration seemed to feel similarly. I pulled her out for two years and put her in another school. When we returned to the area I spoke to the new staff before seeking a zone varience and was pleasantly surprised to find things had changed. Now I have two children in Jacobson and have had great experiences with; Mrs. Durante Mrs. Skandros Mrs. Corralez and Bonasera as well as Mr Navarro. I would not reccommend Mrs. Miller. I am also happy to say that the current Principal Ms. Brookins is fantastic and the reason Jacobson staff are happier and now Jaconson is a Gold Star Title 1 School.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school they are amazing. My daughters teacher Mrs. Kristasik is very hands on with the kids. My daughter is now reading a level higher.

  • (2 years ago)

    No classroom stability subs all the time. Maybe homework or maybe not!! This school has really gone down hill over the past few years and i am not the only parent that feels this way.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love Jacobson my son's teach Mr. Navarro works great with my son that is something that we have not had in his previous schools . My son is now more confident in what he does and I am very happy with what my sons teacher has done with him.

  • (5 years ago)

    I believe that the teachers parents and support staff are outstanding with true heart and concern for the students and community. Unfortunately the administration does not follow suit. The leadership is completely lacking in maintaining an optimal learning environment. The administration undermines the hard work and efforts of everyone else. The communication is poor and problems are handled with anger and hostility. They lead with lack of interest in whats best for the children it is a terrible shame.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Mrs. Jones.. She is the best teacher in the entire world. My son is so fortunate to have her as his teacher !!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I Love Jacobson as well. I agree Mrs. Jones is a great teacher. I am really sad that my Younger daughter dosn't get the chance to have her for a teacher.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has gone to this school for 3 years and I will make sure she continues her last 2 years of elementry school here. This school and its staff are wonderful caring and they are willing to go above and beyond what is expected! All of the teachers are fantastic and they truely love their work!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter attends walter jacobson her teacher Mrs Jones is the best! We are looking for a new home and I refuse to move out of the school zone all because of her teacher!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has attended the school since 2002 and every teacher was excellent!

  • (9 years ago)

    The school is part of a school district that is experiencing growing pains because of the great rate of population growth in Las Vegas. Notwithstanding that it has some great teachers that try extra hard to do the right thing with their students. It's the teachers that really matter not the school itself. And the teachers here are really caring and thoughtful.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

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