School Details

William E Orr Middle School

1562 East Katie Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 799-5573
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 898 students 21 students/teacher (NV avg is 20)

Test Scores by grade

30%
47%
49%
33%
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

41%
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

19%
39%
39%
37%
49%
50%
26%
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

William E Orr Middle School is a public middle school in Las Vegas. The principal of William E Orr Middle School is George Leavens. 898 students go to William E Orr Middle School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 45% of the William E Orr Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 88% of the 898 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at William E Orr Middle School is 21:1. Trinity International School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 57% 40%
Multiracial 5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 14%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 35%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 40%
Limited English proficiency 45% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school!!! My child is a student at orr and she's always telling me about how much she loves the staff and the after school programs!!! I love this school i would recommand it to anyone!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Is a school with diferents advanced programs. Has the better teachers and Basketball team. Is for me the best school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I think this school is horribal!Im a 6th grader and I saw a bed bug in 3 of the class rooms! So many people go home every day cause of lice and they are always sick! The kids here are very jugmental and there are a lot of bullies! Teachers barliey teach you any thing and boys are very gross and they have very bad manners! I would recommend this school to nobody! It is very inapropriate!

  • (4 years ago)

    Well at least the president is coming here. Lucky ducks. Won't that be fun! and more words

  • (4 years ago)

    ORR Middle School is the rudest and horrible school on the planet. They dont have nice teachers or principal they are rude and its disgusting and smells horrible.

  • (4 years ago)

    This nschool really geta involve in teaching students and getting the best of them.

  • (4 years ago)

    its a high standerd quality officent schkool. their teachers are the sweetest. the dean is cool the princapel is a G. i wud go to that skool any day even on saturdays and sundays.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a new student! And honestly I didn't really like it from the outside! But when I entered I LOVED THAT SCHOOL!I would rec it to anyone! GO ORR ROCKETS!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love the diversity of our school. It's great to work with kids from all over the world. We also have some of the hardest working teachers in the district. They are willing to teach after school and on Saturdays to help raise achievement scores and give the kids a safe and non-threatening learning environment. They truly do whatever it takes to help the kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    It's me again. Vanessa A. I'm aout to say Orr is getting better with it's technology and teachers. It's almost close to field day. The day where most students get to have their own learn-free day. Which is fantastic! Orr has privileges many other schools around clark county do not have. Teacher's have prepared student's for the Iowa CRT Testing. And we have already done them. Many students have attended the days. So they get to go to feild day. YAY! Well I surely needed to write a new review on my favorite school ever. Love A 7th Grade Student Vanessa A. Attending Orr Middle School. =]

  • (6 years ago)

    Orr is fantasic school. The teacher are super. They make me feel at home there. And their methods of teaching and perparing for the CRT'sare incrediable. They reward their students so well. Most the students there look very pleased to be there.

  • (6 years ago)

    Many people look at Orr and say what an old delapidated place with noisy students. If you bother to go inside you will find great kids that really want and strive to learn. You will find the most dedicated teachers and staff in the state who dispite low salaries always try to help their students to achieve better results. You will find an administrative staff led by a great and caring principal who spend hours after school helping the kids. And you will find parents attending after school events and games even after a hard days work. No Orr is not a perfect school but I am really glad and proud that I am a parent of an Orr student.

  • (7 years ago)

    While the overall record of safety and incidents for Orr MS might be below average within CCSD It has been my experience that individual safety and especially that of children who have been the 'victim' of an afterschool battery is alarming treated with a total lack of any aggressive effort to minimize or prevent future incidents of this nature.

  • (7 years ago)

    orr M.S. is the best school they do everything to help us learn in fun ways. Thos old rumors about Orr is so not true. All my friends say 'gurrl i thot orr was bad but it isnt...it's the best!!!' Mr. Leavens the principle is very nice and caring. He buys stuff for us like Smart boards and we also have laptops. Right now I am a 7th grader and my name is Vanessa A. I can say that orr is the best of the best and actually mean it.

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to Orr for all three years and let me tell you that it is an awesome skool. I just love it there everyone is so nice and teachers do things to prove they care. I wish i could go back there cuz it sure is the best skooly ive gone too!! byebye orr i will miss you very much

  • (7 years ago)

    i was a student at orr middle school let me tell u it rocked! i loved it there. teachers are really nice. students are welcomeing to new students. and the programs are good too. like gear up and mr. ashbly's leadership class. i was there and it was so fun and you were also helping your community and school.if i could go back i would. im sure if your child went there they would feel the same way i do about this place.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child attends Orr and is both a gifted and special education student. His teachers have challenged and excited him wit his schoolwork. This can be difficult to do with very gifted children. The teacher-to-parent communication is excellent. I hear when my son is having a problem and as well as when something especially good has happened. My son who has been bullied in the past fells very safe at school. He does not participate in extracurricular activities but loves the family night events the school sponsors. The principal is always there talking to parents and encouraging the kids. The teachers are available after school for homework help. I am very pleased with the quality of personnel and genuine caring demonstrated throughout the school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Well at this present time I have two children attending this school and I must say that they both have improved a lot in their vocabulary they have better self esteem and are so much more aware of what kind of goals they would like to achieve and what kind of career they would like to have when they graduate from school. Although it is hard for me to really attend their school meetings and meet with teachers because they live with their father and I'm way out here in CA I do really appreciate the fact that you have this type of web sight so that I can inform myself with what ever is going on in the school. I would just like to say that you are all doing an extremely fantastic job with the kids and school and I really do hope you keep it up.

  • (8 years ago)

    It is a good school. It is very seldom to see any fights but in any school there fights. They say there are gangs but I never see any yet. The princible always bike around and you are wacth all the time. I fell safe there. I'm a 6th grader but know one can tell you are. If your little you'll belnd right in. If your kid comes to this school I thingk he/she will realy like it.

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm a student at O.M.S. I love it there it rocks. There are seldom fights. There are absolutely no gangs. If you are parnet dont worry everthing is all right. The teachers are very nice. I think there are little parent involment. Th pricible has a lot of sprit. He always get involed in everything

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