School Details

William & Mary Scherkenbach Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

75%
70%
70%
74%
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

82%
73%
73%
83%
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

88%
69%
69%
86%
64%
66%
80%
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

William & Mary Scherkenbach Elementary School is a public elementary school in Las Vegas. The principal of William & Mary Scherkenbach Elementary School is Karen Smallwood. 669 students go to William & Mary Scherkenbach Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 29% of the 669 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at William & Mary Scherkenbach Elementary School is 17:1. James Bilbray Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Asian 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 59% 35%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 16% 40%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We really like this school we were just sad when we found out that they did not have any openings for full day kindergarten and had people on a waiting list but would not be opening a class even if more people requested due to having to hire a teacher??

  • (1 year ago)

    I totally agree with the last review. I'm suprised that they still gave the school 4 stars though. The grading system is horrible. I very rarely see any graded papers and there a no grades posted on parentlink so I have no clue where my daughter stands. They do not drill math facts so she still uses her fingers. There are no timed math tests and they don't teach algorithyms until 4th grade. There are no spelling words/tests. Overall I'm very disappointed with this school especially since it's rated so high. I'll be moving my kids to a charter school for next school year.

  • (1 year ago)

    THIS YEAR had to have been the worst year my daughter experienced going there. Horrible in the transition to their new curriculum. Her teacher this year has a horrible bland personality to say the least. And in the middle of the year they switched from "non-grades" to letter grades and yet the teachers still grade on the old system. Have not seen any letter grades on my daughter's papers yet she gets letter grades on the report card. Very confusing. Worst of all all of the "homework" is pretty much voluntary online links they can go to. Dr. Hammond needs to straighten up this catastrophic mess next year. My daughter went from almost all A's to straight B's because of the new grading system.

  • (2 years ago)

    I LOVE this school!! Great after school activities great teachers love the principal!! I can't say enough good things about this school. I have 2 sons who have been here for 3 years. They love it. They really handle bullying. I have a son who used to be bullied a lot at another school. It hasn't happened here. He is excelling. I really think this school is great.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school meets and exceeds our expectations. Very cutting edge with technology. Very well kept physically. Staff is friendly and personable and always concerned with any issues you may have. Principal is fantastic - I don't know why the previous reviewer says otherwise. I see her in the hallways and outside of the school often and she's always involved with what's going on. Other than some overcrowded kindergarten classrooms - I'd call this school perfect. But hey it's not the school's fault that the education budget is crap - they handle their resources well from what I've seen.

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers and staff at this school are nothing short of amazing! The PTA works extremely hard to make this school the best it can be for the students and teachers alike. The only downfall is that the new principal is not experienced enough and not much of a leader. She does not have a character strong enough to run a school of this size.

  • (4 years ago)

    good school lots of good teachers. great gate program. i went to school there since the first year it opened i just graduate 5th grade.

  • (4 years ago)

    I really like this school. The teachers and staff are wonderful and it is a wonderful learning atmosphere.

  • (4 years ago)

    One of the best schools in the Clark County School District. Wonderful staff and great students that make the school special.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school! Because of the wonderful principal staff parents and students work together in perfect harmony! My children couldn't be in better hands!

  • (5 years ago)

    A new elementary school has been built to take the load off this school and now the class sizes are fabulous!

  • (5 years ago)

    A new elementary school has been built to take the load off this school and now the class sizes are fabulous!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think the principal of this school Miss Smallwood is the reason this school is such a success. She addresses every concern personally and takes the time to know her students. This school is located in an area that is growing rapidly a challenge that Miss Smallwood is handling with grace & ability.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the best. They are caring and very good but the only downfall is they are overcrowded!

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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