School Details

Fredric W Watson Elementary School

5845 North Commerce St, North Las Vegas, NV 89031
(702) 799-7040
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 734 students 20 students/teacher (NV avg is 20)

Test Scores by grade

38%
70%
70%
34%
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

50%
73%
73%
52%
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

38%
69%
69%
45%
64%
66%
36%
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

Fredric W Watson Elementary School is a public elementary school in North Las Vegas. The principal of Fredric W Watson Elementary School is Danny Kilgore. 734 children attend Fredric W Watson Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 10% of the Fredric W Watson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 57% of the 734 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fredric W Watson Elementary School is 20:1. Lee Antonello Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% %
Hispanic 38% 40%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 14%
White, non-Hispanic 27% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 9%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 40%
Limited English proficiency 10% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    It is sad for me to see that this school has such low ratings! All 4 of my kids have gone (or are going) to this school. My oldest in just about the graduate High School (honors programs). My youngest is in 1st grade so I have seen the changes this school has gone through. When my oldest started at Watson there were definitely some issues. However I have seen the Principal & teachers work so hard over the last several years & have seen a HUGE parent involvement as of late. The school has added several extracurricular activities for the kids basketball flag football cheerleading Choir projects - they are currently doing Annie Jr. And the Music Teacher! Wow the impact she has had on my kids. She is honestly one of the most caring & involved teachers I have ever seen. Overall this is a great school. I can easily email any of my kids teachers & receive a quick response.

  • (3 years ago)

    This will be our second year attending Watson and I am very excited to see if we have another wonderful year. The office staff are very sincere to the students and parents. The school all around is GREAT!!

  • (3 years ago)

    We are very fortunate to have such wonderful administrators at Watson. They both sincerely care about students families and staff. They are approachable and are always considerate of students' needs. We have also been blessed with a wonderful new office manager! The atmosphere in the front office has completely turned around since she took on her VERY demanding job. She makes it look easy and has handled her duties with tact and grace. So happy to see so many positive changes at Watson this year!

  • (4 years ago)

    I think that there have been big changes at Watson since Ms. Newton took over. She has worked hard to ensure every student feels welcome. This school made AYP for the 2009-2010 school year! Most of the teachers that were a problem have moved on. We only had a few teachers leave this past year due to moving out of state. The school is also going 9 month this year!

  • (5 years ago)

    Communication between Parent and Teacher is poor at best. Parents have to intiate all communication and 'roll the dice' to see if they get a response from their childs teacher. In todays era of texting email and internet homepages why is it so hard for teachers to put forth the effort to enhance the communication within in thier school district let alone in their classroom? More parents need to comment.

  • (5 years ago)

    Poor communication between parents and teachers. Adminstration staff are rude and unprofestional argue infront of parents and students alike and show dislike for any parent that dares ask a question or even walks through the front door. glad that i no deal with them.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school's leadership the administration has been poor for several years and consequently high teacher turnover year after year. There's no PTA lousy community involvement and awful communication between the principal's office and students' parents/families. Theres' been an unwritten and unspoken systematic containment of parental involvement and thus their support. Negative student behavior is rampant because of little or no consequences thus teachers are policing the classrooms instead of teaching. It's a sad situation that I'm glad I'm no longer a part of.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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