School Details

Theron H & Naomi D Goynes Elementary School

3409 Deer Springs Way, North Las Vegas, NV 89084
(702) 799-1770
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 903 students 19 students/teacher (NV avg is 20)

Test Scores by grade

74%
70%
70%
67%
59%
60%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2012-2013 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

90%
73%
73%
83%
69%
71%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2012-2013 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

75%
69%
69%
75%
64%
66%
64%
60%
61%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2012-2013 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

Theron H & Naomi D Goynes Elementary School is a public elementary school in North Las Vegas. The principal of Theron H & Naomi D Goynes Elementary School is Jefferey Hybarger. 903 students go to Theron H & Naomi D Goynes Elementary School and identify as Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 29% of the 903 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Theron H & Naomi D Goynes Elementary School is 19:1. Vincent L Triggs Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 40% 30%
Hispanic 25% 43%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 12%
Multiracial 11% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    2 years now and we love this school. I really like their program for GATE and higher learning students. I would recommend this school to everyone.

  • (9 months ago)

    I was surprised to read the negative review about the office staff as they have always been very friendly and helpful for us. My kids have had great experiences here at Goynes. They love their teachers haven't had any issues with bullies and are doing well academically. We are very happy with all of our experiences here!

  • (9 months ago)

    Are any other parents having a high level of difficulty with this office staff? Where was this group assembled from? It is reaching the level of horrible. Not sure if it is us or what however the complete lack of care or professionalism is astounding. I cannot believe we are the only parents having trouble in the admin office. Word of advice to them ...if you hate your job and are just here collecting a check ...please ask for a transfer.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our first year at this school. We were very fortunate to be placed in a class with an amazing teacher. I regularly volunteer in the class. However I can't give the school 5 stars because at our very first meeting they cut my Childs IEP in half and then proceeded to tell me that he wont qualify for one next year because he isn't struggling enough. He has high functioning autism. My only other concern is the front office. The first time I volunteered I just walked right in the front door signed a book took a sticker and wandered off into the building. No one spoke to me checked my ID asked where I was going etc. That is a little scary. Traffic in the morning is just a ticking time bomb. Cars go in every which direction. Kids and parents running across the street. Cars don't stop for crossing guards. Its scary. I don't allow my child to walk alone and we live directly across the street. someone is going to get run over. They need to do something. FAST.

  • (1 year ago)

    This will be my son's 2nd year at Goynes ES and overall school has good reviews since I volunteer during school hours twice a week.I felt welcomed by my son's teacher and by office both school years but as I ask information about my child's homework I always experience office manager having private whispering conversations about other teachers and staff! Be professional and do your job. Mr. Hybarger always seems unavailable and never on campus to know what's going during dismissal there are cars driving the opposite way while leaving parking lot. School needs improvement by administration!

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has gone to this school for the past 3 years at first the school was great. But this year I'm not very happy with the pairing of the teacher with my child and I've come to find out that parents are not allowed to request a teacher for next year. They don't seem to care about helping the children that need more help with a teacher that will be beneficial to that child. They just care about statistics and good school ratings. If your child is in the top 20% of testing then no problem if not they get screwed.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have found the staff to be very responsive to concerns expressed in the classroom. We especially love the principal's involvement at every level in this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    We moved here towards the end of the school year but my child's transition to this school has gone very smoothly. The school is very large but the class are spread out evenly so the children still get a smaller classroom setting. Mrs. Batista has been wonderful and communicates very well with parents. Great school!

  • (3 years ago)

    Goynes Elementary has been a great school for our son. He attended both Kindergarten and first grade. We've had great teachers both years and they have been fantastic in addressing my son's special needs. The on staff OT & Speech therapists were great and my son's IEP was carefully crafted to fill his needs. Ms. Rennie & Ms. Batiste are AWESOME teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    My children have attended Goynes since it opened. I love this school but have found in the last 2 years the quality of education my son is receiving is on the decline. This has nothing to do with his teacher it's the fact the school has grown to be the largest elementary school in the district. My children have been in portables for most of their years the class sizes in the upper grades are too large. When we moved to Aliante when it was first being built we were told the school was for the children of Aliante. CCSD obviously had other ideas. Now we have children from out of our school zone who attend swelling the school population even more. Yes Goynes is a great school but it may not be for much longer if the growth doesn't stop.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree with previous positive reviews. We just moved to Goynes from N. Virginia schools and have a kindergartener and 1st grader. The teachers have gone out of their way to help our children successfully transition mid-school year. While they are required to teach the baseline they have plenty of supplemental activities to test and challenge students above the average. Goynes is a year-round school with 5 tracks - one track is always on a short break. Next year the school is re-zoning and we will move to a new school Triggs. One area for improvement would be visitor security. While teachers are very open to parent involvement in the classroom the front office does not require you to sign in or ask for your ID even though you have to pass through there before accessing any part of the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Goynes Elementary is a wonderful school. Mrs. Medina and Ms. Tabar are wonderful teachers that care. Unfortunately we have moved from the area and my children can no longer attend but they certainly had a great experience while they were there.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school merits way more than a 6! As others have stated the principal really makes the school a great place. Great extracurriculars - a hip hop dance troupe chorus and musical theater! Great focus on technology - my 1st grader was already learning to make powerpoint presentations and do internet research! Accelerated reader program is nice too. This school was recommended to me by another principal in the district.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school. The principle is wonderful and is always encouraging his students to do better and the teachers are very happy and hard working. My children have attended this school for two years and I love it.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has gone to his school since it opened it's doors 3 years ago and he is now in the fifth grade. We moved here from a top rated school district in San Diego CA. and it does no even come close to this school. Goynes has been awesome. They go above and beyond what the child needs. My son has struggled with math and writing and every teacher he has had every year has helped temendously. He loves going to school so much and in San Diego he never wanted to go. All his teachers have made learnig sooo much fun and they have all been very accesible. Most of all the principal Mr. Hybarger is amazing. He is very accesible. Overall it is just the most amazing school and I cant' say enough great things about it! We will miss it so much when our son gradutes.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a parent of an older child who attended a highly ranked school in Texas I am profoundly impressed with this elementary school. I can't speak regarding other teachers but my daughter's first grade academic ability is well above what my son was capable of in the second and even third grade in some subjects. The students have been challenged consistently. I have also seen students who were struggling receive the extra attention when necessary. The atomosphere at this school is welcoming and well organized. There is also a tremendous PTA that truly works together with the administration not just as a fundraising organization. A great school!

  • (8 years ago)

    We just moved here 6 mos. ago and my son has been welcomed with open arms. He loves his teacher and has made many friends. The office staff always seems helpful and courteous. The school is always hosting great family night fund raisers. Security seems to be adequate. The school grounds always seem to be clean and well maintained.

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