School Details

Silver Lake Elementary School

8719 Red Baron Blvd, Reno, NV 89506
(775) 677-5400
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 553 students 18 students/teacher (NV avg is 20)

Test Scores by grade

81%
76%
70%
67%
65%
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
  • Washoe County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
78%
73%
79%
74%
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
  • Washoe County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
73%
69%
74%
69%
66%
68%
64%
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
  • Washoe County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Silver Lake Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Silver Lake Elementary School is Loretta Thomas. 553 children attend Silver Lake Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 10% of the Silver Lake Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 46% of the 553 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Silver Lake Elementary School is 18:1. Stead Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 52% 48%
Hispanic 33% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 44%
Limited English proficiency 10% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My daughter has attended this school for two years now. We moved over from Sparks and specifically chose this school because of the results and we have not regretted this choice. They have been able to challenge her and then when she was going into third grade they tested her for GT. We will miss this school and the staff. The teachers are there for the children and the principal was amazing for the time that we had her. We are sad to be going but it is time to move into the next phase of learning.

  • (1 year ago)

    Two of my kids attend Silver Lake. I love this school!!! The teachers are all wonderful. My kids and I have loved every teacher they have had. The principal Mrs. Dickson cares about each student. She is always helping in the cafeteria and on the playground. Any time you need to talk to her she is always there to listen. I would highly recommend this school. There is a lot of parent involvement.

  • (2 years ago)

    my daughter has attended Silver Lake from kindergarten until now a 5th grade. We love our school and admin. My son is now in kindergarten and is thriving in speech therapy!

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter went here and was bullied by a student and No body did anything about it so we pulled her out. Her new school is wonderful!

  • (4 years ago)

    Everyone there is friendly. They are helpful and supportive. The teachers appear to enjoy what they do and are here for the children. Currently my only concern is the school year's schedule for breaks but we have not gotten there yet so it may not be as worrisome as I am anticipating. One never knows until one gets there what a situation may or may not be.

  • (6 years ago)

    Teachers and staff are pretty good. The caring of education starts at the Kindergarten level. There is teacher longivity and a good mix of incoming teachers with innovative teaching that deals with NCLB and all the random testing that takes place. I had a child in speech a few years ago and the IEP though simple was handled appropriately. I did not even know he had speech issues. I have seen schools with partents begging teachers to evaluate their student but they are overloaded. School does a good job with a diverse population. There is a flux of spanish speaking and billingual aides are made avaialble at an early age. School pride is important and a healthy clean school is apparent.

  • (6 years ago)

    Terribly unprofessional communication between teachers special education team and principal (a lot of eye rolling and backbiting at the other groups and finger pointing discussing faults - those types of arguments/confersations should occur privately - not in front of a parent as if we are supposed to choose sides). I pulled my son out and placed him in a private school.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a good school that does provide a quality education for my two youngest kids. The teachers are nice and they care about the kids. My kids have received a lot of help since starting there.

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