School Details

Elizabeth Lenz Elementary School

2500 Homeland Dr, Reno, NV 89511
(775) 851-5620
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 559 students 21 students/teacher (NV avg is 20)

Test Scores by grade

91%
76%
70%
87%
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

96%
78%
73%
96%
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

86%
73%
69%
85%
69%
66%
87%
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

88%
61%
49%
88%
73%
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
  • Washoe County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Elizabeth Lenz Elementary School is a public middle school in Reno. The principal of Elizabeth Lenz Elementary School is Lisa Pescio-Ruzycki. 559 students attend Elizabeth Lenz Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the 559 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Elizabeth Lenz Elementary School is 21:1. Mountain View Montessori School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 48%
Hispanic 8% 37%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Congrats to the students staff principal and families at Lenz ES for working hard to be a 2013 Blue Ribbon School!

  • (1 year ago)

    Had bad exp last yr in 2nd grade.My child hd several probs with kids in her class. Whenever I complaind to her class teacher Mrs.Rob... she wudn't b of any help.Kids realizd that R wasn't supporting my child& she was left out in class with no friends. Whenever my kid wnt to R withprobs R wudnt believe her.One day R saw my child & another kid arguing.R gave my child a tally mark.Whn asked R said "I have2 many things2 do.Can't luk into the matter2 see who's wrong &wht happ".wonderd if R was incapable or2 tired.My child kept her probs within herself.supprssed emotions led 2headches.V had sev sessns of prof counsellng.One day she just collapsd. tuk her to ER.Followd with her primary care dr.Was advisd to go to Dist sup& info the principal.Tuk letters 4m the prof counsellr& dr. met principal.She didn't even luk @ docs. Said teacher is gud & offerd to put my kid in a gud teacher's class nxt year. Had only 3wks 4 the school yr to complete. so my child was on medical. R's moved to 3rd grade now. My child is in diff school now.I felt no child sh go thru this trauma.If ur child isnt resilient enuf &u as a parnt cant be with ur child24/7 then pl.R is not for you.Hence the posting.

  • (3 years ago)

    Go to Hunsberger if you can-much better leadership! Some of the teachers are wonderful but they can't do it all!

  • (3 years ago)

    You own't find higher quality teachers anywhere! And the PTA is phenomenal! Simply the best neighborhood school around.

  • (3 years ago)

    School is going downhill fast. Classrooms are too crowded and Principal refuses to meet with unhappy parents. Students aren't learning.

  • (4 years ago)

    I go to this school and I have been going to this wonderful school since 3rd grade and the last school that I went to was Double Diamond and that was a good school but I think that Lenz is a fantastis school they do these suveys every year that the students get just to make sure everyone is feeling safe. We have a great secratery princapal nurse councilor (which you can tell everything going on in your personal life...only if you want to) and after school program! There is also speech classes and also any other class you would want your kid in. This school also is a K-6 school. By the way there is a hands/feet off policy along with a NO BULLY invironment!!! So I am a sixth grader making a huge promise...also all of my sixth grade friends!!! "I promise you will be blown away as soon as you see our wonderful school." )

  • (4 years ago)

    This is so so so so so so so so so so so so so so cool

  • (4 years ago)

    The enormous amount of parent involvement along with excellent teachers makes Lenz an excellent school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have seen nothing but good education highly qualified teachers and principal who is available for most issues.

  • (7 years ago)

    So far I am very happy with the teachers at Lenz. My child has been lucky enough to have very kind enthusisatic teachers. I have to agree with June 5th's posting. Lenz has a little group of bored housewives that have a very elitist attiitude they complain about the most trivial of issues. Case in point the new pods (trailers) for overcrowding. Ladies just be happy the district has the money to provide for more room for your children. This is public school.

  • (7 years ago)

    It's a very elitist culture. It's very hard to teach your kids good values or to appreciate anything in this environment. They need some basic rules in the parking lot! At our old school teachers took parking lot/bus line duty just like yard duty. I thought all schools did that. It's a free for all. So glad to be done there!

  • (8 years ago)

    The 2006-07 school year was our first at Lenz. Coming from a lower income school we were excited to see the amount of parental involvement that occurs at Lenz E.S. The principal has been extremely open and forthright with information and she never makes us feel as if we are a nuisance an issue we had at my children's previous school. The amount of effort put forward by the PTA shows the general attitude of the school. The few chosen fundraisers generate more revenue than the monthly fundraisers I'm used to having. While my experience with the teachers has been limited to those who instruct my children I have been more than pleased with their rapport. Smiles and cheerful words inundate you as you walk down the hall which again is a pleasant change from the militaristic attitude at our previous E.S. Keep up the good work!

  • (8 years ago)

    We have nothing but positive things to say about the teachers at Lenz. They go above and beyond what is required of them and my children love being at this school. The environment at Lenz is conducive to learning. The teachers make difficult concepts easy to understand.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is new to Lenz this year and I've heard it was a 'great school'. I'm not impressed. The teachers are dry with condescending attitudes with the students and parents. ( my experience ) The principle seemed more 'business minded' and I question why some teachers are even working at this school. I'm ready to pull my child out of Lenz. If I see more undesirable ways. I'm concerned with a readers post about publicly humiliated a student. I want to know more about that. I will repost midway through the way.

  • (9 years ago)

    My granddaughter attended Mrs. Reeds 1st grade class in 2004. Our experience was wonderful. I watched as she reached out to each child and what we got was great readers more respectful attitudes and overall growth. I thought the strength of the admin. and staff was shown daily. The parking is a nightmare but I don't have any sugestions how to fix it. I beleive the fondation that Mrs. Reed set will help my Granddaughter forever.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have 2 boys who have attended here since kindergarten. One is now in high school and the other in 5th grade. Some teachers are awesome however many seem to only care about the over all stats of what is call an 'exemplary' school. My youngest has difficulties yet they are never fully focused on. I was told by one teacher spelling is not that important as the world now uses spell check etc. My over all feeling is that the school as a whole is more concerned in being one of the top 10 schools rather than the concern of the individual students and the progress they make. The positive reinforcement is very low. There is more negativity with black marks and a child being publicly humiliated when they do wrong. The PTA consists of many wealthy moms and single moms or the unwealthy are not readily accepted.

  • (11 years ago)

    Some teachers are excellant in ability while others really do not belong in institutions of learning. Discipline of student is low. PTA members' and teacher's children are able to break any rules they choose to. Parking is impossible.

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