Spanish Springs Elementary School

  • Spanish Springs Elementary School serves 846 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (which is higher than the Nevada state average of 40%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 62% (which is higher than the Nevada state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Spanish Springs Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Nevada for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the Nevada state level of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nevada state average of 67%.

School Overview

  • Spanish Springs Elementary School's student population of 846 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students846 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Spanish Springs Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 622 schools in Nevada (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Spanish Springs Elementary School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NV)
Overall School Rank#126 out of 622 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
40%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:120:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
5%
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Hispanic
19%
42%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Spanish Springs Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Nevada by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
1%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Spanish Springs Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Nevada by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
68%
33%
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Two or more races
8%
6%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Spanish Springs Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NV.
Diversity Score0.500.70
This chart display the diversity score of Spanish Springs Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Nevada by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Spanish Springs Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Nevada by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWashoe County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NV Dept. of Education

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  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Great school, teachers, principal and staff! They work hard with each and every kid despite the crowding that we have experienced while waiting for new schools to be built. PTO is also top notch and does a TON to assist with the needs of the school and the students. They also do a great job of working with our Cub Scouts pack which our kids really enjoy. www.pack443.com Thanks SSES!!!! Keep it up!
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5  
We LOVE this school!!! As an ex teacher, community member, but most of all a caring and engaged parent, I can say that Spanish Springs Elementary school is outstanding!!! Thank you Principal Verdi and your incredible staff/teachers for the amazing community you have created! We are grateful!
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If you are thinking about having your kids attend this school, THINK AGAIN! This is a TERRIBLE school! The administration is only concerned with their school's rating and the test scores. The teachers' curriculum is based on how they can improve the test scores and not what is in the best interest of the children. The administration could care less about parent concerns and they turn a blind eye to dangerous situations like the physical fights that occur on the playground. Many of the teachers and other staff are very rude and are not concerned about their students.
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