Van Gorder Elementary School

  • Van Gorder Elementary School serves 797 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 67% (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 68% (which is higher than the Nevada state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Van Gorder Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Nevada for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) 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 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nevada state average of 67%.

Top Placements

Van Gorder Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Nevada for:

School Overview

  • Van Gorder Elementary School's student population of 797 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students797 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Van Gorder Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Van Gorder Elementary School is 0.47, 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#79 out of 622 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
40%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:120:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
15%
42%
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Black
2%
11%
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White
71%
33%
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Two or more races
9%
6%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Van Gorder Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NV.
Diversity Score0.470.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
8%
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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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