#17 Middle School in NV and #7 in Clark County

Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School

5800 W Pyle Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89141

How Good is Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School?

Report Card

A Academic Results
C- Learning Enviroment
B+ School Safety
B+ Overall Grade

Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School, is a Clark County school. An enrollment of 1850 students and a student–teacher ratio of 27 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school performs slightly above average when compared to other Nevada schools. Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School received an overall grade of B+ from The School Review. When compared to other middle schools, the school ranks 17 for Nevada and 7 in Clark County.

The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.

Academics

Nevada standardized test results, among other data points, are used to determine the academic grade for a school. Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School received a grade of A for academics. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other middle schools in Nevada.

Source: NV Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Very Good

Learning Enviroment

We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications and others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. For learning environment, Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School performs slightly below average when compared to other middle schools in Nevada and earned the grade of C- for this measure.

Students : Teacher
27
NV Avg. 23
Uncertified Teachers
3%
NV Avg. 9%
New Teachers
3%
NV Avg. 11%
Learning Enviroment Grade C-
Student–Teacher Ratio Poor
Student Absenteeism Good
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent

Safety

Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety grade. Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School performs slightly above average compared to other Nevada middle schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is B+.

Safety Grade B+
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Good
Physical Altercations Very Good

Demographics

Information about the student body at Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School is included below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.

Students w/ Disablities
8%
NV Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
32%
NV Avg. 53%
Econ. Disadvantaged
44%
NV Avg. 62%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,850
Minority Students 1,181
Diversity Index 67
Students with Disablities 149
Economically Disadvantaged 44%
Limited English Proficiency 7%
Gifted Students 5%

Achievements

High Diversity - This award indicates that the student body at a school is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation. Less than 10% of schools qualify for this badge. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize those schools with highly diverse student populations.

Compare Nearby Schools

Below are middle schools near Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School. The table includes The School Review’s grade for each of the schools. To find a complete list of local schools, visit the Las Vegas, Nevada schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Lawrence & Heidi Canarelli Middle School B A D A-
2 Charles Silvestri Junior High School B- A- D C
3 Jack Lund Schofield Middle School C+ B+ D C-
4 Grant Sawyer Middle School C- C+ D C+
5 American Preparatory Academy Lv N/A N/A D C+

Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School? 1850 students.
  • Is Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School a good school? The school received an overall grade of B+, which means it is slightly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School in? The school is located in Clark County.
  • How can I contact Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School? The school's number is (702) 799-6801.
  • Where is Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School? 5800 W Pyle Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89141

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Lawrence & Heidi Canarelli Middle School
7808 S Torrey Pines Dr Las Vegas, NV 89139
Charles Silvestri Junior High School
1055 Silverado Ranch Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89123
Jack Lund Schofield Middle School
8625 Spencer St Las Vegas, NV 89123
Grant Sawyer Middle School
5450 Redwood St Las Vegas, NV 89118
American Preparatory Academy Lv
8377 West Patrick Lane Las Vegas, NV 89113