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.
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.
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.
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+.
Information about the student body at Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School is included below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.
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.
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+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
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.