Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, Wilbur & Theresa Faiss Middle School, is a Clark County school. It has 1369 students and 55 teachers and serves grades 6-8.
This school performs average when compared to other Nevada schools. Wilbur & Theresa Faiss Middle School received an overall grade of B- from The School Review. Of middle schools, Wilbur & Theresa Faiss Middle School ranks 38 in the state and 19 for its county.
To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.
The academic score for a school is calculated by looking at a number of data points, such as student scores on Nevada standardized tests. Wilbur & Theresa Faiss 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.
A school’s learning environment is evaluated by looking at a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. For learning environment, Wilbur & Theresa Faiss Middle School performs slightly below average when compared to other middle schools in Nevada and earned the grade of C- for this measure.
Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to determine a school’s safety score. For safety, Wilbur & Theresa Faiss Middle School performs slightly below average when compared to other middle schools in Nevada and earned the grade of C+ for this measure.
An overview of the student body of Wilbur & Theresa Faiss Middle School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when determining its performance.
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.
A few of the closest middle schools to Wilbur & Theresa Faiss Middle School are included below. The table includes The School Review’s score for each of the schools. For a more complete list of Las Vegas schools, go to the Las Vegas, Nevada schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||American Preparatory Academy Lv||N/A||N/A||D||C+|
|2||Victoria Fertitta Middle School||B||A||D||B-|
|3||Clifford J Lawrence Junior High School||B||B+||D||A|
|4||Lawrence & Heidi Canarelli Middle School||B||A||D||A-|
|5||Grant Sawyer Middle School||C-||C+||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.