#1 Middle School in NV and #1 in Washoe County

Lou Mendive Middle School

1900 Whitewood Drive, Sparks, NV 89434

How Good is Lou Mendive Middle School?

Report Card

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

Lou Mendive Middle School is a middle school in Sparks, Nevada. It is in Washoe County. Serving grades 6-8, the school has 1053 students and a student–teacher ratio of 26 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in Nevada it is above average and has received and a grade of A from The School Review. The school ranks 1 for middle schools in Washoe County and 1 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

The school data used in our analysis 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. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


Nevada standardized test performance, among other factors, are used to determine the academic grade for a school. For academics, Lou Mendive Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Nevada and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

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

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare numerous factors like teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. For learning environment, Lou Mendive Middle School performs average when compared to other middle schools in Nevada and earned the grade of B- for this measure.

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


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to estimate a school’s safety. For safety, Lou Mendive Middle School performs above average when compared to other middle schools in Nevada and received the grade of A- for this measure.

Safety Grade A-
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Good
Physical Altercations Excellent


An overview of the student body of Lou Mendive Middle School is shown below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.

Students w/ Disablities
NV Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
NV Avg. 53%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NV Avg. 62%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,053
Minority Students 455
Diversity Index 45
Students with Disablities 107
Economically Disadvantaged 26%
Limited English Proficiency 5%
Gifted Students 27%


A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Academic Overperformance I - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than 3% of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is an important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.

Compare Nearby Schools

Included below are middle schools close to Lou Mendive Middle School. Grades for each of these schools are listed in the table. For a more complete directory of Sparks schools, go to the Sparks, Nevada schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 George L Dilworth Middle School B- B- C+ C+
2 Sparks Middle School C C C B
3 Washoe Inspire Academy N/A N/A C- C-
4 High Desert Montessori Charter School C+ C- B- A-
5 Fred W Traner Middle School C- D C- C+

Lou Mendive Middle School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students attend Lou Mendive Middle School? 1053 students.
  • How good of a school is Lou Mendive Middle School? The school received an overall grade of A, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Lou Mendive Middle School in? The school is located in Washoe County.
  • How can I contact Lou Mendive Middle School? The school's number is (775) 353-5990.
  • Where is Lou Mendive Middle School? 1900 Whitewood Drive, Sparks, Nevada 89434

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
George L Dilworth Middle School
255 Prater Way Sparks, NV 89431
Sparks Middle School
2275 18th Street Sparks, NV 89431
Washoe Inspire Academy
1155 Corporate Blvd Reno, NV 89502
High Desert Montessori Charter School
2590 Orovada Street Reno, NV 89512
Fred W Traner Middle School
1700 Carville Drive Reno, NV 89512