Estes M McDoniel Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 1831 Fox Ridge Dr.
       Henderson, NV  89014


 (702) 799-7788

District: Clark County School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
43rd of 341 Nevada Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.3
Number of students:  554

Racial breakdown:
White:
43.9%
Hispanic:
35.7%
African American:
7.9%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45.1%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, January 7, 2019.


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Compare Details In 2018, Estes M McDoniel Elementary School ranked better than 87.4% of elementary schools in Nevada. It also ranked 29th among 216 ranked elementary schools in the Clark County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.61. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (43.9%), Hispanic (35.7%), African American (7.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 45.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Estes M McDoniel Elementary School is 15.3, which is the 31st best among 216 elementary schools in the Clark County School District. (See more...)
Compare Estes M McDoniel Elementary School employs 36 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Estes M McDoniel Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Estes M McDoniel Elementary School 43rd of 341 Nevada public elementary schools. (See Estes M McDoniel Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Clark County School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Clark County School District 9th of 16 Nevada school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Estes M McDoniel Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 81.85 34th 246 86.2%
2008 74.75 59th 294 79.9%
2009 77.19 44th 292 84.9%
2010 74.62 58th 300 80.7%
2011 64.07 100th 318 68.6%
2012 67.72 81st 328 75.3%
2013 76.63 72nd 330 78.2%
2014 67.73 108th 332 67.5%
2016 74.96 82nd 347 76.4%
2017 77.16 72nd 351 79.5%
2018 84.61 43rd 341 87.4%

Data source: test scores: Nevada Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Friday, September 29, 2017

Open Quote Estes McDoniel is a that is a job for each position held. There's not a community/family. No connection with teachers and staff. You have to love kids and have a passion for teaching kids in order to get through to them. There is a lot of finger pointing and pointless rewards. I'm dissatisfied with the schools staff Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Open Quote We were so very happy at McDoniel for years, but this is no longer the case. Our eldest son attended from K-5 and was a part of the dual-immersion program. Couldn't have asked for a better education for him! Sadly we have not had the same experience with our youngest. He did not get as good of teachers as our eldest son and the school has changed dramatically with the last 2 changes of administration. He was in the dual-immersion Spanish program for grades K-3 then at the beginning of this year for 4th grade after a week of school, received a flier that Spanish would no longer be available for 4th and 5th graders so that they could focus more on "core curriculum standards" (read: TESTS). The atmosphere at the school is not nearly as friendly as it used to be at all. I am disappointed that our youngest has had such a terrible experience here compared to his brother. He has always loved school but the last 2 years has come home saying he "hates" school on almost a daily basis and this was the "worst day ever". This is a kid who as a rule earns mostly As with some Bs, Principal's Award on a regular basis, and has never been a discipline problem ever. Sad as we used to think we were so lucky to have our boys at this school. We used to always feel "in the loop" and now continually have no idea what is going on at the school as there is so little communication to parents. I emailed the principal on one occasion and didn't even get the courtesy of a return email when any other time that I contacted an administrator I either received a return email or phone call immediately. They don't really appear to care about parents much here anymore either. We are moving in a few weeks and I can't say we're sorry that our youngest will be finishing up at a different elementary school. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 13, 2010

Open Quote We have been very happy at Estes McDoniel. We have one child who attended K-5 and was the 3rd class to be in the dual-immersion Spanish/English program for all 6 years. Our 3rd grader is also at McDoniel and has been in the dual-immersion program since Kindergarten. We are so thankful for the opportunity for our children to learn both Spanish and English simultaneously. It is a life-skill to be bilingual. We do not see any downfalls to this addition to the academic program at McDoniel. Both of our children scored very high on the CRT scores so the dual-immersion program obviously didn't "damage" them at all. I think that a lot of people do not really understand the benefits of being bilingual in life and honestly it's a shame. Per the negative review, you also have to keep in mind that the population served by the school has changed over the years and can account for some of the decline in test scores plus every year because of NCLB the cut scores are raised. There really hasn't been a huge change in their overall scores. The dual-immersion, marine science lab, choir/music group are awesome. Every year can depend on the teacher a student gets but for the most part we have been very happy with the education that both of our children have received. Our eldest child is now attending Hyde Park Middle School which is a math/science magnet and one of the top rated middle schools in the district. We thank McDoniel for his preparation to have been able to be accepted at such a high-caliber middle school. My only complaint is that they give far too much homework in our experience K-2. Some people think homework = better school but the research doesn't back this up in early grades. Overall we would recommend Estes McDoniel to anyone, and in particular FOR the dual-immersion program that will give our children an extra leg-up in life! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Open Quote Unfortunately the school has gone down hill since they implemented the Spanish program. I know many families who attended this school before and during this change. The unanimous conclusion is that the administration has brought the school down with this program. If you check the CRT scores since this was implemented, they are just getting lower and lower. If you have children attending the school now, you will know that they are trying to fix this problem by making the children that are slower stay after school for CRT classes. I don't understand why they just don't admit failure and start teaching the kids what they need to know; Reading, Writing and Math. These are the things that they need to survive in the real world. WAKE UP and do the right thing by our children! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Estes M McDoniel Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 670 10 12 27 1 n/a n/a 0 711
1989 700 18 20 33 2 n/a n/a 0 773
1990 898 23 25 41 3 n/a n/a 0 990
1991 628 12 21 24 1 n/a n/a 0 686
1992 523 11 20 22 1 n/a n/a 0 577
1993 564 19 21 31 0 n/a n/a 0 635
1994 546 26 34 32 1 n/a n/a 0 639
1995 582 36 35 29 0 n/a n/a 0 682
1996 582 36 35 29 0 n/a n/a 0 682
1997 558 34 27 41 4 n/a n/a 0 664
1998 545 33 30 50 6 n/a n/a 0 664
1999 482 30 42 58 6 n/a n/a 0 618
2000 474 43 39 72 5 n/a n/a 0 633
2001 483 55 32 103 3 n/a n/a 0 676
2002 386 36 39 115 3 n/a n/a 0 579
2003 386 36 39 115 3 n/a n/a 0 579
2004 368 38 36 129 7 n/a n/a 0 578
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 585 580
2006 357 58 44 133 10 n/a n/a 0 602
2007 370 43 38 179 10 n/a n/a 0 640
2008 354 55 49 168 6 n/a n/a 0 632
2009 360 54 42 157 9 n/a n/a 0 622
2010 376 54 47 184 8 n/a n/a 0 669
2011 353 41 21 184 4 21 14 0 638
2012 309 35 19 180 7 15 31 0 596
2013 301 31 23 198 6 15 28 0 602
2014 276 29 14 184 6 10 36 0 555
2015 262 25 14 192 7 11 45 0 556
2016 255 25 14 190 6 14 46 0 550
2017 243 44 10 198 6 10 43 0 554

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Estes M McDoniel Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 711 31.0 22.9 n/a
1989 773 36.0 21.4 0.6
1990 990 39.0 25.3 1.4
1991 686 35.0 19.6 1.6
1992 577 29.0 19.8 0.9
1993 635 34.0 18.7 4.7
1994 639 32.0 20.0 3.6
1995 682 33.0 20.7 8.7
1996 682 33.0 20.7 8.7
1997 664 33.5 19.8 5.0
1998 664 34.5 19.2 13.7
1999 618 33.5 18.4 13.8
2000 633 34.5 18.3 14.1
2001 676 33.5 20.2 16.7
2002 579 32.0 18.1 24.2
2003 579 32.0 18.1 24.2
2004 578 40.0 14.5 24.0
2005 580 34.0 17.1 n/a
2006 602 36.0 16.7 n/a
2007 640 40.0 16.0 n/a
2008 632 38.0 16.6 23.7
2009 622 39.0 15.9 24.3
2010 669 40.0 16.7 31.7
2011 638 36.0 17.7 42.3
2012 596 38.0 15.6 48.8
2013 602 30.0 20.0 45.0
2014 555 30.0 18.5 45.6
2015 556 34.0 16.3 42.6
2016 550 37.0 14.8 45.1
2017 554 36.0 15.3 45.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Estes M McDoniel Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 711 31.0 22.9 n/a
1989 773 36.0 21.4 0.6
1990 990 39.0 25.3 1.4
1991 686 35.0 19.6 1.6
1992 577 29.0 19.8 0.9
1993 635 34.0 18.7 4.7
1994 639 32.0 20.0 3.6
1995 682 33.0 20.7 8.7
1996 682 33.0 20.7 8.7
1997 664 33.5 19.8 5.0
1998 664 34.5 19.2 13.7
1999 618 33.5 18.4 13.8
2000 633 34.5 18.3 14.1
2001 676 33.5 20.2 16.7
2002 579 32.0 18.1 24.2
2003 579 32.0 18.1 24.2
2004 578 40.0 14.5 24.0
2005 580 34.0 17.1 n/a
2006 602 36.0 16.7 n/a
2007 640 40.0 16.0 n/a
2008 632 38.0 16.6 23.7
2009 622 39.0 15.9 24.3
2010 669 40.0 16.7 31.7
2011 638 36.0 17.7 42.3
2012 596 38.0 15.6 48.8
2013 602 30.0 20.0 45.0
2014 555 30.0 18.5 45.6
2015 556 34.0 16.3 42.6
2016 550 37.0 14.8 45.1
2017 554 36.0 15.3 45.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Nevada Department of Education.

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