Public elementary schools in Henderson: What are this year's top rated and most improved?

Public elementary schools in Henderson: What are this year's top rated and most improved?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 20, 2019.

How strong are the public elementary schools in Henderson?

With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — which include comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year and those that lead their peers.

Harriet Treem Elementary School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Henderson, rising from a C+ to a B-, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 1698 Patrick Lane, enrolls 753 students. Harriet Treem Elementary serves a diverse population: 41% of students identify as Hispanic, 27% identify as white and 13% identify as black. Niche graded the school a B- for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 33% of Harriet Treem Elementary School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 48% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 55% in math and 62% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 71% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, 16% more than the city average.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Fay Galloway Elementary School saw its overall rating jump from a B- to a B. The school is located at 701 Skyline Road and currently serves 712 students, of whom 55% identify as white and 26% identify as Hispanic.

Niche graded Fay Galloway Elementary School a B for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 49%, and reading proficiency was 48%.

Lorna J. Kesterson Elementary School also improved, from B to B+. The school is located at 231 Bailey Island Drive and has 680 students currently enrolled, of whom 42% identify as white, 30% identify as Hispanic and 11% identify as multiracial.

Niche graded Lorna J. Kesterson Elementary School an A- for academics on an A-D scale. Its latest math proficiency was at 54%, and reading proficiency was 65%.

While some public elementary schools in Henderson are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Neil C. Twitchell Elementary School, with an overall rating of B+.
  • Glen C. Taylor Elementary School, with a B+ rating overall.
  • Elise L. Wolff Elementary School, rated B+ overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Henderson schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public high schools.

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