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Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School

17 reviews
5800 West Pyle Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89141
(702) 799-6801

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Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School
Based on data from the 2019 school year

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Tarkanian might be good at something, but teaching is not what they're good at. They run the school like a factory, offering no recess or time for kids to relax and socialize between classes. Teachers are overworked and do not take the time to actually teach. They go through the material quickly and rely way too much on the ability of parents to help with homework. The principal answers the easy questions with pre-digested answers but chokes faced with intelligent questioning. Our son is in accelerated classes and we have been trying to meet with his Math teacher for months, she has been canceling regularly or simply would not show up in meetings. We are both working in Higher Education and that could explain why they seem unwilling to meet with us. When we did meet with them, they pretty much blame everything on the kid but refuse self-examination. Assignments guidelines are usually vague and unclear and many require parental guidance. This school simply does not do a good job and ignores all scientific findings on pedagogy and education. Feels more like a factory than a school.
Posted by a parent on 2/22/2020
The 7th grade teachers are nice some make it fun like Ms. Glismsn although I’ve already blown a balloon with baking soda it was better than my other schools which were all about tech and paper nothing hands on. I don’t now what the problem was but, I wasn’t learning efficiently some things were simply too easy but most were not, mind you I have always been 2 years ahead than everyone since I loved learning the things my siblings were learning ( I was in elementary) but here I felt like I was behind, I’m not sure if it was because I registered into the school at a wrong time but It was miserable. I hated it on my very first day a teacher asked what school I went to before So I said which school I went to which is a that school has a bad reputation of ‘delinquents’ but it was the very best school out of all the schools I’ve been to which is a lot, and that teacher replied while showing me where to sit “Oh. Its way better here.” The tone in her voice was insulting.
Posted by a student on 10/18/2019
Tarkanian Middle School is an great school! Going to this school is a lot of fun!!!! The Dean, Principal, Teachers and staff are really great. The outdoor campus is really beautiful. Highly encourage to enroll into this school.
Posted by a community member on 9/21/2017
I could not dislike this school any less. My son also hates this school. There is no positive leadership or guidance coming from the administration which reflects in why this school is failing. Students are treated so poorly at this school, it's heartbreaking! In just 3 months at this school my son's test scores dropped 70 points. Special ed students who should not be left unsupervised are left unsupervised, which has caused serious student injuries. Teacher's do not honor confidentiality and discuss your child's disability with other students. Other students have stated they have observed disabled students being harassed and mistreated. If your child needs speech therapy, good luck! If your child needs occupational therapy, good luck! If your child needs any sort of support, good luck! If you have problems with staff, good luck! Principal and Vice Principal's refuse to remain professional and put friendships above accountability. They segregate disabled students even during orientation by offering no appropriate supports so that they can participate like neurotypical peers. They also require you to pay teacher's to attend orientation even though they are salaried employees because they don't hold orientation the Friday before school starts like every other school in the valley, when teacher's are back from break. Other school's also hold a free bbq to those families. If all of that isn't bad enough, staff get caught in their repetitive lies by emailing parent's instead of staff. Complete incompetence at this school! Disgusted that I have to send my son here!
Posted by a parent on 5/25/2017
This is the most backward thinking and functioning school that my child has EVER attended. My son was beat up, after my 4 calls to the Dean's office, emails and voicemails left for Administrators. In fact, I called the very same day that my son was beat up to warn them that this kid was threatening to hurt my son - and guess what - they did NOTHING as usual and my son was brutally beat up at his bus stop. I obtained a video through social media. The Deans and Office Staff in the Deans Office are VERBALLY and MENTALLY abusive to these kids... and you know how I know? I walked in to talk to the Dean and they thought I was a Student - it was only after realizing that I was a Parent that they changed their tone - just slightly. If they are willing to treat me like this, students like this in front of me...what happens when nobody is watching? THESE PEOPLE NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE! They are hurting the spirit of our children. Mistreating them. Making them develop Self Doubt, Anxiety and Depression. IT IS NOT OK. I am ripping my son out of this school and I WILL make sure that these people are held accountable. It is Mental abuse. It exists and its happening every single day.
Posted by a parent on 3/10/2017

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Las Vegas schools - Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School is located at 5800 West Pyle Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89141. Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School is in the Clark County School District. Lois & Jerry Tarkanian Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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