Award Year: 2013

Ted Hunsberger School

2505 Crossbow Court
Reno, NV, 89511-5301

(775) 851-7095

Jenny Ricci, Principal at time of Nomination

Washoe County School District

School Website

Mission

Students' success means high expectations for all through research-based instruction, project-based learning, and technology. Huskies demonstrate personal responsibility by creating a safe and respectful community.

Student Demographics
  • White: 81%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 8%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application

For the last 3 years, Hunsberger Elementary School has been a High Achieving School based on status or proficiency on state assessments. Today, the school has been recognized with 5 star status based on proficiency rates as well as student growth, driven by high expectations, shared accountability, and a focus on learning outcomes. In order to ensure student growth in addition to proficiency we have four non-negotiable practices: Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), Response To Intervention/Enrichment, Tier 1 Instruction, and use of the Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycle.

Students' success at Hunsberger means high expectations for all. This community is dedicated to maximizing student academic and social growth through rigorous differentiated instruction, defined by CCSS. A love of learning is nurtured through research-based instruction, project-based learning, and technology. Hunsberger Huskies demonstrate personal responsibility by creating a safe, respectful community for all. Implementation of strategies assists all students in meeting their full academic and social potential. Collaboration with staff, parents, and students ensures students' success while monitoring individual students' progress.

The WCSD Climate Survey over the past 2 years shows 88% of parents agree or strongly agree that Hunsberger E.S. sees parents as important partners and feel welcome at our school; 100% of parents agree or strongly agree that teachers/staff respect students at our school and that there are high expectations for all students. Additionally, based on data from 2010-present, Hunsberger Elementary School continues to reduce achievement gaps while ensuring students make growth to keep up, move up, and catch up to grade level standards, as evidenced by the school receiving a 5 star rating by Washoe County School District and the State of Nevada.