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Mountain Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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Posted July 9, 2013

I have had children at this school since it opened three years ago. My son had one teacher that he really struggled with, but our experience with all of the other teachers has been wonderful. The STEM program is amazing. My children have number sense. They don't just memorize algorithms after going to Mountain Valley. I am a teacher at another school, but decided to keep my kids at Mountain Valley instead of taking them with me because I am so impressed with the curriculum and the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

I have been very happy with Mountain Valley Elementary. The teachers are fantastic and parent involvement is high. The STEM focus (science, technology, engineering, and math) is great for my boys. Some teachers put a greater emphasis on those areas than others, but so far I have been impressed by all of their efforts. The principal and other staff are very friendly and helpful. Nothing but good things to say about this school after being there for 3 years.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 83% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 80% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students78%
Female72%
Male82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students87%
Female100%
Male78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students88%
Female89%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female89%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students72%
Female69%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female76%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 78%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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