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Ustick Elementary School

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Posted October 9, 2013

This is a great school. The teachers really care for the students. The school has great diversity that you will not find in another treasure valley school. The principal knows all the kids names and is always open to conversation. My kids are now in middle and high school and Ustick prepared them well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Ustick elementary is underrated. Yes, they have around 18 languages spoken there, so their test scores are misleading. If you look at the test scores of those where English is the language spoken in the home, they are the same as other schools in the area. All the teachers my 2 kids have had, I have loved. The school does a great job with parent involvement, however, many parents are lazy and drop the ball. It is the same parents helping out over and over again....can't blame the school. Overall, I think this is a fine school for Idaho, although Idaho schools could improve quite a bit in general.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2012

Our oldest son spent 4th grade here. I tried not to judge the school based on the old building, but our experience matched the old exterior. The teacher was overwhelmed with behavioral problems with a few students in the class. When I expressed my concern that my son wasn't reaching his potential, she said, " B's and C's get Degrees." I was floored that a teacher would encourage us to lower our expectations. This attitude carried on up to the administration as well. It's no surprise that this school is flagged as a "Needs Improvement" School and is required to provide its students with transportation to two other schools of choice. We moved him to Spalding and were very, very happy. The administration is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2010

Ustick school did not impress me with either academic or leadership excellence. Communication between teacher and parent was poor and sporadic in what they would send home for information and homework. Parent involement in classroom was minimal and it was always the same 1-2 parents everytime. Old school with old facilities and outdated materials and supplies. Big class sizes in small rooms with no personal space at all for kids supplies or backpacks.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students46%
Female56%
Male36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
American Indiann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female59%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
American Indiann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)36%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female77%
Male54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
American Indiann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)43%
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 Students59%
Female61%
Male58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
American Indiann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)21%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female56%
Male63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
American Indiann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female67%
Male74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indiann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)43%
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 Students71%
Female70%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)47%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)55%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)53%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female59%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)36%
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 70% 78%
Hispanic 16% 16%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Black 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 58%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12435 West Ustick Rd
Boise, ID 83713
Phone: (208) 855-4120

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