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Frontier Elementary School

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Posted May 22, 2012

I have been so impressed with the staff at Frontier Elementary. My son came from another school and had such poor testing and reading scores and it was a fight for him to attend school every morning. within a month of being at Frontier Mrs. Woolsey had him confident in school he enjoyed going everyday. after being there for less than a year he is testing at "Expert" and "Advanced" on all of his state tests. This is such an achievment for my young son and I owe everything to Mrs. Friday, Mrs. Woolsey as well as ALL of the other staff there. It makes a mother's heart feel so full knowing that your child that once hated school now loves it and is thriving in the wonderful environent that the staff makes for them. Great Job Frontier Elementary Staff!!! and Many Thank you's from a gratefull Mother.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

The atmosphere here at Frontier is friendly and people always show kindness and respect. Frontier's teachers are very dedicated and hardworking. They are always showing how much they care for their students and also willing to help out someone in need, whether it is a student or a staff member. Our students receive not only a good education but are getting a good foundation to prepare them for the future.
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Posted August 17, 2009

My daughter is very excited to be starting third grade this year at Frontier after completing, pre-school. first, and second grades at Frontier. I have been very impressed with how the school is able to group similarly skilled student together to teach at their level ,as well as the teachers ability to adapt to the learning styles of each individual child. I have met a lot of the teachers and staff and I am convinced they are all totally focused on doing the best they can for the children, and it shows everyday and in my daughter as well. The only negative I have toward the school is that it seems to have poor parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2009

I loved this past school year for both my girls. I have a daughter in the MEI pre-school program (Ms. Cindy) and she has done SO well! I also have a daughter in second grade who had a wonderful teacher (Mrs. Woolsey). The poor lady had 27 kids in her class but she did a GREAT job! I hope they don't have so many kids in one class next year. That is the only thing I didn't like.
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Posted August 26, 2003

I have noticed, in the short time that my sons have been going to Frontier, that the Teachers and staff really care about the student as a whole person. I also see their appreciation of the parents value in their child's life. This partnership is crucial in the developement of these young minds.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students75%
Female86%
Male66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special education33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)62%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)85%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)69%
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 Students82%
Female71%
Male96%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female77%
Male86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)36%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female81%
Male92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
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 Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female70%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)27%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female72%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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 74% 78%
Hispanic 11% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Black 5% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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 56%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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11851 Musket Dr
Boise, ID 83713
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