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Collister Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 247 students

 
 

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Posted May 30, 2012

I can't say enough good things about Collister! The teachers and principal are fantastic. They teach from the heart and really care about the students. The school community is very tight-knit and supportive of one another. The HG program has been a godsend for our family and has provided the challenge and individualized education my children needed in a smaller, nurturing environment. Collister has instilled a love of learning in my kids. They truly love their school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

Collister has been a wonderful school so far and I cannot wait for the years to come!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2009

My child has attended Collister Elementary for 3 years and I've so far been very impressed with the quality of teaching, parent involvement, and communication from the administration and staff. The music teachers are wonderful and in the last year I have noticed a small increase in diversity of the student population. It's also great to have Captalpa Park adjacent to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2008

Would love to read a review by a parent who could spell and write a clear sentence. Great school. Collister is a small school, only one classroom per grade, so that impacts resources for students who need enrichment. Teachers are very open to feedback. Not sure about the new principal yet but we'll see how she does.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

The school is heading to the bad trend due to change in administration level and teachers level. The new administration is just busy with fund-raising but not the teaching quality! Most of the first grade HG program teachers don't even develop a syllabus and they don't let parents know what they teach at school! At school, kids are learning on their own, or by computers, not by teachers! They just care their personal stuff. The teachers are often absent -- because they travel to watch football game in another state! No wonder gifted students left this seemingly precious opportunity!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

The academic programs are good and consistantly working on ways to improve, especially with the new 3rd grade teacher. She is amazing. Discipline is not dependable when it comes to bullies. The music teacher is working to rectify this somewhat and educate through shows. For the average child, and some children with special needs who do not question mainstream beliefs, this is a good school. For children of thinkers and kids who are well above average, they have a lot of work to do. Bright kids tend to be ignored or slip through the cracks unless the parents really fight for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

Collister Elementary has been an interesting expearience for myself and my son thus far. As another reviewer stated, he was squelched in K due to bullies and an inexpearienced teacher. He likes first grade fairly well, until he ran into problems with a small group of classmates threatening his life with their personal faith...that he would burn in hell, their 'god' would kill him, etc. I was not at all happy. I brought the situation to the teacher, and playground attendent (the only one they have for the whole school...an unfortunate problem due to not enough funding or volunteers), and had to take it to the principal ultimately. She was very open and understanding, and immediately rectified the situation.
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
98%

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88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female100%
Male88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
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

Language Usage

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female100%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female95%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
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 Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female95%
Male76%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4426 Catalpa Dr
Boise, ID 83703
Phone: (208) 854-4650

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