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Garfield Elementary School

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Posted January 4, 2013

My children transferred to this school just recently. The office staff Ms.Myra has been very caring, empathetic, and efficient in getting things done to make our transition smooth as possible. She has been giving us advise over the phone since before we left another state! I'm not sure how interaction with teachers and other staffs will be so can't rate for them, but remarkable office person such as Ms.Myra sure makes this school valuable!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2012

Recently the school got a new principal and the school has improved 100%! Mrs. Donovan is so involved with all the students. My daughter was in Mrs. Galeone's 1st grade class last year and we LOVED her so much! She is a wonderful teacher and can't say enough about her. The staff in the office could use some skills in communication and not ignoring parents when they walk inside, but the teaching staff and admin. is amazing! Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

Last year my child had a hard time and I am certain it was because of her teacher. Kindergarten should be a fun experience and not a trip to the principals office or a threat to call your parents every 5 minutes. I am not saying my child was not difficult but.. This was a first year teacher (Miss Mitchell) who clearly clashed with my child... and lacked the skills needed to control a classroom... This year I am pleased to say that we have a great teacher in Miss Metzger... a 180 to be exact!!! I follow up the previous statement with something I witnessed at the fist school open house of the season... my child went to hug her Kindergarten teacher to say hello... The teacher seemed repelled by my child.. I was so livid and pleased that we no longer had to deal with Miss Mitchell.... she is snooty and apparently only wants the higher achieving students in her classroom... So this LOW rating is for Miss Mitchell.. who I have noticed really has not changed her demeanor much this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2010

Garfield is an okay school. Teachers and staff all really care about the children but they are so busy with crowded classrooms that students do not always get the attention they need. Also there are many medium to low level students that require most of the teacher's time. The above average students are not pushed to be better but rather and encouraged to be mediocre.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

This school's principal is wonderful and seems to care about each and every student at the school. The teachers are terrific and take the time to help all of their students reach their full potential. The teachers not only help the children in their own class, but do their best to help all of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2009

After my sons first quarter I must say that I am impressed. The best thing I have noted so far is how comfortable my son is at school. He loves the environment, and all the teachers and staff go out of there way to create a possitive learning environment. Thank you Garfield staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

This school is amazing my son has enjoyed going to garfield. The teachers welcome parent participation and treat each child differently based on their personality and learning style. The school has many teacher and family activities through out the year not just twice a year for conferences. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

I have had two children attend Garfield. The teachers and administrators care about each child. The principal seems to know every child's name. Teachers are very energetic and care about the scholastic accomplishments of the children. At the end of each year, the teachers and administrators gather together to decide which personalities mesh together (teacher and student) to place students for the next year. Also, Title Tutors are available to children who are lacking in any area for any grade. I volunteered for a few hours each week and there were never less that two adults in the classroom at one time - whether it is a BSU student or aide. The actual school structure is quite old, yet well maintained and there is a new playground that the children raised money to purchase. Extra activities Garfield provide are the GATE program, choir, orchestra and competitive basketball.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2008

My kids have attended Garfield for the past 6 years, and we have really enjoyed our experience!
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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.

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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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

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 73% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students58%
Female63%
Male54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
American Indiann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Special education36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)30%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female73%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special education73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special education46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)30%
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 Students78%
Female90%
Male60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female73%
Male62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
American Indiann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female97%
Male90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
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 Students76%
Female86%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female59%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged62%
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 Students60%
Female65%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)46%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female76%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 78%
Hispanic 21% 16%
Black 4% 1%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 71%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Boise, ID 83706
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