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Jefferson Elementary School

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Posted October 2, 2012

My daughter is in Kindergarten at Jefferson. The teacher is overwhelmed. She doesnt adjust her teaching to meet individual needs. My daughter is bored because the teacher is going at the pace of some of the slower children. Parent concerns are ignored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2012

I have both of my children attendnig Jefferson, The have great caring teachers and they enjoy their friends, They both are learning great things and the teachers are helping them extend their knowldge in math and reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

Jefferson Elementary serves students from around the world. The staff works hard to make every child feel welcome and successful. The small groupings have shown students academic growth at each grade level. This is a grat community school that supports all students.


Posted April 7, 2011

This school's strength is in it's diversity. There are students from many different countries and cultures. The teachers and principal work hard to embrace the different cultures and create a very supportive, accepting atmosphere.


Posted April 7, 2011

Jefferson Elementary is filled with alot of student diversity. The staff is dedicated and hard working. They are faced with more challenges then an avarage school and work extra hard to help ALL students become sucessful.


Posted June 1, 2010

this school is terrible. teachers are great but leadership within the school is lacking. communication is terrible. Do not recommend this school to anyone.
—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.

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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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%

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

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students66%
Female50%
Male75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special education46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)60%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female76%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)82%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female81%
Male89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)70%
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 Students73%
Female90%
Male59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)46%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female85%
Male68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)53%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female100%
Male68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)55%
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 Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female91%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female91%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female55%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged40%
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 Students61%
Female58%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female63%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female74%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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 55% 78%
Hispanic 21% 16%
Black 12% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 1%
Two or more races 3% 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 67%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 South Latah St
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: (208) 854-5260

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