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Washington Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 332 students

 
 

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Posted October 24, 2013

Washington Elementary is a wonderful schools. My grandson is new this year and I'm extremely impressed with the creativity of his teacher as well as his involvement with the children. The teacher's communication with the parents are also outstanding. Washington Elementary has the attributes of a small community school while still incorporating the latest in educational techniques and technology.


Posted May 8, 2009

We have been at this school for 5 years now, and all of our children have had really great teachers. We especially liked Ms. Neely (1st grade) and Mr. VanKleek (4th grade). The school is very friendly and a great asset for the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

My daughter attended this school for two years, and I was not particularly impressed. The only staff member that I found to be warm-hearted or welcoming was the playground supervisor, Sonja. The school had some very bizarre rules, especially concerning the cafeteria (students must sit in the same order they proceeded through the lunch line, were required to take a cookie, etc.) However, I did enjoy that this school had very much of a neighborhood feel, since it was located in a very cool-looking historic building and was within walking distance for most of the students and parents. Academically, it seemed to be pretty much on a par with other local schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

My children have gone to three northend schools. They are all small with wonderful parent involvement. However, Washington is heads above the rest. The principal is an enthusiastic, kind hearted man who hiers the best teachers and knows every one by name. There are always parents willing to help. I have a smart, happy well rounded senior graduating from Boise High. My son got the help he needed in reading early on and now he loves to read. My youngest can't wait to go to school every day. I could go on and on.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

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

All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female87%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female82%
Male87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students91%
Female96%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female88%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female92%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
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 Students85%
Female91%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 90% 78%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 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 19%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Boise, ID 83702
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