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Trail Wind Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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Posted October 7, 2013

This school is small compared to what I grew up in. The teachers are excellent. The teacher to student ratio is great! Their ethics surpass most other schools. They continue to use playing and recess for social interaction learning! Thank you Trail Wind for being an amazing place for my children to get their education! Parents do need to get more involved, it seems the biggest complaint from teachers is the lack of parent interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Great School. My daughter is in 2nd Grade. She loves the school and the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

The review below about how bad this school is, was NOT about Trailwind. I cannot delete it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

My youngest child will be attending 6th grade there this fall. My two older children attended, Trailwind, K-6. The teaching staff are absolutey amazing. There are some "politics," when it comes to certain, parents/situations, and this school definitely has a few 'clicky' parents. But, 90% of the parents are friendly, warm, and genuinely outstanding adults. The education and experience my children have recieved at this school, has been rewarding and positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2012

My son goes here. Most parents that send their kids here are snotty and stuck up. They all seem to have their own little High School type click and wont let anybody in. I dont understand why, considering the area has a lot of smaller starter homes. LOL. But the PTO is amazing and the teachers are great. The principal seems like she is missing a few marbles though. The school supply list was the only one in the valley that wasn't in stores and online it was from 2010. She screws up on parent emails. But all in all I think it is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2011

Great school, great teachers and great experience for the kids. My son went here and now my daughter is going. All grades have wonderful teachers who really care about the kids. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a great school experience for their kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2011

I am not impressed with Trailwind elementary. It use to be a better school as I have had two children attend this school for 6 years it has changed adminstration and is declining. Beware parents this is a snotty, elite community and the sister middle school Les Bois is even worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2011

Grandparents Day in Mrs. Thornsbery's room was an unforgettable exprience. She had the time so well organized, completely captivated students and grandparents the entire time. It so impressed me that left the School with the deepest wish that once again I could be a third grader and have her guiding me forward in truly great education. Most Respectfully, a Grandmother


Posted March 26, 2010

My son loves Trail Wind and i am so happy with the standard of education that he receives there. The teachers, and all other staff members, go above and beyond what is asked of them and the PTO are just fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2010

I love everything about this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

My two children attend Trail Wind and love it. It truelly is the greatest school ever! The children who attend are some of the nicest kids I have ever met, the parents are so involved with the school, and the teachers are one in a million.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

Trailwind is an excellent school! My girls have done incredibly well. Be prepared for many fundraisers and pressure for parental involvement benefitting non-academic activities. This school for it's socio-economic class is well-balanced. Several teachers have found a balance of when to hold the kids or parents accountable depending on the specific situation. Don't call me on the phone if my 4th grader left their homework at home and don't interrogate my Kindergartener why she was late 2 days in a row. The majority of the teaching staff are the best in the state and you won't find a more involved principal! I'd hold him up against any principal in this country!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

My son and I were lookind at Trail Wind Elementary to go into 4th grade and right away a group of Kids came over to him and asked him to join in thier game. Every one at Trail Wind were so respectful. It's the best Elemtary School I have seem in Idaho! Great Location,Great teachers and staff,and great kids! Me and my son are really looking forward to this School. Wow,this is the first time he is excited to go to School! I think Trail Wind is 'Da Bomb' as my son would call it!
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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85%

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81%

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

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 80% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

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 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female93%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
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%
Female93%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special education77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special education62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special education54%
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 Students94%
Female92%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
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 84% 78%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Black 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3701 East Lake Forest Dr
Boise, ID 83716
Phone: (208) 854-6320

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