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Pepper Ridge Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 658 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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Posted Friday, September 26, 2014

We are loving this school. The communication is great, staff is super friendly, and you can tell they care about the kids. I was a little intimidated about the "6" rating after going to a higher rated school in the area, but the kids actually seem more engaged and excited at pepper ridge, which means much more to me than a test score ( :
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2013

Overall experience my children that have attended this school was extremely poor. Actions speak louder than words, this school shows no respect or concern for their students or parents. Staff does not demonstrate actions to provide growth in the students that may struggle or have learning challenges as well as treating students very poorly. This school truly needs to be put on a probational period to be reviewed in many areas across the board to give the newest and upcoming students and opportunity to have a great experience in their elementary years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

I am trying to find information on this school but was let to this website instead


Posted February 14, 2013

school doesnt care about bulling and some adults yell at the kids. 5th grade boys are bullying my child and nothing is being done about it. the principal is more worried about her reputation and not kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2013

Pepper Ridge creates a bond between students, parents and teachers that creates an exceptional educational experience.


Posted December 16, 2009

School is reluctant to provide for gifted students. My child loved school and was always enthusiastic until coming here. Now just bored and losing touch, and I am very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

A great place to get an education!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

Pepper Ridge Elementary has such caring and supportive teachers that truly go the extra mile in providing a positive educational experience for our kids. We are most thankful for all they do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

This is an excellent school. The teachers and counselors are extremely thoughtful and helpful. Also, the office staff do a fantastic job and are very personable. Everyone really does work as one to make the school a place the children love to come to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

My kids have been at the school for a few years. I like all of the teachers and the ability to have separate Health, Computer, P.E., etc.. teachers. The office staff is incredibly wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2007

This is an outstanding school. The involvement of the teachers and principal is absolutely wonderful. You can tell they truly care and want to take a part in the kids academic success.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Special education33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Special education50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female86%
Male96%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education58%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education77%
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%
Female88%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special education50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Special education36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special education57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Special education36%
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%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Two or more races 3% 2%
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 23%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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