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Popplewell Elementary School

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Posted October 14, 2008

It's just another small town school. the kids that were bullies when I went there, have kids that are bullies now. this town will never change. fortunately the TEACHERS love the children, and this is evident. they sure aren't paying them enough to do it otherwise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

The teachers leave tons to be desired and they favor the children who have the names that matter in this city. A child and parent would be better off going to one of the many private Christian schools in the area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

General academics are average. AP or fast track programs are corrupted by influential families that exclude true students of merit. Leadership is a huge shine on, dont expect to get anywhere. Huge home schooling comunity with same complaints of public schools in Buhl. Punitive discipline measures are the norm including social exclusion. Programs such as music or sports are classic sports such as football etc. Poor coaching quality. PE class is hoola hoops etc. Parental involvement is modest. Would be fantastic if better organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

This school has the potential of being great! There is always room for improvement and I believe that more parents should get involved. I understand the communication breakdown but something has to be done to bridge this gap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2004

The teachers at this school are excellent. They go the extra mile. The school is located in among the junior high and high school. The smaller children get to see the older children. It is a good place. The only draw back to this school is that the administration is not parent friendly. The staff habitually twist the facts and cause problems for parents. The brag about involving parents, however, they exclude them at every turn. If you decide to enroll your child here be ready to fight the administration.
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%
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 Students61%
Female65%
Male57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
American Indiann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)23%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)46%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female89%
Male76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)54%
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 Students77%
Female88%
Male68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indiann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female82%
Male91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indiann/a
White94%
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 Students75%
Female90%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female53%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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 60% 78%
Hispanic 39% 16%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 75%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Buhl, ID 83316
Phone: (208) 543-8225

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