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Rulon M Ellis Elementary School

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Posted March 7, 2011

I am so thankful that my children are able to attend a school where the teachers care so much about the students. I love the fact that I feel safe having my kids go to school every morning and I do not have to worry about if they are getting the help they need in class. It never fails to amaze me that when I am at the school the secretaries remember me every time, and whenever a students comes into the office they know them by name. I am sure that Ellis Elementary is among the top schools in Pocatello/Chubbuck and that is because of the teachers, the principal, the staff, and the parents that volunteer. THANK YOU!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2011

Great school, great staff, and great PTA. The technology in the building is amazing! Every classroom has a Smartboard and clickers. My kids love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2011

You know these teachers care about their students when they come and use there spare time to support them in outside sports.... These teachers ROCK !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2011

Ellis is a great school. I have a 1st grader and he struggled a little bit in Kindergarten but they got him right in the Title One program and now he is caught up and doing great. Our house is on the market and I want to buy a house in the same boundaries so my kids can continue to go to Ellis Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2011

My 4th grader likes the new playground equipment that you installed over the summer, glad to see the older kids have something to play on. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2011

I love the fact that the staff says "Here at Ellis we are a family." They mean it and it shows in their actions. The ladies in the office are inviting and so helpful. The teachers are friendly and so supportive of the students. I see the principal in the hallways talking to students. I am so thankful that my children attend Ellis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2011

My grandkids attend Ellis, and I enjoyed coming and reading with them this year. Thanks for welcoming us to your school.


Posted January 12, 2011

I have a 3rd grader who attends Ellis and I appreciate the fact that the school has an open door policy for parents who want to come in, visit the classrooms, and volunteer. I am amazed by the quality of teachers at Ellis and the positive interactions I have had with them. I am excited for my other children to start school and I look forward to many more years at Ellis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2009

poor communication of problems they are having a very difficult time giving our child challenging enouph work i was over all vey unimpressed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

My child has been going to this school for several years. He has a medical condition that requires special attention. They have been absolutely fabulous to work with. I don't worry about him while he is at school. The teachers are supportive and work well with the children. This school gets tons of parent volunteers who are always there helping out the teachers. I also appreciate that the teachers don't seem to have their own 'agenda'. They teach the kids what they really need to know. We have thought about moving, but in the end we always decide we want our kids at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

My 3 children currently attend Ellis. They have had patient, understanding teachers. This school is fed by a close community and that is felt in the school. They have programs in place for peers to resolve conflicts amongst one another. They also have system of rewards for good behavior. I am not too impressed with the cirriculum, but that is a problem with the State, I believe. We have lived in two other states and Idaho has been the lowest academically. Funding for education here is poor and getting poorer, thanks to a recent levy vote in the negative. I believe Ellis lives up to its reputation as one of the best elementary schools in district 25. I am also impressed by the principal, Dr. Geoltz; she is kind to the kids, enthusiastic, and well spoken.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2006

My daughter is a kindergardner and really loves school. Her teacher always keeps the parents informed of everything coming up and encourages parents to come in as much as they would like to volunteer. Most of my friends volunteer. I went for an activity and was impressed on how well they keep the kids under control and interested in what is going on. Lots of art projects and their homework is fun to help with.
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

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

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female90%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female92%
Male98%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
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 Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female75%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female78%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged84%
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 87% 78%
Hispanic 8% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 56%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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11888 North Whitaker Rd
Chubbuck, ID 83202
Phone: (208) 237-4742

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