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Skyway Elementary School

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Posted September 18, 2013

I have worked at Skyway as a teacher for ever since the day it opened. I had worked at schools prior to this, and I can honestly say this is one of the best schools I have ever seen. The teachers love working here, the parents support us, and the children are thriving. We were one of the top schools in the state recently for student growth as well as once recognized nationally as a school of character. That is pretty amazing and a real honor.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 2013

Continued ...They were even more surprised when I mentioned the advanced scores on the ISATs. The teacher said, "Let me look that up" & even more surprised said, "Oh, your right...did test advanced". Ridiculous! We are willing to do whatever it takes to help our child succeed but It is impossible with a teacher who doesn't care to help the children in her class succeed. She is the most hands off teacher any of my 4 children have had. Requiring 10/11 year olds to be completely responsible for themselves & their work is a little much. The kids grade each others tests & class work & they are expected to remember on their own to come in at recess to complete any work they missed while absent. The homework is ineffective and pointless - working on 2 state funded websites 20 min 2x a week, that I was told have nothing to do with what they are learning in class each week. I should have pulled my child from this school after the first trimester. I am very concerned my child is unprepared for middle school next year & will be spending the summer working to help my child get caught up. Skyway desperately needs a new principal & to have the ineffective & unmotivated teachers weeded out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

Skyway has gone downhill in the past two years with change of Principals; two new Principals in the last two years. The latest Principal is unapproachable, but an improvement over Knittle. It seems teacher morale has gone down. THe teachers are trying to stay positive and still seem to care about the kids. Unbelievable that this school was tops just 2 years ago with Pam Pratt as Principal. There is still a feel that they don't want parent volunteers or perhaps the teachers are too overwhelmed to organize parents as volunteers. I don't know what's going on.... Some parents have taken their children out to be homeschooled. The school is overcrowded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

My 2 boys have been going to Skyway Elementary for 2 years going on 3.They love it there.The teachers are great,well rounded and knowledgeble.The whole staff is kind and great to the boys.And the principle knows most of the students by name.I would recommend Skyway to anyone searching for a elementary school.
—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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

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 80% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students73%
Female75%
Male72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female93%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female95%
Male80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
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 Students93%
Female98%
Male88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female100%
Male90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female91%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 45%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Coeur D'alene, ID 83815
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