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Galileo Math & Science Magnet

Public | K-8

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted July 6, 2014

Staff is not friendly. Teachers are too harsh. Lunches are overpriced. The kids here a bad influence. My kid hates his experience at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2013

Galileo STEM Academy (science, technology, engineering and math) is like a private school, but it's public. It is an amazing K-8 school where great teaching, technology, and high parental involvement all come together to create an excellent learning environment. Kids start engineering classes in kindergarten and continue through 8th grade. The PTA is active and works well with the school teachers to improve the school. The school is only 6 years old so the classrooms have built in technology including smart boards, document cameras etc. The school has been wonderful for my two boys who have been there since kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2013

My son started here as a kindergartener three years ago. As my husband and I sat at the first parent night and listened to his prospective teacher describe what was to be accomplished by the students at the end of the year, we realized that our son had completed that work 2 years prior at montessori. Since then, we have seen is progress and test scores go down and his interest in learning deteriorate. We have tried working with the staff and administration over the past two years to keep him challenged but the response has often been non-productive, punitive discipline in an effort to work to what even they recognize is his potential. Our son is a curious, bright kid but, as with lots of 7-year-old boys, is not cut out to sit at a desk and do rote paperwork or learn science through "Magic School Bus" movies. Although he loves the engineering program, we are pulling him this week and moving him to a more challenging, private school that encourages a passion for lifelong learning through hands-on experience, an individual approach to the child and parent-school teamwork.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2012

This is a great school for the right type of student/family. The student success comes partly from increased parental involvement and highly motivated students. I am not a fan of the 'investigations' math that is taught here as our fifth grader cannot do simple calculations by this method. The teachers and staff have all been excellent. If your child is not strongly self motivated in academics this may not be the best choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

We LOVE Galileo!! We have been at Galileo since it opened 5 years ago. There is not a day that goes by that I am not grateful for the amazing opportunities available to my kids! Mrs. McCullough, the principal, has created a phenomenal team of teachers and staff. These incredible teachers have helped out students earn top scores routinely in the district and in the state! Since Kindergarten my kids have enjoyed engineering as a weekly "special" along with music, PE, computers, and library. Due to the amazing involvement of parents, Galileo offers a variety of activities such as PTA Reflections, Jump Rope group, intramural sports, and more. Galileo has the largest Chess group in the state of Idaho. For me, it is worth the 5 mile drive from Meridian to drive my kids to school everyday. LOVE Galileo!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2011

My daughter attends Galileo. My daughter has great friends. There is no bullying, it is 100% not accepted! No one is allowed to swear. The kids do not dress like gangsters, their pants fit and they look like nice kids. She has exceeded amazingly from where she was at her old school. I am very inpressed and satisfied with all my daughters scores. One thing that I absolutely LOVE is that there are not as many kids to each class,so everyone feels more involved. My daughters class tops out with 22 students. The learning process is visual, hands on and audio. It meets all needs for the learning process! They have the best staff. The staff takes time to make sure everyone is understanding. Mrs. Bentley, Mrs. Haggard, Mrs Marshall, Mr. A, Mr. Sandvan, Mrs. Knight, Mr. Fullwood, Mr. Howard, Mrs Halley, are just some names that come to mind for excellence!!!!!!! The parents are very much involved. The PTA is wonderful. I am considering joining next year. . The Principal is amazing. I would really recommend this school to anyone! I HIGHLY recommend this school!!! I am divorced, and my ex-husband will even drive 2 times a week from Nampa just to bring her to school! Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

This is the first year for all my four children. Wow !! Awsome staff and Principal, they realy care! They beleive in " educating the whole child ". My kids love school again, even my 8th grader. A great example of what happens when you have a great staff and lots of involved parents, it takes both.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

We have attended Galileo for 4 years and think it is the best school in the area. The emphasis on Math and Science with an Engineering basis has been wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
92%

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90%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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95%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

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Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

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89%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
97%

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97%

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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 75% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
99%

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82%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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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 75% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
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%
Female83%
Male82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White99%
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

Language Usage

All Students92%
Female95%
Male91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
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%
Female91%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students92%
Female95%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students88%
Female85%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female95%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students94%
Female100%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
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 94% 78%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 15%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4735 West Saguaro Dr
Eagle, ID 83616
Phone: (208) 350-4105

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