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Discovery Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 528 students

 

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Posted June 27, 2013

My child has attended kindergarten and first grade at Discovery and has enjoyed and excelled in all areas. I am very pleased and happy with her experience so far. I am excited for my second child to enter next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2013

Discovery is a WONDERFUL school. The teachers are fabulous! We have 3 kids in the school and have loved working in the PTO and helping with fundraisers. The parent involvement is great, and the teachers are very willing to help children that are struggling in the classroom. I love the office staff and the principal has been a great help with getting improvements to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2012

Very Happy with this Elementary!! :0) Wonderful Community and Neighborhood! Parent involvement is TOPS! Come "Discover" for yourself!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

My son is special needs we were called to school by his aid. When we arrived our son was frantic and told my wife that the principal had chocked and hit him. Since there were no marks and he is special needs the DA did not pursue. Even though the principles story changed SUBSTANTIALLY and multiple times the superintendent did not do anything or record anything so that this never happens again. PARENT BEWARE. DO NOT SEND YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD TO DISCOVERY!!!!
—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.

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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%

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

All Students81%
Female91%
Male73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female98%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female95%
Male100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
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 Students83%
Female91%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged47%
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 Students81%
Female89%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 73% 78%
Hispanic 21% 16%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2935 North Golden Rod Dr
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
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