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Falls Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 624 students

 

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Posted September 18, 2012

The principal at Falls Valley is phenomenal! He leads the school with a great positive attitude and although it's students come from diverse economic backgrounds, I see all the students receiving the attention and help needed for a good education. The teachers are wonderful and are doing their best with all the cut backs in education to still give the kids a well rounded education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2006

Mr. Armes is great he loves our kids.
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indiann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Special education30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education60%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indiann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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%
Female85%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special education33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female50%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Special education25%
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 Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 76% 78%
Hispanic 18% 16%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 64%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2455 Virlow St
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Phone: (208) 525-4455

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