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Sienna Magnet School

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4 stars

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Posted November 4, 2013

This is my daughters first year at the shool and I have been disappointed with every interaction with the principal. They are more interested in placing blame back on the family than looking in the mirror and at their own processes to try to make things better for all involved. I definitely do not feel that my childs best interest is at the heart of any issue we have had. The teachers on the other hand are absolutely fabulous, loving and caring. I tend to agree with whoever posted on 9/26 about the lack of announcements, last minute notices and everything during the day - like working parents can get away anytime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

The review written September 20th, appears to have been written by a teacher or at least a volunteer. My children have attended Sienna since it opened 2008. Some teachers are better than others. Some appear to be going through the motions. Announcement for events are last minute, and never seem to take parents schedule into consideration. Apparently the staff feels that parents are always available. School events are always scheduled during working ours - how are we supposed to attend. Start time on Wednesdays are at 9:20? This is because teachers do not want to have a "working lunch" like the rest of working America - even though they really only work 8 months a year. Communication from teachers is poor. There are fund raisers; however, no real tracking on where the funds go. Every year, we furnish materials for our children. Those materials are then pooled together and dispersed throughout the entire class. So, what are these funds being used for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

I have two children that have gone through Siena over the past 5 years and I have been extremely pleased with the teachers, office staff as well as the students and parents. I think the teachers at Siena work very hard to help the students achieve excellence, but also take time to know the students and not turn away when a child is going through hard times (personal or educational). My experience with all the staff at Siena has been exceptional!! Even with statewide education funding cutbacks, Siena and the Siena PTA worked hard to raise money to always ensure our kids have everything they need and then some! They have the latest technology in every classroom and seem to do a great job at keeping up with new technology! OH.... and Siena PTA is very good at getting parents involved with events like Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dads, Movie Nights at the school, silent auctions, the school carnival, fundraisers at local restaurants, etc. All the events we have been to seem to constantly be filled, with a lot of excitement from the students and parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

We moved into the area in June 2009. This school had the only available slot for my GT level son entering 4th gr. It was a pull out GT program. I was very disappointed. My son's reg ed and GT teachers seemed unable to communicate and consequently his grades from both classes were averaged incorrectly and are still in his permanent file now. it reflects as below grade level as opposed to the 6th grade math and literature he was doing. Despite numerous requests, research, and follow-up, incl. weekly class volunteering there has been no response by the school to correct this issue, which effects all GT kids not just mine. I hope the process has improved since then. The kindergarten teacher was unimaginative and seemed inflexible. I choose another school the following year and was very happy with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2010

I have interacted with a large number of the teaching and adminstrative staff and have found them to be excellent in their attention to the children. They do care about the students and they get involved even if it means getting on the floor to assist the students with their work and projects. Their combined attitudes are always up beat and friendly.


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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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

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

The state average for Language Usage was 83% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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%
Female85%
Male77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
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 Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female83%
Male90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education73%
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%
Female91%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
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 Students92%
Female86%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
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 90% 78%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 20%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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