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Peregrine Elementary School

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Posted February 6, 2014

Both my children have attended this school, the teachers seem nice but I don't think they are helping the students as much as they could maybe they just need to change programs. I found out my daughter does not understand what the teacher is teaching so this tells me something about the teachers at this school, there are some really good ones and then some not so good one's. I had a professional with a BA observed my daughter for me to see what the problem was, she did not like the way the teacher taught the kids, I liked the teacher but she said the teacher does not do a good job and then she told me how amazing the teacher she observed at a school in Boise was and how she worked with kids, I think these teachers need more help in the classroom and less students so they can meet the needs of the children, and have more time to explain their assignments instead of expecting the child to know how to do something they were never taught. I like a lot about this school I really do I wish that it had better teachers. The afters school program is a joke, they should go over your child's homework and help them where they are struggling but no, they do other things like fun games..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

My son has been attending Peregrine for 3 years and is now in 2nd grade. The teachers have all been excellent with supporting my son with academic excellence. The bullying is at a minimum as the principle will not tolerate any poor behavior. The classrooms are well kept, nice library and a very good amount of technology in the classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

Peregrine has an excellent teaching staff with support for students with learning disabilities. The school and the grounds are kept clean and the bullying is very minimal. The children that attend this school over all are kind and courteous to one another. My child has been attending this school for several years and we have had nothing but rave reviews.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

I have to admit that my previous experiences with this school have been similar to talking to a wall while trying to bang my head against it to get somewhere. THAT BEING SAID- the new principal has COMPLETELY changed the way they do things. I have a son that is Autistic, & before, it was like I was pulling stubborn teeth to get them to listen me, but then the new principal came along and she got things moving. Not only did she push everyone into doing the full array of testing to find out what my son needed, but she cried with me when I explained how frustrating things were. She has a son that is autistic and knows the problems that can arise. She also has a child that is in the Challenge (GT) program (& one in the middle) so she is not just a principal that's getting ready to retire (like the last one), but she's a mom with a range of "special" kids. She also rearranged several of the teachers and other staff members (like the counselor, etc.) & fired the ones that were not holding to the standard that she wanted. It just FEELS different there now- happier. She's cracked down on bullying and other issues, so I feel better sending my kids there. I'd recommend Peregrine to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2012

My children have attended Peregrine since Kindergarten. I feel the school has an amazing group of teachers and staff. This year has been the worst year for both of my children. The number of behavioral issues is out of control, the class sizes are too large, there is not enough support for all of the issues that the teachers need to deal with in regards to the violent behaviors, and there is no consistancy with delivering consequences to students that are disrespectful or doing any other form of inappropriate behavior. I believe that that the District policies have been toxic for this school. I am so glad that my children are almost done and I feel sorry for the teachers and students that will be attending for the 2012-2013 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

I have had mixed experiences with Peregrine. One of my children attends kindergarten there. His teachers are superb and I could not ask for better. Had he been my only child enrolled there I would have out 5 stars in the 'Teacher quality' line. My other child has not been so lucky. I hear stories about his teacher's custody and personal issues from him every few days as told by his teacher to her students. There is constant bullying that goes on. The teacher is almost impossible to have a conversation with as she is always talking in weird voices and trying to be funny or cute or ??? The principal is less than amazing and when my son was having issues with bullying, she refused to do anything about it. Having come from a charter school environment, I have been sorely disappointed with Peregrine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

This school was awesome! I really learned a lot. I am now in 8th grade and i still remember what peregrine taught me. They really care about your education.


Posted September 16, 2009

The principal is the best I have ever seen. The teachers generally care for our students. Cheers to this school for really appreciating and caring for our kids.
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Posted February 11, 2009

I have had 2 kids go from K to 5 in this school my 2nd one graduated to middle school last year. my oldest started the year peregrine opened and is now in 9th grade i have really been happy with Peregrine one of my children has a learning disability the learning lab teachers were great i credit them with helping him to succeed as he has. The parent support is very high all school events are well attended. the teachers are the best. I still have one more kid left to put through elementary school and am looking foreward to having him attend peregrine when he is old enough. I have already reccommended this school to several parents and will continue to do so.
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Posted August 24, 2008

I love this school. My child has been there for three years now. My only proublem is the hot lunches. I have no way of knowing her account is low until she is out of money. When this happens I have received phone calls at work over $3.00. I know other schools have programs online where you can pay for lunches and check your ballance. This is what they need...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

This school has been a joy to work with over the years my son has attended. The teachers are caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

I've been happy with Peregrine. It's ISAT scores are below average for the district, but overall I have few complaints. I have been impressed by the caliber of teachers. I have 3 children attending Peregrine since 2002, and my spouse has served with the PTO. I gave the 4th grade Math teacher a hard time over some ambiguities in the Brace/Harcourt books, but that's in the advanced math group so maybe I'm overreacting. They have a wonderful music teacher. The gym teacher also supports K-Kids, a community service group of volunteers from the school. Parental attendance at PTO meetings could be better, but fund raising activities are well attended. I would expect the test scores to be more competitive with the rest of the district, but it is a really good district and the competition is fierce. The teachers are enthused about this years ISAT scores. Hopefully, they'll move up.
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

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 83% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
American Indiann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Special education39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)30%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female81%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special education62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)70%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)80%
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%
Female88%
Male81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special education58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)73%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)73%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female95%
Male76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special education47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)64%
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 Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Special education15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female64%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Special education15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Special education31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female66%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Special education8%
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 77% 78%
Hispanic 15% 16%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1860 Waltman St
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 888-1384

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