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Desert Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 654 students

 

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Posted August 6, 2013

Desert Springs Elementary made my grandson's transition to a new school great! Everyone was very helpful, kind and supportive. His teacher Mrs. McConnell is a wonderful teacher and shows great concern and willingness to go the extra mile for children in her class to help them learn.


Posted August 5, 2013

My daughter went there a half a year in first grade .My daughter was behind and they was so good with helping her get the help she need to catch her up and i was so impress that in so little time she was doing math like nothing and learning how to read if i could move her back I would go to this school but we moved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2012

My son has attended Desert Springs for three years. The teachers have always been great. My last teacher 4th grade was impressive. I appreciate all she tried to do with my son to help with his hyperactivity. She was very dedicated. The principal is great. I can tell she cares for her students. I just wish the school had more funding. It would certainly help kids like my son. I know from experience that most of the staff care and want the student's success. I think the school deserves a higher rating but because of the staff.
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
56%
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%
Female92%
Male70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)64%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)89%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female96%
Male81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)86%
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 Students87%
Female94%
Male82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)65%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indiann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)88%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female98%
Male85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)82%
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 Students85%
Female93%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)73%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)53%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female93%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)67%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female63%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)27%
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 52% 78%
Hispanic 46% 16%
Asian 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 79%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Nampa, ID 83687
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