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East Canyon Elementary School

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Posted June 13, 2014

If you want your Child to be bullied all School year long getting bad grades because of that (because your Child is depressed for being bullied) then this School is for you. Teachers and Principal are aware of bullies but don't do anything. Do your Child a favor and stay away from this School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

East Canyon Elementary School claims they have a "No Bully Policy" but they don't My Son is in 5th Grade and gets Bullied every single day by several Classmates. They always single him out. They call him racist names, make his School supply disappear, spreading rumors about him. Even Teachers don't help him, they call my Son a Liar. The Principal is probably trying to do things but it is all the time something that upset my Son. We are telling him to stand up for him self to ignore all those mean bullies and focus on his Grades and soon this terrible School year will be over and nothing else matters. But it is said easier than done. I want my Son to enjoy School but he is now starting to hate School. If this School does not actively fight Bullies in this early stage of Education then it will get worse later on. Punish the Bullies suspend them from School and make the Victims feel protected. It is the Schools responsibility to make sure our Children are safe and sound but I do not see it happening. My Sons friend was being pulled out of School by his Mother because he was the victim of a Bully. I am sure glad we are moving away from this School district soon
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2014

This is a terrible School.... We NEVER had any issues with my Son's previous School out of State. My Son is being Bullied since School started. I talked to the Teachers and Principal. Nothing is done by them, I have been to this School several times to work with the Teachers and Principal they assured me they will take of it but yet nothing happened. This School needs to actively Work against Bullies and not just have flyers hanging around. Action shows more than words. I will consider to put my Children into a better School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2014

I have never had any major issues with this school and the staff there. I have found them to be efficient, caring, and on the ball when it comes to helping students in areas they struggle in. There is a new principal this year and although I've never had reason to call her due to any issues in school, she is very visible and present. My students have thrived both socially and academically at this school. This school allows parents to come in and observe their students in their classes if there is any concerns. Teachers are more than willing to call or arrange a time to conference with parents regarding concerns with students. Before rushing to judgement about this school I urge parents to visit and see for themselves the dedication of the teachers and other staff. I will say that the lack of parental involvement is one of the negatives of this school but that is not a direct reflection of the school but rather the parents and their unwillingness to participate. I believe this school would be even more amazing if more parents rolled up their sleeves and got involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

I am not impressed with this school. My son went to Birch Elementary and it was amazing. Zoning is too strict now and they could not accept him this year and we are forced to enroll him here. I tried charter schools and called the district, but we are stuck. Even though he has never met the man listed on his birth certificate, they said TOO BAD. No matter my wished or the fact my son does not know him at all, this STRANGER would be allowed to pick up my son from school. I have since enrolled him in K12 Virtual Academy. I ask any parents who wants their children to be safe to consider doing the same. This is a horrible school, I have heard multiple people talk of bullies, and it is not a safe environment for my son to be in where they would ALLOW a stranger to take him from school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2013

There are a couple great teachers but sadly they are all moved into the higher grades. If you ask around the community you will see that the old reviews are not current. Between constant bullying in which the bullies are protected and the fact that many of the teachers ignore student and parent concerns, I'd rather pay for a private school than allow any other child t be back in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

My daughter attended grade 1 and I found the teachers there to be efficient, hard working, and adaptable. The three grade one teachers pooled their classes one hour each day to provide extra attention to students requiring more one-on-one interaction, those working at grade level, and those who excelled and needed more challenges. This school needs improvements but was trying hard to improve while my daughter attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2008

I've had two children in this school for the past 5 years and only been pleased with three teachers. The principal is not approachable at all and is not kid friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

I have no complaints about this school so far. My daughter's reading and math skills have improved tremendously. The staff there is courteous and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

The bullying in this school by many students is often. Just walk down the halls and see all the art on the walls concerning 'No Bullying.' This school is not where I want my children to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

I went to East canyon as a child and back then it was great. I learned alot and had fun doing it. Now for my children, this school has plumited. There are very few special programs for children with leraning dissabilities (my son has ADD) and just as few for accelerated children (my daughter). I asked teachers to e-mail me with a weekly report and some did for the first few weeks and then is faded as the school year progressed. Two years ago a letter was sent out to the parents of all the students saying if you wished to transfer you children to the closest school in your district they would still bus the children home. This letter was sent out due to the fact that overall state anf federal test scores were extremely low and it was manditory for the school to offer an alternative for parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

My first experience was at registation, when the office staff made me feel right at home. They were organized, friendly, helpful and overall made me feel welcome. Then there is the teachers also very friendly and helpful, and I have never walk into the school not seeing a smile on any teacher face. My son love it there and he is doing excellent in his reading. I love the different programs of reading that teaches at different level depending on each childs needs. I would recommend East Canyon or any of the Vallivue schools, they are GREAT !
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

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

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students73%
Female81%
Male63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)27%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indiann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)73%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
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 Students91%
Female88%
Male93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indiann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female91%
Male100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indiann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)72%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female80%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)78%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)89%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female73%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)56%
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 61% 78%
Hispanic 35% 16%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 67%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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18408 Northside Blvd
Nampa, ID 83687
Phone: (208) 466-6929

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