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Iowa Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 488 students

 

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Posted January 10, 2014

This school is basicly a let down,, My children have been let down.. I feel like the teachers arent trying.. They do what they have to do to get by and thats it. My one child has learning disabilties and hasnt gotten much help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

There is a lot of room for improvement in this school! Last year my son started kinder and has been known to have problems with speech, comprehension, etc. And of course the principal came up with excuses throughout the year. Naming one of them, "he needs to get his attitude under control." So he started therapy, among other diagnostic programs. Again, still refusing him patience, and an IEP, speech, etc. At the end of the year the school celebrated a Kindergarten graduation ceremony, low and behold, he was SITTING OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE BLEECHERS!!! and not among the other students! was in his OWN seperate CHAIR! Seemed as if he were cast aside and ignored! I wonder if he was treated like this in the class during the year, and my son id no dummy to know he was being treated differently! Children can sense these things. And feel bad that he will unfortunately be attending again, this year for 1st grade. Funny thing is, I tried calling the principal about starting him on an IEP this year, left a detailed message of who i was and my sons name...it's been a full week, and STILL no call BACK! I know for a fact she is NOT looking forward to seeing me this year and I am not for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

i love this school, i went to it k-5 it was the best school ever!!!! :D


Posted April 18, 2010

The kids I know that go there say the teachers are the best and they love the school.


Posted January 7, 2009

This school has been a huge disappointment to me. I have come from out of state where their schools are blue ribbon schools to a place where they can't even pass their ISAT scores. They have no gifted classes offered and no advanced classes. This state has really made me think about moving my child back to where she can have the education she needs and deserves!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2007

This school is steadily going down hill. My older children went to this school and my 3rd child is now attending. There is a 'circle the wagons' attitude whenever I question problem areas. Poor ISAT scores and the quality of education your child will recieve varies widely by classroom. Not alot of resources for children who may need advanced work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

Iowa Elem. in Nampa,Idaho is a decent school. My only problem with it is the way they respond to people with questions or problems. They definitely need to work on their organization.
—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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students58%
Female46%
Male68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
American Indiann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)44%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female82%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)81%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)75%
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 Students68%
Female77%
Male59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indiann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)64%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)91%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
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 Students66%
Female66%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Special education27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Special education27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special education46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female69%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Special education30%
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 55% 78%
Hispanic 38% 16%
Black 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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626 Iowa
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: (208) 468-4621

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