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Posted November 26, 2013

Central Elementary is a great school. Very involved and genuinely concerned for your kids. So far I have no complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2012

I did all of my student teaching at Central. The principal is a phenomenal leader and the staff is a great example of a team. They function in unity and are graceful to each other. I enjoyed that they aren't scared to try new things and, most importantly, are reflective and willing to change their practices to better suit the needs of students. They deserved their Distinguished School award!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 8, 2011

ok school dose not deal with bulling very well. and the only parent involvment i had was parent teacher confrences and reading logs sent home, except of corse the truble my son got in when he was dealing with bullies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

They care about the sucess of all the students. They care about the well being of each family, and as a new family to the school felt very welcomed by them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

This is my sons first year there and he is doing great and all he talks about is his friends and the princiapl.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

My daughter is in Kindergarten here and I feel that it is a wonderful school. She is already reading most of her sightwords and all ofcolor words. The principal is very enthusiastic and the teachers there really enjoy their job and it shows. They are eager to teach and kids eager to learn. They have many special programs that get the students ready to learn and those that are behind stay and participate in a reading course and eat lunch twice a week. You feel very cared about walking just through doors. Teachers know most of the students by name. I am a volunteer there and get to see inside the classroom first-hand. We need more parent volunteers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

This school has had a huge impact on all the kids in my family, we all went there for elemetary and it has made our lives so much better


Posted October 2, 2008

Again and again the administration and teachers at Central Elementary have come through for our children. They fought along side us to keep our children in their school after a ridiculous educational zoning change. This school zone change nearly caused my children to be forced to attend a sub-standard school that did not even 'make the grade', so to speak. Mrs. Thomas and the entire staff of Central Elementary School are to be applauded. Give them all a raise!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

To update: I am extremely impressed with Ms. Thomas' leadership skills, and her quiet grace, strength and dignity. She takes pride in everyone of her students and school, and lets us as the parents experience sucess along with her. She is truly a gem!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2007

I love this school, it's like family to my kids. My kids know all the teachers and all the staff and everyone knows my kids. They all know us by our kids, and it's reasuring that everyone love's my kids.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students75%
Female68%
Male81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female88%
Male97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged94%
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 Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)55%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)42%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female86%
Male91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)91%
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 Students81%
Female89%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 56% 78%
Hispanic 38% 16%
Black 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1415 5th St South
Nampa, ID 83651
Phone: (208) 468-4611

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