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Willow Creek Elementary School

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Posted June 24, 2013

My son has was Kindergarten last year and this school was amazing! The staff, cleanliness and overall look of this school is great. Thanks Willow Creek!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2012

My kids have been in this school since it opened and we have been nothing but happy. The teachers are amazing, the administration is responsive and my kids are happy too. Dealing with everything from a 504 to kids in GATE has been seamless. I don't love some of their crazy ideas about rotations BUT they are innovative and willing to try new things. Which is worth the crazy ideas in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

I went to this school and i really did not like it the education i received was not as great as i could have been getting across town. If your trying to decide where to move in Nampa i would suggest Sunny Ridge my sister is going there and shes in 3rd grade and shes learning things i didnt learn until i was in 5th.


Posted August 18, 2010

I have had my kids at this school for 5 years and it has been a big part of our decision to stay here. I love the school and I love the administration. I have a child with special needs that is on an I.E.P. and I have never had a problem getting him what he needs. Thank you Willow Creek!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

My daughter has attended this school since she was in 1st grade. They are a very compasionate staff for the most part. I have really enjoyed her 3rd and 5th grade teachers.
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Posted August 24, 2009

great school kids were great Mr butts is one of the greatest teachers ever he made my son open up and come out of his shell
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Posted January 20, 2008

We really think our daughter has a great Kindergarten teacher. She is reading and enjoying her school experience. We are very happy with her academic performance.
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
71%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
76%
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%
Female85%
Male58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
American Indiann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Special education8%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)44%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female100%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)69%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female95%
Male79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education23%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)69%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indiann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Special education33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female88%
Male93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education58%
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 Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female70%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female74%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 78%
Hispanic 32% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1580 Smith Ave
Nampa, ID 83651
Phone: (208) 468-4617

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