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Jefferson Elementary School

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Posted June 4, 2012

In the last 2 years Jefferson Elementary has changed dramatically due to the replacement of a new principal. The school has an close community feel. Goals are set at the beginning of the year & assemblies throughout the year help motivate & keep the energy rolling. Yes there is a little bulling despite the efforts of a "stomp out bullying" attitude, but I hear that about many school in this town as well as surrounding towns. The teachers for the most part are amazing & really do their best with what they are provided. They do depend alot of the help of aids especially in Kindergarten & 1st grade. In the 3 yrs my child has attended there they are testing all year for the IRI's but really focus & fine tune in the 2nd half of the school. As far as parent involvement, thats an issue. If it comes to supporting their child in a field trip, math night, a music assembly, or bagels & books...the support is there. BUT trying to get help from parents in the PTO is a continuing struggle. It takes alot of effort & planning into putting together these fun activities together that unfortunately a majority of the parents ignore. Overally its a a school Im proud to say my son attends!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

Jefferson Elementary principal, teachers, and staff do whatever it takes to ensure that students learn the academic and social skills they need to be successful. Each day begins with a Morning Meeting that sets children up for a great day. This school is staffed by a group of dedicated professionals.


Posted May 3, 2011

Jefferson Principal and teachers are excellent. All students are supported and their extended kindergarten program helped my student get on track for success in first grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

The staff, teachers, and principal at Jefferson are excellent. The sense of community is really powerful. All students set learning goals and students are recognized during assemblies for reaching their goals.


Posted August 8, 2007

The administration and teachers are very good to work with and have gone out of their way to make my three children feel welcome and accepted despite hardship in our family. KLP
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

Jefferson elementary has a very poor attitude about teaching kids. I have found their teachers to be somewhat lazy, relying heavily on their assistants, and often failing to 'go the extra mile'. They are lacksadaisaical about teaching anything until right before the IRI's, then frenetically try to catch up with what they should have been doing all year. Discipline swings wildly from almost neglectful to severe. Not a good school. We are selling our house to try to get away from it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2007

Bad Principle to judgmental of kids. Is not easy to work with at all. Doesn't listen. Transfered my children but teachers are pretty good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

This school has one of the best principals I've ever met and the teachers are good too. But there is a lot of bullying in this school. Some very rough kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2003

All six of my children have attended Jefferson Elementary. I have been very impressed with everything associated with this school (except their hot lunches!).
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%
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%
Female77%
Male70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
American Indiann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female92%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female89%
Male92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 Students85%
Female84%
Male85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female89%
Male88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
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 Students85%
Female96%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female73%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female62%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
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 81% 78%
Hispanic 15% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 81%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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