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Syringa Elementary School

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Posted June 7, 2014

Syringa teachers and staff work incredibly hard to provide a quality and loving education for its students. Syringa is a 5 Star rated school and has a great relationship with its PTA and surrounding community. I have had a son at Syringa and next year I hope to have my daughter there as well. It is safe and has educators who truly care about the students and parents. Syringa has some exciting new teachers and administers in the coming year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Both of my kids have gone here since kindergarten. I LOVED their kindergarten teacher. It went down hill from there. When the new principal came....It went even further down. The school itself is good. The office secretary is WONDERFUL. This year, they lost one of the best teachers they have had or will ever had. I CANNOT STAND the new principal. Your child is a dollar sign to her. If you can help it, have your kids go somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

I have been very pleased with Syringa. I have had 2 children attend over the last 3 yrs and 1 more next yr. As with all schoold there can be problems, but as a parent you have to stay involved. The PTA is wonderful and the teachers we have been blessed with will be called our 'friends' forever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2009

My children have attended Syringa for 6 years, and I will have children there for the next 8 years. We have no plans to change schools or move to a new neighborhood. I have had wonderful experiences with the staff & Syringa has the best PTA in the district! All schools have some internal issues, and ours is not immune to this, however, I am confident that our administration and staff handle every situation with respect, dignity, and fairness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2009

i can not begin to thank the staff of this school for the understanding and help that you have given me and my son, i can only hope that all children have the pleasuer that we have had. thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2008

I have two children attending this school and several friends with children at the school. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Both of my children have had a great experience. It all depends on your own involvement as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2007

I have seven children four of which have attended Syringa. We have been less than pleased with our family's overall experience with this school. There isn't a lot of parent involvement, school discipline is very negative and nonproductive. Some of our teachers have been great but others have been horrible. The overall experience is one my children do not want to have again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

My daughter has attended this school for kindergarten and first grade. Her teachers have been wonderful and have welcomed me into the classroom at any time. Her teachers have been willing to discuss her progress and give me tips on what I need to work on with her at home any time I have asked. There seems to be a good mixture of experienced teachers and fresh ones as well. The downside is that there seems to be a high 'turnover' rate. Several of her friends have moved away and I hear it is common in that area.
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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

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 Students67%
Female79%
Male56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Special education27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female94%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special education46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female94%
Male69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special education27%
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%
Female92%
Male78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female97%
Male86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
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%
Female94%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female89%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special education20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special education50%
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 85% 78%
Hispanic 10% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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388 East Griffith Rd
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: (208) 237-4040

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