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Washington Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 270 students

Our school is best known for loving and challenging our students!

 
 
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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 1, 2014

Washington Elementary has a staff that gets an A in my book ! Their goal is truly making sure that each child succeeds. Washington has great teachers that love their jobs and make themselves available to the parents. Title One teachers are available for children who need a little more one on one, and all teachers work well together for one common goal. I think Washington is a great school and I'm happy that my children get to be a part of it. Keep up the good work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2014

Terrible school apparently, I am trying to go out of my way to make sure my kids don't go there. Sadly when we moved into a new home from Chubbuck. When asked what school our kids are going to, I asked the neighbors and they said Washington elementary. I asked a few friends who both live in the area and also people from work. I have not heard 1 positive thing about the school and Sadly I have talked to a lot of people. Things I have heard- Principal is self righteous and does not agree on any solutions unless it comes from him, Always has to be right, One person said he bully's threw words or talks over them. Comments towards Teachers- Not a lot of parent interaction, Many kids are behind, so the children that are ahead it pulls them back. One teacher went threw a divorce or separation and everyday the mom would hear her 3rd grader bring home emotional news of the divorce. Teachers do not connect with the kids because there are to many in the class room for the teachers to handle. PTA- 2 of the PTA presidents have been caught embezzling the money from the program. The school is not easy on the eyes... Sadly, I have heard and more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2013

This school is in a great location! Their test scores are good and the teachers are great role models!


Posted May 19, 2009

Way to many student to teacher ratio. Very unorganized. It took the pricipal over two weeks to call us back, over an important issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

I am very excited about how well my daughters teacher relates to the children. My daughter not only has learned from the class room material; but also from how well her teacher is at being a roll model to all the children. I can not say enough good things about this school and the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2006

I was pleased at how well my child's teacher actually knew her. The teacher knew her moods, her talents, and reinforced her positive learning skills. I was uncomfortable at first putting her back into a public school after being in a private one for two years, but I see how well the teachers try to teach each student on an individual level.
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
93%

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

The state average for Language Usage was 83% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
76%

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

All Students62%
Female68%
Male57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female84%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
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 Students82%
Female74%
Male87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
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 Students76%
Female86%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female91%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female95%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female67%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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 78% 78%
Hispanic 11% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 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 76%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 2:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Cory Taylor
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Please visit our Facebook page, Washington Elementary, Pocatello.
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Franklin Middle School
Irving Middle School
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226 South 10th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: (208) 232-2976

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