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Gate City Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted December 2, 2011

This is a great elementary school with great teachers and concerned parents for the most part.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2011

I think a 10 rating for this school is too high. Although an outstanding school and I am glad that my children have such a wonderful school to attend, it is not the perfect school. Because it is located in a higher income neighborhood, the school does not qualify for Title 1 services. The school facilitates to children who are high achievers and quick learners, which is great, however, children who struggle with learning and need extra assistance will not receive the extra help they need. Kindergarten classes are the only classrooms with a full time aid. The majority of the teachers are fabulous~ there are a handful of teachers that I wouldn't recommend. I also feel there is a lack of teacher communication to the parents. I didn't find out my child was well below grade level until late Spring, which is a little late to find that out. I will say, the principal is outstanding and the staff friendly. The school has a positive environment. I would rate it at an 8.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2006

Two of my children have attended Gate City Elementary. They have excellent teachers at every grade level, and the principal is wonderful. The level of academics is some of the best in the district. Because the school district does not offer much in the way of physical education or music and art, the PTA has provided several opportunities for professional artists to come in and teach classes to all grade levels. I would like to see the district make physical education instructors available to each school, as the students only see a p.e. teacher once every two weeks. Overall, Gate City is a fabulous school, and I would recommend it to anyone coming into Pocatello.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2004

Both our children have attended this school. There are some truly caring teachers. But, I would suggest that the school not focus on trying to find a problem with the students (it was suggested our daughter suffered from ADD, funny she has had strait A's for the past 4 semesters!). Work with the parents and listen to their suggestions on how to work with the children. Over all, it is a good school with good people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2004

The school needs to be updated! This school is in one of the best neighborhoods in Pocatello, however the resources are inadequate and the appearance inside (too deary/dark) and outside (needs a more attractive entrance)need attention. The Principal - 2 Thumbs Up!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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94%

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88%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
99%

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2010

 
 
96%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
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 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female97%
Male93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
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 Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female92%
Male97%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged84%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

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

Science

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White98%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 78%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2288 Hiskey St
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: (208) 237-2503

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