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Garwood Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 473 students

 

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Posted September 1, 2014

When my son transferred from private school the staff at Garwood worked hard to help him adjust to his new settings. His grades are up and he excited to go to school. He has received the perfect attendance award 2 years in a row and the citizen award last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2014

Garwood Elementary exceeds every expectation I have for my daughters school. We have lived in Montana and Alaska also and I was so happy to come home to the Lakeland School Dist. Garwood teachers care about the whole child, not just passing tests...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2014

This is such a wonderful school! The staff are excellent and so attentive. the principal, Mr. DeAustin is very involved with everything. the PTO is wonderful and so helpful. I feel my kids have learned so much and look forward to all the wonderful years they will spend going here1
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

Garwood Elementary is a family oriented school. The friendly & approachable principal, support staff, parent/grandparent volunteers, excellent PTO, and caring teachers made 2009-2010 school year a success. Our daughter a new student to Garwood Elementary was received by the respectful and kind student body. Thank you to all who made our experience enjoyable and rewarding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2010

Our children are currently enrolled at Garwood and have been since 2005. We were new to the area and were greeted with a friendly, experienced and approachable staff. The teachers are cognizant of individual student needs and take the extra effort to ensure each student is working to his/her potential. There is a great deal of parental and community support, which is reflected in the flouishing volunteer program. Mr. DeAustin, the principal, is dedicated to the success of the school and is responsive to new ideas and innovations in education. Thank you Garwood staff & volunteers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

My initial contact in the summer of 07 with Garwood Elementary up to current has been received exceptionally well, including but not limited to highly experienced, dedicated, & professional staff & volunteer support. Our child was advanced at a young age. The Principal, Mr. DeAustin suggested a multitude of analysis sessions to determine proper entry grade placement which included cognitive, emotional, social as well as motor skills, family strength, personality, & so on for our child as well as analysis of ourselves. The Education Specialist, Mrs. Morrison worked side by side with Mr. DeAustin to access this foundational placement. (*Private Schools declined this request.) Three years later, we as a family cannot speak highly enough about our experience with Garwood Elementary School. Our child has maintained advanced levels & continues to proudly excel during this elementary experience. Thank you to all of the staff at Garwood Elementary for your continued excellence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2004

This is a school that all children will benefit from. The participation by both the staff and parents is superb. I commend you Mr. DeAustin for continuing to provide the high standards of education at Garwood.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

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 83% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

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 80% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
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%
Female72%
Male64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female81%
Male92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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 Students89%
Female95%
Male85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female95%
Male81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female86%
Male89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
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%
Female78%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female96%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female91%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female69%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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 90% 78%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 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 48%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Rathdrum, ID 83858
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