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Morningside Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 612 students

 

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Posted May 9, 2013

We tried this school and it was awful. The teacher didn't communicate absences with parents well at all, the work was boring and worksheet driven and my child hated going. The principal was less than helpful, and when my child was bullied on the playground, we left the school and enrolled in a private school which is so much better, I can't even begin to explain. My child wakes and gets dressed without prompting and begs to go to school now. I wanted to like Morningside, since I attended this school as a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2012

My kids attended this school two years ago and although their teachers were okay (not fabulous though), I was dissatisfied with the school overall. Lots of problems on the playground, poor supervision, lots of kids involved with bullying. But the principal was the worst---he did not deal with the outside (recess,etc) issues appropriately at all and school safety was continually a concern for me as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

My son attended this school for second grade I was HIGHLY disapointed overall. However the lunch room was awesome at working with his food allergies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

My son has attended Morningside for the last 2 years. His current teacher is great! Taking special care in his abilities as well as weaknesses. His teacher last year seemed a bit run down and short on patience but still seemed greatly involved in my sons abilities and weaknesses. Not to mention I sat in class a few times and did see a few students seemingly exhausted. Making sure of proper sleep, a balanced diet and yes of course making sure their homework is done! Id say the teachers are doing their jobs with the time their allowed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2007

My children have attended Morningside for the past 3 years. Three years ago, the staff was warm and caring, creative, and seemed generally happy to be teaching. Test scores were good. Through administrative and curriculum changes, teacher and student morale is now very low. The atmosphere is cold and teachers are stressed. Class sizes are huge... 34 kids in my child's current class! Teachers are not allowed to adjust curriculum to meet the needs of individual students. Far too much time is placed on teaching to the test. There is a lot of bullying allowed on site. My experience has been that both the Principal and the District Superintendent are uncaring and unsupportive. I will be looking for other options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2006

My son attended Morningside from 2002 to 2006. The school started off great but has undergone administrative changes as well as curriculum changes that have unfortunately left it swirling in the toilet. My son now attends private school at a great expense to me but his education is worth it. The teacher to student ratio at Morningside is out of line also. The class which he left this year had 31 students. The room was crowded and it was stressful for students. 2 or 3 years ago I would have given this school a big thumbs up but I cannot do that. I will give credit that they are still one of the best in this area although they are slipping downhill quickly. Frankly 'OK' just isn't good enough!
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Posted December 11, 2003

Best School I've been involved with at the elemetary level. The teachers are highly qualified, experienced and caring. The principal and his staff are excellent. This school manages to score the best results on required standardized testing while maintaining a rounded education curriculum that doesn't pander to the 'teach to the test' mentality that is prominent in other areas...and they do it on a tiny budget with no support from the Idaho legislature. My hat is off to this wonderful school!
—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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

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

All Students77%
Female75%
Male80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female92%
Male97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indiann/a
White97%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indiann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special education18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female69%
Male88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special education27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education36%
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%
Female93%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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 75% 78%
Hispanic 17% 16%
Asian 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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701 Morningside Dr
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: (208) 733-6507

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