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Vera C O'leary Jr High School

Public | 6-8 | 904 students

 

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Posted October 17, 2013

I am not sure how this school can be as good as it is because the principal is incompetent. I think what saves the school is the fact that he doesn't have a clue what's going on!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

This school is AMAZING!! I actually have been doing a lot better in all my classes then I have in my other past schools, the staff here is great and they would help you with anything that you needed help with. If your failing a class, the staff members would do anything they could to help you pass the class and move into the next grade without having to go to summer school. :) I really like this school and recommend it for anybody looking for a good school for their kids to attend. (;


Posted April 8, 2009

This school is a really great school. I learned alot in this school and they really helped me move my learning levels up. And even from the small amount of time i spent here, they were the best 2 years of my lifetime.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2008

O'leary is a great school that holds the students to high academic standards and still provides them with the support they need.
—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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

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

The state average for Language Usage was 75% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
56%
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 75% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students76%
Female77%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Special education23%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female71%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Special education15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education48%
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 Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special education8%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education12%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female69%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Special education8%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special education26%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education70%
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 81% 78%
Hispanic 15% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 54%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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