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Gilbert Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 542 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2013

This school has many positives, but also many negatives. The positives are that there are many teachers who sincerely care about the students. The 'typical' students get good grades and a good education. One of our children was in special education at this school and the teachers were wonderful. This child did not have any social or behavioral issues however. Another child had social issues due to Autism Spectrum disorder, and this child was 'punished' for behavior that was beyond his/her control. This child was allowed to be treated badly by some of the other students also. The parents at this school live thru their children. They will throw fits to make sure their children on the sporting teams they want them to be on and good sportsmanship is not important. I will say that when issues have been brought to the principal, she has been very good about handling all that she can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2010

Have a dual diagnosis child-received EXCEPTIONAL support from entire school system down to the janitor!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2009

This past year was our first at Gilbert, and I have to say that overall I'm impressed. So far our experience with teachers has been excellent, and yes, extracurriculars are limited, but it's elementary school so how much do you really need? The bigger failing is a lack of communication about the activities that are, in fact, available. The gifted program here is, unfortunately, laughable compared to our experiences elsewhere. The school does an excellent job of assisting students with 'special needs' but tends to sideline those who would benefit from a great gifted/enrichment program. Just a side note - the principal noted by another parent retired at the end of the 2008-09 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2009

The quality of academics varies all depending on the specific teacher. We have found the school prinicipal to be very rigid and difficult to work with. Extracurricular activities limited. But overall a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2005

The academic programs I would say were average, not particularly challenging. The teachers are the real assets of this school. They are not all perfect, but each has specific qualities that promote good learning for all students. The emphasis on small classroom size and the administration's dedication to that goal is admirable and effective. They have a full time guidance councelor on site - many schools do not, this is a plus in my opinion. If your child has special needs, gifted, special ed, ADHD, etc. you must be proactive, although the school will help (when pressured), I found it to be like pulling teeth. I am not sure this is true with extreme cases, but it was my family's experience.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 81%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 0% 5%
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 9%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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109 Rothmoor
Gilbert, IA 50105
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