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Fayston Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 120 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 30, 2013

My children are very happy at this school and I think that speaks more than my thoughts as a parent. However, I also am very pleased with the school - from the approachability of the principal, to the extra circular programs - winter skiing, Lego robotics, urban art and the list goes on. Fayston's ranking as the number one school, based on testing in mathematics and reading, speaks to it's academic quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

With a dedicated staff, involved parents and excellent leadership, the Fayston School creates an incredibly engaging learning environment for students. Details such as fresh, local food served during lunch, the Four Winds Nature program led by parents and aligned with state science standards, and the whole-school placed based learning experiences all make the Fayston School a great asset to our greater community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

We moved to Fayston last year because of this school! We are so happy with the school, teachers, principals and families here that it made our move to Vermont much easier than we initially anticipated. The classroom sizes are small and the amount of time spent with each student is high. The winter sports program is fantastic and the kids are so lucky to visit the different mountains each ski week. What fun! I highly recommend this school for anyone moving to the Mad River Valley and I'm grateful for the quality of life Fayston Elementary School has given our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Fayston is a unique small school with an emphasis on outdoor learning, positive school climate and challenging every student. My children reflect the limited diversity we have, but they and other students that are different for one reason or another, are all embraced by this community of learners. The Fayston parent community is engaged without being helicopters, giving students the opportunity to grow into their own highly competent selves. Parents with the flexibility to do so are involved through Winter Sports, where parents, teachers and students ski or snowboard during the school day, Four Winds, where parents co-teach outdoor learning curriculum they are trained in, field trips to art and culture destinations and school-wide service learning projects where they pitch in based upon their particular skills or interest. Fayston is a center for community-wide learning and engagement. We feel so lucky to be here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

The principal and the staff are outstanding. They are very approachable, and help work with parents to educate the whole student.
—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.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
56%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students94%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

Reading

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students92%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Reading

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%

Science

All Students85%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students92%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Reading

All Students85%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%

Writing

All Students70%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students90%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
American Indiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Reading

All Students81%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
American Indiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

Source: Vermont Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 93%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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782 German Flats Rd
Fayston, VT 05673
Phone: (802) 496-3636

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