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Stowe Elementary School

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Posted November 11, 2010

We moved to Stowe and had our children join the Elementary school and at first we thought the school was excellent. The school is excellent; it is the children that go there that are not. There is Physical and Verbal bullying everyday and the teachers seem to turn a blind eye due to the teachers being scared of the bullying children parents or that the parents are on the school board. The school say s it does have an unusual approach to bullying but in the end the bullies carry on being bullies. The school is ok if you are the top jock of the school but anyone else is left behind or made to feel inadequate and if your face does not fit in the local people hound you out of town. I have seen many good families move on from Stowe because of the local children. If you have few million dollars then the school will welcome you but if you are an average family then find somewhere else to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2005

We moved our kids here from Westchester County, NY two years ago and had feared a step down in the quality of their education-but to the contrary this school exceeds the one we left behind. It is a safe, cozy and caring school for young children, with fantastic teachers and staff. Extra opportunities are provided by a dedicated enrichment teacher and superb art and choral music instruction, a school paper, etc. Unfortunately, the school lost its foreign language program last year and faces a tough road ahead due to the punitive tax structure on 'gold towns' like Stowe-our property taxes rose 42% last year and many families have left/are leaving as a result. School budgets have thus come under even more pressure. But the community loves its schools and will do whatever it can to keep the quality high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2004

I have 3 children in this school now and fear the future of the school. This school used to be all about the children and their education. I now feel that it is turning into a political who knows who. Unless this school changes its outlook on how to teach our children to feel safe among each other and safe among adults, this school is going to flounder.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2003

Stowe Elementary School provides an excellent education for students. I highly recommend this school and community for children whose parents are seeking a quality education. The school benefits from a high level of community support and parent involvement. There are traditional single grade classrooms as well as multi-age classrooms. This school meets the needs of all students, including those with special needs. Furthermore, there is an enrichment program for students who benefit from additional challenges beyond the regular classroom. Special area subjects include foreign language, art, music, library, and physical education. Students have the opportunity to participate in additional curricular activities such as a student newspaper, student council, band, and chorus. There are many forms of communication including weekly newsletters, parent/teacher conferences, and a standards based report card. Our child is presently attending Stowe Elementary School. She has many friends, and likes her teachers. This school provides many opportunities for her to succeed at an extremely high level within all areas of the curriculum.


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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

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
Writing

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

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 Students72%
Female64%
Male81%
Blackn/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 English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students79%
Female76%
Male84%
Blackn/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 English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

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 Students86%
Female75%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/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 English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/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 English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

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 Students84%
Female93%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/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 Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female93%
Male72%
Asiann/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 Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female86%
Male40%
Asiann/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 Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

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 88% 92%
Hispanic 7% 1%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 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 13%N/A36%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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254 Park St
Stowe, VT 05672
Phone: (802) 253-4154

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