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Park Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 262 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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Posted September 16, 2014

We are more than happy with this school. This school got awards for school of excellence in reading and math this year. I am sure it will be moving up to a higher rating soon. I am surprised it is not rated at least an eight at this time. They don't pile on the homework because they believe the children should have balance in their life. I wouldn't have my child go to any other school in Casper!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2014

The staff at this schools is so approachable compared to other schools in the district. The children are happy to go to school and are treated with respect when they are there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2014

Is a great school. Teachers are amazing and very commited. The principal is easy to talk to and always lookings for ways to improve the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

I love park school my older children went to a different school and i see how much of a difference schools have between eachouther because they were at mills school and i think the two younger children are more advanced at their age then the older ones were at their age that went to a differnt school than park we love this school.. dorris is wonderful we love here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

As a student teacher, I have been able to see what goes on in many different schools in the area. Park School has by far been my best experience. The teachers are so caring and I love that the school's atmosphere revolves around the children's needs rather than what is convenient or less 'noisy' for the staff! I would have loved to attend such a school.


Posted September 16, 2009

They truly get to know the kids and care about them.They try to keep learning fun!


Posted September 16, 2009

My daughter is in her 5th school year at Park, and she continues to love it every day. It is a big extended family atmosphere. Her teachers inspire her with a desire and a love to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

I am a parent of a 3rd 4th and 6th grader at park elementary. the school has proved excellance to my kids and I. my 4th grader was having troulble reading, right away they saw a problem and got her the help she needed, also with 6th grader he was having troulble with math and they got him the help he needed. Parks teachers are great and they love what they do and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

I have one child currently enrolled in this school and one child who attended school there from K-6th and has recently moved on to middle school. Although our experiences were wonderful the first few years, I believe the school has experienced a steady decline in academic quality. Academic programs have been declining over the past few years due, in my opinion, to a high staff turnover, a move away from the original plan and philosophy the school was founded upon, and ineffective leadership at the administrative level. The Math program is especially weak. The general music program has also declined but I will say that the visual arts program cannot be beat! The teachers are caring and the parents are very involved but I see an increasing confusion on the part of teachers regarding curriculum and making sure the students are well grounded in basic skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

What a wonderful school! I enrolled my oldest child in Park for his 1st grade year. A couple of years later, my two younger children joined Park. I love that Doris Waddell always has a smile and a moment when you need her. Linda Powell is a wonderful asset to the school, and the teachers cannot be beat! They love what they do, and they do it well. My oldest is now in 6th grade and my two youngest in 3rd grade. All efforts by the staff have been appreciated in the education of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 87% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
>=95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
Female>=90%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming 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: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
Female64%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female36%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming 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: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted74%

Reading

All Students79%
Female90%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming 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: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming 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: Wyoming Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 80%
Hispanic 6% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Casper, WY 82601
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