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Willard Elementary School

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Posted September 15, 2011

Dr. Madden is the best principal anyone could ask for. I see her hugging the children in the halls, and knows the children by name. She is always happy and loves her job! The kindergarten teacher has 11 years experience and is outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

My daughter is a 4th grader this year and was moved from Idaho school dist. Willard has been a wonderful school for her and has adjusted to meet her academic challenges by adding a new teacher to teach advanced classes. I and my daughter love Willard and would tell other parents of academically challenged students about their new program. they offer violin and volleyball and other extra activities for children. As far as bullying or cursing, I have heard very little from these students, Dr. Madden is the best principal in the Natrona county school dist. and we are very proud to have her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

There is a ton of bullies, cusing, and fighting. I would not recomend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

Willard School is by far Casper's best kept secret. I brought my two children to this school after having problems with the staff at University Park, which is supposed to be the 'best' school in Casper. Dr. Madden has been a God send for my family. She is a supurb lady. The children are happier than they have ever been. Dr. Madden, keep up the good work, we love you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2004

As a new parent in the Natrona County School District, I had a hard time finding a school that was not full for 2004/2005 school year. I came across Willard Elementary and enrolled my two children in May. I was greeted by a warm and friendly staff in the front office. They answered all of my questions and made my children and me feel comfortable. I was most impressed with Dr. Madden and her ability to relate to my situation. As I was leaving her office she gave me her business card with her home phone number on the back. I was impressed. My mother is a elementary school principal and said she would have never done that in her 35 years of education. I also watched her comfort and care for a hurt child during Track Day. In my opinion Dr. Madden is doing a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2004

Willard used to be a great place to be. Unfortunately Dr. Madden (the principal) has destroyed the morale of the staff, and the spirit of the children. She has single-handedly erased the history of Willard in her feeble attempt to re-create Garfield. Yes, Garfield was closed due to its deteriorating structure, and that is sad; but why is it necessary to trod upon the hearts of willard students and families. As incredible as this seems, here is what she has done: insisted that Willard change its colors to the colors of Garfield; insisted that Willard change its mascot: insisted that Willard teachers be removed and reassigned (but not garfield's teachers); insisted that the rooms remain segregated with Garfield students retaining their original students (but of course, not the same for Willard students). Very sad situation... Heart breaking. Wish this never occured.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2003

This school recently combined with a school that had to close. While I have supported the idea knowing that we will have to close more schools I am disappointed that the school is not Willard. There is a difference between the two schools and everyday parents and children are made to know that we are not one school but two seperate ones. Parents at Willard were not given the same opportunity to voice the concerns they had about combining the two schools. The principal has made it clear that we must tread lightly so as not to hurt the other schools feelings but what about the rights of the children from Willard and what about the rights of the parents there? At a recent back to school night it was mentioned that there would be a sign put up saying Welcome to Garfield Home of the Patriots. But when the schools combined we were told that we could not keep either mascot. So why is it ok to keep a name of a school that is no longer in existence?
—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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
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

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant85%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted85%

Reading

All Students39%
Female53%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant39%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted39%
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 Students76%
Female>=90%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant76%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted76%

Reading

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant68%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted68%

Science

All Students49%
Female54%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant49%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted49%
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 Students85%
Female>=90%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted85%

Reading

All Students69%
Female75%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted69%
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 78% 80%
Hispanic 12% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 3%
Black 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 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 72%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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