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Verda James Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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Posted June 25, 2014

My daughter went to this school 2013-2014 school year and loved it. Teachers really care about the students. I agree with other poster- principal is very involved and cares. Only complaint is communication with teacher about my child was difficult. No replies to emails or phone calls. Other than that loved the school and staff. Office staff is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2014

We love how great the teachers and other staff are at this school. They have always gone above and beyond. The principal seem to very involved and aware of all that is going on. There is always a smile to greet you when you walk in the door. Very polite office staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

the office people are so rude and condescending. There is no communication between the office, teachers, and parents. horrible school :(
—Submitted by a parent


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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 87% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

70 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 80% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted92%

Reading

All Students84%
Female93%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted84%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted82%

Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted78%

Science

All Students61%
Female59%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
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 Students78%
Female77%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-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 92% 80%
Hispanic 5% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 24%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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