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Oregon Trail Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 282 students

 
 

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Posted September 22, 2011

Excellent school, great community. ALL schools are "schools of choice" here - and this is our choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

I attended OT 10 years ago and I loved it. The teachers were helpful and caring. The principal was funny and knew how to handle his school. I moved to Casper during my second grade year and I was worried about making friends. I did not have to worry because I made many friends, most of them I talk to this day.


Posted March 21, 2011

This is a wonderful school. Not only are the teachers and staff helpful and caring, but they emphatically enforce a 'zero tolerance' policy for bullying. They teach children how to stand up for themselves, how to behave respectfully in public, and how to help when others are in trouble. I loved that the academics were excellent and that my children were safe and free to learn. Any problems I had were dealt with (most of the time directly by the principal) in a very timely manner. Most of the teachers are fantastic to communicate with and they take keeping parents informed very seriously. I dearly wish I could pack them up and take them with me!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Being new in town I thought my kids would have trouble adjusting. I need not have worried as the staff at OT welcomed us & stepped up to the challenge. Extra help for them was no problem & I cannot give enough praise. Thanks to all at OT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

Excellent School. Great way to build a community of caring students and teachers alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

Oregon Trail is a great school if you are looking for that small town apeal. The staff are caring make you feel very at home. Teachers are very accepting of parent involvemnt and welcome communication about your student. Many of these parents work full time and need to trust what is happening here. The teachers strive to teach you student as much as they can! They take pride in their work and care about your student and his/her education! I feel very fortunate to have my childen educated here! Thanks OT!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

My family relocated to Idaho due to my husband being relocated with his job. We have 3 sm children who left Oregon Trail School. The Staff at this school is excellant and very involved with the children and the parents. We highly recommend this school! Our children still miss the school, the teachers, and the Casper area. We sadly wish we were still there. This school is in a safe area with alot of great families!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2007

Last year oregon trail had the highest test scores in casper wyoming. The teachers are awsome, they are always willing to help a child. The children are great too there are a few naughty ones but every school has some.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2004

Excellent school. I had two children there prior to moving out of state and they not only miss their friends but their teachers as well. Everyone is very dedicated to the education of our children. Also in a good area (low crime, etc). OT School comes highly recommended from this mom!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

This is a good school, the teachers are very easy to talk to and are commited to our children getting a good education.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%
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

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%
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

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=95%
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.

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2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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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 Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant90%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted90%

Reading

All Students70%
Female68%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant70%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted70%
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 Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male>=90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English>=95%
Not migrant>=95%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male>=90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English>=95%
Not migrant>=95%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female84%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%
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 Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged>=90%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English>=95%
Not migrant>=95%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
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 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 80%
Hispanic 7% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 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 40%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6332 Buckboard Rd
Casper, WY 82604
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