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Dildine Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted August 14, 2014

I have 3 children who attended Dildine over a period of 11 consecutive years, so we experienced 3 wonderful administrators, and outstanding teachers along the way. My concerns were always addressed and my children received an excellent education. When my oldest graduated from East High in 2013, there were 12 students who graduated with 4.0 GPA's; 9 of them were "graduates" of Dildine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2014

We have a girl going into 2nd grade this year. We have been very happy with the schools administrators, teachers and staff. The best part is she is learning at an accelerated level for her age and doing extraordinary. The success of our child is the best litmus test for a school, and we are thrilled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

K through 3rd, same issues. The teachers have been good to great, the administration and their attitudes and conduct have been average to very poor. This school seems to have an over inflated sence of value and accomplishment. If you have a "model" student who scores high on the never ending standardized tests, you will be pleased untill you realize your child has not actually learned much. If you have a student that does not fit the mould perfectly and consistently, you and your child may be blamed. You may be asked to "fix" this non compliance with medication. Critical thinking, parental and pediatrician's concerns and recommendations are ignored and dismissed by this school's almighty adminestration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2013

I cannot rave enough about Dildine. The teachers are caring and really teach the child what they will need to succeed. I believe they concentrate on reading, math and science more than other elementary schools in the area. Mr. Wortman the principle is WONDERFUL!!! He not only visits with the parents when you walk in, but he stops and visits with the kids. I have even recommended to friends that they if they are looking to buy a house try to find one in this school district. They are one of the largest (if not the largest) elementary schools in the state, but your child still receives a TOP NOTCH education!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2010

This is the worst out of the top elementary schools in Cheyenne. Only the south side schools are worse. The principle is a big liberal democrat who may have left to run for office. The school was generally a mess and disorganized and the teachers were average and below. This was about 4 years ago. It's probably a whole lot better than some inner city schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

Dildine is a wonderful school. I have two childeren who attend there. Therer are plenty of activities to keep the childern busy. It is a well run, well structured school. I would have to give it a 5 out of 5 stars. I volunteer there myself and all the staff is very friendly and helpful. I could not think of a better school or better leaning enviroment for my children. I feel like all the teachers are 100% committed to teaching and they all have my thanks. This is now my sixth year of sending my children here and I think Dildine is preparing my children for a very successful future. Thanks Dildine!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

My children attended Dildine in the late 1980's. My grandson is now in second grade there. I was pleased with the education my children received and so far have been very happy with my granson's teachers. I attended the Christmas Program at the civic center on Tuesday. Mrs Matthews was a super music teacher when my children had her and I must say she has just continued to improve! What a wonderful, wonderful program. You are very luck to have such a dedicated music teacher. I just hope she plans on continuing to teach until both of my grandchildren their elementary education.


Posted August 31, 2006

I am very pleased with this school. My child attended Dildine from Kindergarten until 2nd grade (presently) and he is thrilled to go to school there each day. We have been blessed with great teachers there who were always patient and kind to my child and communicated with us well as needed. The resource staff is superb as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

Not happy with principal, each year child was placed with teacher that needed to retire and usually was after the year. Felt structure and strict environment was what was needed. No matter how many times I said otherwise and wanted another teacher. Finally after several years got a young teacher that has encouraged my child and now my child has taken off wonderfully, now loves school, isn't calling me crying everyday because how horrible of a place it is. Not the only parent this has happened with, I cannot even begin to share with you the things that even teachers have told this child and how bad they have made this child feel personally. I am thankful that a new teacher came in 1/2 way through the year who have been an inspiration to these hurt children and motivated them to do well and enjoy 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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% 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

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%
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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
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 Students87%
Female85%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female85%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
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 Students85%
Female90%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female59%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%
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 Students72%
Female66%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female69%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant62%
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 Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant87%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant90%
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 82% 80%
Hispanic 11% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 3%
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 36%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4312 Van Buren Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001
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