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Henderson Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 294 students

 
 

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3 stars


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Posted July 27, 2009

I have had 4 children go to Henderson and I think their educational and social expierience has been OUTSTANDING. The staff is professional and the best in the district. From our first meeting with the principal we have been extremely pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

i rate this school as a 1. They are unwilling to accomodate my autistic child and expect her to perform better than nondisabled students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

Most of the teachers are very good and care about our children. The music and art programs are great, and there is a good volunteer base. The downside is the office staff can be less than helpful and brusque more often than not, and the principal needs to control apparent personality conflicts within the staff core.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2005

Henderson is an excellent school. The principal, teachers and staff are friendly and hard-working and really care about the children. I always feel welcome when I walk in to Henderson. The parents are very involved in all school activities, of which there are plenty! The staff puts on wonderful programs for many special holidays. Their dedication is evident in their extracurricular programs, athletic programs, and special needs programs. Most importantly, the students take pride in their school and are happy to be there. My children LOVE it there!
—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 90% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading, writing 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 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading, writing 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 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading, writing 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 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading, writing 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 Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Non-Homeless75%
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female65%
Male50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted58%
Non-Homeless58%
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading, writing 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%
Female73%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Non-Homeless82%
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Non-Homeless78%
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female53%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Non-Homeless54%
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading, writing 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 Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted86%
Non-Homelessn/a
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
Non-Homelessn/a
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading, writing 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 Students84%
Female74%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities78%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant84%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted84%
Non-Homeless84%
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Hispanic>=80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted88%
Non-Homeless88%
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading, writing 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 74% 81%
Hispanic 17% 12%
Black 4% 1%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2820 Henderson Dr
Cheyenne, WY 82001
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