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Alta Vista Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 334 students

 

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Posted April 15, 2014

The staff at this school is dedicated, caring, and hardworking. They offer before and after school support, along with many other activities. Just this weekend kids, parents, and teachers rallied together to raise money for archery. There is a new principal this year; she treats all with respect. Her leadership has allowed the teachers and kids to focus on school. In my experience, I've seen teachers volunteer lunchtimes to help students meet the high expectations, or to help them feel cared for. Others things I've observed include staff and parents rallying to help financial or medically fragile families, and my kiddo even had a set of teachers that did monthly family dinner nights just to get to know the families and be a team. So glad my kids go to Alta Vista.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2014

My daughter started going to Alta Vista the beginning of this year. We are new to Cheyenne and she had no friends when we moved here, she has since then made lots of friends. She loves her teachers, her principle, and counselor. I have had the pleasure of helping with her class and have loved it. I love the fact that they have so many after school activities. She has been in basketball, archery and golf club. Keeps her busy after school!! Overall great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

Sent my daughter here this year because we were new to Cheyenne and it was her district school, however, it is the most unruly kept school I have ever been in. These kids RUN this school and it has even started to rub off on mine. I personally have tried contacting the principle on 3 different occasions, twice regarding one issue, and another time, another issue and still have never spoke to her. I had even stated at the office that this was the third time I was trying to contact her and was assured she would get the message. A HUGE lack of discipline and NO HOMEWORK!!! That was a big problem! Hoping and praying I still have time to switch her schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

Thank goodness for our new principal! She is taking student and parent concerns seriously! She is creating a culture of respect and zero tolerance for bullying. This is long overdue and much appreciated! My kids love their teachers and enjoy going to school at Alta Vista!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

This school has great teachers who are committed to the students. My only concern has been the principals attention to concerns raised by parents.
—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.

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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

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
35%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
33%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

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 Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant74%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Non-Homeless74%
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female71%
Male30%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted51%
Non-Homeless51%
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 Students69%
Female53%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Non-Homelessn/a
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female60%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Non-Homelessn/a
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female37%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted50%
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 Students76%
Female85%
Male73%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted76%
Non-Homelessn/a
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female>=90%
Male58%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
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 Students73%
Female79%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Non-Homelessn/a
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female89%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 81%
Hispanic 26% 12%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Black 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 4%
Asian 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1514 East 16th St
Cheyenne, WY 82001
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