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Alta Vista Elementary School

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2013:
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Posted April 29, 2014

Excellent facility, caring teachers great school all around. Great small town feel with the teachers knowing all the kids not just there own.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%
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

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%
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 Students73%
Female64%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female36%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant41%
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 Students53%
Female53%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant53%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted53%

Reading

All Students47%
Female59%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant47%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted47%

Science

All Students23%
Female29%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Hispanic<=10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant23%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted23%
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 Students80%
Female60%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant80%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted80%

Reading

All Students66%
Female60%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant66%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted66%
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 Students67%
Female76%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted67%

Reading

All Students54%
Female82%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant54%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted54%
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 63% 80%
Hispanic 27% 13%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 4% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1514 East 16th St
Cheyenne, WY 82001
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