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Arp Elementary School

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Posted March 24, 2014

I am a single parent and this is my daughter's kindergarden year. We had moved from east side of town and I immediatley expected this school to be just as rude as the staff at her previous school. I was wrong! My daughter is actually excited to go to school. The staff is understandable and I don't feel judged at all. The school has helped me any way they can by providing thanksgiving basket and christmas also. And as many times I've come to pick my daughter up no one has been rude. The principal is also very socialable with the kids. You can tell he truly cares for the kids and parents also. Hes always saying hello to everyone and in the hallways. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

My children have been attending Arp for 6 years. I have been very impressed with the teachers and their commitment to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2010

My boys in the recent past have gone one school where they felt safe and knew everyone. Last year we went to another school cause the school before was safe and everyone knew them and brought smiles to there faces. This year we are at ARP and my boys hate it there. The kids are mean and the staff when I call partically one is so rude. The boys don't feel safe there and I feel that the staff needs to realize that we parents want friendly people working and not rude ones
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2010

This school is over due for a remodel. Its classrooms are crowded and materials outdated. I also did not feel my son was safe at this school. I was constantly called from the nurse about injuries; bruised back, punched in the head, etc. When I confronted his teacher and principal they showed no concern that bullies were beating children up on the playground. In their words, "We cannot guarantee the safety of children." I feel that should be a huge priority, especially since recent tragedies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I have two children who attend Arp. We all love it! The teachers and staff know the children and are very dedicated to their education. Any issues or concerns that have come up have been handled quickly and to everyone's satisfaction. All staff is friendly and helpful. Can't say enough good things about Arp Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

I am a teacher at Arp Elementary. Our staff members are totally committed to the students of Arp as well as to eachother. I feel a part of another family when I am at school. Notice I didn't call it 'work' because I consider myself to be a life-long learner and that is what we want to instill in the students who attend our school. The mission sttement of our building is 'success for all'.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 6, 2009

I have two children currently attending Arp and they are both doing well. The principle and teachers do a great job of working with each student. The school has great test scores every year. One of my children needed extra help and was given free tutoring after school. They even provided transportation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

I think the ladies in the offfice are fantastic! They are caring, intelligent and extremely funny! Did I mention how smart they are? They are worth a million dollars a year!


Posted September 7, 2007

I am very disappointed in the way the school deals with children with special needs. I feel they are setting them uo to fail. For example, my grand-daughter was to take a spelling test today with the 'regular class. The teacher didn't have her take the test because she didn't feel she could do it. She had been studying and she would have probable done as well as most of the class. At this time they do not have her going to the resource room and if they are not testing her in the regular room or they resource room how can they judge her capabilities. She attended this school last year. She has been diagonised with autism by 3 different doctors but the school will not include that in her file because she doesn't fit their critieria. Today shows they don't want to deal with her.


Posted October 16, 2006

Outstanding teachers and support staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2006

I have 2 children in arp elementary - my children love school and i'ts because the staff at arp really cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

This school has consistent top ranking test scores. I feel that my child gets very personal and genuine attention from all staff members.
—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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%
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

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

50 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

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant75%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female76%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant65%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-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 Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant71%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female68%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant59%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Science

All Students29%
Female32%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-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 Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant79%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted79%

Reading

All Students65%
Female52%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
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 Students71%
Female74%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant71%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant78%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-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 60% 80%
Hispanic 33% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 75%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1216 Reiner Ct
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