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Buffalo Ridge Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 26, 2012

Very upset with this school. My child has only attended for a few months, he is being diagnosed with possible autism and has been diagnosed with ADHD. He has come home numerous times telling me he has been told to " stop wiggling" from his teacher. She knows his diagnosis and what he may possibly have. Also, I went to speak to her about him not eating his cold lunch at school. He comes home with 80% of his food not eaten, telling me he is hungry all day. I explained to her that he does take a very long time to eat and I was concerned. We decided to try hot lunch for a while. Well, I hear he didn't have enough time to eat because he got in trouble and had to eat in the classroom. I went to speak to the teacher about what happened, she said she asked the class if they were ready to go to lunch and my child responded " no, were not ready" in a funny manner. So she said she made him go to the back of the line and wait for everyone else to get their food before he could get his and eat in the classroom. He then didn't have enough time to finish his food before he was sent to recess. By all means my child should get punished for his actions but, this was too far with his disabilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

The staff have been wonderful and have always answered my questions. This is the 2nd year my children have attended this school and I want them to continue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Great teachers and a fabulous principal!


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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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

40 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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant88%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant68%
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 Students88%
Female79%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Hispanic>=90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities>=90%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female53%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant54%
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 Students68%
Female59%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female64%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%
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 Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted76%

Reading

All Students72%
Female90%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted72%
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 69% 80%
Hispanic 24% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 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 47%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Cheyenne, WY 82009
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