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Buffalo Ridge Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 291 students

 
 

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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 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

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
56%
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

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
69%
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

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
75%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2012.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
67%
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 Students93%
Female88%
Male>=95%
Hispanic>=80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted93%
Non-Homelessn/a
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female50%
Male54%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant53%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted53%
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 Students91%
Female87%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Non-Homeless91%
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female73%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Non-Homeless78%
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female53%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Non-Homeless56%
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%
Female84%
Male63%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Non-Homeless73%
Full Academic Yearn/a
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female84%
Male52%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Non-Homeless67%
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 Students90%
Female88%
Male>=90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Non-Homeless90%
Full Academic Year90%
Non-Full Academic Yearn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female>=90%
Male>=90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Non-Homeless93%
Full Academic Year93%
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 20% 12%
Black 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 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 47%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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