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Sunset Elementary School

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Posted August 27, 2009

I have 2 children who are graduates of this excellent elementary school. Both of my children are extremely successful students in middle school and high school. I give Sunset School all the credit for preparing them for these challenging years. My children are now enrolled at east coast schools and are ahead in some curriculum areas. They both took the standardized test for this state and scored in the 'advanced' category. Park County School District #6 has done an awesome job educating my children and there is nothing 'average' about the education they provide. Now I have the opportunity to compare the district we are in now to Park County #6, and hands down Park County is preparing their students for their futures, no matter where they end up geographically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

Staff extremely supportive of the children, of the parents and of each other. You will not find a more cohesive school in terms of helping a child succeed. Parental involvement is the key!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

Average Wyoming elementary school, but the principal and teachers are very dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2011.

40 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 Students87%
Female>=90%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted85%

Reading

All Students67%
Female83%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted62%
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 Students84%
Female78%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female56%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant86%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female80%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant82%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 80%
Hispanic 4% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 3%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3101 East Sheridan Ave
Cody, WY 82414
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