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Paintbrush Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted June 2, 2014

The teacher listened intently to my concerns with my child and went above and beyond in helping my shy & slower but average child. The extra classes they get to attend weekly are a good break from the classroom. My child actually loves learning now. They are very good at teaching with the various learning styles. The test scores are great. The population doesn't have any real poverty issues to deal with like several other schools in town have, with that said, it is a very positive atmosphere for the children with none of the fighting and disrespectful words found problematic at other schools in the town among the students. I have enjoyed watching my shy child be accepted by the students & see his self-esteem rise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2013

Student IEPs are not followed at this school. If you have a student with special needs the regular classroom teacher will not provide or follow accommodations and the principal will support the teacher, not the student. They have good special education teachers, but poorly trained classroom teachers. The also lack compassion in the mainstream classroom.


Posted February 2, 2011

Paintbrush has a nice new building. Students do not have access to learning activities during school hours. Much time is wasted during school and students are not challenged. Hopefully, these short comings will be addressed and changes made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2010

Paintbrush enjoys a reputation as one of the top elementary schools in Gillette. A look at recent PAWS scores provides evidence to support the reputation since they appear to have the highest scores in Gillette. The teachers clearly do a wonderful job. Hopefully nothing changes with a new principal this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

BEYOND wonderful!! Everything about this school is the best that there is!! The staff is so caring and attentive. I have recently moved and next year my kids cant attend. We are all so very sad to be leaving them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

my boys go to this school and they love the school especially the teachers.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

60 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

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2011.

60 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

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
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 Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted81%

Reading

All Students65%
Female61%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted57%
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%
Female74%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted73%

Reading

All Students78%
Female78%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted71%

Science

All Students53%
Female41%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant53%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted39%
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 Students85%
Female81%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant85%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted83%

Reading

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant84%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted81%
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 Students>=95%
Female94%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged>=90%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant>=95%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted>=95%

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant92%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted91%
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 95% 80%
Hispanic 4% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 15%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1001 West Lakeway Rd
Gillette, WY 82717
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