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Velma Linford Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted March 14, 2014

The current principal of this school is new and it shows. He has no idea how to handle the students and his methods are all about punishment. Historically, this school often has a lot of troubled kids, but does that mean he should run the place like a prison? No. The vice principal is great and so are many of the teachers and students, so it's unfortunate that the person with the most power is dragging the whole place down. He is not good about communicating with parents or students other than to tell them what he has already decided versus working with them. His efforts most certainly do not improve the quality of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Linford is a great family oriented school. The teachers are wonderful! They work together better than any group of teachers I know. Everyone seems like one big happy family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

I attended this school and i am happy with it. I have two childred that attended there and have graduated and are doing just fine. I love the teachers that are at linford they are very helpful to the parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

Linford seems to be so far behind in teaching form other kids in the district. I wonder if the kids are being held back from learning because of so many special needs children. I would not recommend this school if education is important.
—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

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%
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

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2011.

40 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

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant86%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted86%

Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant69%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
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 Students90%
Female>=90%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant90%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted90%

Reading

All Students79%
Female78%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant79%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted79%

Science

All Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant71%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
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 Students83%
Female76%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant83%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted83%

Reading

All Students71%
Female59%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant71%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
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%
Female86%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant88%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted88%

Reading

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%
Academically giftedn/a
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 64% 80%
Hispanic 29% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 3%
Black 1% 1%
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 50%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Laramie, WY 82070
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