Skyway Elementary School

6621 Courcelles Parkway, Coeur D'alene, ID 83815
(208) 664-8998
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 516 students 20 students/teacher (ID avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

65%
72%
63%

Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

Until 2012-2013, Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math, and language usage, and in grades 5, 7, and 10 in science. In 2013-2014, Idaho field-tested a new ISAT, and only reported testing for grades 5, 7, and 10 science, and grade 10 reading, language use, and mathematics. Data was also heavily suppressed to protect individual students from being identified. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Coeur D Alene District average
  • Idaho state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Skyway Elementary School is a public elementary school in Coeur d'Alene. 516 students attend Skyway Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 45% of the 516 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Skyway Elementary School is 20:1. Children's Village Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Sports

  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 90%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have worked at Skyway as a teacher for ever since the day it opened. I had worked at schools prior to this and I can honestly say this is one of the best schools I have ever seen. The teachers love working here the parents support us and the children are thriving. We were one of the top schools in the state recently for student growth as well as once recognized nationally as a school of character. That is pretty amazing and a real honor.

  • (2 years ago)

    Continued ...They were even more surprised when I mentioned the advanced scores on the ISATs. The teacher said "Let me look that up" & even more surprised said "Oh your right...did test advanced". Ridiculous! We are willing to do whatever it takes to help our child succeed but It is impossible with a teacher who doesn't care to help the children in her class succeed. She is the most hands off teacher any of my 4 children have had. Requiring 10/11 year olds to be completely responsible for themselves & their work is a little much. The kids grade each others tests & class work & they are expected to remember on their own to come in at recess to complete any work they missed while absent. The homework is ineffective and pointless - working on 2 state funded websites 20 min 2x a week that I was told have nothing to do with what they are learning in class each week. I should have pulled my child from this school after the first trimester. I am very concerned my child is unprepared for middle school next year & will be spending the summer working to help my child get caught up. Skyway desperately needs a new principal & to have the ineffective & unmotivated teachers weeded out!

  • (6 years ago)

    Skyway has gone downhill in the past two years with change of Principals; two new Principals in the last two years. The latest Principal is unapproachable but an improvement over Knittle. It seems teacher morale has gone down. THe teachers are trying to stay positive and still seem to care about the kids. Unbelievable that this school was tops just 2 years ago with Pam Pratt as Principal. There is still a feel that they don't want parent volunteers or perhaps the teachers are too overwhelmed to organize parents as volunteers. I don't know what's going on.... Some parents have taken their children out to be homeschooled. The school is overcrowded.

  • (8 years ago)

    My 2 boys have been going to Skyway Elementary for 2 years going on 3.They love it there.The teachers are great well rounded and knowledgeble.The whole staff is kind and great to the boys.And the principle knows most of the students by name.I would recommend Skyway to anyone searching for a elementary school.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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