School Details

Sawtooth Elementary School

1771 Stadium Blvd, Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 733-8454
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 552 students 19 students/teacher (ID avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

82%
78%
73%
94%
92%
90%
94%
92%
89%

Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2010-2011 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. 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 2013
  • Twin Falls District average
  • Idaho state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
84%
83%
91%
86%
86%
93%
89%
90%

Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2010-2011 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. 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 2013
  • Twin Falls District average
  • Idaho state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
85%
80%
84%
80%
79%
96%
91%
89%
74%
72%
72%

Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2010-2011 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. 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 2013
  • Twin Falls District average
  • Idaho state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sawtooth Elementary School is a public elementary school in Twin Falls. 552 students attend Sawtooth Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 40% of the 552 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Sawtooth Elementary School is 19:1. Immanuel Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 79%
Hispanic 6% 17%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.8%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Multiracial 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I see some bad reviews but most teachers in this School are dedicated and will help students that are falling behind. My son is ahead of his class and his teacher uses him to help students that are struggling in reading She also has parents come in and read with children on occasion. Let me ask you do you take time to help your child to learn at home? or do you expect the teacher to do your job also. The teachers can tell which parents read and study with their children and which expect them to do it all. We have a army vet who was homeless and his son staying with us and enrolled the son in Sawtooth he has ADD and his dad was not helping him the kid would come home with no homework and say the Teacher did not give him any so my wife called and set up meeting with the Teacher and we found out he was storing his homework in his desk and he was having problems doing his work in class. The Teacher helped us to develop a plan where my son and him would do their homework together to get him to focus when there was noise and other children and what a difference that made he now does so much better in class and at home. Without that Teachers help this child would have failed again.

  • (1 year ago)

    How is this school an 8??? The education is hugely lacking the teachers are less than thrilled with their jobs and the principal is awful. Honestly worst school I've encountered and we have been in 5 different public schools in 5 different states.

  • (1 year ago)

    I would say that Sawtooth is the best choice for public elementary in Twin Falls but honestly that's not saying much. My son has 24 kids in his class (which is average for this school.) Everything is just average.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love it here! We just moved in and everyone is very friendly and helpful. My child struggles in spelling and the teacher was very good at working with her. I love the Accelerated Reading Program they use. My daughter who used to struggle to sound out words now reads novels all the time. Some parents have complained about the amount of homework but it seems that the teachers do provide adequate time in class for students to accomplish their work if it is used effectively. I have also witnessed several teachers give up their prep time after school to tutor students for free in math and homework help.

  • (4 years ago)

    Super School! They really instill a positive work ethic along with a love for learning within my children.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have found that this shool is less likely to use hands on teaching skills when dealing with children that have learning disabilities. The approach I have found they use is to pass off the student to someone else and to continue teaching the student as if they are able to understand at the same level of understanding as the other students. The teachers are not willing to deviate from the set teaching lessons even if it means a student is falling behind!!! It has been very hard to watch my children fail within this school district.

  • (6 years ago)

    the teachers and staff are so friendly and helpful. I have 4 children attending this school and i have had excellent response from my kids and the teachers staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter finished kindergarten reading at the second grade level and having a love for learning beyond compare. Whenever I needed to communicate with the staff they were available they saw my daughter's needs and challenged her accordingly. We debated about public vs. private but will stay public and will look for our next home in the Sawtooth area. It is a great school for a bright kid this I know.

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