Andrus Elementary School Profile 2017-2018
Educating Students in Grades K-5
The Andrus mascot is the Ambassador and our colors are navy blue and maroon. Our school motto is, “Leading the Way to a Better World”. Our school is named in honor of Idaho’s former governor and school advocate Cecil D. Andrus.
Buffy Roberts, Principal
Judy Herman, Counselor
40 Certified Staff
17 Classified Staff
11 Languages Spoken
11.9% Gifted and Talented
4.7% Special Education
17.2% Economically Disadvantaged
Basic – Student does not yet demonstrate competency on the grade level achievement target.
Strategic - Student demonstrates inconsistent competency on the grade level achievement target.
Proficient – Student demonstrates consistent competency on the grade level achievement target.
Advanced – Student demonstrates consistent competency on achievement targets above their grade level.
Jump Rope Club, Chess Club, Spanish Club, Run/Walk Club, Honor Choir, Parent Teacher Association
School and Staff Recognition:
Kindergarten teacher Shari Carter is in her second year as Top Teaching blogger for Scholastic.
- Maker space is hosted every Wednesday morning.
- During the 2016-2017 school year, 19,604 books were checked out of the Andrus library and 274 students earned a free pass to Roaring Springs for reading at least 600 minutes between January and Spring Break.
- The Andrus school garden has 29 beds with a large variety of produce grown. Our newest addition is our beautiful greenhouse funded by Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program.
- During the 2016-2017 school year, teachers were awarded almost $9,000 through the Thank-a-Teacher Program offered by Education Foundation of West Ada School District.