Best Public Schools in Idaho Falls, ID


Summary:

The city of Idaho Falls, Idaho is home to a diverse array of 44 schools, including 23 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 11 high schools, and 5 alternative schools, spread across two main school districts - the Bonneville Joint District and the Idaho Falls District. The data reveals a wide range in school performance, with some standout institutions like Fairview Elementary School, Praxium Mastery Academy, and Technical Careers High School excelling in areas like test scores, graduation rates, and student-teacher ratios.

The data also highlights the significant disparities within the region, with schools like Dora Erickson Elementary and Hawthorne Elementary struggling with low proficiency rates and high rates of chronic absenteeism. This suggests a correlation between socioeconomic factors, such as the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, and academic performance, with higher-poverty schools generally underperforming compared to their more affluent counterparts.

Interestingly, even within the same school districts, there are notable differences in performance, student demographics, and other key metrics, indicating that factors beyond just district-level policies and resources play a significant role in shaping school outcomes. Additionally, the data includes several online and alternative schools, which have unique characteristics in terms of student demographics, graduation rates, and other metrics compared to traditional brick-and-mortar schools, such as the Special Services Center.








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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Idaho Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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