Best Public Schools in Star, ID


The city of Star, Idaho is home to two schools: Star Middle School and Star Elementary School, both part of the Joint School District No. 2. While Star Middle School is a standout performer, ranking 7th out of 107 middle schools in Idaho, Star Elementary School lags behind in academic proficiency compared to district and state averages.

Star Middle School boasts impressive academic results, with significantly higher math and English language arts proficiency rates than the district and state across all grade levels. The school also has a lower chronic absenteeism rate of 18.0% compared to the state average. In contrast, Star Elementary School has proficiency rates that trail the district averages, particularly in 5th grade math, and a higher chronic absenteeism rate of 23.6%.

The data suggests that socioeconomic factors may play a role in the performance gap, as Star Elementary School has a higher free and reduced lunch rate of 24.73% compared to 13.63% at Star Middle School. Additionally, the per-student spending is significantly higher at the middle school ($7,417) than the elementary school ($6,429), which may contribute to the differences in academic outcomes.

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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.

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