Wood River Middle School

Summary:

Wood River Middle School is a public middle school located in Hailey, Idaho, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 568 students. The school is part of the Blaine County School District, which is ranked 25th out of 56 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Wood River Middle School has a diverse student population, with a significant Hispanic/Latino representation (around 50% in recent years) and a White student population of around 45-48%. While the school's proficiency rates in ISAT Math (34.9%) and ISAT English Language Arts (51%) were lower than the state averages (41.5% and 52.2%, respectively), its proficiency rate in ISAT Science (46.2%) was higher than the state average (41.6%). Compared to the Blaine County School District, the school's performance was generally on par or slightly lower in Math and ELA, but higher in Science. However, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 5.8% in 2020-2021 to 27.3% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than the state average.

Interestingly, Wood River Middle School has a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 11.7 to 12 students per teacher in recent years, and its per-student spending for the 2018-2019 school year was $15,327, which is higher than the state average. The school's subgroup performance has also been strong, with its Hispanic and White students both ranking 5th out of their respective comparison groups in the 2021-2022 school year. However, the school's overall statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from 15th out of 43 Idaho middle schools in 2018-2019 to 60th out of 107 in 2022-2023, indicating variable performance.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 900 2nd Avenue North
       Hailey, ID  83333-5095


(208) 578-5030

District: Blaine County District

SchoolDigger Rank:
60th of 107 Idaho Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,327 Help


Students who attend Wood River Middle School usually attend:

High:    Wood River High School

Feeder schools for Wood River Middle School:

Elementary:    Alturas Elementary School
    Bellevue Elementary School
    Ernest Hemingway Steam School
    Hailey Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.0 Help
Number of students:  568

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
49.8%
White:
45.8%
Two or more races:
3.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wood River Middle School ranks worse than 56.1% of middle schools in Idaho. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.22. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (49.8%), White (45.8%), two or more races (3.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wood River Middle School is 12. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wood River Middle School is $15,327.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Wood River Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Wood River Middle School 60th of 107 Idaho public middle schools. (See Wood River Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Blaine County District:

SchoolDigger ranks Blaine County District 25th of 56 Idaho school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wood River Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Wood River Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 68.58 36th 158 77.2%
2009 73.94 24th 160 85.0%
2010 74.65 21st 166 87.3%
2011 72.07 25th 169 85.2%
2012 72.99 30th 171 82.5%
2013 69.19 43rd 173 75.1%
2015 74.65 23rd 100 77.0%
2016 72.66 21st 98 78.6%
2017 68.76 29th 131 77.9%
2019 53.35 15th 43 65.1%
2021 35.21 29th 42 31.0%
2022 54.35 22nd 53 58.5%
2023 41.22 60th 107 43.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Wood River Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 34.40 37th 51 27.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Wood River Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 40.79 28th 51 45.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Wood River Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 59.69 5th 17 70.6%
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Rank History for White students at Wood River Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 81.54 5th 29 82.8%
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Data source: test scores: Idaho Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Wood River Middle School Test Scores
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Data source: Idaho Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Open Quote The teachers here are as disengaged and uninterested in our children as you would find in an inner city school. Having grown up in this formerly close knit community, I am deeply disappointed and worried for our children who are NOT getting the education that we as parents expect from a school so rich in funding and resources. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Wood River Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 590 590
1998 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 604 604
1999 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 617 617
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 672 672
2001 628 0 9 73 1 n/a n/a 0 711
2002 580 2 11 99 0 n/a n/a 0 692
2003 580 2 11 99 0 n/a n/a 0 692
2004 542 6 10 108 0 n/a n/a 0 666
2005 549 3 6 127 2 n/a n/a 0 687
2006 545 2 6 150 1 n/a n/a 0 704
2007 510 1 2 157 2 n/a n/a 0 672
2008 477 0 7 181 4 n/a n/a 0 669
2009 449 21 11 148 2 n/a n/a 0 631
2010 421 1 14 187 2 n/a n/a 0 625
2011 426 3 6 211 4 1 10 0 661
2012 397 5 10 241 3 0 12 0 668
2013 381 5 10 272 1 0 10 0 679
2014 379 2 11 306 3 0 10 0 711
2015 405 0 8 294 1 1 12 0 721
2016 397 1 8 291 1 1 15 0 714
2017 413 0 4 287 0 2 14 0 720
2018 407 0 4 310 0 2 13 0 736
2019 400 1 6 320 0 0 19 0 746
2020 335 2 4 276 1 0 16 0 634
2021 277 1 4 271 1 0 19 0 573
2022 263 2 4 275 1 0 21 0 566
2023 260 3 3 283 1 0 18 0 568

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Wood River Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 590 40.7 14.5 11.5
1998 604 40.9 14.8 11.4
1999 617 41.8 14.8 15.4
2000 672 44.5 15.1 20.4
2001 711 46.0 15.5 19.5
2002 692 50.3 13.8 22
2003 692 50.3 13.8 22
2004 666 48.5 13.7 24.3
2005 687 48.8 14.1 26.6
2006 704 50.1 14.1 28.1
2007 672 49.8 13.5 26.8
2008 669 50.0 13.4 31.4
2009 631 51.2 12.3 31.5
2010 625 51.2 12.1 38.1
2011 661 54.0 12.2 41.6
2012 668 54.6 12.2 44.6
2013 679 54.3 12.4 45.9
2014 711 55.1 12.8 46.1
2015 721 55.0 13.1 42.2
2016 714 56.0 12.7 40.9
2017 720 56.6 12.7 37.1
2018 736 55.8 13.1 33.7
2019 746 55.3 13.4 26.9
2020 634 51.3 12.3 27.1
2021 573 48.6 11.7 31.2
2022 566 47.9 11.8 17.1
2023 568 47.1 12.0 31.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Wood River Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 590 40.7 14.5 11.5
1998 604 40.9 14.8 11.4
1999 617 41.8 14.8 15.4
2000 672 44.5 15.1 20.4
2001 711 46.0 15.5 19.5
2002 692 50.3 13.8 22
2003 692 50.3 13.8 22
2004 666 48.5 13.7 24.3
2005 687 48.8 14.1 26.6
2006 704 50.1 14.1 28.1
2007 672 49.8 13.5 26.8
2008 669 50.0 13.4 31.4
2009 631 51.2 12.3 31.5
2010 625 51.2 12.1 38.1
2011 661 54.0 12.2 41.6
2012 668 54.6 12.2 44.6
2013 679 54.3 12.4 45.9
2014 711 55.1 12.8 46.1
2015 721 55.0 13.1 42.2
2016 714 56.0 12.7 40.9
2017 720 56.6 12.7 37.1
2018 736 55.8 13.1 33.7
2019 746 55.3 13.4 26.9
2020 634 51.3 12.3 27.1
2021 573 48.6 11.7 31.2
2022 566 47.9 11.8 17.1
2023 568 47.1 12.0 31.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Wood River Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $824 (5.4%) $14,502 (94.6%) $15,327

Data source: Idaho Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Wood River Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 15th of 43 Middle schoolsRanks 60th of 107 Middle schools
 21.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Math (Wood River Middle School)48.638.2
 10.4%
   6th Grade Math (Blaine County District)48.839.3
 9.5%
   6th Grade Math (Idaho)4339.4
 3.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Wood River Middle School)58.348.7
 9.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Blaine County District)60.850.9
 9.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Idaho)55.350
 5.3%
7th Grade Math (Wood River Middle School)54.833.1
 21.7%
   7th Grade Math (Blaine County District)54.539
 15.5%
   7th Grade Math (Idaho)45.741.3
 4.4%
8th Grade Math (Wood River Middle School)43.834
 9.8%
   8th Grade Math (Blaine County District)44.236.6
 7.6%
   8th Grade Math (Idaho)40.736.8
 3.9%
All Grades Math (Wood River Middle School)48.834.9
 13.9%
   All Grades Math (Blaine County District)45.437.6
 7.8%
   All Grades Math (Idaho)44.441.5
 2.9%
All Grades Science (Wood River Middle School)60.446.2
 14.2%
   All Grades Science (Blaine County District)60.445.5
 14.9%
   All Grades Science (Idaho)58.941.6
 17.3%
All Grades English Language Arts (Wood River Middle School)62.651
 11.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Blaine County District)60.152.1
 8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Idaho)5552.2
 2.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students746568
 23.9%
African American13
 200%
American Indian01
Asian63
 50%
Hispanic320283
 11.6%
Pacific Islander00
White400260
 35%
Two or More Races1918
 5.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients26.9%31.7%
 4.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Wood River Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 568 students attended Wood River Middle School.

Students at Wood River Middle School are 50% Hispanic, 46% White, 3% Two or more races.

Wood River Middle School ranks 60th of 107 Idaho middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Wood River Middle School usually go on to attend Wood River High School


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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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