Collister Elementary School

Summary:

Collister Elementary School is a public elementary school in Boise, Idaho, serving 261 students in grades PK-6. This high-performing school consistently outshines the Boise Independent District and the state of Idaho in academic assessments, ranking among the top 2% of elementary schools in the state.

Collister Elementary School's academic excellence is evident in its significantly higher proficiency rates on the ISAT exams compared to the district and state averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school achieved 76% proficiency in ISAT Math, 77.2% in ISAT English Language Arts, and 57.9% in ISAT Science, far surpassing the district and state levels. This consistent academic performance has earned Collister Elementary a statewide ranking of 5 out of 252 schools, placing it among the top 5-10 elementary schools in Idaho.

Beyond its academic achievements, Collister Elementary School stands out for its diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Asian (14.18%) and Hispanic (8.05%) students compared to nearby schools like Lowell Elementary School and Mountain View Elementary School. Additionally, the school boasts low chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 5.4% to 19% over the past three years, and a very low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively high socioeconomic status of the student population.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 4426 Catalpa Drive
       Boise, ID  83703-3913


(208) 854-4650

District: Boise Independent District

SchoolDigger Rank:
5th of 252 Idaho Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,048 Help


Students who attend Collister Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Hillside Junior High School
High:    Boise Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.3 Help
Number of students:  261

Racial breakdown:

White:
72.0%
Asian:
14.2%
Hispanic:
8.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.5% Help


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Compare Details Collister Elementary School ranks better than 98% of elementary schools in Idaho. It also ranks first among 32 ranked elementary schools in the Boise Independent District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.55. (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: White (72%), Asian (14.2%), Hispanic (8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 6.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Collister Elementary School is 16.3, which is the 14th best among 32 elementary schools in the Boise Independent District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Collister Elementary School is $10,048, which is the 11th highest among 32 elementary schools in the Boise Independent District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Collister Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Boise Independent District:

SchoolDigger ranks Boise Independent District 22nd of 56 Idaho school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Collister Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 83.69 16th 335 95.2%
2009 83.27 23rd 349 93.4%
2010 83.19 20th 356 94.4%
2011 73.64 65th 359 81.9%
2012 82.34 28th 354 92.1%
2013 80.16 34th 357 90.5%
2017 92.58 9th 292 96.9%
2018 94.09 6th 254 97.6%
2021 96.30 4th 166 97.6%
2022 96.37 3rd 188 98.4%
2023 95.55 5th 252 98.0%
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Data source: test scores: Idaho Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Collister Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 338 338
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 349 349
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 357 357
1994 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 350 350
1995 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 322 322
1996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 322 322
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 327 327
1998 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 319 319
1999 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 309 309
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 304 304
2001 259 7 3 13 1 n/a n/a 0 283
2002 208 3 4 11 1 n/a n/a 0 227
2003 208 3 4 11 1 n/a n/a 0 227
2004 190 4 2 8 1 n/a n/a 0 205
2005 219 4 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 233
2006 181 2 12 6 0 n/a n/a 0 201
2007 161 4 14 8 0 n/a n/a 0 187
2008 196 3 17 3 0 n/a n/a 0 219
2009 196 4 22 4 0 n/a n/a 0 226
2010 200 4 17 6 1 n/a n/a 0 228
2011 217 0 18 7 0 3 9 0 254
2012 217 0 13 5 0 2 10 0 247
2013 221 0 12 10 0 0 9 0 252
2014 221 0 16 9 1 1 8 0 256
2015 198 1 16 8 0 1 11 0 235
2016 208 0 22 7 0 0 11 0 248
2017 213 1 23 7 0 0 10 0 254
2018 204 1 25 9 0 0 7 0 246
2019 195 0 31 6 0 0 7 0 239
2020 212 0 40 9 0 0 8 0 269
2021 143 0 17 9 0 0 7 0 176
2022 191 1 46 14 3 0 12 0 267
2023 188 2 37 21 2 0 11 0 261

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 Collister Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 338 18.0 18.7 13.3
1992 349 19.3 18.0 11.2
1993 357 19.3 18.5 15.7
1994 350 19.4 18.0 11.7
1995 322 18.1 17.8 19.6
1996 322 18.1 17.8 19.6
1997 327 17.3 18.9 14.7
1998 319 16.9 18.9 17.6
1999 309 16.4 18.8 29.4
2000 304 16.4 18.5 26.6
2001 283 15.5 18.3 32.9
2002 227 11.8 19.2 36.1
2003 227 11.8 19.2 36.1
2004 205 11.0 18.6 35.1
2005 233 13.5 17.3 41.2
2006 201 12.5 16.1 32.8
2007 187 13.5 13.9 30.5
2008 219 14.5 15.1 22.8
2009 226 16.4 13.8 20.4
2010 228 15.2 15.0 25.4
2011 254 19.5 13.0 22.8
2012 247 15.5 15.9 27.1
2013 252 15.3 16.4 25.8
2014 256 14.9 17.1 19.1
2015 235 15.0 15.6 20.9
2016 248 14.0 17.7 14.9
2017 254 14.9 16.9 17.3
2018 246 15.4 15.9 14.6
2019 239 14.1 16.9 12.1
2020 269 14.6 18.4 10.8
2021 176 14.3 12.2 5.1
2022 267 13.8 19.2 5.2
2023 261 16.0 16.3 6.5

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 Collister Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 338 18.0 18.7 13.3
1992 349 19.3 18.0 11.2
1993 357 19.3 18.5 15.7
1994 350 19.4 18.0 11.7
1995 322 18.1 17.8 19.6
1996 322 18.1 17.8 19.6
1997 327 17.3 18.9 14.7
1998 319 16.9 18.9 17.6
1999 309 16.4 18.8 29.4
2000 304 16.4 18.5 26.6
2001 283 15.5 18.3 32.9
2002 227 11.8 19.2 36.1
2003 227 11.8 19.2 36.1
2004 205 11.0 18.6 35.1
2005 233 13.5 17.3 41.2
2006 201 12.5 16.1 32.8
2007 187 13.5 13.9 30.5
2008 219 14.5 15.1 22.8
2009 226 16.4 13.8 20.4
2010 228 15.2 15.0 25.4
2011 254 19.5 13.0 22.8
2012 247 15.5 15.9 27.1
2013 252 15.3 16.4 25.8
2014 256 14.9 17.1 19.1
2015 235 15.0 15.6 20.9
2016 248 14.0 17.7 14.9
2017 254 14.9 16.9 17.3
2018 246 15.4 15.9 14.6
2019 239 14.1 16.9 12.1
2020 269 14.6 18.4 10.8
2021 176 14.3 12.2 5.1
2022 267 13.8 19.2 5.2
2023 261 16.0 16.3 6.5

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Collister Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $595 (5.9%) $9,452 (94.1%) $10,048

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Collister Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
4th Grade Math (Collister Elementary School)77.883.7
 5.9%
   4th Grade Math (Boise Independent District)50.848.8
 2%
   4th Grade Math (Idaho)49.947.2
 2.7%
All Grades Math (Collister Elementary School)84.676
 8.6%
   All Grades Math (Boise Independent District)46.545.5
 1%
   All Grades Math (Idaho)44.441.5
 2.9%
All Grades English Language Arts (Collister Elementary School)8777.2
 9.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Boise Independent District)57.355.5
 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 Students239261
 9.2%
African American02
American Indian02
Asian3137
 19.4%
Hispanic621
 250%
Pacific Islander00
White195188
 3.6%
Two or More Races711
 57.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients12.1%6.5%
 5.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Collister Elementary School

Students who attend Collister Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Hillside Junior High School
High : Boise Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 261 students attended Collister Elementary School.

Students at Collister Elementary School are 72% White, 14% Asian, 8% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races.

Yes! Collister Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 5th of 252 Idaho elementary schools.


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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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