Fairmont Junior High School

Summary:

Fairmont Junior High School is a public middle school in Boise, Idaho, serving 677 students in grades 7-9. While part of the Boise Independent District, which is ranked 22 out of 56 districts in the state, Fairmont faces significant challenges compared to nearby schools.

Fairmont Junior High has a much higher chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 31.4% to 35.0% over the past three years, compared to 14.6% to 23.0% at other district schools. The school also consistently underperforms the district and state on standardized tests, with proficiency rates in Math (25.5%), Science (28%), and English Language Arts (42.8%) well below the Boise Independent District (45.5%, 40.8%, and 55.5%) and state of Idaho (41.5%, 41.6%, and 52.2%) averages. Additionally, Fairmont has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 26.3% to 42.56%, compared to 11.99% to 44.42% at nearby schools.

Fairmont Junior High's performance has declined over the years, dropping from a statewide ranking of 36 out of 42 Idaho middle schools in 2020-2021 to 83 out of 107 in 2022-2023. When compared to nearby schools like North Junior High, Lowell Scott Middle, and Lewis & Clark Middle, Fairmont consistently underperforms in key metrics, suggesting the need for targeted interventions and support to improve student outcomes.


Detail:

Public 7-9

 2121 North Cole Road
       Boise, ID  83704-7312


(208) 854-4790

District: Boise Independent District

SchoolDigger Rank:
83rd of 107 Idaho Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,023 Help


Students who attend Fairmont Junior High School usually attend:

High:    Capital Senior High School

Feeder schools for Fairmont Junior High School:

Elementary:    Koelsch Elementary School
    Morley Nelson Elementary
    Valley View Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4 Help
Number of students:  677

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.3%
Hispanic:
27.0%
African American:
7.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  40.6% Help


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Compare Details Fairmont Junior High School ranks worse than 77.6% of middle schools in Idaho. It also ranks last among 8 ranked middle schools in the Boise Independent District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.25. (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 (57.3%), Hispanic (27%), African American (7.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 40.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fairmont Junior High School is 14.4, which is the 3rd best among 8 middle schools in the Boise Independent District. (See more...)
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Compare Fairmont Junior High School employs 46.7 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fairmont Junior High School is $10,023, which is the 4th highest among 8 middle schools in the Boise Independent District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Fairmont Junior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairmont Junior High School 83rd of 107 Idaho public middle schools. (See Fairmont Junior High School in the ranking list.)

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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 Fairmont Junior High School

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Rank History for all students at Fairmont Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 27.48 130th 158 17.7%
2009 35.84 115th 160 28.1%
2010 39.58 114th 166 31.3%
2011 35.74 129th 169 23.7%
2012 29.36 145th 171 15.2%
2013 22.70 151st 173 12.7%
2015 15.61 88th 100 12.0%
2016 11.18 90th 98 8.2%
2017 15.78 115th 131 12.2%
2018 19.77 84th 100 16.0%
2019 6.90 40th 43 7.0%
2021 13.62 36th 42 14.3%
2022 9.07 48th 53 9.4%
2023 20.25 83rd 107 22.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Fairmont Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.27 7th 9 22.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Fairmont Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.06 53rd 60 11.7%
2019 4.80 28th 28 0.0%
2023 15.48 47th 51 7.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Fairmont Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.72 51st 60 15.0%
2019 2.70 28th 28 0.0%
2023 15.23 45th 51 11.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Fairmont Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.09 6th 7 14.3%
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Rank History for White students at Fairmont Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.58 32nd 35 8.6%
2019 4.89 21st 21 0.0%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Fairmont Junior High 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 869 869
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 871 871
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 872 872
1994 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 952 952
1995 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 952 952
1996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 952 952
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 932 932
1998 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 941 941
1999 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 883 883
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 898 898
2001 791 7 43 22 1 n/a n/a 0 864
2002 720 9 34 40 5 n/a n/a 0 808
2003 720 9 34 40 5 n/a n/a 0 808
2004 689 7 33 63 2 n/a n/a 0 794
2005 680 9 39 77 1 n/a n/a 0 806
2006 614 11 36 81 3 n/a n/a 0 745
2007 577 25 33 103 3 n/a n/a 0 741
2008 613 26 39 104 4 n/a n/a 0 786
2009 577 22 28 109 6 n/a n/a 0 742
2010 558 28 38 125 6 n/a n/a 0 755
2011 540 35 38 146 2 3 9 0 773
2012 543 30 36 157 1 4 15 0 786
2013 482 34 28 149 0 3 17 0 713
2014 458 51 35 173 2 5 21 0 745
2015 521 39 35 176 2 13 14 0 800
2016 508 38 33 194 6 7 23 0 809
2017 494 37 27 187 6 6 30 0 787
2018 481 46 28 194 3 6 24 0 782
2019 468 53 31 200 8 6 33 0 799
2020 490 40 29 205 7 6 34 0 811
2021 371 52 22 179 1 4 36 0 665
2022 445 48 26 212 1 6 30 0 768
2023 388 51 23 183 5 3 24 0 677

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 Fairmont Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 869 44.8 19.3 9.8
1992 871 46.0 18.9 9.4
1993 872 43.7 20.0 13.2
1994 952 47.0 20.3 12.2
1995 952 50.1 19.0 13.4
1996 952 50.1 19.0 13.4
1997 932 53.4 17.5 13.3
1998 941 51.2 18.4 12.1
1999 883 47.4 18.6 19.1
2000 898 47.7 18.8 23.2
2001 864 45.6 18.9 27.7
2002 808 46.5 17.4 33.7
2003 808 46.5 17.4 33.7
2004 794 42.9 18.5 39
2005 806 44.5 18.1 39.2
2006 745 44.6 16.7 45.1
2007 741 44.4 16.7 47.4
2008 786 45.4 17.3 51.5
2009 742 43.3 17.1 53.4
2010 755 41.7 18.0 62
2011 773 48.4 15.9 67
2012 786 46.2 17.0 66.9
2013 713 43.0 16.5 71.1
2014 745 42.5 17.5 67
2015 800 45.0 17.7 64.9
2016 809 45.0 17.9 68.4
2017 787 45.3 17.3 64.7
2018 782 46.4 16.8 64.7
2019 799 47.3 16.8 64.7
2020 811 48.2 16.8 51.4
2021 665 44.5 14.9 42.6
2022 768 46.1 16.6 26.3
2023 677 46.7 14.4 40.6

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 Fairmont Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 869 44.8 19.3 9.8
1992 871 46.0 18.9 9.4
1993 872 43.7 20.0 13.2
1994 952 47.0 20.3 12.2
1995 952 50.1 19.0 13.4
1996 952 50.1 19.0 13.4
1997 932 53.4 17.5 13.3
1998 941 51.2 18.4 12.1
1999 883 47.4 18.6 19.1
2000 898 47.7 18.8 23.2
2001 864 45.6 18.9 27.7
2002 808 46.5 17.4 33.7
2003 808 46.5 17.4 33.7
2004 794 42.9 18.5 39
2005 806 44.5 18.1 39.2
2006 745 44.6 16.7 45.1
2007 741 44.4 16.7 47.4
2008 786 45.4 17.3 51.5
2009 742 43.3 17.1 53.4
2010 755 41.7 18.0 62
2011 773 48.4 15.9 67
2012 786 46.2 17.0 66.9
2013 713 43.0 16.5 71.1
2014 745 42.5 17.5 67
2015 800 45.0 17.7 64.9
2016 809 45.0 17.9 68.4
2017 787 45.3 17.3 64.7
2018 782 46.4 16.8 64.7
2019 799 47.3 16.8 64.7
2020 811 48.2 16.8 51.4
2021 665 44.5 14.9 42.6
2022 768 46.1 16.6 26.3
2023 677 46.7 14.4 40.6

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 Fairmont Junior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $750 (7.5%) $9,273 (92.5%) $10,023

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Fairmont Junior High 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.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 40th of 43 Middle schoolsRanks 83rd of 107 Middle schools
 15.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade Math (Fairmont Junior High School)28.331.8
 3.5%
   7th Grade Math (Boise Independent District)45.745.9
 0.2%
   7th Grade Math (Idaho)45.741.3
 4.4%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Fairmont Junior High School)43.549.2
 5.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Boise Independent District)56.956.2
 0.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Idaho)57.753.8
 3.9%
8th Grade Math (Fairmont Junior High School)29.118.8
 10.3%
   8th Grade Math (Boise Independent District)42.438
 4.4%
   8th Grade Math (Idaho)40.736.8
 3.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Fairmont Junior High School)3935.9
 3.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Boise Independent District)52.953.8
 0.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Idaho)53.551.8
 1.7%
All Grades Math (Fairmont Junior High School)28.725.5
 3.2%
   All Grades Math (Boise Independent District)46.545.5
 1%
   All Grades Math (Idaho)44.441.5
 2.9%
All Grades Science (Fairmont Junior High School)3328
 5%
   All Grades Science (Boise Independent District)58.740.8
 17.9%
   All Grades Science (Idaho)58.941.6
 17.3%
All Grades English Language Arts (Fairmont Junior High School)41.242.8
 1.6%
   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 Students799677
 15.3%
African American5351
 3.8%
American Indian85
 37.5%
Asian3123
 25.8%
Hispanic200183
 8.5%
Pacific Islander63
 50%
White468388
 17.1%
Two or More Races3324
 27.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.7%40.6%
 24.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairmont Junior High School

Students at Fairmont Junior High School are 57% White, 27% Hispanic, 8% African American, 4% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 677 students attended Fairmont Junior High School.

Fairmont Junior High School ranks in the bottom 22.4% of Idaho middle schools.

Students who attend Fairmont Junior High School usually go on to attend Capital Senior High School


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