Summit Hills Elementary School

Summary:

Summit Hills Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Idaho Falls, Idaho, serving grades K-6 with a total enrollment of 503 students. The school is part of the Bonneville Joint District, which is ranked 30th out of 56 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Summit Hills Elementary School stands out in several key areas. It has a higher percentage of Hispanic students (24.06%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 7.23% to 34.67% Hispanic students. Academically, Summit Hills outperforms the district and state averages in ISAT/English Language Arts and ISAT/Science. In 2022-2023, 56.8% of Summit Hills students were proficient or better in ISAT/English Language Arts, compared to 51.7% for the district and 52.2% for the state. In ISAT/Science, 49.3% of Summit Hills students were proficient, significantly higher than the district's 37.7% and the state's 41.6%. However, Summit Hills has a higher chronic absenteeism rate (18.0%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 15.9% to 22.2%, an area of concern the school should address.

Over the past several years, Summit Hills has maintained a relatively consistent performance, ranking between the 90th and 109th percentile among Idaho elementary schools. The school performs well for certain student subgroups, such as White students and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, ranking in the top half of Idaho elementary schools in these categories. While Summit Hills is located in close proximity to several higher-performing elementary schools, such as Discovery Elementary, which ranked 52nd out of 252 Idaho elementary schools in 2022-2023, the school's higher chronic absenteeism rate is an area that needs to be addressed.


Detail:

Public K-6

 2853 North Lucina Avenue
       Idaho Falls, ID  83401-3434


(208) 525-4433

District: Bonneville Joint District

SchoolDigger Rank:
109th of 252 Idaho Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,954 Help


Students who attend Summit Hills Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Rocky Mountain Middle School
High:    Bonneville High School
    Bonneville Online School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.3 Help
Number of students:  503

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.0%
Hispanic:
24.1%
Asian:
1.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Summit Hills Elementary School ranks better than 56.7% of elementary schools in Idaho. It also ranks 5th among 15 ranked elementary schools in the Bonneville Joint District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 55.64. (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 (73%), Hispanic (24.1%), Asian (1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 35.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Summit Hills Elementary School is 17.3, which is the 2nd best among 15 elementary schools in the Bonneville Joint District. (See more...)
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Compare Summit Hills Elementary School employs 29 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Summit Hills Elementary School is $7,954, which is the 2nd highest among 15 elementary schools in the Bonneville Joint District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Bonneville Joint District:

SchoolDigger ranks Bonneville Joint District 30th of 56 Idaho school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Summit Hills Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Summit Hills Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 41.01 135th 226 40.3%
2016 50.91 124th 240 48.3%
2017 64.61 100th 292 65.8%
2018 57.97 101st 254 60.2%
2019 45.34 90th 171 47.4%
2021 43.25 94th 166 43.4%
2022 49.96 96th 188 48.9%
2023 55.64 109th 252 56.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Summit Hills Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.23 19th 44 56.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Summit Hills Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.84 67th 121 44.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Summit Hills Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.87 64th 121 47.1%
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Rank History for White students at Summit Hills Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 47.84 13th 37 64.9%
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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.

Summit Hills Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Idaho Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Open Quote This school is excellent with staff that really cares. As a member of the PTO, I frequently get to work/volunteer alongside these people and get to see firsthand the impact that it has on the kids.
P.S. rating a school based on ethnicity numbers is irrelevant, divisive and idiotic. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Summit Hills Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 370 1 3 117 1 0 13 0 505
2016 369 1 2 144 1 0 11 0 528
2017 359 1 3 137 1 0 13 0 514
2018 382 2 4 140 1 0 11 0 540
2019 392 3 7 130 3 0 6 0 541
2020 379 3 3 136 2 0 7 0 530
2021 396 3 4 146 1 1 9 0 560
2022 404 3 4 139 0 1 11 0 562
2023 367 3 5 121 1 1 5 0 503

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 Summit Hills Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 505 22.0 22.9 42.4
2016 528 23.0 22.9 48.1
2017 514 27.1 18.9 42.4
2018 540 27.3 19.7 43
2019 541 25.5 21.2 38.4
2020 530 24.4 21.7 36.6
2021 560 29.0 19.3 37.1
2022 562 31.0 18.1 36.3
2023 503 29.0 17.3 35.4

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 Summit Hills Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 505 22.0 22.9 42.4
2016 528 23.0 22.9 48.1
2017 514 27.1 18.9 42.4
2018 540 27.3 19.7 43
2019 541 25.5 21.2 38.4
2020 530 24.4 21.7 36.6
2021 560 29.0 19.3 37.1
2022 562 31.0 18.1 36.3
2023 503 29.0 17.3 35.4

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 Summit Hills Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,691 (21.3%) $6,264 (78.8%) $7,954

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Summit Hills Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 90th of 171 Elementary schoolsRanks 109th of 252 Elementary schools
 9.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Summit Hills Elementary School)53.145.1
 8%
   3rd Grade Math (Bonneville Joint District)54.650.1
 4.5%
   3rd Grade Math (Idaho)5349.4
 3.6%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Summit Hills Elementary School)61.752.1
 9.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bonneville Joint District)55.146.8
 8.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Idaho)50.545.2
 5.3%
4th Grade Math (Summit Hills Elementary School)41.542.3
 0.8%
   4th Grade Math (Bonneville Joint District)51.146.6
 4.5%
   4th Grade Math (Idaho)49.947.2
 2.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Summit Hills Elementary School)52.359.2
 6.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Bonneville Joint District)52.553.5
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Idaho)5248.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Math (Summit Hills Elementary School)5043.4
 6.6%
   5th Grade Math (Bonneville Joint District)44.742.3
 2.4%
   5th Grade Math (Idaho)44.941.5
 3.4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Summit Hills Elementary School)56.457.9
 1.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Bonneville Joint District)58.254.8
 3.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Idaho)56.951.7
 5.2%
6th Grade Math (Summit Hills Elementary School)42.537.7
 4.8%
   6th Grade Math (Bonneville Joint District)47.242.4
 4.8%
   6th Grade Math (Idaho)4339.4
 3.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Summit Hills Elementary School)63.957.9
 6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Bonneville Joint District)57.154.1
 3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Idaho)55.350
 5.3%
All Grades Math (Summit Hills Elementary School)46.542.1
 4.4%
   All Grades Math (Bonneville Joint District)43.540.4
 3.1%
   All Grades Math (Idaho)44.441.5
 2.9%
All Grades Science (Summit Hills Elementary School)66.749.3
 17.4%
   All Grades Science (Bonneville Joint District)59.737.7
 22%
   All Grades Science (Idaho)58.941.6
 17.3%
All Grades English Language Arts (Summit Hills Elementary School)58.656.8
 1.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Bonneville Joint District)56.451.7
 4.7%
   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 Students541503
 7%
African American33
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian75
 28.6%
Hispanic130121
 6.9%
Pacific Islander01
White392367
 6.4%
Two or More Races65
 16.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients38.4%35.4%
 3.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Summit Hills Elementary School

Students who attend Summit Hills Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rocky Mountain Middle School
High : Bonneville High School
High : Bonneville Online School

Summit Hills Elementary School ranks 109th of 252 Idaho elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Summit Hills Elementary School are 73% White, 24% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 503 students attended Summit Hills Elementary 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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