Black Canyon Middle School

Summary:

Black Canyon Middle School is a public middle school located in Idaho Falls, Idaho, serving grades 7-8 with a total enrollment of 880 students. The school is part of the Bonneville Joint School District, which is ranked 30 out of 56 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Black Canyon Middle School is part of the same school district as Rocky Mountain Middle School and Sandcreek Middle School, its academic performance is generally lower across various metrics, including ISAT proficiency rates, student group rankings, and chronic absenteeism. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates in Math (33.5%) and English Language Arts (40.1%) for all grades were significantly below the district (40.4% and 51.7%) and state (41.5% and 52.2%) averages. Additionally, the school's performance is particularly low for certain student subgroups, ranking 39 out of 51 Idaho middle schools for female students and 48 out of 51 for male students, both with 1 or fewer SchoolDigger stars.

Interestingly, Firth Middle School, which is in a different district (Firth District), outperformed Black Canyon Middle School in Math and English Language Arts proficiency rates, despite being located further away (18.45 miles). Additionally, Black Canyon Middle School's spending per student ($6,992 in 2018-2019) was lower than some of the nearby schools, such as Sandcreek Middle School ($7,206) and Eagle Rock Middle School ($7,597).


Detail:

Public 7-8

 4949 East 1st Street
       Idaho Falls, ID  83401


(208) 332-6800

District: Bonneville Joint District

SchoolDigger Rank:
76th of 107 Idaho Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  21.1 Help
Number of students:  880

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.6%
Hispanic:
18.1%
Two or more races:
2.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30.2% Help


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Compare Details Black Canyon Middle School ranks worse than 71% of middle schools in Idaho. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.83. (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.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Black Canyon Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Black Canyon Middle School 76th of 107 Idaho public middle schools. (See Black Canyon Middle School in the ranking list.)

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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 Black Canyon Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Black Canyon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 26.83 76th 107 29.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Black Canyon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 25.69 8th 9 11.1%
2023 25.35 23rd 27 14.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Black Canyon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 26.64 26th 32 18.8%
2023 30.66 39th 51 23.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Black Canyon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 27.76 24th 32 25.0%
2023 12.05 48th 51 5.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Black Canyon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 40.14 9th 17 47.1%
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Rank History for White students at Black Canyon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 36.50 19th 29 34.5%
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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 Black Canyon Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2022 663 7 4 187 5 0 22 0 888
2023 674 9 4 159 9 2 23 0 880

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 Black Canyon Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2022 888 40.5 21.8 n/a
2023 880 41.6 21.1 30.2

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 Black Canyon Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2022 888 40.5 21.8 n/a
2023 880 41.6 21.1 30.2

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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Students at Black Canyon Middle School are 77% White, 18% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 1% African American, 1% American Indian.

Black Canyon Middle School ranks 76th of 107 Idaho middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 880 students attended Black Canyon Middle 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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