Rigby Middle School

Summary:

Rigby Middle School is a public middle school serving grades 6-8 in Rigby, Idaho, with a student population of 935. The school is part of the Jefferson County Joint District, which is ranked 19 out of 56 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Rigby Middle School consistently outperforms the state and district averages in ISAT test scores across Math, Science, and English Language Arts. For example, in 2022-2023, 48.8% of Rigby students were proficient or better in ISAT Math, compared to 47.8% for the district and 41.5% for the state. Similarly, in ISAT English Language Arts, Rigby had 58.4% proficient or better, compared to 54.1% for the district and 52.2% for the state. Rigby Middle School also has a strong statewide ranking, placing in the top 25-30% of Idaho middle schools in recent years, and ranking 26th out of 107 middle schools in the state in 2022-2023 with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Rigby Middle School outperforms many of the nearby middle schools, such as Farnsworth Middle School, which is in the same district. Rigby also has a relatively low percentage of free and reduced-price lunch recipients (26.2% in 2022-2023), lower than some nearby schools like Taylorview Middle School (34.54%) and Madison Junior High School (30.47%), suggesting it serves a more affluent student population. Additionally, Rigby Middle School's spending per student ($6,249 in 2018-2019) is lower than some nearby schools, yet it still achieves strong academic performance, potentially indicating an efficient use of resources.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 290 N 3800 E
       Rigby, ID  83442-5457


(208) 745-7704

District: Jefferson County Joint District

SchoolDigger Rank:
26th of 107 Idaho Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,249 Help


Students who attend Rigby Middle School usually attend:

High:    Rigby High School

Feeder schools for Rigby Middle School:

Elementary:    Harwood Elementary School
    Jefferson Elementary School
    Midway Elementary School
    Roberts Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  16.7 Help
Number of students:  935

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.9%
Hispanic:
8.7%
Two or more races:
2.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  26.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Rigby Middle School ranks better than 75.7% of middle schools in Idaho. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66.21. (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 (87.9%), Hispanic (8.7%), two or more races (2.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 26.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rigby Middle School is 16.7. (See more...)
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Compare Rigby Middle School employs 55.8 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Rigby Middle School is $6,249.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Rigby Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Rigby Middle School 26th of 107 Idaho public middle schools. (See Rigby Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Jefferson County Joint District:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County Joint District 19th of 56 Idaho school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Rigby Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Rigby Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 37.17 55th 100 45.0%
2016 63.26 31st 98 68.4%
2017 68.60 30th 131 77.1%
2018 63.61 35th 100 65.0%
2021 67.47 10th 42 76.2%
2022 68.62 16th 53 69.8%
2023 66.21 26th 107 75.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Rigby Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.72 4th 9 55.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rigby Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.03 11th 47 76.6%
2023 54.09 9th 27 66.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Rigby Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.66 18th 60 70.0%
2022 64.17 10th 32 68.8%
2023 66.15 15th 51 70.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Rigby Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.69 20th 60 66.7%
2022 62.74 10th 32 68.8%
2023 60.84 19th 51 62.7%
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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.

Rigby Middle School Test Scores
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Data source: Idaho Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Rigby Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 984 10 3 120 4 1 18 0 1140
2016 1008 6 1 118 6 0 19 0 1158
2017 1056 3 1 149 5 0 24 0 1238
2018 1163 1 1 154 5 0 21 0 1345
2019 1265 2 7 158 6 1 31 0 1470
2020 1334 1 5 169 3 3 26 0 1541
2021 786 3 2 81 1 1 13 0 887
2022 862 5 2 91 2 2 19 0 983
2023 822 5 3 81 2 1 21 0 935

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 Rigby Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 1140 58.0 19.6 41.9
2016 1158 57.0 20.3 40.8
2017 1238 61.9 19.9 39.4
2018 1345 67.0 20.0 40.4
2019 1470 74.2 19.7 36.5
2020 1541 76.8 20.0 33
2021 887 51.9 17.0 23.9
2022 983 52.3 18.7 11.4
2023 935 55.8 16.7 26.2

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 Rigby Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 1140 58.0 19.6 41.9
2016 1158 57.0 20.3 40.8
2017 1238 61.9 19.9 39.4
2018 1345 67.0 20.0 40.4
2019 1470 74.2 19.7 36.5
2020 1541 76.8 20.0 33
2021 887 51.9 17.0 23.9
2022 983 52.3 18.7 11.4
2023 935 55.8 16.7 26.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Rigby Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $652 (10.4%) $5,597 (89.6%) $6,249

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Rigby Middle School

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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
All Grades Math (Rigby Middle School)58.748.8
 9.9%
   All Grades Math (Jefferson County Joint District)49.847.8
 2%
   All Grades Math (Idaho)44.441.5
 2.9%
All Grades Science (Rigby Middle School)58.648.4
 10.2%
   All Grades Science (Jefferson County Joint District)60.741.3
 19.4%
   All Grades Science (Idaho)58.941.6
 17.3%
All Grades English Language Arts (Rigby Middle School)58.158.4
 0.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Jefferson County Joint District)52.454.1
 1.7%
   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 Students1470935
 36.4%
African American25
 150%
American Indian62
 66.7%
Asian73
 57.1%
Hispanic15881
 48.7%
Pacific Islander11
White1265822
 35%
Two or More Races3121
 32.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients36.5%26.2%
 10.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Rigby Middle School

Rigby Middle School ranks 26th of 107 Idaho middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 935 students attended Rigby Middle School.

Students who attend Rigby Middle School usually go on to attend Rigby High School

Students at Rigby Middle School are 88% White, 9% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.


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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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