Jerome High School

Summary:

Jerome High School is a public high school located in Jerome, Idaho, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 1,215 students. The school is part of the Jerome Joint District, which is ranked 53 out of 56 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Jerome High School faces significant challenges compared to nearby high-performing schools. The school has a much higher percentage of Hispanic students (53.42%) compared to the state average, and consistently ranks in the bottom tier of Idaho high schools, ranking 99 out of 106 in the 2022-2023 school year with a 0-star rating. The school's four-year graduation rates have fluctuated, ranging from 68.4% to 82.0%, which are lower than the state average and nearby schools like Twin Falls High School. Additionally, Jerome High School's proficiency rates in ISAT Math, Science, and English Language Arts are significantly lower than the state and district averages, with only 15.6% of students proficient or better in ISAT Math compared to the state average of 41.5%.

The challenges at Jerome High School extend beyond academics, with the school experiencing high rates of chronic absenteeism ranging from 19.0% to 28.0% in recent years. The school also has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of economically disadvantaged students. These factors, combined with the school's declining performance over the past decade, suggest that addressing the equity and opportunity gaps at Jerome High School will require a comprehensive approach to improve educational outcomes for all students.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 104 North Tiger Drive
       Jerome, ID  83338-5457


(208) 324-8137

District: Jerome Joint District

SchoolDigger Rank:
99th of 106 Idaho High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,744 Help


Feeder schools for Jerome High School:

Elementary:    Horizon Elementary School
    Jefferson Elementary School
    Summit Elementary
Middle:    Jerome Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  19.6 Help
Number of students:  1,215

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
53.4%
White:
44.9%
American Indian:
0.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Jerome High School ranks worse than 93.4% of high schools in Idaho. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14.94. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Jerome High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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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: Hispanic (53.4%), White (44.9%), American Indian (0.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 44.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jerome High School is 19.6. (See more...)
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Compare Jerome High School employs 61.9 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jerome High School is $7,744.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Jerome High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Jerome High School 99th of 106 Idaho public high schools. (See Jerome High School in the ranking list.)

Jerome Joint District:

SchoolDigger ranks Jerome Joint District 53rd of 56 Idaho school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Jerome High School

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Rank History for all students at Jerome High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 38.99 114th 151 24.5%
2009 29.72 101st 128 21.1%
2010 39.06 127th 169 24.9%
2011 34.54 133rd 165 19.4%
2012 36.15 128th 162 21.0%
2013 31.74 135th 160 15.6%
2015 17.53 68th 74 8.1%
2016 5.49 75th 76 1.3%
2017 23.27 85th 101 15.8%
2022 11.82 102nd 110 7.3%
2023 14.94 99th 106 6.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Jerome High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 12.34 45th 48 6.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Jerome High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 4.37 48th 48 0.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Jerome High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 17.95 37th 38 2.6%
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Rank History for White students at Jerome High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 16.33 45th 50 10.0%
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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 Jerome 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 703 703
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 815 815
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 795 795
1994 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 794 794
1995 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 888 888
1996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 888 888
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 911 911
1998 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 932 932
1999 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 915 915
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 919 919
2001 753 14 4 132 9 n/a n/a 0 912
2002 690 0 2 140 7 n/a n/a 0 839
2003 690 0 2 140 7 n/a n/a 0 839
2004 614 2 5 202 5 n/a n/a 0 828
2005 648 1 5 217 4 n/a n/a 0 875
2006 618 1 5 250 5 n/a n/a 0 879
2007 647 1 7 262 6 n/a n/a 0 923
2008 634 3 6 296 6 n/a n/a 0 945
2009 629 5 5 321 6 n/a n/a 0 966
2010 589 7 5 336 7 n/a n/a 0 944
2011 575 4 1 353 6 3 1 0 943
2012 562 6 0 365 4 1 0 0 938
2013 531 4 0 406 3 1 2 0 947
2014 546 1 1 451 2 2 1 0 1004
2015 538 4 1 453 2 2 3 0 1003
2016 507 2 3 472 2 4 3 0 993
2017 518 5 3 503 3 4 0 0 1036
2018 537 5 3 521 6 4 1 0 1077
2019 562 8 5 573 11 5 3 0 1167
2020 565 7 5 597 11 4 3 0 1192
2021 573 4 1 620 12 4 5 0 1219
2022 550 2 4 614 11 3 5 0 1189
2023 545 2 5 649 7 2 5 0 1215

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 Jerome High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 703 37.0 19.0 17.4
1992 815 37.3 21.8 17.1
1993 795 36.2 22.0 17.6
1994 794 35.2 22.6 17.8
1995 888 41.6 21.3 19.6
1996 888 41.6 21.3 19.6
1997 911 42.5 21.4 20.9
1998 932 44.1 21.1 23.1
1999 915 44.6 20.5 32.1
2000 919 47.7 19.3 35
2001 912 49.5 18.4 37
2002 839 51.0 16.5 42.1
2003 839 51.0 16.5 42.1
2004 828 51.5 16.1 44.2
2005 875 53.0 16.5 46.1
2006 879 52.7 16.7 38.1
2007 923 55.1 16.8 41.1
2008 945 55.5 17.0 42.2
2009 966 54.6 17.7 42.4
2010 944 56.3 16.7 55.1
2011 943 61.0 15.4 54.5
2012 938 55.9 16.7 57.5
2013 947 54.8 17.2 55.5
2014 1004 52.6 19.0 56.8
2015 1003 54.0 18.5 56.3
2016 993 55.0 18.0 57.3
2017 1036 58.3 17.7 56.5
2018 1077 59.4 18.1 52.5
2019 1167 56.0 20.8 42.3
2020 1192 56.6 21.0 46.6
2021 1219 60.4 20.1 32.7
2022 1189 59.5 19.9 1.2
2023 1215 61.9 19.6 44.8

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 Jerome High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 703 37.0 19.0 17.4
1992 815 37.3 21.8 17.1
1993 795 36.2 22.0 17.6
1994 794 35.2 22.6 17.8
1995 888 41.6 21.3 19.6
1996 888 41.6 21.3 19.6
1997 911 42.5 21.4 20.9
1998 932 44.1 21.1 23.1
1999 915 44.6 20.5 32.1
2000 919 47.7 19.3 35
2001 912 49.5 18.4 37
2002 839 51.0 16.5 42.1
2003 839 51.0 16.5 42.1
2004 828 51.5 16.1 44.2
2005 875 53.0 16.5 46.1
2006 879 52.7 16.7 38.1
2007 923 55.1 16.8 41.1
2008 945 55.5 17.0 42.2
2009 966 54.6 17.7 42.4
2010 944 56.3 16.7 55.1
2011 943 61.0 15.4 54.5
2012 938 55.9 16.7 57.5
2013 947 54.8 17.2 55.5
2014 1004 52.6 19.0 56.8
2015 1003 54.0 18.5 56.3
2016 993 55.0 18.0 57.3
2017 1036 58.3 17.7 56.5
2018 1077 59.4 18.1 52.5
2019 1167 56.0 20.8 42.3
2020 1192 56.6 21.0 46.6
2021 1219 60.4 20.1 32.7
2022 1189 59.5 19.9 1.2
2023 1215 61.9 19.6 44.8

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 Jerome High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $894 (11.5%) $6,851 (88.5%) $7,744

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Jerome 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.

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
All Grades Science (Jerome High School)54.316.8
 37.5%
   All Grades Science (Jerome Joint District)47.426
 21.4%
   All Grades Science (Idaho)58.941.6
 17.3%
All Grades English Language Arts (Jerome High School)48.243.9
 4.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Jerome Joint District)37.932.3
 5.6%
   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 Students11671215
 4.1%
African American82
 75%
American Indian117
 36.4%
Asian55
Hispanic573649
 13.3%
Pacific Islander52
 60%
White562545
 3%
Two or More Races35
 66.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients42.3%44.8%
 2.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Jerome High School

Jerome High School ranks in the bottom 6.6% of Idaho high schools.

Jerome High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Horizon Elementary School
Elementary : Jefferson Elementary School
Elementary : Summit Elementary
Middle : Jerome Middle School

Students at Jerome High School are 53% Hispanic, 45% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,215 students attended Jerome High 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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