South Fork Elementary

Summary:

South Fork Elementary is a public elementary school in Rexburg, Idaho, serving 293 students in grades K-4. The school is part of the Madison School District, which is ranked 34 out of 56 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

South Fork Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of white students (88.4%) compared to nearby schools, which have more diverse student populations. The school also has a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 16.2% to 20.5% over the past three years, higher than some neighboring schools. While its 4th-grade ELA proficiency (51%) is higher than the district (50.9%) and state (48.4%) averages, its 3rd-grade math proficiency (45.7%) is lower than the district (50.1%) and state (49.4%) averages. The school has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 35.09% to 43.34% over the past three years, and its spending per student ($6,746) is lower than some nearby schools like Ririe Elementary ($7,842).

South Fork Elementary's statewide ranking has steadily declined over the past decade, from 25th out of 359 Idaho elementary schools in 2010-2011 to 174th out of 252 in 2022-2023, suggesting the school may be struggling to maintain its academic performance compared to others in the state. The school's unique challenges and funding disparities compared to neighboring Kennedy, Lincoln, and Burton Elementary schools within the same district warrant further investigation and potential intervention to improve student outcomes.


Detail:

Public K-4

 7133 South 2000 West
       Rexburg, ID  83440-4528


(208) 359-3369

District: Madison District

SchoolDigger Rank:
174th of 252 Idaho Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,746 Help


Students who attend South Fork Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Madison Junior High School
    Madison Middle School
High:    Madison Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  19.4 Help
Number of students:  293

Racial breakdown:

White:
88.4%
Hispanic:
10.2%
Asian:
0.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details South Fork Elementary ranks worse than 69% of elementary schools in Idaho. It also ranks last among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Madison District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.84. (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 (88.4%), Hispanic (10.2%), Asian (0.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 43.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at South Fork Elementary is 19.4, which is the 3rd best among 4 elementary schools in the Madison District. (See more...)
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Compare South Fork Elementary employs 15.1 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at South Fork Elementary is $6,746, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Madison District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

South Fork Elementary was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Madison District:

SchoolDigger ranks Madison District 34th of 56 Idaho school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for South Fork Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 84.59 15th 356 95.8%
2011 81.19 25th 359 93.0%
2012 68.34 99th 354 72.0%
2013 65.15 119th 357 66.7%
2016 44.47 137th 240 42.9%
2017 46.31 161st 292 44.9%
2018 28.12 187th 254 26.4%
2021 38.62 102nd 166 38.6%
2022 40.67 111th 188 41.0%
2023 30.84 174th 252 31.0%
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Data source: test scores: Idaho Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

South Fork Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: Idaho Department of Education

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Enrollment information for South Fork Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 340 3 8 41 0 n/a n/a 0 392
2011 344 2 2 46 0 3 0 0 397
2012 308 2 5 41 0 4 0 0 360
2013 345 1 4 6 0 4 0 0 360
2014 299 1 3 43 1 5 0 0 352
2015 292 1 4 40 0 3 0 0 340
2016 278 3 4 40 1 2 0 0 328
2017 298 4 3 43 1 0 2 0 351
2018 286 2 2 44 1 0 1 0 336
2019 270 2 1 39 1 1 2 0 316
2020 269 0 2 35 1 1 1 0 309
2021 249 0 1 40 1 0 0 0 291
2022 281 0 1 39 1 0 0 0 322
2023 259 0 2 30 1 1 0 0 293

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 South Fork Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 392 17.2 22.7 48.5
2011 397 17.5 22.6 49.4
2012 360 16.5 21.8 54.4
2013 360 16.0 22.3 47.8
2014 352 15.5 22.7 54.3
2015 340 15.0 22.6 54.4
2016 328 16.0 20.5 50.6
2017 351 16.1 21.7 49.6
2018 336 16.6 20.2 51.2
2019 316 16.0 19.7 48.4
2020 309 15.0 20.6 42.4
2021 291 15.3 18.9 40.2
2022 322 15.1 21.3 35.1
2023 293 15.1 19.4 43.3

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 South Fork Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 392 17.2 22.7 48.5
2011 397 17.5 22.6 49.4
2012 360 16.5 21.8 54.4
2013 360 16.0 22.3 47.8
2014 352 15.5 22.7 54.3
2015 340 15.0 22.6 54.4
2016 328 16.0 20.5 50.6
2017 351 16.1 21.7 49.6
2018 336 16.6 20.2 51.2
2019 316 16.0 19.7 48.4
2020 309 15.0 20.6 42.4
2021 291 15.3 18.9 40.2
2022 322 15.1 21.3 35.1
2023 293 15.1 19.4 43.3

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 South Fork Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,169 (17.3%) $5,578 (82.7%) $6,746

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

Impact of COVID-19 on South Fork Elementary

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 (%)
3rd Grade Math (South Fork Elementary)60.445.7
 14.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Madison District)63.750.1
 13.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Idaho)5349.4
 3.6%
4th Grade Math (South Fork Elementary)36.738.1
 1.4%
   4th Grade Math (Madison District)56.351.3
 5%
   4th Grade Math (Idaho)49.948.7
 1.2%
All Grades Math (South Fork Elementary)46.251.7
 5.5%
   All Grades Math (Madison District)42.140.9
 1.2%
   All Grades Math (Idaho)44.441.9
 2.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (South Fork Elementary)37.640.6
 3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Madison District)49.743.6
 6.1%
   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 Students316293
 7.3%
African American20
 100%
American Indian11
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic3930
 23.1%
Pacific Islander11
White270259
 4.1%
Two or More Races20
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients48.4%43.3%
 5.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about South Fork Elementary

Students who attend South Fork Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Madison Junior High School
Middle : Madison Middle School
High : Madison Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 293 students attended South Fork Elementary.

South Fork Elementary ranks 174th of 252 Idaho elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at South Fork Elementary are 88% White, 10% Hispanic.


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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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