McMillan Elementary

Summary:

McMillan Elementary is a public elementary school in Boise, Idaho, serving 257 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Joint School District No. 2, which is ranked 6th out of 56 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating.

One of the standout features of McMillan Elementary is its racial diversity, with a student population that is 74.71% White, 4.28% African American, 12.84% Hispanic, 1.56% Asian, and 5.45% two or more races. This diversity is higher than nearby schools like Cecil D Andrus Elementary, which has a higher percentage of White students. Additionally, McMillan Elementary has shown significant improvement in its academic performance, ranking 41st out of 252 Idaho elementary schools with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's test scores in Math and English Language Arts (ELA) also outperform the state and district averages.

While McMillan Elementary still faces challenges, such as a higher chronic absenteeism rate compared to nearby schools, the school's progress is noteworthy. The school's spending per student ($8,919 in 2018-2019) is higher than some nearby schools, and it has a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 10.6 to 13.0 over the past few years. These factors suggest that the school is investing resources to support student learning and engagement, which is reflected in its improved academic performance and statewide ranking.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 10901 McMillan
       Boise, ID  83713-2634


(208) 855-4475

District: Joint School District No. 2

SchoolDigger Rank:
41st of 252 Idaho Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,919 Help


Students who attend McMillan Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Lowell Scott Middle School
High:    Centennial High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.0 Help
Number of students:  257

Racial breakdown:

White:
74.7%
Hispanic:
12.8%
Two or more races:
5.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details McMillan Elementary ranks better than 83.7% of elementary schools in Idaho. It also ranks 20th among 33 ranked elementary schools in the Joint School District No. 2. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.86. (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 McMillan Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Joint School District No. 2. Racial makeup is: White (74.7%), Hispanic (12.8%), two or more races (5.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 56% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at McMillan Elementary is 13, which is the 2nd best among 33 elementary schools in the Joint School District No. 2. (See more...)
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Compare McMillan Elementary employs 19.7 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at McMillan Elementary is $8,919, which is the 2nd highest among 33 elementary schools in the Joint School District No. 2.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Joint School District No. 2:

SchoolDigger ranks Joint School District No. 2 6th of 56 Idaho school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for McMillan Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 26.40 289th 335 13.7%
2009 22.52 309th 349 11.5%
2010 26.78 303rd 356 14.9%
2011 22.26 319th 359 11.1%
2012 5.55 350th 354 1.1%
2013 10.56 341st 357 4.5%
2015 10.42 210th 226 7.1%
2016 14.57 213th 240 11.3%
2017 14.00 263rd 292 9.9%
2018 24.17 197th 254 22.4%
2021 36.16 107th 166 35.5%
2023 82.86 41st 252 83.7%
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Data source: test scores: Idaho Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Open Quote One of the few schools in the area that has an international focus, with an emphasis on Mandarin Chinese. This will be important for the future job market our kids will encounter. Close Quote



Enrollment information for McMillan Elementary

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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 613 613
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 657 657
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 603 603
1994 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 590 590
1995 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 576 576
1996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 576 576
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 558 558
1998 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 533 533
1999 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 530 530
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 500 500
2001 448 10 19 20 2 n/a n/a 0 499
2002 430 4 13 16 2 n/a n/a 0 465
2003 430 4 13 16 2 n/a n/a 0 465
2004 352 9 12 17 1 n/a n/a 0 391
2005 334 9 14 38 8 n/a n/a 0 403
2006 305 21 4 27 5 n/a n/a 0 362
2007 328 19 8 35 6 n/a n/a 0 396
2008 322 14 6 32 3 n/a n/a 0 377
2009 311 14 12 39 2 n/a n/a 0 378
2010 268 11 14 59 2 n/a n/a 0 354
2011 235 18 21 43 5 1 19 0 342
2012 238 17 31 44 2 1 13 0 346
2013 274 9 30 50 1 0 18 0 382
2014 266 16 29 53 2 0 20 0 386
2015 275 13 33 85 4 0 30 0 440
2016 257 17 30 94 2 0 30 0 430
2017 203 18 19 80 2 0 13 0 335
2018 182 21 20 74 4 0 14 0 315
2019 163 5 12 69 3 0 12 0 264
2020 168 10 14 43 2 0 16 0 253
2021 145 7 9 35 1 0 16 0 213
2022 185 9 6 39 0 0 16 0 255
2023 192 11 4 33 1 2 14 0 257

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 McMillan Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 613 29.6 20.7 4.1
1992 657 33.9 19.3 4.1
1993 603 28.6 21.1 6.8
1994 590 28.9 20.4 8.6
1995 576 28.3 20.4 6.6
1996 576 28.3 20.4 6.6
1997 558 28.3 19.7 6.5
1998 533 26.3 20.3 7.7
1999 530 28.2 18.8 14.2
2000 500 27.0 18.5 17.8
2001 499 27.8 17.9 22.6
2002 465 25.9 18.0 28
2003 465 25.9 18.0 28
2004 391 21.5 18.2 33.8
2005 403 22.0 18.3 39.5
2006 362 22.5 16.1 43.1
2007 396 23.0 17.2 41.4
2008 377 22.5 16.8 46.4
2009 378 23.9 15.8 45.8
2010 354 25.0 14.1 49.2
2011 342 24.0 14.2 51.5
2012 346 22.3 15.5 59.8
2013 382 20.6 18.4 57.3
2014 386 22.3 17.3 51.3
2015 440 25.0 17.6 57
2016 430 28.0 15.3 46.5
2017 335 24.2 13.7 55.8
2018 315 21.0 15.0 49.2
2019 264 16.6 15.8 52.3
2020 253 20.0 12.6 56.1
2021 213 20.0 10.6 55.4
2022 255 21.0 12.1 56.1
2023 257 19.7 13.0 56

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 McMillan Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 613 29.6 20.7 4.1
1992 657 33.9 19.3 4.1
1993 603 28.6 21.1 6.8
1994 590 28.9 20.4 8.6
1995 576 28.3 20.4 6.6
1996 576 28.3 20.4 6.6
1997 558 28.3 19.7 6.5
1998 533 26.3 20.3 7.7
1999 530 28.2 18.8 14.2
2000 500 27.0 18.5 17.8
2001 499 27.8 17.9 22.6
2002 465 25.9 18.0 28
2003 465 25.9 18.0 28
2004 391 21.5 18.2 33.8
2005 403 22.0 18.3 39.5
2006 362 22.5 16.1 43.1
2007 396 23.0 17.2 41.4
2008 377 22.5 16.8 46.4
2009 378 23.9 15.8 45.8
2010 354 25.0 14.1 49.2
2011 342 24.0 14.2 51.5
2012 346 22.3 15.5 59.8
2013 382 20.6 18.4 57.3
2014 386 22.3 17.3 51.3
2015 440 25.0 17.6 57
2016 430 28.0 15.3 46.5
2017 335 24.2 13.7 55.8
2018 315 21.0 15.0 49.2
2019 264 16.6 15.8 52.3
2020 253 20.0 12.6 56.1
2021 213 20.0 10.6 55.4
2022 255 21.0 12.1 56.1
2023 257 19.7 13.0 56

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 McMillan Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,510 (16.9%) $7,410 (83.1%) $8,919

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

Impact of COVID-19 on McMillan 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 (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (McMillan Elementary)64.666.6
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Joint School District No. 2)69.369.7
 0.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Idaho)56.951.7
 5.2%
All Grades Math (McMillan Elementary)49.360.5
 11.2%
   All Grades Math (Joint School District No. 2)58.957.7
 1.2%
   All Grades Math (Idaho)44.441.5
 2.9%
All Grades English Language Arts (McMillan Elementary)50.762.3
 11.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Joint School District No. 2)6868.7
 0.7%
   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 Students264257
 2.7%
African American511
 120%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian124
 66.7%
Hispanic6933
 52.2%
Pacific Islander02
White163192
 17.8%
Two or More Races1214
 16.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients52.3%56%
 3.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about McMillan Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 257 students attended McMillan Elementary.

McMillan Elementary ranks 41st of 252 Idaho elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend McMillan Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Lowell Scott Middle School
High : Centennial High School

Students at McMillan Elementary are 75% White, 13% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 4% African American, 2% Asian.


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