Ustick Elementary School

Summary:

Ustick Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-5 in Boise, Idaho, 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 from SchoolDigger. However, Ustick Elementary has struggled, with its statewide ranking fluctuating between 0 and 2 stars out of 5 over the years.

Ustick Elementary stands out for its diverse student population, with a higher percentage of non-white students, including 21.29% Hispanic, 7.56% Asian, and 5.6% African American students, compared to many nearby schools. The school also faces challenges, such as high chronic absenteeism rates ranging from 23.7% to 36.0% over the past few years, significantly higher than the state and district averages. Academically, Ustick Elementary lags behind, with only 32.9% of students proficient or better in Math, compared to 57.7% in the district and 41.5% statewide. Additionally, the school has a high percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 31.75% to 59.66%, indicating a higher proportion of economically disadvantaged students.

Compared to nearby high-performing schools like Summerwind STEM Academy, Discovery Elementary, and Cecil D. Andrus Elementary, Ustick Elementary's academic performance and other key metrics are significantly lower. The school's statewide ranking has also declined over the years, suggesting it has struggled to keep pace with improvements in other schools across the state. However, Ustick Elementary's diverse student population and the district's overall high ranking present opportunities for the school to implement targeted interventions and support systems to address the specific needs of its students and improve academic outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 12435 West Ustick Road
       Boise, ID  83713-0017


(208) 855-4120

District: Joint School District No. 2

SchoolDigger Rank:
180th of 252 Idaho Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,145 Help


Students who attend Ustick Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Lewis & Clark Middle School
High:    Centennial High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.2 Help
Number of students:  357

Racial breakdown:

White:
59.9%
Hispanic:
21.3%
Asian:
7.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  59.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Ustick Elementary School ranks worse than 71.4% of elementary schools in Idaho. It also ranks 32nd 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 28.05. (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 (59.9%), Hispanic (21.3%), Asian (7.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 59.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ustick Elementary School is 13.2, which is the 3rd best among 33 elementary schools in the Joint School District No. 2. (See more...)
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Compare Ustick Elementary School employs 26.8 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ustick Elementary School is $7,145, which is the 11th highest among 33 elementary schools in the Joint School District No. 2.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Ustick Elementary School 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 Ustick Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Ustick Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 34.71 251st 335 25.1%
2009 41.14 239th 349 31.5%
2010 18.16 331st 356 7.0%
2011 14.69 344th 359 4.2%
2012 6.85 347th 354 2.0%
2013 6.84 346th 357 3.1%
2015 15.72 198th 226 12.4%
2016 18.38 204th 240 15.0%
2017 13.66 264th 292 9.6%
2018 13.91 231st 254 9.1%
2022 31.23 133rd 188 29.3%
2023 28.05 180th 252 28.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Ustick Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.30 107th 121 11.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Ustick Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.50 107th 121 11.6%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Ustick Elementary 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 591 591
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 550 550
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 498 498
1994 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 553 553
1995 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 668 668
1996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 668 668
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 602 602
1998 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 306 306
1999 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 363 363
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 415 415
2001 406 7 12 14 1 n/a n/a 0 440
2002 416 7 20 20 1 n/a n/a 0 464
2003 416 7 20 20 1 n/a n/a 0 464
2004 411 12 13 20 3 n/a n/a 0 459
2005 421 14 15 32 10 n/a n/a 0 492
2006 417 19 18 31 9 n/a n/a 0 494
2007 391 14 16 38 9 n/a n/a 0 468
2008 367 11 22 46 6 n/a n/a 0 452
2009 375 11 28 46 6 n/a n/a 0 466
2010 322 9 25 75 1 n/a n/a 0 432
2011 324 11 26 80 1 1 34 0 477
2012 331 14 21 76 3 1 26 0 472
2013 342 18 26 93 3 0 22 0 504
2014 342 11 24 106 3 1 21 0 508
2015 354 8 20 67 3 1 17 0 470
2016 313 11 19 91 8 3 22 0 467
2017 274 11 26 104 3 0 17 0 435
2018 274 16 30 92 3 1 24 0 440
2019 298 24 36 89 3 1 23 0 474
2020 283 24 36 82 3 3 21 0 452
2021 227 31 27 71 2 0 18 0 376
2022 233 19 27 76 3 2 18 0 378
2023 214 20 27 76 5 2 13 0 357

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Ustick Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 591 30.0 19.7 10.3
1992 550 31.3 17.5 8
1993 498 24.0 20.8 10.6
1994 553 26.0 21.3 17
1995 668 32.3 20.7 14.8
1996 668 32.3 20.7 14.8
1997 602 33.5 18.0 13.6
1998 306 17.5 17.5 17.6
1999 363 21.0 17.3 24.2
2000 415 22.3 18.6 23.4
2001 440 22.0 20.0 31.4
2002 464 25.8 18.0 33
2003 464 25.8 18.0 33
2004 459 24.5 18.7 35.9
2005 492 25.5 19.3 43.5
2006 494 26.8 18.4 41.9
2007 468 25.4 18.4 42.7
2008 452 22.9 19.7 40
2009 466 25.3 18.4 48.3
2010 432 25.3 17.0 49.5
2011 477 27.8 17.1 48.4
2012 472 23.9 19.6 57.8
2013 504 24.4 20.6 58.9
2014 508 25.3 20.0 57.9
2015 470 25.0 18.8 54.5
2016 467 25.0 18.6 42.6
2017 435 25.3 17.1 99.3
2018 440 25.5 17.2 53.9
2019 474 24.2 19.5 54
2020 452 27.4 16.4 56.2
2021 376 25.0 15.0 44.9
2022 378 26.2 14.4 31.7
2023 357 26.8 13.2 59.7

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 Ustick Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 591 30.0 19.7 10.3
1992 550 31.3 17.5 8
1993 498 24.0 20.8 10.6
1994 553 26.0 21.3 17
1995 668 32.3 20.7 14.8
1996 668 32.3 20.7 14.8
1997 602 33.5 18.0 13.6
1998 306 17.5 17.5 17.6
1999 363 21.0 17.3 24.2
2000 415 22.3 18.6 23.4
2001 440 22.0 20.0 31.4
2002 464 25.8 18.0 33
2003 464 25.8 18.0 33
2004 459 24.5 18.7 35.9
2005 492 25.5 19.3 43.5
2006 494 26.8 18.4 41.9
2007 468 25.4 18.4 42.7
2008 452 22.9 19.7 40
2009 466 25.3 18.4 48.3
2010 432 25.3 17.0 49.5
2011 477 27.8 17.1 48.4
2012 472 23.9 19.6 57.8
2013 504 24.4 20.6 58.9
2014 508 25.3 20.0 57.9
2015 470 25.0 18.8 54.5
2016 467 25.0 18.6 42.6
2017 435 25.3 17.1 99.3
2018 440 25.5 17.2 53.9
2019 474 24.2 19.5 54
2020 452 27.4 16.4 56.2
2021 376 25.0 15.0 44.9
2022 378 26.2 14.4 31.7
2023 357 26.8 13.2 59.7

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 Ustick Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,245 (17.4%) $5,900 (82.6%) $7,145

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ustick Elementary 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 Math (Ustick Elementary School)37.832.9
 4.9%
   All Grades Math (Joint School District No. 2)58.957.7
 1.2%
   All Grades Math (Idaho)44.441.5
 2.9%
All Grades Science (Ustick Elementary School)3638.4
 2.4%
   All Grades Science (Joint School District No. 2)73.357.5
 15.8%
   All Grades Science (Idaho)58.941.6
 17.3%
All Grades English Language Arts (Ustick Elementary School)43.438.5
 4.9%
   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 Students474357
 24.7%
African American2420
 16.7%
American Indian35
 66.7%
Asian3627
 25%
Hispanic8976
 14.6%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White298214
 28.2%
Two or More Races2313
 43.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients54%59.7%
 5.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Ustick Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 357 students attended Ustick Elementary School.

Students who attend Ustick Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Lewis & Clark Middle School
High : Centennial High School

Students at Ustick Elementary School are 60% White, 21% Hispanic, 8% Asian, 6% African American, 4% Two or more races, 1% American Indian.

Ustick Elementary School ranks 180th of 252 Idaho elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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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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