Frontier Elementary School

Summary:

Frontier Elementary School is a public elementary school in Boise, Idaho, serving 269 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 from SchoolDigger.

Frontier Elementary School consistently outperforms the state and district averages in academic proficiency, with 71.3% of students proficient or better in ISAT/Math and 68.9% proficient or better in ISAT/English Language Arts, compared to the district averages of 57.7% and 68.7%, respectively. The school also has a more diverse student population, with 11.15% African American students, 8.55% Hispanic students, and 4.46% Asian students. Additionally, Frontier Elementary has a lower chronic absenteeism rate of 15.4%, compared to nearby schools like Horizon Elementary (39.7%) and Ustick Elementary (25.9%). The school has consistently ranked among the top elementary schools in Idaho, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

When compared to nearby schools, Frontier Elementary stands out for its strong academic performance, diverse student population, and lower chronic absenteeism rate. While schools like Cecil D Andrus Elementary and Discovery Elementary School also demonstrate high academic achievement, Frontier Elementary's consistent top rankings and overall quality make it a standout choice for families in the Boise area.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 11851 Musket Drive
       Boise, ID  83713-3691


(208) 350-4190

District: Joint School District No. 2

SchoolDigger Rank:
23rd of 252 Idaho Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,116 Help


Students who attend Frontier Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Lowell Scott Middle School
High:    Centennial High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.5 Help
Number of students:  269

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.5%
African American:
11.2%
Hispanic:
8.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  60.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Frontier Elementary School ranks better than 90.9% of elementary schools in Idaho. It also ranks 12th 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 91.45. (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 (69.5%), African American (11.2%), Hispanic (8.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 60.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Frontier Elementary School is 11.5, which is the lowest among 33 elementary schools in the Joint School District No. 2! (See more...)
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Compare Frontier Elementary School employs 23.3 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Frontier Elementary School is $10,116, which is the highest among 33 elementary schools in the Joint School District No. 2!
Schooldigger Rankings:

Frontier 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 Frontier Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Frontier Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 55.02 158th 335 52.8%
2009 34.48 269th 349 22.9%
2010 18.15 332nd 356 6.7%
2011 17.37 337th 359 6.1%
2012 41.06 243rd 354 31.4%
2013 46.95 226th 357 36.7%
2015 58.53 92nd 226 59.3%
2016 73.25 61st 240 74.6%
2017 70.97 82nd 292 71.9%
2018 61.24 91st 254 64.2%
2019 63.11 65th 171 62.0%
2021 59.61 61st 166 63.3%
2022 69.47 58th 188 69.1%
2023 91.45 23rd 252 90.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Frontier Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.46 56th 121 53.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Frontier Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.26 50th 121 58.7%
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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.

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Data source: Idaho Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Frontier 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 735 735
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 719 719
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 651 651
1994 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 620 620
1995 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 634 634
1996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 634 634
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 618 618
1998 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 625 625
1999 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 644 644
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 621 621
2001 530 11 17 27 2 n/a n/a 0 587
2002 554 15 20 45 1 n/a n/a 0 635
2003 554 15 20 45 1 n/a n/a 0 635
2004 532 10 24 49 5 n/a n/a 0 620
2005 508 22 24 52 7 n/a n/a 0 613
2006 480 21 31 41 7 n/a n/a 0 580
2007 427 19 32 39 5 n/a n/a 0 522
2008 367 19 27 44 3 n/a n/a 0 460
2009 348 13 28 62 0 n/a n/a 0 451
2010 319 13 29 56 1 n/a n/a 0 418
2011 325 17 32 49 5 1 8 0 437
2012 300 22 25 43 4 1 9 0 404
2013 291 19 16 49 3 0 4 0 382
2014 302 26 15 42 4 0 9 0 398
2015 284 34 18 36 2 1 9 0 384
2016 270 41 13 40 1 0 9 0 374
2017 254 34 14 43 1 1 18 0 365
2018 250 54 9 36 1 1 21 0 372
2019 244 42 7 32 1 5 16 0 347
2020 229 39 7 40 1 2 10 0 328
2021 183 32 8 34 0 0 11 0 268
2022 188 30 14 22 0 0 20 0 274
2023 187 30 12 23 2 0 15 0 269

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 Frontier Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 735 44.0 16.7 3.8
1992 719 43.0 16.7 6.3
1993 651 38.6 16.9 6.5
1994 620 33.3 18.6 4.5
1995 634 35.1 18.1 5.5
1996 634 35.1 18.1 5.5
1997 618 37.0 16.7 7
1998 625 37.3 16.8 13.8
1999 644 37.5 17.2 19.7
2000 621 38.3 16.2 23.8
2001 587 36.0 16.3 29.3
2002 635 38.6 16.5 31
2003 635 38.6 16.5 31
2004 620 36.8 16.8 33.2
2005 613 39.5 15.5 32.1
2006 580 37.6 15.4 31.6
2007 522 34.3 15.2 30.5
2008 460 33.0 13.9 32.6
2009 451 31.9 14.1 39.7
2010 418 31.0 13.4 38
2011 437 30.4 14.3 43.5
2012 404 28.3 14.2 56.2
2013 382 27.0 14.1 56.3
2014 398 25.7 15.4 56
2015 384 27.0 14.2 60.7
2016 374 25.0 14.9 58.6
2017 365 26.9 13.5 60.3
2018 372 28.8 12.9 60.5
2019 347 24.0 14.4 60.2
2020 328 27.8 11.7 60.4
2021 268 24.8 10.7 60.4
2022 274 24.8 11.0 60.2
2023 269 23.3 11.5 60.6

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 Frontier Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 735 44.0 16.7 3.8
1992 719 43.0 16.7 6.3
1993 651 38.6 16.9 6.5
1994 620 33.3 18.6 4.5
1995 634 35.1 18.1 5.5
1996 634 35.1 18.1 5.5
1997 618 37.0 16.7 7
1998 625 37.3 16.8 13.8
1999 644 37.5 17.2 19.7
2000 621 38.3 16.2 23.8
2001 587 36.0 16.3 29.3
2002 635 38.6 16.5 31
2003 635 38.6 16.5 31
2004 620 36.8 16.8 33.2
2005 613 39.5 15.5 32.1
2006 580 37.6 15.4 31.6
2007 522 34.3 15.2 30.5
2008 460 33.0 13.9 32.6
2009 451 31.9 14.1 39.7
2010 418 31.0 13.4 38
2011 437 30.4 14.3 43.5
2012 404 28.3 14.2 56.2
2013 382 27.0 14.1 56.3
2014 398 25.7 15.4 56
2015 384 27.0 14.2 60.7
2016 374 25.0 14.9 58.6
2017 365 26.9 13.5 60.3
2018 372 28.8 12.9 60.5
2019 347 24.0 14.4 60.2
2020 328 27.8 11.7 60.4
2021 268 24.8 10.7 60.4
2022 274 24.8 11.0 60.2
2023 269 23.3 11.5 60.6

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 Frontier Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,487 (14.7%) $8,629 (85.3%) $10,116

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Frontier Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 65th of 171 Elementary schoolsRanks 23rd of 252 Elementary schools
 28.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Frontier Elementary School)71.264.1
 7.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Joint School District No. 2)67.367.2
 0.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Idaho)5349.4
 3.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Frontier Elementary School)52.567.8
 15.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Joint School District No. 2)6365.3
 2.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Idaho)5248.4
 3.6%
All Grades Math (Frontier Elementary School)53.871.3
 17.5%
   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 (Frontier Elementary School)60.968.9
 8%
   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 Students347269
 22.5%
African American4230
 28.6%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian712
 71.4%
Hispanic3223
 28.1%
Pacific Islander50
 100%
White244187
 23.4%
Two or More Races1615
 6.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60.2%60.6%
 0.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Frontier Elementary School

Students at Frontier Elementary School are 70% White, 11% African American, 9% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 269 students attended Frontier Elementary School.

Yes. Frontier Elementary School ranks in the top 9.1% of Idaho elementary schools.

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

Middle : Lowell Scott Middle School
High : Centennial 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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