Lewis & Clark Middle School

Summary:

Lewis & Clark Middle School is a public middle school in Meridian, Idaho, serving 882 students in grades 6-8. 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.

Lewis & Clark Middle School stands out for its diverse student population, with a higher percentage of non-White students, including African American (3.97%), Hispanic (17.01%), and Asian (3.63%) students, compared to nearby schools like Meridian Middle School and Crossroads Middle School. The school consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Idaho, maintaining a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger, and performs well across different student subgroups, including female, male, and Hispanic students.

While Lewis & Clark Middle School has seen an increase in chronic absenteeism rates, it still outperforms some nearby schools in this metric. Additionally, the school's academic performance, as measured by ISAT proficiency rates in Math, Science, and English Language Arts, is generally higher than the district and state averages. Despite having a lower spending per student ($6,819 in 2018-2019) compared to some nearby schools, Lewis & Clark Middle School continues to provide a quality education, with a relatively high student-teacher ratio of 19.7 in 2022-2023.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 4141 East Pine Street
       Meridian, ID  83642-6030


(208) 350-4270

District: Joint School District No. 2

SchoolDigger Rank:
22nd of 107 Idaho Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,819 Help


Students who attend Lewis & Clark Middle School usually attend:

High:    Centennial High School

Feeder schools for Lewis & Clark Middle School:

Elementary:    Pepper Ridge Elementary
    Ustick Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  19.7 Help
Number of students:  882

Racial breakdown:

White:
71.3%
Hispanic:
17.0%
African American:
4.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.5% Help


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Compare Details Lewis & Clark Middle School ranks better than 79.4% of middle schools in Idaho. It also ranks 7th among 11 ranked middle schools in the Joint School District No. 2. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 70.68. (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 (71.3%), Hispanic (17%), African American (4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lewis & Clark Middle School is 19.7, which is the 4th best among 11 middle schools in the Joint School District No. 2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lewis & Clark Middle School is $6,819. 6 middle schools in the Joint School District No. 2 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lewis & Clark Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lewis & Clark Middle School 22nd of 107 Idaho public middle schools. (See Lewis & Clark Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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 Lewis & Clark Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Lewis & Clark Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 56.08 71st 158 55.1%
2009 58.76 70th 160 56.3%
2010 58.17 63rd 166 62.0%
2011 62.21 53rd 169 68.6%
2012 59.71 65th 171 62.0%
2013 65.70 53rd 173 69.4%
2015 81.51 10th 100 90.0%
2016 77.13 17th 98 82.7%
2017 75.66 26th 131 80.2%
2018 79.95 18th 100 82.0%
2019 63.63 13th 43 69.8%
2021 63.87 13th 42 69.0%
2022 65.57 17th 53 67.9%
2023 70.68 22nd 107 79.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lewis & Clark Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.86 3rd 9 66.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lewis & Clark Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.55 2nd 47 95.7%
2019 63.17 5th 16 68.8%
2021 49.01 6th 7 14.3%
2023 53.34 10th 27 63.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Lewis & Clark Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.17 11th 60 81.7%
2019 64.36 8th 28 71.4%
2021 68.35 8th 24 66.7%
2022 59.23 13th 32 59.4%
2023 66.33 14th 51 72.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Lewis & Clark Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.76 6th 60 90.0%
2019 59.16 9th 28 67.9%
2021 57.44 11th 24 54.2%
2022 57.84 11th 32 65.6%
2023 73.39 10th 51 80.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lewis & Clark Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.00 1st 7 85.7%
2019 70.10 2nd 5 60.0%
2021 53.05 2nd 4 50.0%
2022 71.80 4th 17 76.5%
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Rank History for White students at Lewis & Clark Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.88 3rd 35 91.4%
2019 60.92 8th 21 61.9%
2021 63.50 7th 18 61.1%
2022 67.05 11th 29 62.1%
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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 Lewis & Clark Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 863 14 21 41 4 n/a n/a 0 943
2002 941 26 41 55 1 n/a n/a 0 1064
2003 941 26 41 55 1 n/a n/a 0 1064
2004 963 22 37 35 4 n/a n/a 0 1061
2005 900 22 41 43 3 n/a n/a 0 1009
2006 865 21 46 61 2 n/a n/a 0 995
2007 832 18 51 42 9 n/a n/a 0 952
2008 850 19 47 50 7 n/a n/a 0 973
2009 841 18 49 61 7 n/a n/a 0 976
2010 814 21 43 76 8 n/a n/a 0 962
2011 794 21 37 83 4 1 31 0 971
2012 873 23 37 85 4 4 35 0 1061
2013 857 18 37 99 4 1 37 0 1053
2014 854 16 47 109 3 0 43 0 1072
2015 798 19 46 108 1 1 45 0 1018
2016 843 29 48 151 3 5 57 0 1136
2017 837 29 51 150 3 5 52 0 1127
2018 798 40 48 157 11 4 52 0 1110
2019 767 47 46 169 6 6 54 0 1095
2020 741 52 40 157 8 4 52 0 1054
2021 600 35 22 149 5 3 36 0 850
2022 631 44 31 143 1 0 35 0 885
2023 629 35 32 150 2 2 32 0 882

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 Lewis & Clark Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 943 48.9 19.3 20.5
2002 1064 52.7 20.2 26.6
2003 1064 52.7 20.2 26.6
2004 1061 52.4 20.2 29.3
2005 1009 53.7 18.8 31.1
2006 995 53.6 18.6 29.9
2007 952 51.5 18.5 23.4
2008 973 50.7 19.2 21.2
2009 976 47.4 20.6 25.6
2010 962 47.5 20.2 30.2
2011 971 51.1 18.9 32.5
2012 1061 48.1 22.0 36.1
2013 1053 49.3 21.3 34.2
2014 1072 49.9 21.4 32.2
2015 1018 49.0 20.7 29.7
2016 1136 52.0 21.8 27.1
2017 1127 55.1 20.4 32.7
2018 1110 57.3 19.3 30.7
2019 1095 54.8 19.9 31.7
2020 1054 55.8 18.8 30.7
2021 850 53.3 15.9 20.6
2022 885 45.6 19.3 15.6
2023 882 44.6 19.7 31.5

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 Lewis & Clark Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 943 48.9 19.3 20.5
2002 1064 52.7 20.2 26.6
2003 1064 52.7 20.2 26.6
2004 1061 52.4 20.2 29.3
2005 1009 53.7 18.8 31.1
2006 995 53.6 18.6 29.9
2007 952 51.5 18.5 23.4
2008 973 50.7 19.2 21.2
2009 976 47.4 20.6 25.6
2010 962 47.5 20.2 30.2
2011 971 51.1 18.9 32.5
2012 1061 48.1 22.0 36.1
2013 1053 49.3 21.3 34.2
2014 1072 49.9 21.4 32.2
2015 1018 49.0 20.7 29.7
2016 1136 52.0 21.8 27.1
2017 1127 55.1 20.4 32.7
2018 1110 57.3 19.3 30.7
2019 1095 54.8 19.9 31.7
2020 1054 55.8 18.8 30.7
2021 850 53.3 15.9 20.6
2022 885 45.6 19.3 15.6
2023 882 44.6 19.7 31.5

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 Lewis & Clark Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $655 (9.6%) $6,164 (90.4%) $6,819

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lewis & Clark Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 13th of 43 Middle schoolsRanks 22nd of 107 Middle schools
 9.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Math (Lewis & Clark Middle School)38.140.9
 2.8%
   6th Grade Math (Joint School District No. 2)54.551.3
 3.2%
   6th Grade Math (Idaho)4339.4
 3.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Lewis & Clark Middle School)60.863
 2.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Joint School District No. 2)69.367.4
 1.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Idaho)55.350
 5.3%
7th Grade Math (Lewis & Clark Middle School)59.447
 12.4%
   7th Grade Math (Joint School District No. 2)62.957.7
 5.2%
   7th Grade Math (Idaho)45.741.3
 4.4%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Lewis & Clark Middle School)69.467.3
 2.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Joint School District No. 2)73.870.9
 2.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Idaho)57.753.8
 3.9%
8th Grade Math (Lewis & Clark Middle School)54.845.8
 9%
   8th Grade Math (Joint School District No. 2)57.849.4
 8.4%
   8th Grade Math (Idaho)40.736.8
 3.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Lewis & Clark Middle School)65.765.5
 0.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Joint School District No. 2)68.166
 2.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Idaho)53.551.8
 1.7%
All Grades Math (Lewis & Clark Middle School)50.844.5
 6.3%
   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 (Lewis & Clark Middle School)65.764
 1.7%
   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 (Lewis & Clark Middle School)65.265.2
   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 Students1095882
 19.5%
African American4735
 25.5%
American Indian62
 66.7%
Asian4632
 30.4%
Hispanic169150
 11.2%
Pacific Islander62
 66.7%
White767629
 18%
Two or More Races5432
 40.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31.7%31.5%
 0.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lewis & Clark Middle School

Students at Lewis & Clark Middle School are 71% White, 17% Hispanic, 4% African American, 4% Asian, 4% Two or more races.

Lewis & Clark Middle School ranks 22nd of 107 Idaho middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 882 students attended Lewis & Clark Middle School.

Students who attend Lewis & Clark Middle School usually go on to attend Centennial High School


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