Kershaw Intermediate School

Summary:

Kershaw Intermediate School is a public elementary school located in Sugar City, Idaho, serving grades 3-5 with a total enrollment of 337 students. The school is part of the Sugar-Salem Joint District, which is ranked 21 out of 56 districts in Idaho and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Kershaw Intermediate School consistently outperforms the state and district averages in ISAT test scores across all subjects and grade levels, with 54.7% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 51.6% in Math, compared to 51.6% and 44.5% for the district, respectively. The school also has a relatively low percentage of free and reduced-price lunch recipients at 36.2%, compared to the nearby Central Elementary School (43.48%) and other schools in the Madison District (45.08% to 55.89%). However, the school's student-teacher ratio of 19.2 is higher than the nearby Central Elementary School (17.5) but lower than some other schools in the Fremont County Joint District (20.7) and Madison District (22.8).

While Kershaw Intermediate School has maintained a consistent level of academic performance, the school's lack of racial diversity, with over 90% of students identifying as White, may be an area for further investigation and potential improvement. Additionally, the school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 5.2% in 2020-2021 to 15.6% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the nearby Central Elementary School (10.9%) and some other schools in the Fremont County Joint District (13.0% to 19.3%). The rise in chronic absenteeism may be a concern that the school and district should address, as it can have a negative impact on student learning and academic achievement.


Detail:

Public 3-5

 610 East 3rd North Street
       Sugar City, ID  83448-1309


(208) 356-0241

District: Sugar-Salem Joint District

SchoolDigger Rank:
102nd of 252 Idaho Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,596 Help


Students who attend Kershaw Intermediate School usually attend:

Middle:    Sugar-Salem Junior High School
High:    Sugar-Salem High School

Student/teacher ratio:  19.2 Help
Number of students:  337

Racial breakdown:

White:
90.2%
Hispanic:
7.1%
African American:
1.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Kershaw Intermediate School ranks better than 59.5% of elementary schools in Idaho. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.17. (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 (90.2%), Hispanic (7.1%), African American (1.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 36.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kershaw Intermediate School is 19.2. (See more...)
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Compare Kershaw Intermediate School employs 17.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kershaw Intermediate School is $6,596.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Kershaw Intermediate School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Sugar-Salem Joint District:

SchoolDigger ranks Sugar-Salem Joint District 21st of 56 Idaho school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Kershaw Intermediate School

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Rank History for all students at Kershaw Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 70.86 75th 335 77.6%
2009 58.58 142nd 349 59.3%
2010 66.35 104th 356 70.8%
2011 72.76 72nd 359 79.9%
2012 65.00 111th 354 68.6%
2013 67.27 104th 357 70.9%
2015 61.05 84th 226 62.8%
2016 47.71 130th 240 45.8%
2017 47.71 156th 292 46.6%
2018 64.58 81st 254 68.1%
2023 58.17 102nd 252 59.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Kershaw Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.15 2nd 44 95.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Kershaw Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.24 33rd 121 72.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Kershaw Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.04 57th 121 52.9%
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Data source: test scores: Idaho Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Kershaw Intermediate 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 391 391
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 387 387
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 374 374
1994 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 375 375
1995 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 320 320
1996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 320 320
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 311 311
1998 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 309 309
1999 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 302 302
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 296 296
2001 264 0 2 11 1 n/a n/a 0 278
2002 263 2 6 18 3 n/a n/a 0 292
2003 263 2 6 18 3 n/a n/a 0 292
2004 265 1 6 18 2 n/a n/a 0 292
2005 248 3 6 17 0 n/a n/a 0 274
2006 262 3 8 18 1 n/a n/a 0 292
2007 274 3 4 19 0 n/a n/a 0 300
2008 305 2 3 19 0 n/a n/a 0 329
2009 327 0 1 21 0 n/a n/a 0 349
2010 310 2 0 23 1 n/a n/a 0 336
2011 295 2 1 27 1 0 2 0 328
2012 294 3 1 33 1 1 3 0 336
2013 319 1 2 22 0 1 1 0 346
2014 326 2 1 28 0 0 0 0 357
2015 298 2 3 24 0 0 3 0 330
2016 304 2 4 23 0 0 4 0 337
2017 342 3 2 23 3 0 3 0 376
2018 344 1 4 26 1 1 2 0 379
2019 372 2 3 25 2 1 0 0 405
2020 311 5 2 21 3 1 2 0 345
2021 305 4 0 15 3 0 8 0 335
2022 280 3 3 19 1 1 5 0 312
2023 304 4 2 24 0 1 2 0 337

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 Kershaw Intermediate School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 391 18.0 21.7 25.1
1992 387 17.7 21.8 28.4
1993 374 17.6 21.3 32.4
1994 375 17.7 21.2 36.5
1995 320 17.9 17.9 29.7
1996 320 17.9 17.9 29.7
1997 311 16.8 18.5 23.8
1998 309 17.0 18.2 26.2
1999 302 18.0 16.8 47
2000 296 17.2 17.2 47.3
2001 278 15.4 18.1 46.4
2002 292 15.2 19.2 42.8
2003 292 15.2 19.2 42.8
2004 292 15.3 19.1 43.5
2005 274 14.7 18.6 43.4
2006 292 15.9 18.4 46.9
2007 300 17.0 17.6 48
2008 329 17.0 19.4 46.5
2009 349 18.3 19.0 51.9
2010 336 17.4 19.2 57.4
2011 328 19.5 16.8 60.1
2012 336 15.0 22.4 42.9
2013 346 15.5 22.2 36.1
2014 357 15.5 22.8 51
2015 330 16.0 20.6 51.2
2016 337 17.0 19.8 50.1
2017 376 17.2 21.8 45.2
2018 379 19.1 19.7 48
2019 405 19.0 21.3 41.7
2020 345 16.5 20.9 42
2021 335 16.4 20.3 37.9
2022 312 18.6 16.7 13.1
2023 337 17.5 19.2 36.2

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 Kershaw Intermediate School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 391 18.0 21.7 25.1
1992 387 17.7 21.8 28.4
1993 374 17.6 21.3 32.4
1994 375 17.7 21.2 36.5
1995 320 17.9 17.9 29.7
1996 320 17.9 17.9 29.7
1997 311 16.8 18.5 23.8
1998 309 17.0 18.2 26.2
1999 302 18.0 16.8 47
2000 296 17.2 17.2 47.3
2001 278 15.4 18.1 46.4
2002 292 15.2 19.2 42.8
2003 292 15.2 19.2 42.8
2004 292 15.3 19.1 43.5
2005 274 14.7 18.6 43.4
2006 292 15.9 18.4 46.9
2007 300 17.0 17.6 48
2008 329 17.0 19.4 46.5
2009 349 18.3 19.0 51.9
2010 336 17.4 19.2 57.4
2011 328 19.5 16.8 60.1
2012 336 15.0 22.4 42.9
2013 346 15.5 22.2 36.1
2014 357 15.5 22.8 51
2015 330 16.0 20.6 51.2
2016 337 17.0 19.8 50.1
2017 376 17.2 21.8 45.2
2018 379 19.1 19.7 48
2019 405 19.0 21.3 41.7
2020 345 16.5 20.9 42
2021 335 16.4 20.3 37.9
2022 312 18.6 16.7 13.1
2023 337 17.5 19.2 36.2

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 Kershaw Intermediate School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,137 (17.2%) $5,459 (82.8%) $6,596

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Kershaw Intermediate 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 (Kershaw Intermediate School)6851.6
 16.4%
   All Grades Math (Sugar-Salem Joint District)56.344.5
 11.8%
   All Grades Math (Idaho)44.441.5
 2.9%
All Grades English Language Arts (Kershaw Intermediate School)61.354.7
 6.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Sugar-Salem Joint District)57.151.6
 5.5%
   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 Students405337
 16.8%
African American24
 100%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian32
 33.3%
Hispanic2524
 4%
Pacific Islander11
White372304
 18.3%
Two or More Races02
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients41.7%36.2%
 5.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Kershaw Intermediate School

In the 2022-23 school year, 337 students attended Kershaw Intermediate School.

Students who attend Kershaw Intermediate School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Sugar-Salem Junior High School
High : Sugar-Salem High School

Students at Kershaw Intermediate School are 90% White, 7% Hispanic, 1% African American.

Kershaw Intermediate School ranks 102nd of 252 Idaho elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars 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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