Sugar-Salem Junior High School

Summary:

Sugar-Salem Junior High School is a public middle school located in Sugar City, Idaho, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 387 students. The school is part of the Sugar-Salem Joint District, which is ranked 21 out of 56 districts in Idaho and is rated 3 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Sugar-Salem Junior High School has a significantly higher percentage of white students (89.41%) compared to the nearby schools, which have a more diverse student population. Academically, the school consistently outperforms the state and district averages in math proficiency, with 47.6% of students proficient or better in 2022-2023, compared to 41.5% statewide. However, the school's science proficiency rate of 33.6% in 2022-2023 is lower than the state average of 41.6%, but higher than the district average of 31.2%. In English Language Arts (ELA), Sugar-Salem Junior High School's proficiency rate of 49.6% in 2022-2023 is slightly lower than the state average of 52.2%, but higher than the district average of 51.6%.

While Sugar-Salem Junior High School generally outperforms the state and district averages in academic proficiency, it lags behind the nearby Farnsworth Middle School and Rigby Middle School, which are ranked higher statewide and have higher proficiency rates in math, science, and ELA. Additionally, the school's relatively high free and reduced-price lunch rate of 33.85% in 2022-2023 suggests a higher proportion of students from lower-income families, which may impact academic performance and other school-related factors.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 205 East 3rd North
       Sugar City, ID  83448-0180


(208) 356-4437

District: Sugar-Salem Joint District

SchoolDigger Rank:
38th of 107 Idaho Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,531 Help


Students who attend Sugar-Salem Junior High School usually attend:

High:    Sugar-Salem High School

Feeder schools for Sugar-Salem Junior High School:

Elementary:    Central Elementary School
    Kershaw Intermediate School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.1 Help
Number of students:  387

Racial breakdown:

White:
89.4%
Hispanic:
5.9%
Two or more races:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sugar-Salem Junior High School ranks better than 64.5% of middle schools in Idaho. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.92. (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 (89.4%), Hispanic (5.9%), two or more races (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 33.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sugar-Salem Junior High School is 17.1. (See more...)
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Compare Sugar-Salem Junior High School employs 22.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sugar-Salem Junior High School is $7,531.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Sugar-Salem Junior High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Sugar-Salem Junior High School 38th of 107 Idaho public middle schools. (See Sugar-Salem Junior High School in the ranking list.)

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 Sugar-Salem Junior High School

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Rank History for all students at Sugar-Salem Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 67.77 39th 158 75.3%
2009 70.80 31st 160 80.6%
2010 70.56 31st 166 81.3%
2011 78.17 12th 169 92.9%
2012 77.60 18th 171 89.5%
2013 78.68 19th 173 89.0%
2015 67.17 26th 100 74.0%
2016 48.85 42nd 98 57.1%
2017 46.35 66th 131 49.6%
2018 60.41 38th 100 62.0%
2023 54.92 38th 107 64.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Sugar-Salem Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.13 20th 60 66.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Sugar-Salem Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.59 17th 60 71.7%
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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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Enrollment information for Sugar-Salem Junior High 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 255 255
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 281 281
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 270 270
1994 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 279 279
1995 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 260 260
1996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 260 260
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 254 254
1998 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 246 246
1999 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 206 206
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 203 203
2001 201 1 0 12 1 n/a n/a 0 215
2002 191 0 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 199
2003 191 0 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 199
2004 187 1 4 9 1 n/a n/a 0 202
2005 188 2 2 17 1 n/a n/a 0 210
2006 181 1 4 17 1 n/a n/a 0 204
2007 171 0 5 12 0 n/a n/a 0 188
2008 169 1 5 10 0 n/a n/a 0 185
2009 190 3 4 15 0 n/a n/a 0 212
2010 216 2 2 16 0 n/a n/a 0 236
2011 230 0 0 12 0 0 2 0 244
2012 226 0 0 20 0 0 2 0 248
2013 208 2 0 30 1 0 2 0 243
2014 200 2 2 30 1 3 2 0 240
2015 230 1 2 24 0 1 0 0 258
2016 233 1 0 18 0 0 0 0 252
2017 224 1 1 12 0 0 2 0 240
2018 251 3 3 17 0 0 4 0 278
2019 238 4 3 23 1 0 3 0 272
2020 249 0 2 23 1 0 2 0 277
2021 239 0 3 24 0 1 2 0 269
2022 348 4 2 23 3 1 6 0 387
2023 346 5 0 23 3 1 9 0 387

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 Sugar-Salem Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 255 14.5 17.5 22.7
1992 281 14.3 19.6 22.4
1993 270 13.0 20.8 24.4
1994 279 13.0 21.5 26.9
1995 260 14.5 17.9 28.5
1996 260 14.5 17.9 28.5
1997 254 15.0 16.9 30.3
1998 246 15.1 16.3 25.6
1999 206 12.6 16.3 47.6
2000 203 13.0 15.6 41.4
2001 215 15.2 14.1 45.6
2002 199 12.6 15.8 40.2
2003 199 12.6 15.8 40.2
2004 202 12.3 16.4 37.1
2005 210 11.9 17.6 43.3
2006 204 11.6 17.6 61.3
2007 188 12.0 15.7 45.2
2008 185 12.1 15.3 50.3
2009 212 11.8 17.9 50
2010 236 12.3 19.0 56.8
2011 244 15.5 15.6 61.9
2012 248 14.0 17.7 41.9
2013 243 13.4 18.0 36.2
2014 240 13.2 18.0 52.9
2015 258 15.0 17.2 48.8
2016 252 16.0 15.7 50.8
2017 240 15.8 15.1 42.1
2018 278 15.9 17.4 41.4
2019 272 14.0 19.4 41.5
2020 277 17.8 15.5 38.6
2021 269 17.7 15.1 33.8
2022 387 21.8 17.6 12.4
2023 387 22.5 17.1 33.9

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 Sugar-Salem Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 255 14.5 17.5 22.7
1992 281 14.3 19.6 22.4
1993 270 13.0 20.8 24.4
1994 279 13.0 21.5 26.9
1995 260 14.5 17.9 28.5
1996 260 14.5 17.9 28.5
1997 254 15.0 16.9 30.3
1998 246 15.1 16.3 25.6
1999 206 12.6 16.3 47.6
2000 203 13.0 15.6 41.4
2001 215 15.2 14.1 45.6
2002 199 12.6 15.8 40.2
2003 199 12.6 15.8 40.2
2004 202 12.3 16.4 37.1
2005 210 11.9 17.6 43.3
2006 204 11.6 17.6 61.3
2007 188 12.0 15.7 45.2
2008 185 12.1 15.3 50.3
2009 212 11.8 17.9 50
2010 236 12.3 19.0 56.8
2011 244 15.5 15.6 61.9
2012 248 14.0 17.7 41.9
2013 243 13.4 18.0 36.2
2014 240 13.2 18.0 52.9
2015 258 15.0 17.2 48.8
2016 252 16.0 15.7 50.8
2017 240 15.8 15.1 42.1
2018 278 15.9 17.4 41.4
2019 272 14.0 19.4 41.5
2020 277 17.8 15.5 38.6
2021 269 17.7 15.1 33.8
2022 387 21.8 17.6 12.4
2023 387 22.5 17.1 33.9

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 Sugar-Salem Junior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $922 (12.2%) $6,609 (87.8%) $7,531

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sugar-Salem Junior High 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 (Sugar-Salem Junior High School)52.547.6
 4.9%
   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 (Sugar-Salem Junior High School)52.649.6
 3%
   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 Students272387
 42.3%
African American45
 25%
American Indian13
 200%
Asian30
 100%
Hispanic2323
Pacific Islander01
White238346
 45.4%
Two or More Races39
 200%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients41.5%33.9%
 7.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Sugar-Salem Junior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 387 students attended Sugar-Salem Junior High School.

Sugar-Salem Junior High School ranks 38th of 107 Idaho middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Sugar-Salem Junior High School are 89% White, 6% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 1% African American.

Students who attend Sugar-Salem Junior High School usually go on to attend Sugar-Salem 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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