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Blackfoot High School

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Posted February 11, 2012

The best performing arts center auditorium of any high school in the state. Good teachers and a wide variety of great classes. Really good sports! Blackfoot Broncos took state in both soccer and football! Go Broncos! I would choose Blackfoot High over most schools in eastern Idaho. Also, to the person saying that their son was picked on for being black. Blackfoot High has a pretty high percentage of minority students and from what I've seen they are treated pretty good by other students. They aren't picked on based on race. Not a racist school at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2011

I absolutely LOVE BHS. I noticed a previous review from a parent stating their child was "mocked for a short time he went here because he is Black." I happen to be a Native American student and people there are always very kind to me. I only know two African-American students attending BHS and everyone treats them with kindness and respect. Teachers there are very generous and willing to teach ONLY if a student is willing to LEARN. I fail to see why people say the teachers are only there for a paycheck. Anywho, thanks to everyone who read this. GO BRONCOS!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2010

If you are not mormon and white then for your safety do not attend this school. My child was mocked for the short time he went here because he is Black.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2010

The school board needs to figure out something to make this school better by doing things that interest the students more and make them want to learn more because im a student at Blackfoot High school and i don't feel im wanting to learn here because to me it feels like the teachers don't care about us and they just want a pay check and leave
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2006

The teachers here are amazing and I can guarantee from personal experience that no teacher has ever been in any way shape or form a 'profiler' based on RELIGION, sex, or ethnicity. As a four year student preceded by 36 years of family members starting with my dad, going to his younger siblings, my uncle who is two years older than my oldest sister all the way down to me, none of us have ever been discriminated in anyway and have participated in a combined 89 extra curricular activities. BHS DEBATE ROCKS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2006

Blackfoot High School never gave me an adequate education towards being accepted into college. It is vital and important that if you attend this high school that you continually are aware of courses required for College admitance, because the administration does little to guide you. The actual education I recieved was mediocore, with mostly push you through the system classes in which you memorized for a final and forgot for a lifetime. Of course exceptations arose, but those were rare to the case. It is a very mormon community and this reflects in the student population. I suggest 'endurance' if you choose to attend this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 26, 2005

I attended Blackfoot High School for 4 years and graduated from there. I was compltely ready for college and had tons of fun with my classmates and teachers. none of the teachers at Blackfoot are biast to any religion. That review is complete bologna. The coaches at Blackfoot are awesome too. Anyone who chose to attend would love it!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 10, 2004

My children have graduated from Blackfoot High School prepared to do very well in college and in life. Thanks to all the hard work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2004

I went to BHS for three years and I found it to be the best school I have attended. The teachers do not discriminate against students based on race, religion, or sex. I loved my teachers and my coaches. They connect with students on a personal and professional level, and exellence is encouraged. BHS rules!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 16, 2003

my blackfoot high school senior is a non-mormon native american. he is not discriminated in any way by any teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I found this schools teacher's more interested in promoting religion that teaching the classes. If your student is not Mormon, The teachers will not be interested in your students needs. My child was often asked ' What ward do you belong to?' When she would answer she did not belong to the Mormon church some of the teachers told her, 'Don't expect to get an A in my class then.' At a Parent/ Teacher conf. I asked one of the Teacher's about this and was told, ' I find non-mormon students don,t do well in my classes. As a result I don't want to get their hopes up of getting a high grade.' This is one of the main reasons we moved away from this town.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 62% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 72% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 24% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
15%
Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
28%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 19% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 19% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students52%
Female56%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian16%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Special education3%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)37%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female47%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian15%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Special education10%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian35%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special education17%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)58%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial92%
American Indian30%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Special education12%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)23%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female57%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial62%
American Indian45%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)32%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial92%
American Indian60%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special education32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)54%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female58%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial77%
American Indian45%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Special education8%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)32%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students8%
Female9%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
White15%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%

Math

All Students7%
Female0%
Male12%
Hispanic4%
White10%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%

Reading

All Students14%
Female18%
Male11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
White14%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Special education5%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 78%
Hispanic 21% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 1%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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870 South Fisher Ave
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Phone: (208) 785-8810

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