« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
6-8
Public
Boise, ID
Students enrolled: 1,071
Before care: No
After care: Yes

Contact this school

13600 West Mc Millan Rd
Boise, ID 83713

(208) 350-4060
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Lowell Scott Middle School address.

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
August 04, 2014
This school is awful, the principal and vice principals were rude, the school itself needs to redone, the worst thing of all dress code! Maybe they should teach guys to control themselves instead of dress coding every girl for simple yoga pants, do you think it's comfortable sitting in jeans all day? It's not. Worst school ever

- submitted by a community member
September 22, 2013
This is school is horrible. Most of the classrooms do not have windows and most of the walls between classrooms are temporary walls so you can hear right through them. Teacher morale is extremely low, and the students do not participate in spirit-building events. The principal is not visible to the students, in fact, most of the students don't even know who she is because she likes to sit in her office all day (I know this b/c I substituted at Lowell Scott for several years). She never offers to help teachers, she only tells them to do more and more work and takes away more of their resources every year (more of a district/state issue, but she could try thinking outside the box to solve problems). Many of the students here seem depressed. Programs rarely carry over from year to year, so there is no continuity. There is no school newspaper, debate team, or drama club. The only extracurricular activities are sports and music. The PTA is a joke. Only a few parents are members. From what I saw, the teachers worked very hard, but were so overloaded they couldn't keep up and were exhausted all the time. I am VERY glad my children did not go to school at Lowell Scott.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2013
my sister went there for 2 years and absolte hated it. it is the worst school ever never go there i reccomend heritage

- submitted by a community member
October 07, 2011
I understand some of your fustration. But it is only a bad experience if you make it. For example, how could you make that grade better? How could that argument have been handled better? How could I understand that teacher's expectations a little more clearly? If you look at things with a positive question in mind, things could make much more sense and could be potentially easier in the future. Personally, I think it is a great school with great programs run by great teachers. I am in the GT (gifted and talented) program in the sixth grade and I love all that we do and the instructors that make it possible. If you participate in the GT program, you will meet fun people like mr. Meyers and mrs. Leitzinger. An overall great place.

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2011
I have never disliked a school until we my child attended Lowell Scott. I made a point to meet all the teachers and some didn't know which child mine was in their classroom. I initially went in to talk to the principal at the beginning of the year and introduce myself to staff and never once have I been asked to participate in any way. Only one teacher has ever called all year, and bullies are ignored. I have seen so much gang activity at age 12. We will not be attending next year.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
This school is absolutely amazing no matter what anyone else says, its great. Best experiece of my entire life, they have great teachers and it is a very loving school that accepts everyone.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2010
Lowell Scott is the best school ever! I have As in every class! People who think it it is bad should really listen in class more, so you can get better grades! It is not the school's fault!

- submitted by a student
no rating February 23, 2010
lowell scott middle school is by farTHE WORST school i have ever attended! they do try, however, so many students are getting pregnant, using drugs, or alcohol! there is some definite problems with this school with the disiplinary action! im apologize for this statement, however this was one of the worst experiences ive had a school

- submitted by a community member
November 29, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
May 11, 2009
lowell scott middle school is totally FABULOUS!!! i love it and would reccomend it to everyone!

- submitted by a student
October 25, 2008
This school has a fabulous academic program. They offer different teachings for different students. There's the Primera program for more arts-centered students and they also offer the GATE program for smarter children of which I am a part of. The teachers were great and although the school is very cliquey I had an overall good experience at this school

- submitted by a student
June 10, 2008
There is an atmosphere of failure at this school. The teachers, counsellors, staff and students expect D's and F's. There is embarrassed or shocked when assignments aren't done and there are few consequences for such behavior. I feel as if I am the only one in the school environment that's telling my child that zeros and failing grades are not acceptable and unfortunately, my children are choosing to listen to the other voices. I've asked the teachers and counsellors to hold my kids back if they fail and almost without exception tell me it's against their policy. They tell me that there are other kids doing more poorly than mine! Doesn't that mean there is a problem? I am going to pull them out of this school and either find another school that will support my standards or I'll do the computer- based program offered online and supervise the kids myself.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2008
Poor parent information in this day and age. Teachers do not keep information updated on the website. Teachers not teaching in some cases.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2008
I went to this school for a year and it was the worst year of my life. The teachers weren't helpful at all and i got into a fight every week, oh by the way i am a girl. I left after on year to go to crossroads middle for two years and got straight A's. This school is seriously horrible.

- submitted by a community member
February 07, 2008
I think that this school is by far he best. Mr.Arnell is an awesome spainsh teacher. He dosnt make you learn from the book, he helps you and teachs you right! The teachers are awesome! Go Team Discovery.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 19, 2008
This is the best school there ever was! All 3 of my kids got straight A's at this school and no other!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 08, 2008
this is a fantastic school i really like it, it is a really good education for students like me so i would give this a five star cuse i think that the teachers know what they are doing.

- submitted by a student
October 02, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
May 23, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2004
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a teacher
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: October 29, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Lowell Scott Middle School
13600 West Mc Millan Rd, Boise, ID  83713
(208) 350-4060
Last modified Lowell Scott Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lowell Scott Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top