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Fairmont Junior High School

Public | 7-9 | 786 students

 

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Posted August 7, 2011

Fairmont is a pretty good school. The only reason we have low testing scores is because we have a lot of people from other countries at our school that are still learning english, let alone the other subjects. The students are overall pretty nice and cooperative. Some do drugs, but that is the same pretty much anywhere you go. And thankfully there are no uniforms


Posted April 17, 2005

Im not a parent but I go to Fairmont and its the best school yet!! The staff is amazing and the kids here are really nice. Ive learned so much, Id recommened this school anyday!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2004

my daughter went to fairmont(gone on to H.S.) and had a GREAT experience, teachers are sincere, caring and just plain AWESOME. Ms. Oliver is a great counselor and Mr.Hiller really gives it his all. I wish all teachers everywhere could take a lesson from the way he works!! My daughter has blossomed in high school like I never expected and I feel it is mostly due to the last year she spent at Fairmont. thanks for your great staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2004

Well I'm not a parent, but I go to Fairmont and I love it. Our new principal this year is awesome! The school spirit is so cool. I can't imagine going anywhere else!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2003

Fairmont is the best school any parent could have their kid at.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 75% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
45%
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 75% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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 62% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students61%
Female73%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Special education7%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female64%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Special education10%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female84%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special education32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students35%
Female36%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Special education4%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
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 Students70%
Female74%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Special education32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)37%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female73%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Special education16%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)37%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)63%
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 Students52%
Female63%
Male41%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Special education8%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female66%
Male54%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Special education8%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)7%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female82%
Male69%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special education21%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 78%
Hispanic 20% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Black 4% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
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Boise, ID 83704
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