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Timberline High School

Public | 10-12 | 1130 students

 
 

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Posted January 30, 2013

This is a top-notch high school, one you will want to apply to have your child attend if you are in another Boise school district area. Here are some things I appreciate about THS, as a parent: 1. Academics. In every department there are nationally awarded teachers, many with advanced degrees. Your child will find out quickly who these teachers are. Request those teachers at registration time; the counselors are awesome at honoring requests, if there is a good reason for them. Not all requests are accepted, of course. 2. Environment for growing up. As a teacher myself, I've seen other local high schools (such as Boise) where all students don't feel welcome, where they dread going to school every day. At THS, there are typical issues like at any school. However, the counselors and administration are very keen on helping all students succeed, not just the AP students. 3. Resources for parents. I appreciate the outreach of the Career Center in particular for keeping parents informed about what is important for their children. Lori Lodge in particular is so great at keeping us informed. I would recommend Timberline to ANYONE in Boise!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2012

The rating for Timberline High School is a FIVE across the board for good reason! Those of us who know Timberline best--who are students and parents of T-line students--know the high quality of the teachers, programs, administration and facility. Seeing where the students go on to college, how many get excellent scholarships, how many end up in careers that are so rewarding, and how many students come back to speak in Timberline classes--this is all evidence of an excellent, top-notch high school. Our family is so fortunate we live in the school district that includes Timberline High School. We would want our daughters to go to no other school in the Boise area. No other school even comes close to what our children can get from Timberline!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2011

Although, Timberline High School demonstrates above average scores in comparison to other districts, I would not be able to give it a 5-star rating. The issues I have seen and heard from multiple parents and students are many. Concerns that need addressing: - Too many movies and handouts are relied upon for learning. - The clique groups and bullying are everywhere, but like many schools, the problem goes unresolved. - Teacher's lack of self-respect and classroom control. Students speak rudely and cuss at faculty and the teachers don't really have a consequence. - The inappropriate clothing worn by girls is mind boggling. It is CLEARLY stated in the handbooks, but are there any consequences?? No! Who is really in charge in this school? - Students are texting in class and teacher's don't do anything about this either. - Sports players are given preferential treatment by coaches. Students clearly witness this. If I could recommend a high school that would be a better fit for most high school students, I would have to suggest Boise High. Check them out. Timberline clearly has some weaknesses and areas of improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

Our daughter is in her junior year at Timberline and has loved it from day one. She is getting an excellent education and has made wonderful friends. My daughter is not a 'clique' kind of girl and she has fit right in. The majority of her friends are highly motivated students, intent on pursuing a college degree. There is an excellent college/career center to help students plan for their futures. There is a good selection of AP classes, and those teachers are excellent. Overall, we have been pleased with all but just one teacher. All of her teachers are willing to work through lunch to help her if she doesn't understand something, and they will also meet before or after school. The music and drama programs are exceptional, and she has several friends who enjoy participating in sports. I think communication between teachers and parents is better than most schools - they really work hard to keep parents informed. I would definitely recommend Timberline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2009

Timberline is definitely not the best school in the district. It's clique-oriented to a very large degree and far too focused on athletics. There are some good teachers, but most of the students have known each other forever and are more interested in gossip than academic achievement. I'm disappointed and feel that THS needs some work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2008

Timberline is seriously the best high school you can imagine for you kids if you are a parent, and its what kids picture as that perfect high school experience. From the academics to the athletcis to the social life all aspects of Timberline High School are superior!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2007

Excellent school. Teavhers are very good. Administrationis top-notch. The students are the most friendly and involved of any school in Boise and surrounding districts. I am a sub and I teach all over the district. I have one child at Timberline. She loves the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

I go here, so it's only expected that I actually like my school. But other wise it's a nice place to be, we have a good facility and good teachers. The kids are willing to be friends and we have very talented students all around.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2006

The teachers are great, the academics are fantastic, but the students need some work. This school seems to have the most unfriendly students! Seems to be the consensus around Boise from the People I have talked to that Timberline High School is the last school you want to send your kids to in Boise. Maybe you should take a look at how the students interact(or lack thereof)with each other. I hope this will enlighten some of the staff to educate the students to maybe turn things around. (It's OK to be freindly, it doesn't mean you're weak). I think Timberline has potential, it just needs some therapy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2005

My child is in his second year at Timberline. We have found the teachers knowledgable, excited, enthusiastic, and creative in their classrooms. Just as impressive are the counselors available for both the students and the parents. The AP classes are challenging, and do help prepare students for future college courses. The parent involement is good and there is an active Teacher-Parent Organization. We have been very happy with our child educational experience at Timberline High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2005

The students and teachers are great, but the administration is very unflexible. Be especially careful when making demands on the principal in particular because she tends to be irrational and unwilling to accomodate.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 24, 2004

It is a wonderful school. Two of my children attended and are now in a 4-year college. They were well-prepared and the staff works well with students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2004

Excellent teachers in advanced placement classes!
—Submitted by a student


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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 72% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

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n/a

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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 19% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 29% in 2013.

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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 Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
African American70%
Asian60%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Special education29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
African American70%
Asian80%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Special education24%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)27%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
African American90%
Asian90%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)27%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female75%
Male83%
African American60%
Asian60%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special education41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
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 Students27%
Femalen/a
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students42%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/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

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 86% 78%
Hispanic 6% 16%
Asian 4% 1%
Black 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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701 East Boise Ave
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: (208) 854-6230

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