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Canyon Springs Alt High School

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Posted December 7, 2012

I personally feel that this school helped me become a better person, and have my pride in my abilities. Before I went there, I had no friends. I was the shy, insecure, odd child, who felt that loneliness was the only option I had in life. This school provided me with friends. Among them are my treasured friends who I'd trust with my life. Before you dare even say that this school is awful, perhaps you should reevaluate those statements. For example, Canyon Springs was given the bad lot from Caldwell High School, the skippers, the troubled, et cetera, and those who struggled academically. This was because of Caldwell High School wished to bring down the school size -- something I understand, but one could also say that it was to make themselves look better in future years. This sudden increase in the school's size in such a short amount of time made things complicated, and I'm sure most of the staff who had been there had to adjust to the size, just as the students did. Furthermore, Canyon Springs does all they can for their students. Though, there is one thing I agree with. The lunch does suck.


Posted January 28, 2010

It's a great school. I highly recommend it for any child that can't be successful in a regular high school setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

they need a set of guidelines that even the teachers , office staff, and the principal follow however they er rules about cell phone rather distuerb me i would like knowin i can get a hold of my child when ever i feel necessary


Posted April 24, 2009

This school is very, unprofessional, hypocritical, and they have horrible lunch!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
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The state average for Language Usage was 75% in 2013.

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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

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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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school 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

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

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Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school 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

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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34%
Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school 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

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 19% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

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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.

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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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 Students15%
Female14%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students28%
Female19%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female65%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)30%
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 Students24%
Female27%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students25%
Female28%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female50%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students22%
Female26%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
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 Students30%
Female30%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students28%
Female25%
Male29%
Hispanic24%
White33%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female63%
Male50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged55%
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 Students27%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students55%
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
Hispanic 65% 16%
White 32% 78%
Black 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 66%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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