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Sage Valley Middle School

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3 stars

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Posted December 9, 2013

I have been extremely disappointed with this school since moving to the Nampa area earlier this year. To my knowledge, parents are not included in any decision making. My first complaint is in regards to the oppressive uniform policy, and the rude implementation of it. My pre-pubescent child received offensive comments from faculty and staff in regard to the fit of her uniform. On the flip side, teachers are not required to comply with any type of dress code that I can see. On various occasions I when have visited the school, I observed faculty and staff were wearing revealing, and tight clothing. I find the double standard troubling. In addition, I have been disappointed with administrative lack of communication. Earlier in the year I contacted the counselor for my child regarding her placement in classes. I received no return call after repeated requests. After two weeks of non-communication, my spouse tried contacting the counselor with similar results. Nearly three weeks later, my child was re-assigned to the appropriate classes, but neither I nor my spouse received any type of communication from the school. My child has also been subject to verbal abuse in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

Sage Valley Middle School is a GREAT middle school in the Vallivue School district. A great middle school choice in the 'Treasure Valley' as well. My son enjoys going to school there with awesome 6th grade teachers and a fabulous principal as well! Having a child go to SVMS was a first for our family but we are happy with the decision/choice to send our son there. We would do it again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2013

We have two kids in the school and have had kids there three years now. Administration is very responsive to concerns. Math teachers aren't great, but all other subjects top notch. Clean, modern school with great resources. Their advanced curriculum is very impressive, and keeps the kids in those classes on their toes. As the advanced students move on to high school, they are well above the snooty charter school kids who arrive shell-shocked and behind!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2013

Administration is an absolute night mare pain. They really show now care for the actual learning of the students only the BS of the uniform policy. Reading and music are the only bright spots in the failure of a school. Math across the board is a joke the teachers cannot teach to save their lives. With an administration that actually cares about the kids learning anything eductional this could be a great school.They need to worry more about education then their own egos and power.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2010

Sage Valley is a five year-old school with skilled, caring teachers and administration. Each student is enrolled in five core classes and two electives including music, technology, and art. After school tutoring and sports.
—Submitted by a teacher


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 73% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students68%
Female74%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special education17%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special education17%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)44%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female93%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%
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 Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Special education30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)40%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Special education4%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)73%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female40%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Special education17%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)20%
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 Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special education6%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female74%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special education12%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 78%
Hispanic 34% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 71%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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18070 Santa Ana Ave
Caldwell, ID 83687
Phone: (208) 468-4919

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