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Coeur D'Alene Charter Academy

Charter | 6-12 | 626 students

Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy is a college prep school.

 
 
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4 stars

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Based on 8 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted April 29, 2014

All around excellence is what makes this school so unique. The school makes it possible for students who accept the challenge to thrive.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2014

Our school is like sand in an oyster shell, rubbing, chaffing, grinding, growing, developing pearls. If learning was easy, it would be practicing, not learning. Our school provides the best learning environment, highly qualified teachers, great students willing to give us their all and wonderfully supportive parents. Only the educated are free. Go Charter!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2014

Professionally drive. Academically top notch. Fantastic students. If you're looking for a no-nonsense education, Charter is the place. Yes, we have fun, too!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2014

I have two children currently attending this school. One in the 6th grade and one in the 11th. Both boys started off in private christian schools that touted "college preparatory"... Unfortunately, as my oldest hit the 7th grade, it became apparent that the educational standards were definitely sub-par. We entered the Charter Academy with some hesitation, but have been very happy over the past two years. The curriculum is tough - but they both love it and they have said that they have learned more at Charter in the past two years than all other years combined!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

My school is attempting to counter some of the educational trends that have been generated by a discredited teacher training university system.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2014

As a teacher, Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy provides me a magical combination of intellectually curious students, supportive parents, freedom to teach a rigorous French curriculum, and fun in our community garden.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 9, 2014

This is an amazing school! My kids are thoroughly challenged on a daily basis. Teachers are very professional and conscientious and caring. The administration is amazing. They deliver exactly what they promise, which can be tough with so many helicopter moms constantly demanding that the school compromise its programs for the sake of poorly-performing kids. I have never seen a principal who relates as well to kids and parents, and who just totally "gets it." Totally professional, amazingly approachable. Don't enroll a lazy student and expect them to lower the bar for you, but if your student is struggling and is wiling to work, the staff will work diligently to help them be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2014

My child attends Charter and although we ve thoroughly enjoyed most of the staff and have appreciated the structure and discipline, I am not impressed with the Principal. Their focus is to prepare your child for college and nothing more. There is not an emphasis on athletics or arts. Parents were recently asked to complete a survey and the response from the principal was very defensive. Unfortunately, his response indicated he is not interested in what the parents truly feel would be beneficial additions to the school/curriculum. MANY parents volunteer and would be more than willing to come up with creative solutions to the strong feedback, but he had no interest in making any changes. Sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2013

truly the best school in the north-west It is very academic focused and friendly - if all schools were like it, America's educational system would be perfect


Posted May 19, 2012

My daughter has been attending Charter for the since 6th grade. Love this school! At first, she had to adjust her study habits and organization, this was not an easy task; however, I encouraged her, tolder her I believed in her and now she is thriving. A parent's attitude to the workload and the academic challenge will adversely affect the child's overall performance. This school holds kids accountable and creates and successfully creates an environment where children can focus on learning. What a concept! No school is perfect but Charter Academy is is the best Idaho has to offer. I am grateful that my daughter has an opportunity to be a part of such a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

I'm a graduate of the Charter Academy, and while the school's curriculum is hard, I think that's how high school should be. I don't agree with the comment that they only focus on Ivy league-bound students. Those kids don't need help. Teachers like McCormick, Solsvik, MacPhee, and Bass all do their best to make sure the students have the best opportunity to succeed. That being said, this school is not for everybody. I graduated in 2008, and am about to graduate from Boise State University, and the Charter Academy prepared me well for a rigorous college career.


Posted January 19, 2012

I have had several children attend Charter over the past seven years. While I very much appreciate the focus on content and the protected environment, I have become increasingly aware of the administration's focus on promoting their top few students at the expense of the rest. All the kids who attend Charter are above average students and are typically amazing young people. Charter seems to have such a drive to produce Ivy-league students that they've lost focus of the fact that they are an Idaho public school, educating Idaho students who typically go on to Idaho secondary schools. I am concerned that the lower 3/4 of the class at Charter are being given the message that they aren't "good enough" because they don't meet Ivy-league standards. They are also missing out on scholarship opportunities because of their lower GPAs. Parents should be made aware that the students' dual credit courses (from NIC, for example) are NOT being included in their high school GPA. This was never explained to us, until we read the fine print on our student's transcript. Yes, it is a good school, but if you are considering sending your student here, make a fully informed decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

If you have a motivated, dedicated student - then this is your school. If you want a clean, wholesome environment for your child to be in, learn in, grown in - then this is your school. My child has attended since sixth grade and will soon graduate from Charter. Our experience has been positive throughout the years. Teachers and Administration are easily accessible and will/do work with you or your child's needs and or concerns. The only year my child had nightly homework was the year with 4 AP classes and 2 Honors classes - and that was self-selected. I believe that the rigor and content that this school has provided to my child has enabled them to rightfully earn a spot at a top-tier Ivy League school. I believe that if my child had attended either of the other two HS in town, a four-year full ride to this particular Ivy League school would not have been a remote possibility. Our children need to go above and beyond in this day and age, and Charter prepares them for their future in our competitive new world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2011

This is a great school for kids willing to accept the challenge and work to learn. I've had three children graduate from here and I find a parent's bad attitude towards the work load negatively affects their child's attitude. When I had a child whine about homework, my view was this is a great "real world" experience in learning how to handle a situation you may not like. Life is not always fair. Character development was more important to me than grades. You do the best you can. All three went on to college. The one attending a private college said that as hard as Charter was, college is harder. As far a dealing with the staff--they are the best! Perhaps the person who said they had problems came across as defensive and looking for an argument and they apparently did not even have a child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2011

This school is great overall but the History teacher for the freshman is not the quality of a great school. She has 16 page tests and students cannot finish them during class time. The average grade on her tests is a D and these are A students. We left because we were warned, everyone knows about her. And then there is another Literature teacher who is even more horrible in the ninth grade. Your grade point average WILL drop and no one will care or do anything to make it fair. These teachers have been complained about for years now... no changes.


Posted June 20, 2011

After reading the reviews I was disappointed when I actually spoke to the administrative staff. They did NOT return phone calls and when I finally got through to a person they were rude. This was consistent behavior all the way up to the principal. Maybe I caught them on 3 bad days but it was sufficient that I won't be sending my child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

Great school - with true passion for its students! Offers multiple outstanding programs for our students and prepares them for life's challenges. Great ethics from all staff and a true desire to educate students to be open-minded and prepared for life as a world citizen. Challenging, yes - but not unrealistic, teaches students great work ethic and life returns what you work for. Great preparation as my child prepares to enter a very competitive world economic arena. Teachers are very involved and know most students by name. As with all programs - I do not agree with all teachers or policies, but this diversity also teaches my child to deal with the challenges of life and how to get through these challenges in a learning environment. Best school in town by far - teaches students to face challenge and fail or succeed - first school I have ever been challenged to be involved with as a parent. Be prepared to be challenged as a parent, this school expects a team effort and walks the talk.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2011

there are many things wrong with the november 8 2010 comment. i currently still go to charter. you do NOT get chastised for asking questions, the teachers greatly appreciate and encourage them. that teacher with the dumbbutt box is everybodies favorite teacher and voted to name the box. we ALL agreed on it AND got approval from some other teachers. the result was NOT retaliation to your child, i know as i was there. the teacher made an excellent point and i do not believe that you should have lashed out so harshly for something that you said. if you did not understand the meaning of the point that was made, then it is you that needs to go to charter. this school needs absolutely no improvement, it is the best school in the state of Idaho. anyone looking to challenge that can e-mail me. p.s. the school has an average of 10-30 minutes of homework every night if you do not procrastinate like most people do... not the bogus "loads" of homework that you foolishly claim there are. that is ridiculous...


Posted November 8, 2010

Our child attended Charter for over two years. We loved the type of child that Charter attracts: typically nice, sheltered, naive, and of good character. The academics were challenging in that the teachers assigned loads of homework. Unfortunately there was often a lack of accompanying instruction. Children were chastised for asking questions in class. What was a major concern, however, was the treatment of these great kids by many of the teachers. One of the teachers took great pride in displaying a box near her entrance with the label "DUMB B--- BOX"- which contained supplies for the unprepared students. We requested that the box be renamed and the result was retaliation to our child. The principal's comment? "The very message that you view as demeaning was intended as a show of respect to our students..." This school needs improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2010

My daughter has attended Charter for four years. It is not a school for the faint of heart. But if you have a student with a strong work ethic and a positive attitude they can succeed at CCA. The teachers are wonderful and the environment is conducive to learning. Best school in the area!!
—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 73% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 87% 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

Language Usage

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 57% 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

Language Usage

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 94% 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

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 62% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 82% 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

Language Usage

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 73% 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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The state average for Language Usage was 24% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 38% 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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The state average for Language Usage was 19% 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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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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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 Students99%
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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.

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

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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.

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

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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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/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
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 90% 78%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Black 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 0%N/A48%
Female 58%N/A49%
Male 42%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
PE instructor(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Russian
Italian
German
French
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Newsweek Top High Schools (2008)
  • Washington Post #59 in the nation and #1 in Idaho (2013)
  • US News and World Report top 100 High Schools (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 2:45pm
School Leader's name
  • Daniel P. Nicklay
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (208) 676-8667

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Math club
  • Model UN
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
School leaders can update this information here.

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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Idaho
Boise State University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
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4904 North Duncan Dr
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
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Phone: (208) 676-1667

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