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Eagle Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1209 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2014

Administration has been SO great - giving advice without being overbearing or selective. Happy & cheerful in halls - interacting with kids - attending activities and events. Quick communication back to parents - done great with rearranging kids so that they fit into the correct level of math. PTA & Junior NHS puts on several events - the last one (Daddy-daughter night) was great. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

It has been difficult to get the involvement from teachers needed to keep my kid on track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Eagle has excellent caring staff that is shown in the academic achievements of the student body.


Posted September 29, 2013

The administration is fantastic - organized, inclusive, and easy to work with. Although my daughter receives high grades she has special needs in other areas and I have nothing but support from the staff and also the full time nurse, who is proactive a pleasure to work with. I am particularly impressed with the cheerleading coach - she does her best to bring in students from all abilities - and disabilities -and holds them accountable for their academics and behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2012

My daughter likes this school, huge changed from Star Ele where they don't take care of you. I would recommend this school. The office staff and teachers are friendly and my daughter enjoys her teachers. I have not met the principal and have no info on her. My daughter stays out of trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2011

Yes. I am going to agree with the last comment. The administration tries their hardest, but they seem not to help when things get out of control. I know from experience that a lot of the things that happen aren't seen by anyone of authority. The students DO run the place, and people DO get bullied.


Posted August 19, 2011

This is a great school, if you don't mind your child being bullied, or if you want a school where the kids are in charge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2011

I had a 6th grader going in this year and was very nervous for my shy daughter. I was pleasantly surprised that this has been one of the best school years, both academically and socially. She has excelled in the middle school environment. Her teachers know her well and challenge her. They do a great job at the transition from elementary school to middle school. So far, I could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2010

I am joining as a 6th grader this year and am sort of nervous...something that isn't important but i want to know is do you get school ids?


Posted May 25, 2010

Our daughter is finishing up her first year at EMS and has LOVED it. From reading previous posts, the school has come a LONG way. The transition from elementary to middle was seamless and the teachers she has had have been not only great scholastically, but truly love and care for her. The sports program is excellent. There are many great opportunities for parents to get involved as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

This is a great school! The principle (Mr Nelson) works hard to create of comfortable and caring environment for new students, especially those entering the 6th grade. This made it far less stressful for my child when he began his first day of school. I wouldn't send my children anywhere else!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

EMS is a great school to attend. I always feel welcomed and the teachers are so nice. I don't think there are many problems with bullies, drugs, or alcohol. But overall, it's a great school and I love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2008

The SRO is not at all helpful with student problems and she is always looking for the big bust, and not for the security, safety, and justice our children should be getting from a school resource officer. The teachers are wonderful though! So is the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2007

EMS is a GREAT school. When i attended there, many kids that moved in were accepted right away. Teachers kept school work interesting and were very helpful. The sports programs were basically the BEST. Football won for both lightweight and heavyweight. Volleyball and basketball did really good too. The schools competition cheer team won in their competition. Besides the athletics, the school often shook things up a bit with fundraisers. Teachers were very encouraging. The school also gave us the oppertunity for great assemblies that ranged from fun to inspiring. As far as other people's disappointments with parents involvments, middle school is a point where kids learn to branch out. Not to mention kids are pretty easily imbarassed my parents. The school also made the transition from elementary school alot easier. All in all EMS was a great experience. GO COLTS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2007

I am extremely dissapointed. I believe some of the teachers don't care about the students. What happened to the teachers and text books teaching them. What happened to teaching for the purpose of learning and not teaching for the state testing. I have attended almost every PTSO meeting and it was the same parents (10) that came. Where are the rest of the parents? And then there's the drug problem. Was there anything I liked about this school - well the girls in the office were extremely nice, one of my sons teachers was the best and she's not returning next year, nor is the principal. My son will be moving on to Galileo, thank goodness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2007

EMS is an awesome school the academic programs cover everything we need to know we have extracurriculars ranging from advanced drama to explorations in mathematics the parents are also very involved most parents showup to the confrences and there is always plenty of chaperones for field trips. To be blunt Eagle Middle School is the best school in Idaho. PS its also very easy to make friends and very few kids are teased
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2006

I am currently a student @ EMS, and I love it so much. We respect our teachers, and our principal, who is doing the best job that could be done in keeping our school running. We are involved in music, we have a band, orchestra, and choir that works on the best music, and skills. I love my school, and would never think about going to a new one until I have to. Consider this when you think of enrolling your child in a middle school. Choose Eagle Middle School! -Kathryn, 7th grader
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2005

I moved from another state to idaho. I was very disappointed with eagle middle school. This school is in desperate need of help and I believe it begins with the principal. There is such a lack of enthusiasum and respect towards the students.Every time I had a question or concern I was told they didn't know. If the school focused more on acedemics and less on sports it could improve. As far as parent involvement, I think a school as large as this should have more activities where the kids can interact with each other, where are the book fairs, science nights, etc. This school has the potential to be raising more money other than the monster mash. This school needs change and I believe it starts with the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

I LOVED Eagle Middle School. The transition from Elementary school to Middle School was easy. I didn't meet anyone who had trouble with it. They give you two main teachers and you only have to switch hallways once or twice. The counselor is always there for you and there are many extracurricular activities for students to participate in. Teachers are always there for you and want you to succeed and will help you to. There is a problem with swearing and disrespect, as there is in every school, but there is also the highly effective Step Program in place to keep it in check. GO EAGLE COLTS! (the mascot and colors could definitly use a change though)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 19, 2004

This school needs improvement. They have not yet figured out the transition for their 6th graders coming from elementary to junior high.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.
Language Usage

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

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
79%

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74%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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89%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Special education13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female78%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Special education23%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special education38%
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

Language Usage

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special education11%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Special education21%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special education57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female72%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Special education4%
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

Language Usage

All Students77%
Female83%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special education21%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education28%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)70%
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 87% 78%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 27%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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  • School psychologist
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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1000 West Floating Feather
Eagle, ID 83616
Phone: (208) 350-4255

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