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Wood River High School

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Posted May 7, 2013

Wood river heigh is full of many tiles of students, but teacher is another thing I have never had a teacher in my years at wood river that actualy cared about the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2012

WRHS retains overpaid, mediocre teachers and staff, and a new principal with little experience making over 100k. Taxes provide 26k per pupil, but the result is low SAT scores. Support includes a top heavy district office who is being sued, with no accountability or ethics. This district is interested in buildings and grounds, not student achievement. A new school board that changes leadership will ultimately turn this negative climate, to one that is committed to education. Ego, politics and misrepresentation continue to plague this school and district. A rose with many prickles. More than a disappointment, an educational travesty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

I rated this school unsatisfactory because it should be doing so much better given its level of per pupil funding (huge--around $25,000). Instead of being one of the best in the country, it is barely mediocre. Parents considering this school should look at graduation rates (mediocre), the abysmally small percentage of students that take the SAT, SAT scores that are lower than Idaho state average, etc. Then ask around. In other words, do your homework, don't just read the district public relations junk. Extremely poor district leadership (friends promote friends) is to blame. Good teachers struggle and are demoralized. Hopefully the school board (which is in transition) will ask teachers for their input. With great leadership, this district could be great.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 17, 2011

Actually, I know the person who wrote the November 28 comment and she is not an administrator. She is a parent who has lived in the valley for over 20 years and knows the school and the community well. I would have to agree that the teachers are very good and most certainly have their priorities straight -- caring about their students. I am not going to argue about the administration as that, all to often, is really about politics, not education. I do have to agree, however, that the nosiest (and wealthiest) of the public seem to get their way and their way is to create a system which caters to the top 20% of the students, supporting the bottom 20% (special needs) and giving minimal consideration to the great majority (60%) of the students. As to the January 30 comment regarding the "sporty students": I have never been in a school district where being "sporty" meant LESS. I am a parent and do not presently have a student in the high school, but I do have two former students who received a very good education, have done very well in the post-high school education and careers and always speak highly of the school and several of their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2011

WRHS has excellent teachers and meets the needs of most average students, especially sporty ones. I rated it low because of the administration. They do not treat parents as partners. The parents that care the most speak up the most ( I do not myself have the time, but I feel grateful for their time and energy) and they DO represent those that are too busy or trusting. In addition, the administration is way too defensive, and suffers from a lack of serving leaders. The comment posted on November 28th sounds like it came from an administrator: A WRSD administator is resistant to his constituents, paranoid, entrenched and self-congratulatory. The administration spends much energy and money on non-student/curriculum centered priorities (buildings, security systems, retro-fitting heating systems in old buildings, hiring more administrators rather than teaching staff, etc) With as much money as this district has, we should actually be AMAZING.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

An O.K. school in national comparison with some excellent teachers. Losing ground and settling for third and fourth choices as far as hiring new staff to replace retiring staff, as it is so expensive to live in the valley. Needs to focus not just on the bottom percentage of students, but needs to help those who are high achieving as well. Some counseling and scheduling policies are geared to assisting the lowest common denominator leaving those who excel to fend for themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2004

All three of my childen graduated from WRHS as well as my husband and I. An Excellent high school! A wonderful community dedicated to quality education.
—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.
Language Usage

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
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 72% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
50%
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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n/a

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47%
Math

The state average for Math was 19% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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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.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students73%
Female79%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Special education21%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female77%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Special education14%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)32%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education57%
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 Students85%
Female89%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Special education46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)45%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female90%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special education46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)45%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)55%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Special education46%
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 Students23%
Femalen/a
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male58%
Hispanic46%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Male90%
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 66% 78%
Hispanic 29% 16%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 36%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Hailey, ID 83333
Phone: (208) 578-5020

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