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Sandcreek Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 791 students

 
 

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Posted January 3, 2008

We are very favorably impressed and happy with the initiative and interest shown by counselor, principal, and teachers in working together in effort to help our adopted Haitian daughter succeed who did not know English when she came to live with us 3 years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2004

No words can express how disappointed I have been with this school! In addition, I did a rating comparison of the middle/junior high schools within Idaho Falls. Sandcreek rated terribly in scores. I am trying at this juncture to move my child from this school district. My husband had a 'team meeting' with all of my son's teachers before this school year, and they seemed to be alarmed at the lack of teacher-parent contact we had received over the prior two years ~ what an act that turned out to be! Even when the new V-Principal knew about such disregard in contacting us, he was very dissappointed, and said he would do something to change that. Not one teacher has called reporting a failing grade (he has 4), nor reported numerous missing homework assignments, muchless in a row! Do they realize he has parents? Dad is a teacher in District #91.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2004

I was very pleased with the overall performance of Sandcreek. We moved our daughter, who had displayed a lack of initiative during the previous 2 years, to Sandcreek for her 8th grade year. By the end of 8th grade she has determined the value of her education and has even taken it upon herself to register for 3 honors classes during her Freshman year at neighboring Hillcrest High School. The school's ability and willingness to keep us in the loop as problems developed really added to our ability as parents to keep those problems from getting out of control. The committment of several teachers was instrumental in our daughter's re-prioritization of her goals. Like many parents, I'm deeply concerned about the apparent lack of quality in public education, however I'm pleased with Sandcreek and regret not moving my daughter there sooner.
—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 75% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

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 Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special education26%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special education21%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female69%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Special education21%
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 Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special education11%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education22%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education61%
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

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 86% 78%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2955 Owen St
Idaho Falls, ID 83406
Phone: (208) 525-4416

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