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Kuna Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 746 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted March 1, 2013

School SRO is a Try hard more Interested in intimidating students other than Communicating to them on their level . Makes assumptions and then makes decisions based of his assumptions instead of the facts (he obviously didn't pay attention in his classes the military gives you when you join the civilian world) .The communication is ZERO the majority of teachers would rather talk down their nose than be on the teens level.Several of my employees have attended this school and said it was the worst school experience of their life. My son had straight A's and enjoy school in Boise. he moved out here with me in 5th grade. since then His grades have tanked Hes been called racist slurs and will get physically sick when he has to go to school . I have lost all faith in this schools ability to do their job. The ONLY time i ever have trouble with my sons behavior is when he has to go to school in the morning and i mean that .othr than that he a well mannered astute young man.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2013

Kuna middle alumni. I went there for sixth and seventh grade and I wish I had no memories of this place. I was treated like dirt by the students and the teachers did nothing to help me out. I was stabbed in the leg by a girl with a pencil and all they did was call her dad and asked me to go back to class. Nothing more than that was done. This is a terrible school with no future at the rate it's still going. Looked at it again hoping maybe it had gotten better as an option to put my own children through there but alas I was met with no good results. Highly recommend Falcon Ridge Charter over this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2012

There is no communication between the school and the parents. Just an example - They had a fun day at the end of the school year that put the students outside in the sun for 3 1/2 hours, and nothing was sent home to parents to let them know the kids would be outside all afternoon and would need sunscreen. As a result, almost all of the students were badly sunburned. If there's no money for paper then this school needs to jump into modern times and email parents any pertinent information. There's no excuse for such a lack of communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2012

I have a daughter in 8th grade and I'm not happy with education she gets. Teachers spend too much class time making students grade their own homework that makes less work for teachers (no need to grade home work and less time to teach),and less time for students to learn new topic. Their STEM program is an overrated program because it does not teaches important basics and has no capable teachers. I've noticed many new and young staff. The principal rules school like a dictator. School management is not parent friendly: it condemn any critique that calls them to be accountable and take action.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

This school is great. My daughter has excelled do far. They always make sure that what she is doing is challenging her. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


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 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.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

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 Students70%
Female76%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial70%
American Indiann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Special education14%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial60%
American Indiann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special education16%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial70%
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special education43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracial30%
American Indiann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Special education14%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Special education11%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)21%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial67%
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Special education15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)43%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial92%
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)79%
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 9% 16%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 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 38%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1360 West Boise St
Kuna, ID 83634
Phone: (208) 922-1002

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