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Kuna High School

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Posted August 26, 2014

The communication w/ teachers & admin is absolutely ridiculous. I have emailed the principal over & over again re: issues & NEVER received an email in return. I have made appointments w/ the principal & sat there for over an hour waiting & she never showed up. The teachers do not update the PASS/Family Link program where parents are suppose to be able to check up on their kids progress. When I have emailed teachers re: this, I also get no response. In the 3 yrs that I have been dealing w/ this school, there are only 2 teachers that really have seemed to care about my child & return emails. 1 teacher reported bullying that she witnessed against my kid to admin & nothing was done. Teacher told me admin didn't care & her hands were tied. My kid has actually been bullied & made fun of by some of the teachers. I have seen teachers throw fits & objects when angry & nothing is done. They also messed up & didn't give my kid the correct courses 2 yrs in a row, now my child had to take summer school & does not get any electives and has 8 full classes to make up for their errors. They do not have it together. If I could give the school a 0 out of 5 I would.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2014

Kuna High is a great school. Good AP programs and great staff. The German teacher is awesome. The Marching Band took first in the state, beating out much larger bands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2013

I graduated from Kuna High School fairly recently. I must say that while high school is not a good experience for everyone, Kuna does their best to welcome all students with open arms. The teacher's relationship to student is often a very strong one. I am attending a critically acclaimed university that is well known for its personal professors. Only in Kuna have I met its equal. The school does not always have much, but they make the best use of it possible. Very good school, recommended for parents who want their students to feel like they belong.


Posted October 16, 2013

Kuna High School is the best. The teachers are always willing to help if you are willing to TRY. That is all they have ever asked for. I'm what most people my age would consider a "Teacher's Pet", I get along better with my teachers better than I ever have my peers. Kuna offers you teachers who care. Not all other high schools in this day and age can give you that. The athletics are good, and the academics are pretty much outstanding. I have spent two of the best years at Kuna, and I sorely wish I could've spent the last two there as well. I won't say that Kuna is perfect, cause it's not, but despite your usual teenage dramas, and the occasional fight (which are very few and far between) it is an overall wonderful school to attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2007

A wonderful school. It has amazing teachers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2006

I am not impressed with the contact with the teachers. I have to email them and then only a few respond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2004

I am a gradute of KHS (way back) and I now have one son who is a freshman and one daughter in 7th grade. I am not pleased with the lack of contact with teachers. I have, on many occations, requested regular contact, by email, from all my son's teachers and have yet to have even one of them contact me without being contacted first. I do not like the progress notes without some follow up. I want to know when my kids are not turning in assignments or are having trouble in specific areas as I've always emphasized to the teachers that his parents are there to help out. Paying extra, plus gate charges to sports is not acceptable either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2003

I currently have a child at this school and two that have graduated. I am not impressed with the fact that we now have to pay for sports because of the budget cuts. I am not impressed with the new way they are handling their tardy policy. The school is two levels and some kids have their lockers on the total opposite end of the school from their classes and can't always make it in the time needed. The educators are very good and have done well to educate my children. I do believe the school needs to take a higher stand with their moral values.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

The new high school is a beautiful building and that seems to be more of a focus than the quality of teaching. Many of the teachers need to be more willing to keep in regular contact with the parents via e-mail for example. In the four years that my son has been there, only one teacher has kept regular contact with me on a weekly basis with a simple e-mail saying, 'all assignments are in' or 'these assignments are missing' or 'test coming up, chapter?' or 'project or paper due...' The teachers wait until report cards or progress reports (rarely seen by many parents) then whine about the student not doing his/her work. Also, very few interresting extracurricular classes of interest to students unless one is interrested in FFA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

I have 2 daughters that are juniors this year, they have been at Kuna High since 9th grade. The Kuna area has grown 30% since they started high school, the schools in the area have had to deal with increased students and the building of new schools to accomidate the community. A Kuna High School was built back in 2001-2002 summer and the new school is very impressive. I believe they are having issues regarding the amount of teachers retained and have also exceeded the budget granted them. This 2003 school year has shown that it will be costly to the students to participate in school activities as Kuna High's budget was cut and they took the money from the sports and after school programs. The dance team has been totally cut from the program. I hope that the donations and boosters are able to raise enough money to help this cause. The elective classes do not compare with the other High Schools in the area, and hopefully, since this is a new endevor with the added students and new scheduling, they will in the future find the funding and the need to be competitive with the other high schools. Kuna has alot of growing yet to do.. but it seems to be on its way..
—Submitted by a parent


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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 62% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%

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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
18%
Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
26%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%
Math

The state average for Math was 19% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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 Students56%
Female60%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Special education4%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female58%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Special education18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Special education18%
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 Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Special education32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special education36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Special education32%
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 Students9%
Female8%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
White13%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students7%
Female7%
Male7%
Hispanicn/a
White5%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students5%
Femalen/a
Male0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White7%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Special education7%
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 Students13%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White8%
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 88% 78%
Hispanic 8% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 39%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School facilities
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  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band

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Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish

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  • Gym
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  • German
  • Spanish

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  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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  • Basketball
  • Football

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  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
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637 East Deer Flat
Kuna, ID 83634
Phone: (208) 955-0200

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