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Chief Joseph Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 524 students

 

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Posted December 6, 2013

My granddaughter attends Chief Joseph Elementary, and I am impressed with the principal and other staff members that I have met. They appear to have a real gift for encouraging those that are trying and challenging those that are gifted. That is not a simple task. Good job!


Posted July 6, 2013

Chief Joseph is back on the map! After having some turnover, I couldn't be happier with Mrs. Hart and the positive atmosphere being created inside the school. Students have to work hard for awards they earn and I see a greater number of volunteers stepping in. Once upon a time we were the premier school...9 years and 4 kids later, I think we're headed there again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2009

Chief Joseph still has so many wonderful, dedicated teachers. Unfortunately, we lost the best principal our kids have ever had, and Mr. Phillip's absence can be felt. Love the school and the teachers, and I hope they will stay around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

What a great school...I would not choose to be anywhere else! The teachers, support staff and Mr. Phillips are all tremendously caring individuals. There is a positive feeling in this school, and the students, and parents alike can feel it! We are happy to be here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2005

Excellent School! I wish all Idaho schools were as good as Chief Joseph! Excellent staff--My children have never had a bad experience with a teacher. Parent involvement is a huge part of this school. Very family oriented. I can't say enough good things about them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2005

I really enjoy my kids going to chief joseph everyone there is really nice and they have helped my daughter tremendously there. I would really recommend this school to everyone . the best one here in idaho county. and the teacher is excellent too. Mrs. Funk, my daughter really likes her and is happy there. thank you so much for your support.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
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 83% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
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 80% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students69%
Female74%
Male65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
American Indiann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)33%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)67%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)67%
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%
Female73%
Male79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indiann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Special education18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)90%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female80%
Male83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)70%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female77%
Male87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special education36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)90%
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 Students79%
Female78%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female70%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female57%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 78%
Hispanic 15% 16%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 57%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1100 East Chateau
Meridian, ID 83646
Phone: (208) 350-4200

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