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Hunter Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 24, 2014

My children have been here for 3 years and we have been more than happy with their education. The teachers really care for their students and want them to succeed. That is what makes a difference for them. I would definitely recommend this school to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2014

Not a good school. Over crowded, large class size, low expectations of students. We went here, and then pulled our kids. Parents had no clue and didn't care how poorly their kids were performing. Don't care about high achieving kids either. It's been overcrowded and poor reputation since it opened. Very disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2014

My kids are in their second year at this school and thus far the teachers have been amazing. The downsides? Overcrowding in class rooms with 30 plus kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2012

The other 2 star reviewer nailed it on the head. Teachers are hit and miss and there isn't enough communication between the educators and parents. Put quite simply, I am sorry to say I am disappointed and it wasn't what I was expecting for my child. Really wished I would have looked into charter schools more carefully. PTA does a lot of good things, but that is simply not enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2011

I think Hunter is a very good school. i have been impressed by the teachers and their willingness to go the second mile. I am pleased with the administration and very pleased with the extracurricular specialist ie: Music, Lunch workers and PE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2011

I have been nothing but pleased with the education my children are receiving at Hunter Elementary. I can't believe the disdain in some people-those poor children who aren't being pushed enough in school are probably being overly pushed at home. My children are excellent students and if they are struggling in a subject, we work on it a little more at home. The way it's supposed to be. But that's just me, a gap-toothed hick product of the Idaho educational system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2011

Minimum standards met, not much else. Hunter is not a poor school but its about mediocre. Teachers are hit and miss and the general faculty and leadership seem to lack the desire to push students to succeed at higher than the minimum standards, which in Idaho are not very high. Overall we are disappointed with 2nd and 3rd grade at Hunter. One thing is for sure, Great Schools has it right when they rate schools, 9s and 10s are excellent (i.e. Seven Oaks Elem.), 6s are just average like Hunter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

Overall very good...but P.E. on two days a week is awful. No child left behind (Bush Admin.) is responsible for this. We have two kids here, one in first grade and one in third.
—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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

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

The state average for Language Usage was 80% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students76%
Female83%
Male70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Special education43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female97%
Male87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education57%
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 Students87%
Female95%
Male81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female99%
Male91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged82%
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

Language Usage

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female85%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education57%
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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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 90% 78%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 23%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2051 West McMillan Rd
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 855-4285

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