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Bear Lake High School

Public | 9-12 | 321 students

 
 

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Posted July 2, 2014

I am a graduate of Bear Lake High School. While I cannot speak for how the school is run today, my experience there was fantastic. The teachers were the best and the staff was excellent. The classes were (mostly) well taught and prepared me for life after high school. I participated and excelled in many extracurricular activities. An education is a joint effort between students, parents, and the school. If my school is still run by the standard it was when I was there, and effort is put forth, then this will be an excellent place to get an education. Also, please notice as you read some of the other reviews that the one star/ negative reviews are written by those who couldn't even be bothered to spell correctly to give their review a semblance of validity.


Posted October 4, 2010

I went to school at Bear lake and let me tell you, all of you can moan and groan all you want about the teachers but I would like to say our teachers were the best. Come one we had an egg timer for a bell system, we had to run and jump over boxes and building supplies. I just wanted to say hello for a former student of 1983. thanks Thomas Sutherland


Posted March 17, 2010

This school's Academic Decathlon team just won its third straight state championship. Both of my children won substantial college scholarships. I have been very pleased with the quality of education and the supportive atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2009

Any student who is willing to put out cna have a wonderful experience in this school. The teachers and students for the most part are very caring for one another. Class selction is limited but flexibility within classes allows teachers to compensate for the limited course offering. Students get out of school what they are willing to put into it. This schools students are no different.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

For a school in such a small area, there are many opportunities for the students who want to be in advanced classes. And every student is able to be involved in extra curricular activities!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2008

Poor selection of classess. Classes are unstimulating. My children are not challanged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

The school is sub-standard at best. Newer tachers are cut constantly while those past the age of retirement are left in the classroom. Programs are constanlty being cut.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2007

My children have received an excellent education at Bear Lake High School. All of them have continued on to highter education with no problems. My children were very involved with extracurricular activies and student government which kept them very busy. Most students get out of school according to their own willingness to participate. lack of opportunity is not the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2006

'I am a student attending Bear Lake High.' I am not from a small town I am actually from Canada. I wouldn't say that I hate Bear Lake but i definitly belive that they could improve and have alot more school spirit, Cause to tell you the truth I came here in the middle of December not being a 'Bear' being the loudest fan for the Sports team. Especilly basketball. Also one more thing the teachers are to nice, not saying that they are not good teachers but i don't feel modivated when I am in their class. I think that the only class that I was trying my hardest was Mrs. Barchy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2006

Yeah I'm a student right now at Bear Lake and personally I like somethings but there are somethings I could complain about! I love the teachers! I don't think there are very many that I really can't stand. I get a long with most of them and I think they really care when it comes to us. They like to be involved in our lives. I enjoy the activities we have but I think we could have a lot more! Also a lot more electives! We don't have very many clubs or other activities that anyone can get invovled in! I'm on the student coucnil and that has been one of our major concerns! The school is kinda run down though but the students are really nice and get along great! I like going here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2004

I am also a student. I believe that the people who go to this school and hate it is because they are not willing to make it better. All students hate their own school. Most students I have heard complaining do not go to games and do not support the school in the activities they do to try and make the school better, they just like complaining. I know that this school is not first rate but there are many things being done to make it better. I love this school and I believe the education is average.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2004

I am not actually a parent either, but I am a graduate. I for one felt that the education I recieved was first rate, thanks mostly to Mrs. Pederson. If a school could be filled with teachers like her, it would be above reproach! Anyway, all in all I felt like the education I recieved there was great.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 17, 2004

I am not a parent, but I did attend Bear Lake High. It is a horrible school. Very few of the teachers care about the students unless one of them is their own. The school spends more money trying to keep the school building from falling down then it does on the actual students. Upon graduating I have discovered that I am behind many of others who have graduated the same year as me; even though I kept a 3.5 GPA and took most of the honor courses offered. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2003

I am not really a parent, but did attend Bear Lake High. I just want to say that it is terrible. Of course it has about 5 teachers who are excellent the rest aren't that wonderful. Maybe the school could function properly if they had more funding & didn't just close down electives and clubs that many found very useful.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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61%

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73%

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67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
79%

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Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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79%

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88%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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89%

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Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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79%

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76%

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77%
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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

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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.

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The state average for Math was 19% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 29% in 2013.

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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 Students65%
Female61%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female68%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
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 Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female76%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female68%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/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

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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
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 95% 78%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 38%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Montpelier, ID 83254
Phone: (208) 847-0294

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