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Mountain Home Sr High School

Public | 9-12 | 1020 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 20, 2014

This is a small somewhat rural town with a high turn-over with a military base being near by. They have increased communication but remember it is a two-way street. There are a lot of complaints that are not brought to the administration. I feel the administration is approachable and parents must do a better job at telling the principals changes they would like to see. There are amazing teachers in this school that really care about your children. The first step is to be involved in your child's education. Go to the school meet your child's counselor, ours was amazing! They do their best to accommodate the kids with varying levels of education. Yes, there are not a ton of AP classes but you can attend Uof I or BSU for classes if you have accelerated beyond what they offer. We especially appreciate their German program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2014

Very disappointed in this school. I had high hopes being that it was a small community, but students still get lost and forgotten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

Reviewing schools, noticed this one hasn't been updated in a while, so wanted to put an updated review. We are military, I know how important it is moving your kids around to see what schools are like and what to expect. My daughter entered 9th grade this year, we are not happy with MHHS. Communication between parents, kids, and staff are lacking. She has a few teachers (2/7) that really care and go out of their way to make sure the kids understand. The majority of the teachers do not. The school spirit is terrible. There is no structure, all grades can come and go as they want, they all eat lunch at the same time, therefore there are kids everywhere in the halls, outside, around town. Their dress code is dress for success, they leave it up to the kids to determine what that means, but say they will step in if the clothing is really inappropriate but I have not seen that happen. On more than one occasion while in or near the school I have seen kids acting inappropriate with the opposite sex and have seen teachers just walk by.There needs to be more parent involvement, teachers/staff who care and teach them how to act in society not be their friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2007

Excellent school with cool teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2007

The current principal of the High School, Jeff Johnson, and the Vice Principal, Mr. Gilbert, work very well together and do an amazing job keeping this school at the top. They support the students in their quest for school pride while at the same time keeping the students grounded in education. You will always see both of them in the halls and on the grounds between classes, lunch time and after school. They stay very aware of the students and this attitude is what keeps kids in school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 62% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
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 72% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 19% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
15%
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 Students59%
Female63%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracial82%
American Indiann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Special education14%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female68%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Special education14%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial82%
American Indiann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Special education26%
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 Students67%
Female74%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Special education9%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female69%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Special education15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Special education25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Special education15%
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 Students24%
Female33%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
White27%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Special education18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students32%
Female37%
Male28%
Hispanic25%
White32%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Special education12%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Special education46%
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 Students17%
Femalen/a
Male20%
Hispanic10%
White18%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Special education20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students19%
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 74% 78%
Hispanic 18% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 South 11th East St
Mountain Home, ID 83647
Phone: (208) 587-2570

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