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Hacker Middle School

Public | 5-6 | 555 students

 
 

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2 stars

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Posted February 26, 2014

Hacker has been one of the most frustrating schools to deal with. My daughter has been failing most of her tests in Math and has not received any type of help. Why, you may ask. It is not for the lack of us requesting the help it is the lack of Idaho providing the necessary help that she needs. Don't fail Idaho? Ha! Good luck because if you cannot help the kids that are struggling within your school districts then Idaho itself is failing. I can't wait to get my kids to a school where they will actually get the help they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

I went here for one year in 1999, and based on what I've seen it's still a horrible place to go. The teachers are cruel and antagonistic, and no one does anything about the bullies. If you can avoid it, don't send your child here.


Posted April 5, 2011

This school is ok with being bullied. My son has been the victim several times. They send the message that it is ok to start a fight but don't get caught defending yourself. I am so glad that my youngest child will not attend this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

I think this school has greatly improved since they moved it to 5th and 6th grade only. My son was there for 5th grade last year and he had a great experience. His homeroom teacher and team of teachers were excellent and we had good communication. So far, so good on this year too. I know there's been a couple of teachers that don't have the greatest rep but I believe that's the minority, not the majority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

This is is not as bad as some but the teachers (not all) are somewhat moody. Both my kids went here and I couldn't wait to get them out. I really wished teachers took a class on how to treat the students like people. Don't bring your mood to school and take it out on the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

So mountain home may be a small town, but the schools are pretty good, i mean, when i fist moved here, i was the new girl! and i was able to make friends within a few HOURS of school! the kids are so acceotable of everybody there! and the teachers are excellent there too!
—Submitted by a student


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.

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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 80% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
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 73% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial100%
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Special education35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)33%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial91%
American Indiann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Special education29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial100%
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special education41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)67%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Special education39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)27%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Special education19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Special education35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special education41%
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 69% 78%
Hispanic 22% 16%
Black 3% 1%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 54%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Mountain Home, ID 83647
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