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Nampa Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1393 students

 

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Posted June 19, 2014

There are way too many studets at this school which makes each class full with at least 40 students making it difficult for any student to get a good education there. I feel the school has a lot of school pride and that makes it fun for the kids but as far as education goes, there are too many students and too many gang related problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2013

I spent my freshmen and sophomore year at nampa high and I absolutely loved it. As someone who was more closed off from socializing I was able to meet such good people. The atmosphere felt really welcoming. The teacher great and make learning really good to understand. What I liked to most though was the pride us students had for our school. I've never liked a school so much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2009

i currently attend Nampa Senior High School, and the school is a great place to put your kid in. The food is good, the educational factors beat out other schools, like the band programs, and electives, and our primary classes that help daily. WE PUT PRIDE BACK IN THIS SCHOOL! GO DAWGS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2009

Nampa High School has a positive, safe environment. The teachers and administration are supportive and work diligently to meet the needs of students. There is a great deal of school pride and work is being done to produce the best learning environment for the students at Nampa High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

My grandson is a junior at Nampa Senior High and I have bveen very pleased with the teachers and administration. The top leadershiop at the school, along with improvements from the bond package have restored pride at thd school. Parent involvement at the junior and senior level is super, but needs improvement at the freshman ad sophomore level. Powerschool allows me to closely monitor my grandson's progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

i am a new resident in the state of Idaho and my 15 year old son who is currently a sophomore now attending N.H.S. i walked into the office to enroll him on the Friday before school was to start and was pleased to receive such a warm welcome. my son is a special ed student which brought great concern to me that his needs would not be taken care of. i was so wrong!! my son and i were invited back to meet Mrs. Duby where she reviewed his paperwork i provided and arranged for his classes as we sat a talked to her. in the hour i spent with her, i met the principal who came in and introd himself, and 3 coachs of the football teams. the next day, my son was welcomed onto the JV football team and truly loves being at NHS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

I have currently switched schools and while I love the teachers there the overall feeling of the school is not the greatest. While a lot of teachers try to stay far and enforce the rules the best they can they do not have a lot of help from parents or administration.
—Submitted by a former 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 62% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
18%
Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 19% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 29% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students49%
Female51%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Special education13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female49%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Special education5%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special education24%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
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%
Female76%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Special education14%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Special education14%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female70%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Special education29%
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 Students11%
Female17%
Male8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
White19%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Special education8%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students16%
Female19%
Male15%
Hispanic15%
White17%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female27%
Male35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged16%
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 Students17%
Female14%
Male20%
Hispanic7%
White29%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Special education10%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students7%
Female8%
Male6%
Hispanic0%
White11%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students27%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
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 59% 78%
Hispanic 34% 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 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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203 Lake Lowell Ave
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: (208) 498-0551

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