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Payette High School

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Posted April 27, 2014

The school lacks minor organizational skills , but other than that, seems to be a really good school. Unlike its neighbors (Fruitland), education is first and sports come second. My child very much enjoys attending Payette High. It was a, "hands down" great move from the school she attended in the past. Very glad we moved to this quiet little town. Not sure why the rating is so low, as other Payette parents would agree.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2012

Payette School District does a wonderful job of preparing students for the future. I have had 5 children graduate from Payette School District. My oldest two children scored 34 and 36 on their ACT exams and then went on to graduate in the top 5% of their class at Boise State University. One of my children had a disability called Dyspraxia, which can make success in school very difficult. All of her teachers worked with her academically and socially to help her develop into a successful graduate. My children did not experience the bullying and pressure to conform that is so prevalent in other schools. In the middle school there are over 125 student members of Idaho Drug Free Youth, one of the largest in Idaho.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

Not sure why Payette is only rated 2. As far as High Schools go, Payette is by far the best school in the valley. All the teachers do a very good job with the students. Sports is not as important as a good education, although they do have a good program. My child has been very fortunate to have the chance to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2009

I am a Senior at PHS, and I wouldn't want to graduate from anywhere else. I love the other students and most of the teachers here. We do so much stuff that people outside of the school do not know about. We fund-raise to help light the cross, have set up recycling bins all around the school, and do countless Christmas things for those less fortunate. We also have currently been trying to send a family to Kentucky to be with their daughter who has recently been found to have a brain tumor. These are only a few of the things being done. Payette seems to have a bad reputation among the other schools, but I feel that we are far past whatever they are believing. I know how our school really is and I love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2009

I'm real pleased with the results that my children have achieved at Payette High School. Discipline is very challenging in this day and age, and the they teachers/administration finds a nice balance, to create a good learning atmosphere. I've had three kids graduate and two still in High School. Those that have graduated have done well in college and establishing themselves in a career. They were well prepared for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2008

I currently am a Junior at Payette High School, and I absolutely love it. We have challenging classes if people wish to take them. Our administrators always do the right thing, not just what looks the best. Most of the teachers have a deep passion for us to learn the materials. We don't really have cliques like everywhere else. Most everyone just get along. We care about sports and extra curricular activities, but they make sure your education comes first. It enforces the rules and is a safe place, yet is a relaxed school. Yes, there are other opinions and problems like anywhere else, but overall you can make an amazing experience out of this place. =]
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2008

mrs mcneal and mr lunsford were by far the best teachers i had! and mrs clevenger... best counsler ever....
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2008

Teachers don't care, and tell parents what they think they want to hear. They are enablers, and don't do the students any good. The superintendent is no better than the teachers and will not hold the teachers accountable for their actions nor inactions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

I believe that Payette High School has a lot to offer and that the community is lucky to have the teachers that they do. For example, Mrs. Overbay always makes herself available to students who need extra help and she's 100% there when they need a trusting individual to confide in. She is just one of the teachers who doesn't quit or give up on a student just because they are a trouble-maker, a poor student, or misunderstood in some other fashion. She reaches out to everyone, especially the hard-to-reach teenagers. I highly reccommend Payette High School because it has teachers just like Mrs. Overbay.


Posted December 31, 2007

The curicalum is years behind.The teaching methods lack effort,and the cafetaria is too small.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2007

As in every school (yes including Fruitland) there are good and bad teachers, faculty, students, parents and every other aspect of school life. I have found as a parent of two high schoolers that over all Payette is a great place for my children to learn. They both have the opportunies they need to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

I do not think that Payette is all it should be there are few good teachers at this school. i attenend all four years there and one thing i can tell you it has a horrible teen pregnancy rate. i can say that because i was one of them. there needs to be better classes and more help with the kids that need it, not just the kids who they know will succeed. and they need to remember that education comes over sports.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 13, 2005

For a small town highschool, PHS provides excellent education. I found that many of the teachers in this school had more passion for teaching than my professors in college. PHS rewards its students for outstanding academic achievement, provides great student counseling, supports its athletes, and stands behind the student organizations. I found that teachers believed in hands on learning and used realistic models and field trips to help generate a deep understanding of subject matter. I attended 4 highschools before I graduated from Payette, and found that I appreciated this atmosphere the most. I hope this aids in the choice of a school for your children!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 1, 2005

I am currently a sophmore at PHS. the teachers are great and so is the other staff. PHS has a strict tardy and absence policy. all in all it is a great school.
—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 62% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

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

The state average for Language Usage was 72% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
8%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 19% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 29% in 2013.

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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 Students40%
Female36%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female36%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Special education14%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female65%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Special education14%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)38%
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 Students54%
Female58%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)33%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female55%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)42%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female85%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female47%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
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 Students18%
Female13%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
White17%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Special education18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students5%
Female10%
Malen/a
Hispanic8%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students25%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
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 Students0%
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 69% 78%
Hispanic 24% 16%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 58%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1500 6th Ave South
Payette, ID 83661
Phone: (208) 642-3327

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