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Irving Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted May 6, 2014

I just wanted to say now as the end of the year is here that I am thankful for the opportunity to take my children to another school district where the job to TEACH children is not taken lightly and now my children will have the opportunity to receive the education that they deserve by caring teachers. I repeatedly through out the school year talked to staff members about my son failing his math class. Mind you he came from Jefferson as a straight A, 100% attendance student to Irving failing the entire year begging me daily to let him stay home. his math teacher is by far the worst teacher I have ever met. She is uncaring and unwilling to help the students. I never once received a phone call, letter, email or any other type of information from her or any other member of your staff about his grades. I came to the school, trying to remove him from the class, but as you know there aren't many options for sixth grade math teachers. So now we're in another state and based off of their testing he scores at a fifth grade level. Imagine that. This entire year at Irving was a complete waste. He learned nothing. Worst school I have ever had my children enrolled in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Both of my kids went there and they just loved it there. It close to my home and it has great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

i both love and hate irving middle school. i love it because of all the nice, and loving teachers. then again, every morning as i walk in there, i feel so very claustrophobic. it's a nice and cozy school, but when it's already crouded with 7th and 8th graders, i have no clue as of to why they would add another grade in that place :) i <3 irving!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2007

I think this is the best school in all of Pocatello. Its education system is on track, the kids are extremely nice and well behaved, and the students grade levels are shooting off the boards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

Irving Junior High is a good school Keep up the good work.
—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.

About these ratings

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 73% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
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 75% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%
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 75% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students57%
Female63%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Special education5%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Special education14%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special education23%
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 Students74%
Female83%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special education10%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special education19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female56%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Special education10%
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 Students77%
Female85%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Special education4%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Special education18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education43%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 78%
Hispanic 9% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Black 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 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 63%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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911 North Grant Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204
Phone: (208) 232-3039

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