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Pocatello High School

Public | 9-12 | 1094 students

 
 

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Posted April 3, 2012

Overall fabulous school! Very impressed with the students, teachers, and atmosphere at Pocatello High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

Poky is a great school. I actually have been around and know all three high schools in Pocatello and it is by the best in every category!


Posted April 20, 2010

pocatello high school is a great school that everyone loves and respects and we are still on the same foundation that it was when it was built back in 1892 and not only that, it has been giving quality educaton since then too no other school can say that and be telling the truth not only in academics but also in our sports they are respectable teams that are put together and played with pride and commitment, not saying we have the best team but no matter what happens the teams always stick together and play with pride my family has been attenting this school for a long time and all of them have held a great position within different areas such as government and business. i am currently attending the school and i am very proud to go here and everyone is accepted at this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

Pocatello high school exceeds in all expectations I ever imagined when I enrolled my child. the staff is nothing but helpful. the academics are far better then highland and century. and unlike other school sports teams are NOT set on golden pedastools. they focus more on academics! Love the school. I would never send my child to either of the other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

I am a freshman at Pocatello High School. I started the school year at Century High School, but later transferred because Poky is closer, and I know more people there. I'm beginning to think it was a mistake. I am a very responsible and respectful student. The staff at Pocatello High School, from what I've seen and dealt with, are quite the opposite. Within two weeks of attending Pocatello High School, I had more negative encounters with teachers than I ever have throughout my whole academic career. Also, I've noticed someone writing a review about Pocatello High saying it was basically 'the easiest school.' I wouldn't say that. I would say it is the most unchallenged school, and I wouldn't consider that a good thing. If your debated on which high school to attend, I would recommend you pick either Century or Highland if you want a stress free, academic surrounding.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2008

I was a student at Pocatello High School for 3 1/2 years. The classes were a toss up depending on the teacher you had. Some were a lot more difficult than others. I went to high school at Century also and thought there were more strict teachers who expected perfect grades or you would fail. I was able to pass but with B's instead of A's. There were some teachers from Pocatello High School that were transfered to Century that ended up returning to Pocatello High School due to the competition the teachers had when it came to grades. At Century you were also placed in groups by the other students and seen many students who were treated unfairly while at Pocatello you would not be treated that way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2007

Pocatello High is a good school to attend for atheletics but it lacks in disapline and the courses are not as challenging as Century or highland. I attended all three schools and believe Pocatello High School is more fit for students who struggle in school and need to take easier classes.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 19, 2005

We moved here from Oklahoma and I have been very happy with the quality of the teaching staff. I am especially impressed with the Math department.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
24%
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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 19% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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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 Students55%
Female57%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian30%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female57%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian50%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Special education11%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian50%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Special education17%
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 Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Special education7%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Special education22%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female66%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special education19%
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 Students28%
Female43%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students10%
Female4%
Male16%
Hispanicn/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students24%
Femalen/a
Male30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White27%
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

Language Usage

All Studentsn/a
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 83% 78%
Hispanic 10% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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325 North Arthur St
Pocatello, ID 83204
Phone: (208) 233-2056

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