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Post Falls High School

Public | 9-12 | 1545 students

 
 

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Posted January 27, 2013

It's really just an average school. As someone else has mentioned I do really wish they spent less attention on the school's athletics and more on the academics, as some teachers really should not be teaching (but of course we have some of the best teams in the state) There are a few teachers that genuinely care about the students but as a whole the staff is somewhat mediocre.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2011

School is unmotivated, mostly because of lack of care for students. The teachers seem to be burdened with the students and want to leave as soon as possible. They need to be more caring for the students and actually care about the next generations education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2010

As a participant in the "incomplete" Honors Program, I graduated from this high school with 19 college credits from my AP classes. Many of the honors and AP courses go the same pace as their collegiate equivalents. As I was graduating, several teachers were being trained for more AP courses such as Biology, Chemistry and English. The Honors Program prepared me for the academic challenge of a private university. The counselors were also invaluable as I sought scholarships for my Freshman year. I was able to pay for the entire $31,000 bill with scholarships and grants alone. There are a multitude of opportunities to be involved at PFHS. The teachers are very personable, and can become great mentors and friends! They are more than happy (actually, they're thrilled when parents want involved) to expand communication with parents beyond progress reports and brief phones calls.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2008

The honors program of this school is incomplete, the faculty is highly disorganized, and the school focuses far more on athletics than on academics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2007

As good as a public school could be. Some of the credentials of a few of the teachers could be questioned, and as usual, there is a lack of attention to the arts. However, the staff was generally good-natured, friendly and knowledgeable, and violence and conflict were kept to a minimum. Generally, I enjoyed my time at PFHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2007

My daughter and granddaughter have both attended Post Falls High School. They have been well guided, well taught, and well prepared for life. The academics are challenging for all levels of learners, aided by a caring, knowledgable, experienced staff. The extracurriculars offer opportunities for students of all interests. Overall, Post Falls HS has shown itself to be an outstanding educational institution for the 38 years I have lived locally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2004

The high school is great. Our student had a rough first year, but the staff is working with him and helping to keep him in school, and achieving his goal of graduating from this high school. They should all be applauded for their support and understanding. The kids come first here. The principal is the best of the schools in Post Falls that I have dealt with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

A great learning environment. A lot of teacher and staff support.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
47%
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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Reading

The state average for Reading was 29% in 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 Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Special education10%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female67%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education26%
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 Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special education25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female70%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special education33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education42%
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 Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students27%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White27%
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

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 90% 78%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Black 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 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 46%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2832 East Poleline Rd
Post Falls, ID 83877
Phone: (208) 773-0581

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