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Sandpoint High School

Public | 9-12 | 1007 students

 
 

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Posted May 4, 2013

I understand that this school has some budget constraints and some societal challenges, but I am not a fan of how this school tackles these problems. The principal is from the alternative school, and in my opinion, has gone overboard in her attempt to curb the problem. The result has been a stifling approach to social functions, one in which my child was wrongly singled out for something she did not do. It completely ruined her high school experience, after that my child refused to go to school sponsored events as a result. The PTA's idea of a "prom" was held in a bank building lobby, because they couldn't agree on a decent venue in town, despite the fact that they charged top dollar for it. And that was common. Expect to be paying for a lot out of pocket since this school district is very poor, and in the high school finds creative ways of milking every activity for profit. Lastly, those who took online coursework as an alternative to going to the overcrowded school everyday were denied the right to graduate with the class, and were NOT notified of this when they enrolled for the classes. In short, I felt my child was robbed of a good high school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Quality teachers and wonderful kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

I am a parent with one child having graduated from SHS and now a freshman there. The principal seems very involved. The teachers are mostly awesome, with a few exceptions. The sports programs receive a ton of community support and there is a lot of parent involvement. You can really tell that parents in the area care. In the five years we have been in Sandpoint we have not personally been involved with any negative issues with safety or discipline. My only negative comment might be that the counselors should do a better job of preparing the students for college. I realize the parents need to take the initiative here. If the parents do take the initiative I'm sure the students will be fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

I would not want to put another kid through this school! It is poor at best! The teachers are only interested in trying to get kids to pass the classes and could care less about if they learn anything.The only sports program that is any good is wrestling.All other sports are way to influenced by who is friends with who! I would look at Couer D alene area the schools are much better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2007

The standards are the highest in the nation
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2006

Sandpoint is a small town with a very friendly environment, I could not have thought that I had it better going to school their. Lots of opportunites for sport programs and opportunities to go on to bigger and better things. The one thing I would have like is for them to help student realize that High School is just the first step and that it should be a guide to help you know how you want to countine on from there. Sandpoint High seemed to focused on getting you graduated and not preparing you for college and other Job opportunities. I did see improvement in this area while I was there and I hope that they have continued to help students better know where they can go to gain future knowledge, and show them ways that it is possible.
—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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
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

The state average for Language Usage was 19% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 19% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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 Students74%
Female80%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial91%
American Indiann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Special education6%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial82%
American Indiann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Special education12%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial91%
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education33%
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 Students82%
Female84%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Special education36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special education46%
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 Students25%
Femalen/a
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Special education10%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students22%
Female40%
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students40%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/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

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 92% 78%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 45%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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410 South Division St
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: (208) 263-3034

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