Pocatello High School

325 North Arthur St,

Pocatello, ID, 83204-3101

Tel: (208)233-2056
Grades: 9-12

1,122 students

Pocatello High School serves 1,122 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the ID average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 22%.
Pocatello High School operates within the Pocatello School District.
The school district's 92% graduation rate is higher than the ID state average of 82%.

Overview

The student population of 1122 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,122 students
Pocatello High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 61 teachers
Pocatello High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Pocatello High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (ID) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 16:1
Pocatello High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
3%
1%
Pocatello High School American Indian (2001-2012)
Asian
1%
1%
Pocatello High School Asian (2001-2012)
Hispanic
10%
16%
Pocatello High School Hispanic (2001-2012)
Black
1%
1%
Pocatello High School Black (2001-2012)
White
83%
78%
Pocatello High School White (2001-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Pocatello High School Sch Ethnicity Pocatello High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.30 0.37
Pocatello High School Diversity Score (2001-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
36%
39%
Pocatello High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
10%
Pocatello High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,873 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 92% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Pocatello School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
3
Number of Students Managed 12,873 526
Pocatello  School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 92% 82%
Pocatello  School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $90 MM $6 MM
Pocatello  School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $86 MM $6 MM
Pocatello  School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,265 $10,010
Pocatello  School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $6,920 $9,580
Pocatello  School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, ID Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pocatello Juvenile Detention (0.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Irving Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pocatello Juvenile Detention (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Pocatello Irving Middle School
    911 North Grant Ave
    Pocatello , ID , 83204
    (208)232-3039
    0.5  mi  |  687  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Pocatello Pocatello Juvenile Detention
    Alternative School
    137 South 5th St
    Pocatello , ID , 83205
    (208)234-1080
    Alternative School
    0.6  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  1-12
  • Pocatello Pocatello Montessori
    320 North 8th Ave
    Pocatello , ID , 83201
    (208)232-2872
    0.7  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Pocatello Jefferson Elementary School
    1455 Gwen Dr
    Pocatello , ID , 83204
    (208)232-2914
    0.9  mi  |  439  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Pocatello Washington Elementary School
    226 South 10th Ave
    Pocatello , ID , 83201
    (208)232-2976
    0.9  mi  |  336  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

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