Bonners Ferry High School

  • Bonners Ferry High School serves 445 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 42%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Idaho state average of 53%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Bonners Ferry High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Idaho for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Idaho state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Idaho state average of 24%.
  • Bonners Ferry High School operates within the Boundary County School District.
  • Boundary County School District's 80-84% graduation rate is higher than the Idaho state average of 78%.

School Overview

  • Bonners Ferry High School's student population of 445 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students445 students
Bonners Ferry High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Bonners Ferry High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Bonners Ferry High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeBonners Ferry High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Bonners Ferry High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 656 schools in Idaho (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bonners Ferry High School is 0.25, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ID)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
42%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
53%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:119:1
Bonners Ferry High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
American Indian
4%
1%
Bonners Ferry High School American Indian Students (2002-2016)
Asian
n/a
1%
Bonners Ferry High School Asian Students (2001-2014)
Hispanic
8%
18%
Bonners Ferry High School Black Students (2002-2016)
Black
n/a
1%
Bonners Ferry High School Black Students (2001-2014)
White
86%
76%
Bonners Ferry High School White Students (2002-2016)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Bonners Ferry High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsBonners Ferry High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownID All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.250.30
Bonners Ferry High School Diversity Score (2002-2016)
Graduation Rate80-84%
78%
Bonners Ferry High School Graduation Rate (2014-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
38%
Bonners Ferry High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%
Bonners Ferry High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Bonners Ferry High School is Boundary County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 143 school districts in Idaho (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Boundary County School District's student population of 1,430 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 80-84% has increased from 75-79% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,138 is higher than the state average of $9,031. The district revenue/student has grown by 20% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $8,496 is less than the state average of $9,000. The district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
    School District NameBoundary County School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    5
    2
    Number of Students Managed1,430520
    Boundary County School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    33%
    42%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    50%
    53%
    District Graduation Rate80-84%
    78%
    District Total Revenue$14 MM$5 MM
    District Spending$13 MM$5 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,138$9,031
    District Spending / Student$8,496$9,000
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, ID Dept. of Education

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    5  
    Bonners Ferry High School has a strong tradition, but recently has undergone many staff and leadership changes that have left the school in a state of flux. This school is greatly benefitted by small town values, many staff members are prominent in the community, and school events are also community events. Academically, the school enjoys many young teachers, which makes for dynamical classes yet suffers from a high turnover rate. Athletically, only a few programs (soccer wrestling baseball) consistently compete at the state level, but Bonners Ferry does have a reputation for bringing strong crowds to away games.
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