Discovery Elementary School

2100 East Leigh Field Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 1%
Serving 491 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Discovery Elementary School ranks in the top 1% of all schools in Idaho for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 81% (which is higher than the Idaho state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85% (which is higher than the Idaho state average of 54%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Idaho state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Idaho state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 491 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • : Top 1% in ID
  • : 81% (Top 1%)
  • : 85% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ID Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Discovery Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Idaho for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Discovery Elementary School's student population of 491 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
491 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Discovery Elementary School ranks within the top 1% of all 707 schools in Idaho (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Discovery Elementary School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (ID)
#5 out of 707 schools
(Top 1%)
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81%
40%
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85%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
8%
19%
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Black
3%
1%
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White
82%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.32
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
20%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
4%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ID Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Discovery Elementary School's ranking?
Discovery Elementary School is ranked #5 out of 707 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in Idaho.
What schools are Discovery Elementary School often compared to?
Discovery Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Cecil D Andrus Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
81% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% ID state average), while 85% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 54% ID state average).
How many students attend Discovery Elementary School?
491 students attend Discovery Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
82% of Discovery Elementary School students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Discovery Elementary School?
Discovery Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Idaho state average of 17:1.
What grades does Discovery Elementary School offer ?
Discovery Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Discovery Elementary School part of?
Discovery Elementary School is part of Joint School District No. 2.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 491 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • : Top 1%
  • : 81% (Top 1%)
  • : 85% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ID Dept. of Education

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