Lowell Scott Middle School

13600 West Mcmillan Road
Boise, ID 83713
(School attendance zone shown in map)
9/
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Top 20%
Serving 837 students in grades 6-8, Lowell Scott Middle School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Idaho for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the Idaho state average of 42%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the Idaho state average of 55%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Idaho state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Idaho state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 837 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • : Top 20% in ID
  • : 54% (Top 30%)
  • : 73% (Top 10%)
  • : 67% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ID Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Lowell Scott Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Idaho for:

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School Overview

Lowell Scott Middle School's student population of 837 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
837 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

Lowell Scott Middle School ranks within the top 20% of all 709 schools in Idaho (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Lowell Scott Middle School is 0.40, 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.
This School
State Level (ID)
#92 out of 709 schools
(Top 20%)
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54%
42%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lowell Scott Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Idaho by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
73%
55%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lowell Scott Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Idaho by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
67%
41%
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
10%
19%
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Black
3%
1%
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White
77%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.40
This chart displays the diversity score of Lowell Scott Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Idaho by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
20%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
4%
6%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ID Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lowell Scott Middle School's ranking?
Lowell Scott Middle School is ranked #92 out of 709 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Idaho.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% ID state average), while 73% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 55% ID state average).
How many students attend Lowell Scott Middle School?
837 students attend Lowell Scott Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of Lowell Scott Middle School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lowell Scott Middle School?
Lowell Scott Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Idaho state average of 17:1.
What grades does Lowell Scott Middle School offer ?
Lowell Scott Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Lowell Scott Middle School part of?
Lowell Scott Middle School is part of Joint School District No. 2.
In what neighborhood is Lowell Scott Middle School located?
Lowell Scott Middle School is located in the West Boise neighborhood of Boise, ID. There are 21 other public schools located in West Boise.

School Reviews

3   11/24/2020
I just got in Lowell Scott, and I think it's a pretty good school, I love everything about it except the teachers. Most of the teachers are really strict, they always call on you even if you didn't raise your hand or don't know the answer which in my opinion I think is really annoying. It's like they don't even give you time to think. They just TRY to teach you, and then you take a test but have no idea what to put. I think that should change; I want the teachers to take their time in teaching us, so we could learn. There are even teachers who just give you the answers, which is very stupid. I don't know if I should recommend this school to anyone or not, but if you do go there, beware of the teachers, and of course not to be mean.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Hi
5   5/18/2009
In this school-Lowell Scott- I have many great memories. Although some people did have problems with the teachers, I never, ever had a problem with them or the school. One thing that immediately turns people off to this school is that it can seem depressing (it was built in the '70's) and I thought that too. However, I am now at the high school in that area and miss Lowell Scott quite a bit. I have so many great memories of that school, including the teachers, the curriculum, the surrounding area, but most of all, the school itself. After being in student council, (which I highly recommend for anyone whether they're popular or not; I wasn't and I still won)I got to know the school's structure very, very well and had plenty of time to explore it on my own. That school's "hidden" hallways and dark corners, although depressing at first, after a while, it grows on you. As a matter of fact, you or your kids, whoever goes there, will probably miss it just as much as I do. I doubt that they could miss it more, though.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - luke_

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 837 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 54% (Top 30%)
  • : 73% (Top 10%)
  • : 67% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ID Dept. of Education

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