Payette High School

  • Payette High School serves 447 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Payette 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Idaho state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Idaho state average of 25%.

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School Overview

  • Payette High School's student population of 447 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 26% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students447 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Payette High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 676 schools in Idaho (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Payette High School is 0.48, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ID)
Overall School Rank#634 out of 676 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
32%
18%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
65%
75%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Payette High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in ID.
Diversity Score0.480.40
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Graduation Rate80-84%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePayette Joint School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ID Dept. of Education

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This school was wonderful for my son. He transferred here far behind and was in danger of not graduating. He was finally ready to work toward that goal, and Payette High School staff really worked with him. He was surprised at the support. He even told me, "Mom, they think I can do it." He did, and I am grateful for help and support they provided.
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