Preston High School

  • Preston High School serves 756 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (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 60-64% (which is higher than the Idaho state average of 53%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Preston 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 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Idaho state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Idaho state average of 24%.
  • Preston High School operates within the Preston Joint School District.
  • Preston Joint School District's 83% graduation rate is higher than the Idaho state average of 78%.

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School Overview

  • Preston High School's student population of 756 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students756 students
Preston High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Preston High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Preston High School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradePreston High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Preston 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 25:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Preston High School is 0.13, 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)20-24%
42%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
53%
Student : Teacher Ratio25:119:1
Preston High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Preston High School American Indian Students (2005-2013)
Asian
n/a
1%
Preston High School Asian Students (2001-2014)
Hispanic
7%
18%
Preston High School Black Students (2002-2016)
Black
n/a
1%
Preston High School Black Students (2013-2014)
White
93%
76%
Preston High School White Students (2002-2016)
Two or more races
n/a
2%
Preston High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsPreston High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownID All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.130.30
Preston High School Diversity Score (2002-2016)
Graduation Rate90-94%
78%
Preston High School Graduation Rate (2014-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
38%
Preston High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
9%
Preston High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Preston High School is Preston Joint School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 143 school districts in Idaho (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Preston Joint School District's student population of 2,509 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 83% has decreased from 85-89% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $6,049 in this district is less than the state average of $9,031. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $5,890 is less than the state average of $9,000. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
    School District NamePreston Joint School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    6
    2
    Number of Students Managed2,509520
    Preston Joint School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    35%
    42%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    53%
    53%
    District Graduation Rate
    83%
    78%
    District Total Revenue$15 MM$5 MM
    District Spending$15 MM$5 MM
    District Revenue / Student$6,049$9,031
    District Spending / Student$5,890$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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