Sugar-salem High School

  • Sugar-salem High School serves 502 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Idaho state average of 42%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Idaho state average of 53%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Sugar-salem High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Idaho for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is equal to the Idaho state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Idaho state average of 24%.
  • Sugar-salem High School operates within the Sugar-salem Joint School District.
  • Sugar-salem Joint School District's 90-94% graduation rate is higher than the Idaho state average of 78%.

Top Placements

Sugar-salem High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Idaho for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)

School Overview

  • Sugar-salem High School's student population of 502 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2013)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students502 students
Sugar-salem High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Sugar-salem High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Sugar-salem High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeSugar-salem High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Sugar-salem High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sugar-salem High School is 0.20, 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)45-49%
42%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
53%
Student : Teacher Ratio19:119:1
Sugar-salem High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
2%
1%
Sugar-salem High School Asian Students (2001-2016)
Hispanic
9%
18%
Sugar-salem High School Black Students (2001-2016)
Black
n/a
1%
Sugar-salem High School Black Students (2007-2014)
White
89%
76%
Sugar-salem High School White Students (2001-2016)
Two or more races
n/a
2%
Sugar-salem High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic GroupsSugar-salem High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownID All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.200.30
Sugar-salem High School Diversity Score (2001-2016)
Graduation Rate≥95%
78%
Sugar-salem High School Graduation Rate (2014-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
38%
Sugar-salem High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
9%
Sugar-salem High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Sugar-salem High School is Sugar-salem 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.
    • Sugar-salem Joint School District's student population of 1,553 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 90-94% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $6,689 in this district is less than the state average of $9,031. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $6,304 is less than the state average of $9,000. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
    School District NameSugar-salem Joint School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    5
    2
    Number of Students Managed1,553520
    Sugar-salem Joint School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    46%
    42%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    51%
    53%
    District Graduation Rate90-94%
    78%
    District Total Revenue$10 MM$5 MM
    District Spending$10 MM$5 MM
    District Revenue / Student$6,689$9,031
    District Spending / Student$6,304$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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