We are nearly halfway through the school year. Parents and teachers how do you think your schools are performing? A website called greatschools.org is an independent non-profit organization that uses metrics from schools to give a "well-rounded picture" of how effectively each school serves its students. They mostly rank based on: Student Progress Rating or Academic Progress Rating, College Readiness Rating (high schools only), Equity Rating (designed to measure how well a school serves the academic development of disadvantaged student groups), and Test Score Rating.

Boise has a lot in the top and a lot in the bottom. Meridian has a fair share at the top and none in the bottom ranking. Caldwell, Nampa and Kuna were a good mix.

The ratings follow a 1-10 scale, where 10 is the highest and 1 is the lowest. Ratings at the lower end of the scale (1-4) signal that the school is “below average,” 5-6 indicate “average,” and 7-10 are “above average.” Lets see how Idaho schools ranked. 

First, we will start with the schools that were Top Ranked Schools all with 10 out of 10 ratings in the area:

Idaho's Best & Worst Ranked Elementary, Middle & High Schools

Did your old school or your child's school make the list of perfect ranked schools in the area or the bottom ranked schools in the area?

If you didn't find your kids school on the list then it is not scored with the highest or with the lowest. It is somewhere between 2/10 and 9/10. Find your kids school here.. greatschools.org. It is worth looking more into, some have terrible ranking score but fantastic parent reviews.

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