Jennifer Swindell

About Jennifer Swindell

Managing editor and CEO Jennifer Swindell founded Idaho Education News in 2013. She has led the online news platform as it has grown in readership and engagement every year, reaching over one million pageviews in 2019. Jennifer has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. She also has served as a public information officer for Idaho schools and as a communication director at Boise State University. She can be reached at [email protected]

100% Graduation Rates

These districts and charters graduated all of their seniors. Most of these districts and charters have enrollments of less than 30 high school seniors.

Total Student Absences

This is the average number of students who were absent each day during the 2018-19 school year. The data was pulled from the State Department of Education website and calculated by subtracting Average Daily Attendance (ADA) from total enrollment.

Top Average Teacher Salaries

The average teacher salaries are calculated by dividing the total instructional salaries by the number of teachers from each school district for the 2018-19 school year. The data is submitted by school districts and was pulled from the State Department of Education website.

Top Superintendent Salaries

These salaries from the 2018-19 school year were reported by districts to the State Department of Education. These are base salaries and do not include extra perks.

Top Charter Administrator Salaries

These salaries from the 2018-19 school year were reported by charters to the State Department of Education. These are base salaries and do not include extra perks.

Teacher Work Days

This is the average number of days teachers were contracted to work during the 2018-19 school year. Contract days were reported by districts and charters to the State Department of Education. This is the average of the individual reports.