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Did you know that Boise High is one of Idaho’s highest-performing schools? The students score well above the Idaho average on SAT tests and they earned the highest mark on Idaho’s five-star rating scale.

Did you know that one of Idaho’s smallest districts — Basin — does not benefit from a supplemental levy, which is why nearly 90 percent of its budget comes from the state.  Meanwhile, Kootenai, another small district, supplements state funding by 34 percent.

You can find many more interesting story lines on our new and improved data center — IdahoEdTrends.org.

This data center provides financial and academic data in an easy-to-use format on all K-12 public schools and charters in Idaho.

Some of what you’ll find:

  • Comparisons to other schools and districts
  • A filter option that narrows your search by size and student expenditure
  • SAT results from last year
  • Trending test scores of elementary students (reading tests)
  • The most recent supplemental levy payouts
  • The number of certificated teachers in each building
  • Student enrollment and ethic breakdowns

The information for this site comes from the most recent publicly available data from the Idaho State Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics and the National Student Clearinghouse.

Idaho Ed Trends is housed and managed by IdahoEdNews.org, a source for independent and comprehensive journalism about public education policy and practice in Idaho.

We’ve been using IdahoEdTrends.org to find fascinating success stories in Idaho education. For example, Parma stood out for having a high rate of kids going to college. We called Parma to find out what’s happening there and  wrote this story. Same is true for a success story about the Vallivue School District.

We will continue to review IdahoEdTrends.org to find trends, investigate those trends and share out what we learn.

As you use IdahoEdTrends.org, please tell us what information is most important to you, and how we can improve our product.

IdahoEdTrends.org will continually be updated as more recent data becomes available. Also, we are in the process of enhancing the ability to compare information on schools. Find that feature in the coming months.

IdahoEdTrends.org was designed by California-based BrightBytes, an educational research and analysis organization. BrightBytes partners with leading industry experts and researchers to create evidence-based frameworks that translate complex data into simple, fast actions.

Idaho Ed Trends and Idaho Education News are funded by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.

Jennifer Swindell

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 two million pageviews a year. Jennifer has more than 35 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].

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