High gets 5-star rating
The State Department of Education released 2012-2013 data on schools across the state rating them on multiple measures of academic performance including academic growth.
Here is a summary of the Star Rating System:
Each school is no longer rated on whether or not it meets AYP, which only measured how many students score on grade-level on the ISAT. Instead, each school is rated as a One-Star, Two-Star, Three-Star, Four-Star or Five-Star School based on multiple measures of academic performance, including academic growth.
Prairie Elementary received a 4 Star rating
The following factors determined the rating:
Academic growth: how much progress students made over the past school year.
Academic proficiency: how many students reached grade-level or higher in each subject area on the ISAT.
Participation: 95% of the student population must be tested.
Prairie Jr/Sr High received a 5 Star rating
Under the Five-Star System, schools with a grade 12 are measured based on the following factors:
Academic Growth: The state measures how much progress students made over the past school year.
Academic Proficiency: The state measures how many students have reached grade-level or higher in each subject area on the ISAT.
Postsecondary and Career Readiness Metrics: The state measures a school’s graduation rate, the number of students enrolled in and successfully completing advanced courses, and student scores on college entrance exams, such as the SAT, ACT ACCUPLACER or COMPASS.
Participation: Schools much demonstrate that at least 95% of students in the schools were tested.
To get more information on schools throughout the state, click on the link below. https://apps.sde.idaho.gov/Accountability/ReportCard