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Idaho
Idaho
Idaho Department of Education, 650 West State Street,
Boise, ID 83720
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Superintendent of Education
Superintendent Marilyn Howard, (208) 332-6811
National Cooperative Education Statistics Liaison
Tim Hill, (208) 334-3337
Common Core of Data Survey Coordinator
Tim Hill, (208) 334-3337

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
1987 1996 Demographics
212,444 245,252 Students in public elementary and secondary schools
565 629 Public schools
10,258 13,078 Teachers in public elementary and secondary schools
83,557 83,557 Land area in square miles
2.5 2.9 Public school students per square mile
0.7 0.8 Public schools per 100 square miles


Figure 1
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools


1987 1996 Fiscal summary
985 1,188 State population (in thousands)
$1,940 $3,544 State revenue per capita
$1,716 $3,036 State expenditure per capita
$367 $668 State expenditure for elem. and secondary education per capita
$66,438 $108,575 Gross state product per school-age child

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AGENCY/SCHOOL INFORMATION
1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by type
100% 115 100% 113 Total public education agencies
100.0% 115 99.1% 112 Regular school districts
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 Regional service agencies
0.0% 0 0.9% 1 State-operated agencies
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 Federally operated and other types


1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by number of schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 100 or more schools
0.9% 1 2.7% 3 25 to 99 schools
11.3% 13 12.4% 14 10 to 24 schools
20.9% 24 21.2% 24 5 to 9 schools
67.0% 77 63.7% 72 1 to 4 schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 No schools reported


Figure 2
Regular school districts by student membership size
Regular school districts by student membership size


1987 1996 Distribution of schools by type
100% 565 100% 629 Total public elementary and secondary schools reported
97.2% 549 89.3% 562 Regular schools
2.3% 13 2.7% 17 Special education schools
0.2% 1 0.0% 0 Vocational schools
0.4% 2 7.9% 50 Other and alternative schools


Figure 3
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97


Figure 4
Public schools by size of student membership
Public schools by size of student membership


1987 1996 Number of public schools by grade span category
48.3% 273 45.2% 284 PK, K, 1 to 3, 4, 5, 6
4.1% 23 2.4% 15 PK, K, 1 to 8
7.1% 40 8.9% 56 4, 5, 6, to 6, 7, 8
9.9% 56 7.0% 44 7 to 8, 9
6.9% 39 6.7% 42 7, 8 to 12
13.5% 76 18.1% 114 9, 10, 11 to 12
7.8% 44 11.0% 69 Other grades
2.5% 14 0.0% 0 Ungraded
0.0% 0 0.8% 5 Not reported

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STUDENT INFORMATION
1987 1996 Public school membership by grade
1,689 Prekindergarten
17,354 17,562 Kindergarten
18,287 18,805 First
17,947 18,262 Second
17,563 18,366 Third
16,968 18,085 Fourth
16,633 17,950 Fifth
15,948 18,806 Sixth
15,806 19,896 Seventh
15,503 19,998 Eighth
15,000 21,023 Ninth
14,772 19,458 Tenth
14,647 18,277 Eleventh
13,886 17,075 Twelfth
2,130 0 Ungraded


Figure 5
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category


1987 1996  
10.2% Students in special education with IEPs
19.2% 23.6% School membership eligible for free lunch
19.5% School-age children below poverty


1987 1995 High school completers and dropouts
92.9% 12,243 97.4% 14,667 Regular diploma
  0.4% 62 Other diploma
7.0% 927 1.8% 276 High school equivalency
0.0% 5 0.3% 47 Other completers
    Dropouts
        Dropouts who were male
        Dropouts who were minority


Figure 6
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state () and nation () and the 25th () and 75th () percentiles
 
  did not participate in the NAEP 1996 State Assessment


Grade 4 Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science achievement levels
Average Mathematics scale score [scale 0 to 500]
    Students below basic level
    Students at or above basic level
    Students at or above proficient level
    Students at advanced level
Average Science scale score [scale 0 to 300]
    Students below basic level
    Students at or above basic level
    Students at or above proficient level
    Students at advanced level

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STAFF INFORMATION
1987 1996 Educational staff
100% 16,205 100% 22,611 Total education staff
        Instructional staff
63.3% 10,258 57.8% 13,078 Teachers
5.7% 923 9.5% 2,153 Instructional aides
        Support staff
1.5% 244 2.5% 558 Guidance counselors/directors
1.9% 307 1.8% 413 Librarians/library support
4.7% 754 5.0% 1,137 Administrative support
17.8% 2,888 18.9% 4,265 Other support services
        Administrators
3.3% 532 3.0% 676 School-based
1.8% 299 1.5% 331 School district officials/administrators


Figure 7
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level


1987 1996  
1.7 1.4 Teacher to all other staff ratio
12.3 13.0 Teacher to administrator ratio


Figure 8
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience


1987 1996  
$14,793 $19,715 Average beginning teacher salary
$22,242 $31,818 Average teacher salary


Figure 9
Distribution of public school teachers by age
Distribution of public school teachers by age


1987 1993 Preparation of teachers: highest degree earned
0.2% 0.7% Public school teachers with no degree
72.7% 74.5% Public school teachers with a Bachelor's or lower degree
22.0% 21.7% Public school teachers with a Master's degree
5.0% 3.1% Public school teachers with a degree beyond Master's

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FISCAL INFORMATION
FY88 FY97 Federal aid to education under selected programs
(in thousands of current dollars)
$11,228 $23,652 National school lunch
$532 $3,294 National school breakfast
$14,710 $25,615 Title I
$7,219 $13,614 Education for the handicapped
$5,030 $6,308 Vocational and adult education
$3,903 $7,704 School improvement
$4,613 $3,599 School assistance (federally affected areas)
$564 $1,062 Bilingual education
$179 Indian education


Figure 10
Revenues by source
Revenues by source


Figure 11
Current expenditures by function
Current expenditures by function


FY88 FY97 Revenues and expenditures (in current dollars)
$580,432 $1,251,263 Revenues (in thousands of dollars)
$2,732 $5,102 Revenue per pupil in membership
$532,274 $1,090,597 Current expenditures (in thousands of dollars)
$2,505 $4,447 Current expenditure per pupil in membership
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