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School Highlight: East Junior High

April 20, 2018

East Junior High School is located on the east side of Boise, Idaho and is for students in grades 7-9. The school was originally built in 1953 and several additions were made to the initial building before it moved locations. In 2009, the school was moved to its current location on East Warm Springs Avenue, making it a more recently built and modern school. According to attendants the facility is very well-maintained. There are around 600 students that attend East Junior High School. This school also has an impressive teacher/student ratio at around 16:1. Here we will highlight some of the school’s benefits and offer some other practical knowledge to help you make an informed decision about the school.

Curriculum

East Junior High School’s curriculum includes the basic liberal arts classes of language arts, math, social studies and science. Along with these core classes, there are courses in art, health, music, physical education, world languages (French and Spanish) and technology. Based on test scores for proficiency, the students are about 60% proficient in math, 70% proficient in reading and 69% proficient in science. East Junior High School is supported by the Boise School District. The Boise School District offers summer learning opportunities and a program called Advanced Opportunities for those parents and students who are looking to have the academic advantage as they move toward high school.

Athletics

This school offers a wide diversity in athletic programs. East Junior High School has a sports curriculum for boys’ and girls’ basketball, football, golf, tennis, cross country, track, volleyball, cheerleading and wrestling. Students have reported a feeling of comfort with their coaches as they are also the teachers of their academic classes as well. The Boise Idaho School District offers a competitive network where the students can truly exercise their athletic abilities.

Awards and Ratings

This junior high school is highly rated on greatschools.org with a rating of 4 out of 5 stars. The reviews offer praise to East Junior High School for the friendliness of the students and staff with low incidents of bullying as reported by parents and students of the school. In 2018, East Junior High was rated 4th out of 159 middle schools in the state of Idaho for Best Middle School. It was also ranked 4th out of 159 for Best Middle School Teachers. The site schooldigger.com ranks East Junior High School 26th out of 131 Idaho Alternative Schools and niche.com gave the school the rating of A overall and Reviews from the parents and students on that site are mostly positive.

Conclusion

East Junior High School is a highly ranked and well rated school in Boise, Idaho. The openness and helpfulness of the faculty and staff has allowed the school to receive many constructive reviews. The students are very well supported by their teachers and other staff members. There is great diversity in the curriculum and sports department’s programs. In addition, the Boise School District offers a supportive structure so that parents and students have the support needed to advance academically.

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