Wood River High School

1250 Fox Acres Rd, Hailey, ID 83333
(208) 578-5020
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 769 students 14 students/teacher (ID avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

75%
73%
74%

Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

Until 2012-2013, Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math, and language usage, and in grades 5, 7, and 10 in science. In 2013-2014, Idaho field-tested a new ISAT, and only reported testing for grades 5, 7, and 10 science, and grade 10 reading, language use, and mathematics. Data was also heavily suppressed to protect individual students from being identified. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Blaine County District average
  • Idaho state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
33%
23%

Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

Until 2012-2013, Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math, and language usage, and in grades 5, 7, and 10 in science. In 2013-2014, Idaho field-tested a new ISAT, and only reported testing for grades 5, 7, and 10 science, and grade 10 reading, language use, and mathematics. Data was also heavily suppressed to protect individual students from being identified. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Blaine County District average
  • Idaho state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wood River High School is a public high school in Hailey. 769 students attend Wood River High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 36% of the 769 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Wood River High School is 14:1. Silver Creek High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 66% 62%
Hispanic 29% 35%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0%
Asian 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Wood river heigh is full of many tiles of students but teacher is another thing I have never had a teacher in my years at wood river that actualy cared about the students.

  • (3 years ago)

    WRHS retains overpaid mediocre teachers and staff and a new principal with little experience making over 100k. Taxes provide 26k per pupil but the result is low SAT scores. Support includes a top heavy district office who is being sued with no accountability or ethics. This district is interested in buildings and grounds not student achievement. A new school board that changes leadership will ultimately turn this negative climate to one that is committed to education. Ego politics and misrepresentation continue to plague this school and district. A rose with many prickles. More than a disappointment an educational travesty.

  • (4 years ago)

    I rated this school unsatisfactory because it should be doing so much better given its level of per pupil funding (huge--around $25 000). Instead of being one of the best in the country it is barely mediocre. Parents considering this school should look at graduation rates (mediocre) the abysmally small percentage of students that take the SAT SAT scores that are lower than Idaho state average etc. Then ask around. In other words do your homework don't just read the district public relations junk. Extremely poor district leadership (friends promote friends) is to blame. Good teachers struggle and are demoralized. Hopefully the school board (which is in transition) will ask teachers for their input. With great leadership this district could be great.

  • (4 years ago)

    Actually I know the person who wrote the November 28 comment and she is not an administrator. She is a parent who has lived in the valley for over 20 years and knows the school and the community well. I would have to agree that the teachers are very good and most certainly have their priorities straight -- caring about their students. I am not going to argue about the administration as that all to often is really about politics not education. I do have to agree however that the nosiest (and wealthiest) of the public seem to get their way and their way is to create a system which caters to the top 20% of the students supporting the bottom 20% (special needs) and giving minimal consideration to the great majority (60%) of the students. As to the January 30 comment regarding the "sporty students" I have never been in a school district where being "sporty" meant LESS. I am a parent and do not presently have a student in the high school but I do have two former students who received a very good education have done very well in the post-high school education and careers and always speak highly of the school and several of their teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    WRHS has excellent teachers and meets the needs of most average students especially sporty ones. I rated it low because of the administration. They do not treat parents as partners. The parents that care the most speak up the most ( I do not myself have the time but I feel grateful for their time and energy) and they DO represent those that are too busy or trusting. In addition the administration is way too defensive and suffers from a lack of serving leaders. The comment posted on November 28th sounds like it came from an administrator A WRSD administator is resistant to his constituents paranoid entrenched and self-congratulatory. The administration spends much energy and money on non-student/curriculum centered priorities (buildings security systems retro-fitting heating systems in old buildings hiring more administrators rather than teaching staff etc) With as much money as this district has we should actually be AMAZING.

  • (8 years ago)

    An O.K. school in national comparison with some excellent teachers. Losing ground and settling for third and fourth choices as far as hiring new staff to replace retiring staff as it is so expensive to live in the valley. Needs to focus not just on the bottom percentage of students but needs to help those who are high achieving as well. Some counseling and scheduling policies are geared to assisting the lowest common denominator leaving those who excel to fend for themselves.

  • (11 years ago)

    All three of my childen graduated from WRHS as well as my husband and I. An Excellent high school! A wonderful community dedicated to quality education.

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