Hunter Elementary School

2051 West McMillan Rd, Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 855-4285

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 722 students 22 students/teacher (ID avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Meridian Joint District average
  • Idaho state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hunter Elementary School is a public elementary school in Meridian. 722 students attend Hunter Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 23% of the 722 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Hunter Elementary School is 22:1. Paramount Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 84%
Hispanic 4% 8%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 0.8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My children have been here for 3 years and we have been more than happy with their education. The teachers really care for their students and want them to succeed. That is what makes a difference for them. I would definitely recommend this school to others.

  • (1 year ago)

    Not a good school. Over crowded large class size low expectations of students. We went here and then pulled our kids. Parents had no clue and didn't care how poorly their kids were performing. Don't care about high achieving kids either. It's been overcrowded and poor reputation since it opened. Very disappointing.

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids are in their second year at this school and thus far the teachers have been amazing. The downsides? Overcrowding in class rooms with 30 plus kids.

  • (3 years ago)

    The other 2 star reviewer nailed it on the head. Teachers are hit and miss and there isn't enough communication between the educators and parents. Put quite simply I am sorry to say I am disappointed and it wasn't what I was expecting for my child. Really wished I would have looked into charter schools more carefully. PTA does a lot of good things but that is simply not enough.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think Hunter is a very good school. i have been impressed by the teachers and their willingness to go the second mile. I am pleased with the administration and very pleased with the extracurricular specialist ie Music Lunch workers and PE

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been nothing but pleased with the education my children are receiving at Hunter Elementary. I can't believe the disdain in some people-those poor children who aren't being pushed enough in school are probably being overly pushed at home. My children are excellent students and if they are struggling in a subject we work on it a little more at home. The way it's supposed to be. But that's just me a gap-toothed hick product of the Idaho educational system.

  • (4 years ago)

    Minimum standards met not much else. Hunter is not a poor school but its about mediocre. Teachers are hit and miss and the general faculty and leadership seem to lack the desire to push students to succeed at higher than the minimum standards which in Idaho are not very high. Overall we are disappointed with 2nd and 3rd grade at Hunter. One thing is for sure Great Schools has it right when they rate schools 9s and 10s are excellent (i.e. Seven Oaks Elem.) 6s are just average like Hunter.

  • (7 years ago)

    Overall very good...but P.E. on two days a week is awful. No child left behind (Bush Admin.) is responsible for this. We have two kids here one in first grade and one in third.

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(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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