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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Compass Public Charter School is an above average, public, charter school located in Meridian, ID. It has 551 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
2511 W Cherry Lane
Meridian, ID 83642
Telephone
(208) 855-2802

Compass Public Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1190
20 responses
Average ACT
27
14 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$64,375
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,016
National
$949
Median Home Value
$221,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Seniors get a handmade quilt from the math teacher
    38%
  • School begins with an Opening
    19%
  • Alumni work to earn an early release day
    14%
  • Seniors paint their parking places
    14%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Leaving
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
551
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,232
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.6%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$5,951/ year
National
$12,239
17%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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The teachers not only care about the students' education but about the lives of the students as well. They continually make the effort to get to know the students, ultimately building a strong and safe community. If an issue is occurring, the teachers are willing to help where needed, whether that bringing it up to administration, giving sound advice, or just listening to the student and the issue at hand. The teachers are what make the school. The teachers' continual encouragement has greatly affected the school community and culture in a positive and uplifting way, by creating a safe and welcoming atmosphere.
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I attended Compass for the duration of my high school career, entering as a freshman and graduating as a senior. The lessons I have taken with me have been a growth mindset, the impact of sources of strength and the core values associated with such. Mentors, which I found through my teachers and counselors who I could confide in over my academics and when I was having a rough week and needed to find comfort. I enjoyed the fact that it allowed me to experience a charter school since I had left other schools and didn't stay long since they didn't enrich my knowledge nor attitude about making friends or getting involved in school. I found that my art soared past my expectations and was highly encouraged and that grades didn't define your success. Opportunities such as the National Honor Society, community service and apprenticeships all pushed me forward.
At Compass Public Charter School students are set up for success. Through worldview development and exceptional academics, strong character values, and next level excellence, students are prepared to face their future head on and not only that but to thrive in their day-to-day lives. The teachers at Compass are all highly qualified and love what they teach! The staff are all focused on helping each student achieve their best. The classrooms are focused on mastery and not just what you can regurgitate from a textbook. This is done by using real world applications in the classroom as well as thoughtful and in depth class discussions which also aid in the development and defense of individual worldviews. Each assignment has a specific purpose to aid in the students learning and there is no busy work given. In partnership with the College of Western Idaho, Compass offers many dual credit courses to their high schoolers which allows them to get ahead and well as prepare for college.