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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
West Ada School District is an above average, public school district located in Meridian, ID. It has 38,406 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
1303 East Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
Telephone
(208) 855-4500
Website

West Ada School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1150
1,423 responses
Average ACT
27
900 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
38,406
Free or Reduced Lunch
26.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,025
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$227,334,000
Expenses Per Student
$6,473/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    4%

West Ada School District Reviews

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I have been attending Meridian High School for four years and I would not prefer any other place! Everyday I am politely greeted by all administration. It happens everywhere. In the halls on my way to class, after school, and even when I am just doing homework in the library! It really gives me a sense of welcoming and openness. It allows me to be my true self, without worrying about any risk of judgement or criticism. In addition, the teaching staff is ever-so quick to help when needed, to all students. They take so much time out of their day to ensure that each one of their students are maintaining the grades they wish to keep. And even aid in improving them further! The West Ada School District has treated me with the utmost respect and are very skilled in exercising bettering their students.
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I have experienced a variety of every type of schooling including private, charter, and home schooling. Public school, for me, has been the best fit and has helped me grow to the student I am now. I am involved in a number of clubs and sports in my school and I’m impressed with the level of competition the teams compete at and the level of enjoyment I have received from the clubs I have been a part of. The schooling is excellent and I have learned from well educated teachers many beneficial subjects. The diversity of my school specifically is high and the staff exhibit the knowledge of how to involve those who may be different.
The West Ada School district is pleasant for the most part. My student experience under West Ada administration has been that they put a strain on teachers and their ability to teach freely, and that they don't enforce which would greatly improve the conditions of their schools. In West Ada Schools, bullying is not seriously dealt with. However, they have managed to maintain a great staff (at my high school at least) despite the fact that they don't pay NEARLY enough in comparison to their Boise High School counterparts. I attribute all my positive High School experiences to Centennial High School and some of the wonderful teachers employed there, but I believe that West Ada school district probably had very little to do with the things that are going well.