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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
West Ada School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Meridian, ID. It has 40,205 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

West Ada School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1160
1,669 responses
Average ACT
27
1,008 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
40,205
Free or Reduced Lunch
26.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,175
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$7,185/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$68,131
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,045
National
$949
Median Home Value
$242,000
National
$184,700

West Ada School District Reviews

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I moved into West Ada School District from a prominent community in Colorado Springs and was afraid that there would be a difference in curriculum and how it would assist me in preparing for my future. However, when I moved I was shocked at the caliber of education. I had more structure and assistance in this school district than I have ever before. The only thing that I would like to see different is more diversity in students and teachers alike!
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I absolutely love this school district! I have attended three of the high schools within this district, Meridian High School, Centennial High School, and Renaissance High School. I also attended Sawtooth Middle School. The teachers are great, the student body is great! The schools I have attended are intimate but arguably large, the people are humble and the vibes are good! 10/10 recommend!
I appreciate how they try to include the different schools in things. However, their response for the Covid-19 pandemic has been less than satisfactory. They only closed the school due to the lash back and parental concerns only after the Boise School District closed before. They announced it at midnight on Monday with no warnings. It seems like this school district only follows what the surrounding schools districts do because they are stubborn on student education in person so they had no back up plans for online schools. This district needs to be more prepared for something that might be inevitable, especially since they had warnings in advance about the pandemic. I'm grateful on how they are trying to give Seniors a memorable graduation (kinda) considering the circumstances. Centennial High School is doing a fantastic job reaching out to Seniors to give them the attention and congratulations they deserve. It certainly has been an interesting Senior year for the Class of 2020.