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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Moscow High School is a highly rated, public school located in Moscow, ID. It has 772 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.

Moscow High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1260
136 responses
Average ACT
28
46 responses
AP Enrollment
24%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$35,979
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$669
National
$949
Median Home Value
$216,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Arts Fest
    48%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Complaining about the AC and admins.
    9%
  • Distinguished young women
    9%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
772
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,689
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,323/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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I absolutely loved how kind and accepting the culture is here! It's not too strict and yet the people are absolutely glorious. I wish, however, that teachers were more compatible with each other, and that there were more study groups and that it were easier to collaborate with peers on assignments and study tools and materials. Overall, the counselors and teachers love their students, and I have comfort in knowing that I could send my future children here without worrying that they would get bullied or harassed from students or teachers.
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Tests, essays, gossip, drama; the essence of high school! Moscow High School is a special one, to say the least. While the staff is decent, our facilities and organizations are subpar. We do not have air conditioning. BUT, we do have iPads for the Physical Education classes. That is obviously a necessity.
Our school recently condoned participating in a nationwide walkout against gun violence in schools. Wonderful, I know!
There is a parking lot in which many students go before, during, and after school to smoke substances such as, but not limited to, cigarettes and marijuana. It is widely known as "The Pot Lot". We have a week called Arts Fest; it's a week-long talent show. Everyone is incredibly supportive of those performing. We also have Lipdub. It unites us all as a whole. If you'd like something to do next time you're stuck in traffic, look up "MHS Lip Dub 2016". I think you will be pleased. I hope this was helpful! MHS could be better but could be loads worse.
Moscow High School's teachers are very invested in their students' learning. The science department provides unique lab opportunities for all students. The thing Moscow High School lacks is adequate funding for science. Often, the science teachers use outdated safety equipment and have to pay for their own lab materials. More funding should be distributed to the science department so that teachers can purchase new safety equipment.