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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
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Renaissance High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Meridian, ID. It has 736 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Renaissance High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
199 responses
Average ACT
28
90 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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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
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
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
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  • Nerdiness
    27%
  • Tournaments for after school curriculars
    17%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Halloween Parties and Poetry Slams
    10%
  • Plays
    8%
  • The Harvest Ball
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
736
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,025
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$6,473/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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I personally love Renaissance in that it offers an IB/AA program and it is generally more focused on academics. For me, the environment at the school makes it very easy to get along and befriend others. Not only does the school prepare students for college, it also offers concurrent credit classes that would allow students to start taking college courses. The student to teacher ratio is also very pleasing, students have more opportunities to be fully engaged in class with a smaller amount of students present. The only thing I would like to see changed about the school, is the school spirit. Considering it does lean towards being academically focused, the lack of school spirit (and quite frankly, the lack of time to focus on it) is understandable. However, it would always be nice to see Renaissance students having more school pride!
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Renaissance is an amazing school! This school focuses around having all graduates earn an Associates or IB degree by the time that they graduate. This is the only school in our state that offers this. The classes are very student friendly. The staff is also extremely committed to helping the students. They actually know and care about each and everyone of their students which creates an all around amazing atmosphere. Though we may be small, Renaissance offers the best academics, and programs that Idaho can offer, and provides a safe and fun environment for all attendees.
Renaissance High School is a college preparatory school that offers two very distinct programs to high school juniors and seniors. The AA (associates of arts) program allows students to graduate with their Associates of Arts through Idaho State University at the same time as graduating high school. The IB (International Baccalaureate) program allows students to earn college credits (similar to AP classes) while educating students through a worldly mindset to encourage them to become global citizens.

In addition to the two college prep. programs that are offered, Renaissance is situated near the West Ada Pre-Technical Education classes. Students are in the same building as the district's culinary, construction, engineering, police/fire, and EMT courses. This offers plenty of opportunity for hands-on experience while still in high school. The teaching staff and administration are phenomenal as well! They genuinely care about each student and will often get to know you personally.