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2014-15 Calendar

Board of Trustees

Getting Ready for School

Testing Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

School Zones

Policy Manual

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TFSD Curriculum

TFSD Report Card

History of Twin Falls Schools


Board of Trustees

Dan King, Chair
Bryan Matsuoka, Vice Chair
Mary Barron, Trustee
Bernie Jansen, Trustee
Paul McClintock, Trustee

Board Meeting  Schedule                                 2014-2015

 

Welcome! The Twin Falls School District serves nearly 8,000 students in Twin Falls, Idaho. It is comprised of seven elementary schools, two middle schools, one alternative middle school, two high schools, and one alternative high school. All are accredited. 

The district is ranked eighth in size among Idaho’s 114. It is one of the largest employers in an eight-county region, with more than 450 certified and 400 classified staff. The district is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees, whose members are elected by the public and serve without pay.

Our mission is to provide a quality education necessary for students to be successful in life. This includes being academic achievers, clear communicators, responsible citizens, complex thinkers, and quality producers, with the realization that learning is a lifelong process.

No Child Left Behind

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 was a landmark in education reform designed to improve student achievement and change the culture of America's schools. This new law represents a sweeping overhaul of federal efforts to support elementary and secondary education in the United States.

The act embodies four key principles:

  • stronger accountability for results
  • greater flexibility for states, school districts and schools in the use of federal funds
  • more choices for parents of children from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • an emphasis on teaching methods that have been demonstrated to work

The act also increased the emphasis on reading, especially for young children, enhancing the quality of our nation's teachers, and ensuring that all children in America's schools learn English. The NCLB Act affects virtually every program authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that was enacted in 1965.

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP):

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is required by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) as a measure of all schools, school districts, and the state in meeting required federal benchmarks. Idaho uses the results of the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to calculate AYP. Each year, all schools are required to reach state-approved goals in reading, math and a third category (typically language arts for elementary schools and graduation rate for high schools). They also must meet goals for the number of students participating on the ISAT. The results of assessments are used to determine whether a school is making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

AYP REPORT CARDS: The School Report Card provides an in-depth look at student achievement at the state, local and school level. These reports are a great way for Idaho parents and citizens to see how Idaho schools are performing.

District AYP Results

School AYP Results:

Bickel Elementary

Harrison Elementary

Lincoln Elementary

Morningside Elementary

Perrine Elementary

Sawtooth Elementary

Bridge Academy

O’Leary Middle School

Robert Stuart Middle School

Canyon Ridge High School

Twin Falls High School

Magic Valley High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, please visit the Idaho State Department of Education website at http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/nclb/