Grace Area Schools

 

 

EDUCATION

Grace High SchoolThe Grace School District has consistently demonstrated performance significantly above national norms.  Upon graduating, students are well prepared to enter the job market, vocational schools, colleges and universities.

The district offer a special education pre-school program beginning at age three.  At age five, students enter kindergarten.  Two elementary schools, a junior high and senior high school serve students in grades kindergarten through twelve.  Approximately 700 students are served annually. 

Excellent bus services are provided for students living outside the city of Grace.  A fine hot lunch program is provided daily, with many students also participating in an early breakfast program.  This program has been judged to be one of the top food service programs in the state of Idaho.

A comprehensive curriculum is offered at all instructional levels with dedicated, highly trained and skilled teachers.  The teacher/pupil ratio is very low compared to surrounding states.  In 1997 the elementary ratio was 1:18.

Technology has been infused into the instructional program during the past several years creating a current program which offers students access to computers and software at every grade level.  A great deal is continuing to happen in this area.  Every year the district continues to upgrade its hardware, software and other technology.

New AuditoriumSignificant improvements have recently been completed in buildings and outdoor facilities.  A new $850,000, 520 seat auditorium was completed the summer of 1997.  This facility includes state of the art sound and lighting systems for auditoriums of comparable size.

A new lighted football field, storage building, elementary classroom, transportation facility and special education rooms have also recently been constructed.  In addition, a new computer lab, and eating area were completed in 2005.

The Grace School District is progressive and continually improving.  The turn-over rate for teachers and classified staff is very low.  Employees are well compensated and highly respected for the excellent job they do.

Elected school board members serve long and faithfully to insure a quality school system. Continuous improvement has become the goal and theme of the district in recent years.  Standardized test scores at all grade levels have consistently been above national norms.  Students enjoy a positive educational learning environment and are happy and comfortable in their schools.  They learn to respect others and the environment they are in and are respected by others in the system.

A comprehensive interscholastic program is offered at the secondary level.  Students in junior and senior high school participate in volleyball, football, basketball, wrestling and track.  High school students also have many other competitive activities, i.e. drama, academic contest (INEL), cross country, golf and mock trials. 

Many social activities, with a rich and deep tradition, are also held during the year, i,e, dances, musicals, club service projects, etc.  The Grace PTO sponsors a halloween carnival in the elementary schools each year at Halloween time.

Parents and community patrons are encouraged and welcome to visit their schools.  To every extent possible, an open door policy is maintained.  Come and see the schools in action, they are serving some of the greatest kids on earth. 

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