#1 Middle School in ID and #1 in Ada County

Lowell Scott Middle School

13600 West Mcmillan Road, Boise, ID 83713

How Good is Lowell Scott Middle School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A Learning Enviroment
A School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Lowell Scott Middle School is located in Boise, Idaho. The school reports an enrollment of 1030 students in grades 6-8 and a student–teacher ratio of 19 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in Idaho it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. Of middle schools in the Ada County it is ranked 1. Statewide, Lowell Scott Middle School is ranked 1 for middle schools.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our analysis. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


Idaho standardized test results, among other data points, are used to calculate the academic score for a school. Lowell Scott Middle School performs significantly above average compared to other Idaho middle schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: ID Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Excellent

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we inspect many factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Lowell Scott Middle School performs above average compared to other Idaho middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A.

Students : Teacher
ID Avg. 18
Uncertified Teachers
ID Avg. 1%
New Teachers
ID Avg. 15%
Learning Enviroment Grade A
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to calculate a school’s safety score. Lowell Scott Middle School received a grade of A for safety. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other middle schools in Idaho.

Safety Grade A
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations Good


An overview of the student body of Lowell Scott Middle School is included below. A school’s demographics play no part in determining its score.

Students w/ Disablities
ID Avg. 9%
Free Lunch
ID Avg. 37%
Econ. Disadvantaged
ID Avg. 46%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,030
Minority Students 218
Diversity Index 24
Students with Disablities 101
Economically Disadvantaged 31%
Limited English Proficiency 5%
Gifted Students 14%


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, the closest schools to Lowell Scott Middle School are listed. Use the table to compare The School Review’s scores for these nearby schools. For a full listing of Boise schools, go to the Boise, Idaho schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Pathways Middle School N/A N/A A+ C-
2 Heritage Middle School A A+ C A+
3 Lewis & Clark Middle School A+ A+ A- A+
4 CrosSenioroads Middle School N/A N/A A+ C
5 Sawtooth Middle School A A+ B- A+

Lowell Scott Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at Lowell Scott Middle School? 1030
  • Is Lowell Scott Middle School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Lowell Scott Middle School in? The school is located in Ada County.
  • How can I contact Lowell Scott Middle School? The school's number is (208) 350-4060.
  • Where is Lowell Scott Middle School? 13600 West McMillan Road, Boise, Idaho 83713

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Pathways Middle School
1855 East Leigh Field Drive Meridian, ID 83646
Heritage Middle School
4990 North Meridian Road Meridian, ID 83646
Lewis & Clark Middle School
4141 East Pine Street Meridian, ID 83642
CrosSenioroads Middle School
650 N Nola Meridian, ID 83642
Sawtooth Middle School
3730 North Linder Road Meridian, ID 83646