General Information

  •  central office info  Cassia County Joint School District 151 is the 13th largest district in the state, in terms of student enrollment. The district encompasses most of Cassia County plus small portions of Oneida and Twin Falls Counties and is geographically larger than the state of Delaware. Within these 2,500 square miles are 18 schools with a total enrollment of 5,600 students. All schools are on a semester schedule and are accredited through the Northwest Accreditation Association and/or the State Department of Education. The district employs certified staff of over 340, 1/3 of whom have advanced degrees. Ancillary and auxiliary personnel bring the total number of employees to about 800 making the district the largest employer in the county.

    Cassia became a countywide consolidated district in 1948. Prior to that there were 49 school districts spread throughout Cassia County. By merging into a consolidated district, they gained efficiencies and access to educational and financial resources. The schools of Cassia County continue to provide exceptional educational and extra curricular activites. Students, teams, and faculty are regularly awarded state and national honors and recognition.

     

    Demographics Grades PK-12

    Total Students

    District %

    American Indian/Native Alaskan

    16

    0.28%

    Asian

    13

    0.23%

    Black/African American

    27

    0.48%

    Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

    5

    0.09%

    White

    3597

    64.05%

    Hispanic/Latino

    1583

    28.19%

    Two or More Races

    374

    6.66%

    Special Education (SPED)

    604

    10.75%

    Gifted & Talented (GAT)

    47

    0.84%

    Migrant (MIG)

    378

    6.73%

    Limited English Proficiency (EL)

    684

    12.18%

    Economically Disadvantaged (ED)

    2704

    48.15%

    Homeless (HML)

    94

    1.67%

    Preschool

    77

    1.37%

    Kindergarten

    388

    6.91%

    1st Grade

    419

    7.46%

    2nd Grade

    411

    7.32%

    3rd Grade

    435

    7.75%

    4th Grade

    409

    7.28%

    5th Grade

    430

    7.66%

    6th Grade

    472

    8.40%

    7th Grade

    439

    7.82%

    8th Grade

    475

    8.46%

    9th Grade

    433

    7.71%

    10th Grade

    415

    7.39%

    11th Grade

    410

    7.30%

    12th Grade

    403

    7.18%

    Total Students Enrolled

    5616

    100%

     

     School sessions begin in late August. Dates of registration are announced each fall through the local news media. Preliminary registration for high school and junior high students are held in the spring when possible.

     
    Registration for kindergarten is held each spring. Verification of birth and proof of immunization are required for kindergarten registration.According to Policy #520, children registering for kindergarten must be five years old by September 1 of that year to enroll in kindergarten and six years old by September 1 to attend first grade.
     
    Students are to attend the school specified for their attendance area unless a transfer is approved under provisions of district policy.
     
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