District Profile

Mission Statement

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The Mission and Vision for the Cassia County Schools and Board of Trustees is high levels of learning and success for all students.

General Information

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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 a 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 extracurricular activities. Students, teams, and faculty are regularly awarded state and national honors and recognition.

Demographics

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 is held in the spring when possible. 

Registration for kindergarten is held each spring. Verification of birth and proof of immunization is 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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Privacy Act

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the Cassia County School District, Number 151, of Cassia hereby gives notice to all parents, legal guardians, and students eighteen years of age attending the Cassia County School District schools, that the following information is being categorized as directory information: the student’s name and photograph; address; telephone number; grade level, dates of attendance, e-mail address, degrees, honors and awards received, weight and height of members of athletic teams, participation in officially recognized activities and sports and student ID number, user ID, or other unique personal identified used to communicate in electronic systems that cannot be used to access education records without a PIN, password, etc.  Directory information will be published and released by the District without prior consent of the parents, legal guardians, or students 18 years of age or older, unless the parent, legal guardian, or student 18 years of age or older notifies the District in writing within ten (10) days from the first day of school, or date of enrollment, whichever occurs first that the above mentioned directory information should not be released without prior written consent of the parent, legal guardian, or student 18 years of age or older.

Such notification should be in writing and addressed to the Cassia School District Central Office;
3650 Overland Ave., Burley, Idaho 83318

NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974