Shelley Senior High School in Shelley, ID - Niche

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Shelley Senior High School is a public school in Shelley, Idaho. It has 624 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 82% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 115 reviews written and they have been mixed.

570 West Fir St
Shelley, ID 83274
(208) 357-7400

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3.5 from 115 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 2
    Extracurriculars: There are only a few extracurriculars that aren't sports. Drama and Speech/Debate are the most popular beside sports.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Shelley is a very clique centered school, not many different kinds of kids interact with one another. And the sports team coaches definelty play favorites. But overall my experience at Shelley wasn't all bad, but I am not sure I would ever want to go back and do it again.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Most of the teachers at Shelley highschool really care about the students and how they are doing, especially in their classes. There are some teachers that just couldn't really care less though.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: I feel safe in this area. There is hardly any crime, and the people are generally good people. I don't fear coming to school. I have great friends who would have my back if anything were to happen. Plus an added bonus to the safety of the school is the fact that we have the fire station just across the street from the school. Sadly, we don't have a school nurse or assistant because they're busy.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: With the size of the school, I feel like we have pretty good extracurricular activity choices. There are many different sports, such as football, cross country, soccer, track, baseball, etc. I think sports probably has the strongest level of commitment because of our competitiveness. We have a few service groups like National Honors Society and Key Club. They don't have very large budgets but there are many students who participate. The school's theatrical performances are very well done for the size that it is. The music and arts program don't get recognized enough at this school, unfortunately.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.00 Hazel Stuart Elementary School Public
2.33 Sunrise Elementary School Public
3.00 Donald J. Hobbs Middle School Public
3.00 Riverview Elementary School Public
3.33 A.W. Johnson Elementary School Public
2.66 Firth High School Public
3.00 Firth Middle School Public
2.66 Foxhollow Elementary School Public
3.00 Westside Elementary School Public
2.33 Skyline Senior High School Public
3.00 Sunnyside Elementary School Public
2.66 Ethel Boyes Elementary School Public
3.00 Eagle Rock Middle School Public
3.00 Taylorview Middle School Public
2.66 Hawthorne Elementary School Public
3.00 Longfellow Elementary School Public
2.66 Temple View Elementary School Public
Holy Rosary Catholic School Private, Religious
Emerson Alternative High School Public, Alternative
2.66 Idaho Falls Senior High School Public
3.00 Edgemont Gardens Elementary School Public
2.66 Theresa Bunker Elementary School Public
Calvary Chapel Christian School Private, Religious

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
Compass Academy 11 mi. 353
Lincoln High School 13 mi. 318
3.00 Taylors Crossing Charter School 14 mi. 415
2.66 Rigby High School 23 mi. 905
2.00 Snake River High School 21 mi. 540

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Shelley Senior High School United States Compass Academy Lincoln High School Rigby High School Snake River High School Taylors Crossing Charter School
White 85.0% 51.0% 83.0% 60.0% 85.0% 74.0% 92.0%
Hispanic 11.0% 25.0% 11.0% 33.0% 12.0% 22.0% 4.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%


Grade 9 25.8%
Grade 10 26.9%
Grade 11 25.5%
Grade 12 21.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% Yes
  • 44% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 50% Teachers
  • 29% School Spirit.
  • 21% Small

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 44% They put more time into the sports than in music
  • 33% Football is the biggest sport here
  • 11% Drama
  • 11% Parking lot is always full.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 13 responses

  • 46% We have a Russet as a mascot!
  • 31% We are for the most part very friendly to everyone
  • 15% Russet Olympics
  • 8% Our school pride is infectious

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 54% We are the Russets!
  • 31% Sporty
  • 15% Small town

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% Get involved
  • 33% Be yourself.
  • 11% Find your voice

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 30% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.