Idaho Falls School District 91 has two middle schools serving students in grades 7 and 8. Eagle Rock Middle School is on the west side of Idaho Falls and feeds Skyline High School. Taylorview Middle School is on the east side of Idaho Falls and feeds Idaho Falls High School.
In adopting a middle school system, Idaho Falls School District 91 is striving to provide young adolescents with schools specifically designed to meet their intellectual and development needs, and give them the foundation they will need to be successful in high school, college and the world of work.
Our middle schools use proven strategies to help ensure student success, including:
- Academically rigorous classes and an aligned curriculum that helps prepare students for high school
- A comprehensive advisory period that provides students with frequent and meaningful opportunities to meet with teachers and assess their academic, personal and social development. (Research shows that advisory periods can improve academic performance and student attitudes about school, and reduce dropout rates.)
- Dynamic teacher teams with a common planning time so teachers can collaborate on instructional strategies, analyze data and student assessments and discuss the best way to meet students’ needs
The district has implemented the state’s new Middle Level Credit System, which was designed to hold 7th and 8th grade students more accountable and ensure they have the academic foundation needed to be successful in high school, college and the world of work. Under the system, students must earn 80% of their total credits before moving on to the next grade.