• Chief Joseph School of the Arts Profile 2017-2018

    Educating Students in Grades K-5

     

    School Pride:

    The Chief Joseph mascot is the Appaloosa and our colors are teal, black and white. Our school mission is to pursue excellence in academics, the arts and character development. Our school is named in honor of Nez Perce Leader Chief Joseph. Chief Joseph is a Title I school, an English Learners Magnet school, and a School of Choice in the Arts, meaning students apply through a district lottery for admittance.

     

    Administration:

    Gretchen Hart, Principal

    Tobey Jossis, Assistant Principal

     

    Faculty:

    38 Certified Staff

    30 Classified Staff

     

    Students:

    540 Enrolled

    8 Languages Spoken

    7% Special Education

    52% Economically Disadvantaged

     

    Performance Scores:

    Basic – Student does not yet demonstrate competency on the grade level achievement target.

    Strategic - Student demonstrates inconsistent competency on the grade level achievement target.

    Proficient – Student demonstrates consistent competency on the grade level achievement target.

    Advanced – Student demonstrates consistent competency on achievement targets above their grade level.

     

    Activities:

    Drama Kids Club, Spring Musical, ArtWalk, Parent-Teacher Organization

     

    School and Staff Recognition:

    Art Teacher Annemarie Antilla was named Idaho Elementary Art Teacher of the Year in 2016

     

    School Programming:

    • During their 4th and 5th-grade year, students have the opportunity to participate in choral and instrumental music.