Clark Fork Junior – Senior High School
Small School – Big Results!
- Qualified as one of "America's Best High Schools" according to US News and World Report five years in a row.
- Has achieved "Adequate Yearly Progress" (AYP) since the implementation of federal No Child Left Behind legislation in 2001.
- The graduating class of 2012 had 19 students garner more than $200,000 in scholarships.
- Graduation rate is far higher than the national average.
Clark Fork Junior – Senior High School is located in the town of Clark Fork and serves the eastern side of Bonner County, Idaho. 14 teachers serve grades 7 through 12 and a student population of approximately 100. We feel our small class sizes give us a distinct advantage over larger schools. This belief is supported by education research. Small schools have better test scores, lower drop-out rates, and stronger, safer school communities (Nguyen, 2004). “Family” is a word most often used to describe the atmosphere at Clark Fork High School. Every staff member knows every student by name.
As a supplement to the course offerings taught by our onsite staff, we use technology to provide a wide range of educational opportunities for our students. Our staff has a wide array of technologies available to them as well as two computer labs with high-speed, broadband connections to support enrollment in the Idaho Digital Learning Academy. We also have video conferencing for distance learning through the Idaho Education Network. Dual enrollment college credits are provided face to face by several of our teachers along with offerings from North Idaho College, the University of Idaho, the College of Southern Idaho, the College of Western Idaho and Brigham Young University. Student tuition is subsidized through a $100,000 grant awarded by the J. A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.