Idaho Jerome County Public Schools

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Established February 8, 1919 with its county seat at Jerome. Three sources for the name are commonly given: Jerome Hill, one of the developers of the North Side Irrigation Project; his grandson, Jerome Kuhn, Jr.; or his son-in-law, Jerome Kuhn. All were important to the growth of the county.

Jerome County is one of 44 counties in Idaho. It has 599.8 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 35.4 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 78.9%. On the 2000 census form, 98.1% of the population reported only one race, with 0.2% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 17.2% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.89 persons compared to an average family size of 3.33 persons.

In 2008 ag., forestry, fishing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $28,250. Per capita income grew by 8.8% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2009) 21,262 Covered Employment 8,988
   Growth (%) since 1990 40.5%    Average wage per job $29,154
Households (2000) 6,298 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 14.0%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 10,128    Average wage per job $31,603
Unemployment Rate (2009) 6.6 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 10.5%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $32,343    Average wage per job $38,981
Median Household Income (2008) $43,668 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 5.1%
Poverty Rate (2008) 12.9    Average wage per job $32,755
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 75.1 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 1.1%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 14.0    Average wage per job $31,159
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1. DAY TREATMENT PROGRAM
Address: 116 3rd Ave W, Jerome, ID 83338
Phone: (208) 324-1284
County: Jerome County
Enrollment: 34
Grades: PK-12

2. HORIZON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 934 10th Avenue East, Jerome, ID 83338
Phone: (208) 324-4841
County: Jerome County
Enrollment: 654
Grades: PK-4

3. JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 600 North Fillmore Street, Jerome, ID 83338
Phone: (208) 324-8896
County: Jerome County
Enrollment: 525
Grades: KG-3

4. JEROME HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 104 North Tiger Drive, Jerome, ID 83338
Phone: (208) 324-8137
County: Jerome County
Enrollment: 966
Grades: 9-12

5. JEROME MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 520 10th Ave W, Jerome, ID 83338
Phone: (208) 324-8134
County: Jerome County
Enrollment: 518
Grades: 7-8

6. NORTHSIDE ALTERNATIVE EVENING
Address: 104 North Tiger Drive, Jerome, ID 83338
Phone: (208) 324-8137
County: Jerome County
Enrollment: 79
Grades: 9-12

7. SUMMIT ELEMENTARY
Address: 200 10th Ave West, Jerome, ID 83338
Phone: (208) 324-3396
County: Jerome County
Enrollment: 539 4-5

8. VALLEY SCHOOL
Address: 882 Valley Road South, Hazelton, ID 83335
Phone: (208) 829-5353
County: Jerome County
Enrollment: 659
Grades: PK-12

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