Award Year: 2013

Sugar-Salem High School

#1 S. Digger Drive
Sugar City, ID, 83448-5014

(208) 356-0274

Jared Jenks, Principal at time of Nomination

Sugar-Salem Joint District #322

School Website

Bell Award Winner


To ensure all students will be given the opportunity to receive and accept a quality education that will enable them to succeed in an ever-evolving world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 91%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

At Sugar-Salem High School, the priority has always been to ensure high-level learning and mastery of content, all with the ultimate goal of helping each student receive and accept a high-quality education that will enable them to succeed in an ever-evolving world. Sugar-Salem High School strives to be a leader of innovation. We are willing to try new techniques and implement new innovations in education.

At Sugar-Salem High School, we take pride in our ability to tailor the educational experience to each individual. As a small school, we can adapt to the specific needs of student subgroups quickly and provide a personalized educational experience. Our staff works hard to know each student individually in order to better assess their needs. Parental involvement plays an important role as well; we strive to keep parents informed and to maintain positive relationships. When students, teachers, and parents communicate regularly, we can provide for their individual learning needs in the classroom.

Sugar-Salem High School provides students with a curriculum focused on college and career readiness. Currently our school offers thirteen dual-credit courses over the Idaho Education Network, as well as college credit through Idaho Tech Prep Agreements. In addition, Sugar-Salem offers Advanced Placement courses in English, Calculus, and Government. Collectively, students at Sugar-Salem High School will earn 1,642 college credits this year alone. Our school also allows students to complete their Certified Nursing Assistant credential before graduation. Sugar-Salem proudly boasts 100% graduation rate, and our graduates are well prepared for their post-high school education and careers. Sugar-Salem provides a remarkable basis of education by exceeding state requirements to facilitate a transition to higher learning opportunities for all students.