2240: Class Size

Gooding Joint School District No. 231

INSTRUCTION                                                                                                        2240

Class Size



The District will strive to achieve ratios consistent with the following state class size ratio goals:


              Grade Level             

       Number of Students      



Grades 1, 2, 3


Grades 4, 5, 6


Junior High

160 per teacher

High School

160 per teacher

Alternative School 7th-12th

18 average daily class load


In kindergarten and at the elementary level, a class shall be considered overloaded when it exceeds the following number of students:


Kindergarten-1st Grade – 28 Second (2nd), Third (3rd) Grades- 30 Fourth (4th) – Sixth (6th) Grades – 32


The Board of Trustees recognizes that achieving the goal of this policy is dependent upon the financial ability of the District. Superintendent shall review overloaded class situations and may place an assistant in the classroom or offer other solutions to relieve overloaded class conditions.



Legal Reference: IDAPA        Personnel standards





Policy History Adopted on: 5/8/12 Revised on: Reviewed on: 1/19/21










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