Boise School District

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Independent School District
of Boise City
Type and location
Type Public
Grades K-12
Established 1865
Region Boise, Idaho
Country United States
Location 8169 W. Victory Rd.
Boise, ID 83709
District information
Superintendent Stan Olson
Students and staff
Students 25,264 (June 2012)[1]
Athletic Conference Southern Idaho - 5A
Other information
Website boiseschools.org

The Independent School District of Boise City, commonly known as the Boise School District, is a comprehensive public school district in Boise, Idaho. The district was founded in 1865 under the auspices of Idaho Territory. Formerly the largest school district in the state, it now ranks second to the adjacent West Ada School District, which administers several schools in western Boise.[2] Peak enrollment in the Boise School District was reached in 1997 at 27,070.[3]

The Boise School District is the second-oldest school system in Idaho. The oldest is in Lewiston, founded three years earlier by the Washington Territory government. Lewiston was the first capital of the Idaho Territory in 1863.

The district has the highest tax rate of any in the State of Idaho, nearly double that of the Meridian School District.[4]

Schools[edit]

High Schools[edit]

Traditional[edit]

Four senior high schools, grades 10–12, IHSAA class 5A, Southern Idaho Conference

The first Les Bois Junior High (1994), was remodeled and expanded in 1998 to become Timberline High School.[3]

Alternative[edit]

Junior High Schools[edit]

Eight junior high schools, grades 7–9, two per high school

  • East - (1952, 2009)
  • Fairmont - (1965)
  • Hillside - (1960)
  • Les Bois - (1994, 1998)
  • North - (1937: "Boise" until South opened in 1948)
  • Riverglen - (1998)
  • South - (1948, 2008)
  • West - (1952, 2008)

Prior to 1937, grades 7 and 8 were in the elementary schools.[3]

Elementary Schools[edit]

Thirty-one elementary schools, grades K–6.

  • Adams
  • Amity
  • Collister
  • Cynthia Mann
  • Garfield
  • Grace Jordan
  • Hawthorne
  • Highlands
  • Hillcrest
  • Horizon
  • Jefferson
  • Koelsch
  • Liberty
  • Longfellow
  • Lowell
  • Maple Grove
  • Morley Nelson
  • Monroe
  • Mountain View
  • Owyhee-Harbor
  • Pierce Park
  • Riverside
  • Roosevelt
  • Shadow Hills
  • Taft
  • Trail Wind
  • Valley View
  • Washington
  • White Pine
  • Whitney
  • Whittier

Joint School District Facilities[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Language Academy
  • Madison Early Childhood Center

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enrollment summary: June 2012". Boise School District. June 6, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Meridian to hold school levy election March 13", Idaho Statesman, February 2, 2012. (accessed 4 February 2012)
  3. ^ a b c "History". Boise School District. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Boise School Levy, YES or NO?". Boise Guardian. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°34′29″N 116°17′01″W / 43.5746°N 116.2835°W / 43.5746; -116.2835