Boise School District

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Boise School District #1
8169 W. Victory Rd.
Boise, ID 83709

Boise, Idaho
United States
District information
Type Public
Motto "Educating Today for a Better Tomorrow"
Grades K-12
Established 1865
Superintendent Don Coberly[1]
Students and staff
Students 26,023 (October 2014)[1]
Athletic conference Southern Idaho - 5A
Other information

The Boise School District #1, 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 #2, 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 #1 is the second-oldest school system in Idaho. The oldest is in Lewiston, founded three years earlier by the Washington Territory government.

The district has the highest tax rate of any in the State of Idaho, nearly double that of the Meridian School District (West Ada School District #2).[4]


High Schools[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]


Junior High Schools[edit]

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

  • East Jr. High School- (1952, 2009)
  • Fairmont Jr. High School - (1965)
  • Hillside Jr. High School- (1960)
  • Les Bois Jr. High School - (1994, 1998)
  • North Jr. High School - (1937: "Boise" until South opened in 1948)
  • Riverglen Jr. High School - (1998)
  • South Jr. High School - (1948, 2008)
  • West Jr. High School - (1952, 2008)
  • TVCS - (Treasure Valley Catholic Schools)

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

Elementary Schools[edit]

Thirty-two elementary schools, grades K–6.

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

Joint School District Facilities[edit]


  • Language Academy
  • Madison Early Childhood Center
  • St. Mary's
  • St. Joe's
  • St. Marks
  • Sacred Heart


  1. ^ a b "October 13, 2014 Board of the Independent School District of Boise City Meeting Packet" (PDF). Boise School District. Retrieved 2014-11-24. [permanent dead link]
  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. [permanent dead link]
  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