Boise School District
|Independent School District
of Boise City
|Type and location|
|Motto||"Educating Today for a Better Tomorrow"|
|Location||8169 W. Victory Rd.
Boise, ID 83709
|Students and staff|
|Students||26,023 (October 2014)|
|Athletic conference||Southern Idaho - 5A|
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. Peak enrollment in the Boise School District was reached in 1997 at 27,070.
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.
The first Les Bois Junior High (1994), was remodeled and expanded in 1998 to become Timberline High School.
- Frank Church - (2008), grades 9–12
- Marian Pritchett
Junior High Schools
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.
Thirty-two elementary schools, grades K–6.
- Cynthia Mann
- Grace Jordan
- Hidden Springs
- Maple Grove
- Morley Nelson
- Mountain View
- Pierce Park
- Shadow Hills
- Trail Wind
- Valley View
- White Pine
Joint School District Facilities
- Dennis Technical Education Center
- Treasure Valley Mathematics and Science Center
- Language Academy
- Madison Early Childhood Center
- "October 13, 2014 Board of the Independent School District of Boise City Meeting Packet" (PDF). Boise School District. Retrieved 2014-11-24.
- "Meridian to hold school levy election March 13", Idaho Statesman, February 2, 2012. (accessed 4 February 2012)
- "History". Boise School District. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
- "Boise School Levy, YES or NO?". Boise Guardian. Retrieved June 6, 2013.