Frank Church High School

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Coordinates: 43°34′15″N 116°16′58″W / 43.5708°N 116.2827°W / 43.5708; -116.2827

Frank Church High School
8051 West Salt Creek Court
Boise, Idaho 83709

United States
Type Alternative
Established 2008
School district Boise
Principal Derek Gardner
Faculty 75 (incl. part-time)
Grades 9–12
Number of students 625 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s) Maroon and Black
Mascot Cougar
Newspaper The Cougar Chronicles

Frank Church High School is an alternative public secondary school in Boise, Idaho, operated by the Boise School District. Opened in 2008,[2] it was formed from the merger of Mountain Cove High School and Fort Boise Mid High School.[3] It serves grades 9–12, with the majority of the enrollment in the upper grades.[4]

FCHS is named after Frank Church, a prominent U.S. Senator from 1957–81, and an alumnus of Boise High School, class of 1942. The school is located in southwest Boise, immediately east of the new West Junior High School, also opened in 2008. FCHS also hosts the Boise Evening School program.[5]


In 2008–2009, the principal was Robert Thompson and the vice principals were Sandy Wargo and Cedric Minter. The 2009–2010 vice principals were Ted Totorica and Kristen Duskey. In 2010–2011 the principal was former vice principal Minter, and the vice principals were Camille Fraley and Mark Bleazard.


  1. ^ "Frank Church High (altern)". NCES. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  2. ^ Webb, Anna (January 27, 2012). "Frank Church High in Boise helps students overcome personal and academic challenges". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Construction of Frank Church High School underway" (PDF). Boise School District. August 28, 2007. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Profile: Frank Church High School" (PDF). Boise School District. 2011. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Boise Evening School". Boise School District. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 

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