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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Boise Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Boise, ID. It has 1,496 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.

Boise Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1260
462 responses
Average ACT
29
183 responses
AP Enrollment
43%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$65,920
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$907
National
$949
Median Home Value
$358,855
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.44 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 150 responses
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Block parties at lunch
    13%
  • Art show
    10%
  • Attending sports games
    9%
  • Senior skip
    9%
  • Toga
    9%
  • National Honor Society
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,496
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,066
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,309/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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I love the location of our campus, and being able to attend high school in such a historic location has been amazing! I've been able to connect with multiple teachers over the years, and I know the staff wants the best for every single student. The teachers make navigating AP courses and busy schedules stress free.
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A very connected community with something for everyone to do! The sports involment is high, raising school spirit to the max! There are countless clubs and activities, and of you don't like those offered, you can create your own for like-minded people! The school is located near amazing restaurants where students can go for lunch. The teachers are good, but the options of academics are amazing! There's a class for every interest. The diversity is very good, hosting foreign exchange students from all over the world.
Boise High School is the most diverse school academically, culturally, and artistically in the Treasure Valley. Under recent developments, the school has just finished remodeling the old gym building, expanding resources for the fine arts, as well as creating a new designated spot of school pride and spirit. Students are encouraged to utilize the plethora of classes offered, from STEM dominated areas of computer science and AP mathematics, to elective of interest such as astronomy and psychology. Additionally, Boise High's campus resides in downtown Boise, providing students access to fantastic food and social spaces across the board. I believe it's the teachers and other Boise High staff, Boise High students, and outside contributors that allow this school to thrive as a coherent, supportive, and elevated community. Beginning in August, I am beyond excited to take on senior year, and enjoy Boise High School for one last, golden year.