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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Boise Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Boise, ID. It has 1,546 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
Address
1010 West Washington Street
Boise, ID 83702
Telephone
(208) 854-4270
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Boise Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1250
396 responses
Average ACT
29
163 responses
AP Enrollment
43%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$58,127
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$650
National
$949
Median Home Value
$316,073
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 119 responses
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  • Block parties at lunch
    14%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Art show
    11%
  • Senior skip
    10%
  • Attending sports games
    8%
  • Toga
    8%
  • 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
1,546
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,844
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,637/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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Boise Senior High School Reviews

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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.
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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.
In my experience at Boise High, I have appreciated the kind and generous atmosphere where most teachers and students will cheer you up if you are having a bad day. For me, I love this school for its diversity, in a state that is 80
% white, and how our multiple classes of different languages (Espanol, Francais, German, Latin) all allow my peers and I to appreciate the bigger world. Furthermore, I have sincerely enjoyed my current time at Boise High, with all the sports, clubs, school culture, and great friends.
Thanks Boise High School!