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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Capital Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Boise, ID. It has 1,325 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
About Capital Senior High School...
Address
8055 Goddard Road
Boise, ID 83704
Telephone
(208) 854-4490

Capital Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1160
178 responses
Average ACT
27
113 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,840
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$760
National
$949
Median Home Value
$157,366
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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Sporting events
    30%
  • Football Foxes
    21%
  • National Anthem at the begining of every assembly
    16%
  • Senior Camo
    11%
  • Band Traditions
    7%
  • Dress up Weeks
    5%
  • Winter Assembly
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,325
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,844
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,637/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Capital Senior High School Reviews

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For the state of Idaho, Capital is very education minded and advanced in meeting the needs of their students. I personally loved my experience. Here are a few positive things to note:

-The school is very diverse and doesn't present any discrimination issues.
-The staff are all insightful on their college experiences.
-Lots of AP!
-The atmosphere is relaxed. You can go where you want at lunch and don't need to stress about an overbearing administration.
-Capital has many unique traditions to differentiate themselves from other schools.

And of course, there a few suggestions of change:

-I wish sometimes the teachers would focus more on meeting the needs of their students, not the district.
-Most of the staff has a strong political bias. It gets old..

Overall, I'd highly recommend that a student attends Capital if they're focused on their education, but want a stress-free environment.
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Capital Senior High School has been an excellent experience for me! Starting high school I was really nervous, but the teachers and staff were so nice and the upper class men were willing to help you find your classes. The teachers are good at helping the class learn in the right direction while still be friendly. The student body is so fun to be a part of and we have the best school spirit! Capital shows courage, optimism, respect, and encouragement and I am thankful to be a part of a school with great learning and people. I’m proud to be an Eagle!
Capital High School was an amazing experience. There were so many amazing programs to be involved with, they had a great AVID program that helped students prepare for college. The teachers at Capital are passionate and care so much about the students and are willing to help the students on an individual basis, as well as the administration, they all care so much. I was able to be involved with many clubs like National Honor Society, Key Club, Student Council, Teens Against Tabacco Use, to name a few, and there were all sorts of clubs and resources that reached out to a variety of personalities and interests. The cheerleading program is equally amazing and the coaches for Capital are top notch. Capital will always have a special place in my heart.