A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
8169 W Victory Rd
Boise, ID 83709
Telephone
(208) 854-4000

Boise Independent School District Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1160
599 responses
Average ACT
28
326 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
26,240
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,744
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$224,533,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,720/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    5%

Boise Independent School District Reviews

16 reviews
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The academic environment was great at Boise High School. As students, we have a lot of academic opportunities compared to other public schools in the state such a the "Science Bowl", "Economic Summit", free SAT testing, government grants that cover the majority of the cost of our AP tests. I really enjoyed this school, and I had been to two others my freshman year to compare. Boise High was by far the greater high school. Also, the staff does a great job at raising awareness about peer to peer treatment so bullying was very low even though we had all types of ethnicities, groupings, social classes, etc.. I felt well prepared to advance onto college.
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My son just graduated from Boise Senior High School and it was a fantastic experience. The teachers and staff are well educated and go above and beyond for each student. School spirit is amazing, everyone is very proud to be part of what is happening there. My only complaint would be that the buildings need to be updated. I love the old school, down town experience however old buildings need a lot of attention and as the flag ship of the district this building is neglected.
As a Senior who started in kindergarten with the Boise School District, Ive been through all types of schooling. I loved how I could involve myself in the schools wether it be in student leadership, through sports or my favorite, band. Despite having great teachers, the students in each activity and throughout the school never bonded well.