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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Boise Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Boise, ID. It has 26,242 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

Boise Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1190
1,290 responses
Average ACT
28
571 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
26,242
Free or Reduced Lunch
41.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,844
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$224,533,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,637/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    5%
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
    A-
Median Household Income
$77,105
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,125
National
$949
Median Home Value
$248,969
National
$184,700

Boise Independent School District Reviews

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Boise School District is small enough to be "community like" yet large enough to offer amazing classes with excellent teachers. From the time I entered 1st grade to my senior year, I have had the best educational experiences with Boise School District. My parents are both teachers so I understand the value of a great education. I have always heard both sides of the educational debate!
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I have loved my experience in the Boise Independent School District. The teachers are absolutely outstanding. They are kind, smart, encouraging, and available for all students needs. They get to know their students and are there for them when needed. The school district's academics are phenomenal and it is strongly encouraged to push yourself and your academic needs to above and beyond. Administration is always very kind and helpful and supportive. The music and arts are amazing and usually win top prizes/placement not only in state competitions, but in national and regional ones too. The school district isn't very diverse, but that is not their fault. Idaho is not a very diverse state in the first place. I have never felt unsafe to go to school, and the teachers and administration are always prepared for anything and make all students, faculty, and parents feel safe. Although sports teams are not excellent/superb, students are involved and there is great school spirit.
Boise school district is the district for the treasure valley and is the school district I have attended my whole life. This being said I have enjoyed every school I have attended in this district. The staff seems, for the most part, to genuinely care for students and other staff members. Some of the schools are outdated But are well maintained. Teachers and staff want to be there and are always wanting their students to think about their future. From a student's point of view, the administration genuinely cares about their schools and staff. Overall the little imperfections in the school district are trumped by the positive and caring atmosphere.