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

Boise Independent School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1180
736 responses
Average ACT
28
372 responses
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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
44.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,217
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$224,533,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,302/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%

Boise Independent School District Reviews

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The Boise School District is amazing, I have had a great experience in the school system. Many of my other friends go to school in meridian and/ or Nampa and they talk about bullying or racial problems and even the suicide rates. I am pretty involved with my school and I don’t see that. The Boise School District is filled with diverse kids from all over. The elementary schools feed into junior highs and high schools that mix all of us together. The cultural variety in my school district is amazing because I learn from my classmates and it helps me prepare for the real world. No human being is alike. We’re all different. The educators in my district are outstanding, I feel like I have a personal connection with many of my teachers. They make it their goal to help us succeed. Every year, every new class gets the same effort from the teacher. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what you believe in. All that matters to our teachers is that you’re willing to learn.
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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.
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.