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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  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 26,263 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
Address
8169 W VICTORY ROAD
BOISE, ID 83709
Telephone
(208) 338-3400

Boise Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1190
1,058 responses
Average ACT
28
483 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
26,263
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%

Boise Independent School District Reviews

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I believe that the Boise School District truly cares about their students and wants to make going to school a better place. We are offered many AP classes, but are also given the option to take regular classes. The staff isn’t just there for their job, they’re there purely out of love and care for their students. I go to each and every class feeling supported and motivated by their compassion to teach. The Boise School District has made many policy changes that have not just helped me, but many other students succeed. I believe something they could improve on would be, working on parking, not only parking lots but Boise Highs street parking. They should look into doing a parking garage or make more spots available.
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Communication is always an important factor when it comes to education and from my experience the Boise Independent School District excels at it. I am currently a junior at Boise State University and have had no problems with this school district. For one, the location is beautiful. Boise is an extremely safe city to attend school in. Student and staff safety is a very large aspect of Boise School District. One example of this at Boise State University is the 'blue emergency towers' scattered throughout campus. These emergency towers are a vibrant blue with a light on top. If a student or staff member feels unsafe on campus they can simply press a button located on the tower. This button directly contacts campus security. Let's say a student believes he or she is being followed. The campus security would explain exactly what to do, where to go, and when to go. If a person seems like a threat, campus security has no problem coming to evaluate the situation.
Living in Boise, Idaho, there are two main school districts. Boise school district, where I attend school, and West Ada, which is Meridian. Compared to West Ada, our academics is a lot better, as is our administration. We learn, but also are encouraged to be involved and have fun. For example, my school in particular has the best turnout for sports events. The student section is packed and loud, and that is because our administration allows us to be unique and creative with our chants and themes and so on. Borah High School is the most diverse high school in the valley because of its welcoming of refugees from all around the world. We are one big family, and I think that is why we function successfully.