Boise School District
One of the first questions prospective homebuyers have is about the local schools. Before you make a decision on where to buy, take a look at the different schools the Boise School District has to offer.
The Boise School District of Boise is a comprehensive public school system that is the second oldest district in the state of Idaho. It is formerly the largest school district in the state, but the nearby Meridian School District has now become the largest. As of the 2008 school year, there were 24,800 students and staff. We suggest you visit the Boise school district website for more intimate information.
There are several school options that fall under the web of the Boise School District, and you'll need to do some homework or enlist the help of your real estate agent who will have good information on Boise neighborhoods and can help you with which schools fall under which zones.
There are four traditional high schools under the school district, including Boise, Borah, Capital, and Timberline. For alternative high schools, there are two, including Frank Church and Mariah Pritchett.
Junior High Schools
For junior high schools, there are eight in the district. These include East, Fairmont, Hillside, Les Bois, North, Riverglen, South, and West.
There are thirty-one elementary schools in the Boise school district. Their website has a complete listing of these elementary schools and maps of where they are located.
When you're making the big decision of purchasing your next Boise home, you have many different things you have to consider, the least of which is the quality of the nearby schools. When you're purchasing a home with kids in mind, it changes everything. Some of the features you might be looking for in homes are ones far from heavy car traffic, equipped with playrooms and possibly a fenced in backyard. One of the most important features is the quality of the nearby school district, and with the Boise school district you have the leisure of not having to worry.
The district is among just 20 other districts in the country with four or more high schools that placed all of their traditional high schools on the Washington Post's list of America's best. Of course, does it come as such a shock when the city of Boise is placed on numerous "best of" lists for various reasons?
The Boise school district consistently outperforms other Idaho districts when it comes to standardized achievement tests, the ACT and SAT(in the state and nationally), and Advanced Placement exam scores.
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