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Independent School District, Boise

Location: Boise, Idaho

Population: 205,671

Closest City: Boise, ID

Distance to Closest City: 0 min

Airport Code: BOI

Quick Facts:

Number of High Schools: 5
Students per High School: 1,000-1,600
Student to Teacher Ratio: 20:1
Approximate Start Date: Late August
Approximate End Date: Early June
Fall Semester Offered: Yes
Spring Semester Offered: Yes
ESL Offered: No
IB Program Offered: No
Possibility of Graduation: Very Difficult
Enrollment Restrictions: 204 ELTiS, cannot have graduated at home, must be at least 16, can only tryout for JV sports

Community Information

The most populated city in the state of Idaho, Boise is home to over 610,500 people. A mostly mild climate, the summers are dry and hot, the winters cold and wet. A cultural hub, public art is prevalent downtown, which adds an artistic touch to the natural beauty of the area. There are many parks with facilities that cater to any outdoor activity one could imagine; golf, swimming, soccer, softball, fishing, tennis, basketball, baseball, bird watching, archery and much more! Downtown Boise is home to a diverse offering of local restaurants, bars, boutiques and shops. There is also the Egyptian Theatre, which opened in 1927, and the Boise Art Museum, showing breathtaking exhibits year round. With a local art center and community center, there is a sense of unity and pride throughout the city that is contagious to those who visit. Come see what's happening in Boise!

School Profile

One of the oldest and largest school districts in Idaho, the Independent School District serves 25,000 students. With a commitment to providing the finest education possible, the teachers and staff are dedicated to educating students today for a better tomorrow. The district's mission is to encourage respect, dignity, honesty, and responsibility. A variety of specialized art classes are offered, as well as student run clubs and organizations. Athletes in the district push themselves to do their best, and they frequently compete in regional and national competitions. With clear goals and the right tools, the Independent School District of Boise City enables their students to reach excellence.


Our Mission: To secure qualified substitutes that will provide daily educational instruction or support to students in the absence of a certified teacher or support staff member.

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