Idaho Public Schools

Idaho is the #39 largest school system in the United States, serving 279,494 students students across 764 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 22% (majority Hispanic), which is less than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is more than the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(ID) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
16%
Black
1%
White
78%
Unknown
3%
Recent Public School Articles
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.
Did You Know?
Idaho public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.37, which is lower than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse school district in Idaho is Plummer-worley Joint District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Idaho or in the USA.