Boise Senior High School

  • Boise Senior High School serves 1,521 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is higher than the Idaho state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is higher than the Idaho state average of 52%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Boise Senior High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Idaho for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Idaho state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Idaho state average of 25%.

Top Placements

Boise Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Idaho for:

School Overview

  • Boise Senior High School's student population of 1,521 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 82 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,521 students
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Total Classroom Teachers82 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Boise Senior High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 671 schools in Idaho (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Boise Senior High School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ID)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#42 out of 671 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
1%
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Hispanic
6%
18%
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Black
3%
1%
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White
84%
75%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.290.40
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Graduation Rate
91%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBoise Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ID Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
As a student at Boise High, I love the environment. While the school population is quite large, everyone is incredibly kind and the large size of the school lends several benefits. Extracurricular activities abound, students can be found their own clubs, there are many music and theater programs, a wide variety of sports are available, many fun classes are offered, and anyone of any ability in school can succeed. High-performing, straight - students excel here, as do those who struggle. The Zen Den, Brick House, Brave Cave Tutoring, and Writing Center have all been established to help other students out. It is a school that is proud of the diversity of subjects taught (we even have a Latin class!) and I am always blown away by how much kindness all of my teachers and peers show.
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Boise High is not recommended if your student has academic or behavioral issues. They will be recommended to attend Frank Church. The other high schools are much better providing support. If you have a high performing student, this would be the right school for you. It is similar to a private school, which is good for some, but not for tax payers who have students who struggle.
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