Boise Senior High School

  • Boise Senior High School serves 1,549 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 62% (which is higher than the Idaho state average of 42%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 79% (which is higher than the Idaho state average of 53%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Boise Senior High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Idaho for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Idaho state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Idaho state average of 24%.
  • Boise Senior High School operates within the Boise Independent School District.
  • Boise Independent School District's 83% graduation rate is higher than the Idaho state average of 78%.

Top Placements

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

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 5%)

School Overview

  • Boise Senior High School's student population of 1549 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,549 students
Boise Senior High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Boise Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers79 teachers
Boise Senior High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeBoise Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Boise Senior High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 656 schools in Idaho (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Boise Senior High School is 0.31, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ID)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
42%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
53%
Student : Teacher Ratio20:119:1
Boise Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Boise Senior High School American Indian Students (2001-2008)
Asian
5%
1%
Boise Senior High School Asian Students (2002-2016)
Hispanic
7%
18%
Boise Senior High School Black Students (2002-2016)
Black
3%
1%
Boise Senior High School Black Students (2002-2016)
White
83%
76%
Boise Senior High School White Students (2002-2016)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Boise Senior High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsBoise Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownID All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.310.30
Boise Senior High School Diversity Score (2002-2016)
Graduation Rate
92%
78%
Boise Senior High School Graduation Rate (2014-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
38%
Boise Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
9%
Boise Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Boise Senior High School is Boise Independent School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 143 school districts in Idaho (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Boise Independent School District's student population of 25,900 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 83% has increased from 81% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,413 is higher than the state average of $9,031. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,462 is higher than the state average of $9,000. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
    School District NameBoise Independent School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    51
    2
    Number of Students Managed25,900520
    Boise Independent School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    46%
    42%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    56%
    53%
    District Graduation Rate
    83%
    78%
    District Total Revenue$242 MM$5 MM
    District Spending$244 MM$5 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,413$9,031
    District Spending / Student$9,462$9,000
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, ID Dept. of Education

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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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