Welcome Message

A Message from Our Superintendent

Coby DennisWelcome to your Boise schools. We are a high-performing, nationally-recognized, comprehensive public school system. 

We are dedicated to creating tomorrow’s leaders. Our well-educated and passionate staff will nurture your child through a high-quality, comprehensive education. Our students grow together and build community at nearly 50 neighborhood schools, where all are welcomed and provided the opportunities to become thoughtful citizens of our state and beyond. 

Our Strategic Plan mission of Educating Today For A Better Tomorrow means always providing our children the absolute best in academic, social, and civic opportunities.

We put students first and support them to their full promise and potential. Like you, we care for the future of your child, and through our many offerings that help us rise above the rest, we can back up our belief that Everything’s Possible.

We offer a variety of specialized programs, including Full-Day Kindergarten, Pre-K, Montessori, Dual Language, Classical, International, Full-Day and Highly Gifted elementary programs, to the Treasure Valley Math and Science Center, Dennis Technical Center, and the state’s preeminent Advanced Placement program. 

Boise School District students continue to outperform the state of Idaho on college entrance exams, AP tests and standardized achievement assessments. Our college-going rate exceeds the state (58% compared to 48% in 2018), and we have more students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math than in any other area. 

For years, we have been the leader in students selected as Semi-Finalists and Finalists in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. In the fall of 2018 40% of Idaho's total number of 2019 National Merit Semifinalists were from our District. That's an impressive showing considering Boise School District enrolls about 9% of the public school students in Idaho.

Each school year, our students regularly receive millions of dollars in annual academic scholarships and take home award after award in local, state and national competitions. Our staff members are equally impressive. They regularly receive local, state and national recognition and are some of the most experienced and educationally advanced staff members in Idaho.

I invite you to explore this website for complete details about all of our program offerings, academic and readiness indicators and individual schools. Watch interviews of some of our 2019 graduates explain how the Boise School District prepared them to succeed beyond high school. 

We also encourage you to tour any of our schools and see firsthand how we challenge and engage our community’s young minds through excellent curriculum and highly-qualified, passionate teachers.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve your student. As a parent, you see your child’s potential. And we see it, too.

Sincerely,

Coby Dennis
Superintendent of Schools
Boise School District