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Under law, any registered Idaho voter may seek election to the school board in the district in which the voter resides if requirements of the law are met.
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Revision as of 09:34, 10 July 2014

K-12 Education in Idaho
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Education facts
State Superintendent: Tom Luna
Number of students: 279,873[1]
Number of teachers: 15,990
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:17.5
Number of school districts: 149
Number of schools: 762
Graduation rate: 92%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $6,824[3]
See also
Idaho State Department of Education
Idaho school districts
List of school districts in Idaho
Idaho
School boards portal
Policypedia
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Education policy project
Public education in the United States
Public education in Idaho
Glossary of education terms

Idaho is home to 762 schools and 279,873 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

Statistics

The following table displays the state's top seven school districts by total student enrollment.

Student enrollment
1.) Joint School District
2.) Boise School District
3.) Nampa School District
4.) Pocatello-Chubbuck School District No. 25
5.) Coeur d'Alene Public Schools
6.) Idaho Falls School District No. 91
7.) Bonneville Joint School District No. 93

Demographics

See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Idaho as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[5]

Demographic Information for Idaho's K-12 Public School System
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 3,767 1.35% 1.10%
Asian 3,695 1.32% 4.68%
African American 2,845 1.02% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. Students 963 0.34% 0.42%
Hispanic 45,486 16.25% 24.37%
White 218,400 78.04% 51.21%
Two or More 4,717 1.69% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

State law

School board composition

School board members are elected by residents of the school district. School boards in Idaho generally consist of five members that serve four-year terms. However, there is no state law denoting how many board members a district may have or how long the terms need be.[6]

District types

School districts in Idaho are split into five categories: elementary school districts, school districts (city/county), joint school districts, specially chartered school districts and junior college districts. Elementary school districts are considered grades one through eight and school districts grades one through 12. All school districts may include kindergarten instruction. There no separate secondary school districts under present law.[7]

Term limits

Idaho does not impose statewide term limits on school board members.[8]

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Idaho school board elections, 2014

A total of one Idaho school district among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for three seats. Boise School District scheduled elections for September 2, 2014.

The district listed below served 25,107 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[9] Click on the district name for more information on the district and its school board election.

2014 Idaho School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Boise School District 9/2/2014 3 7 25,107


Path to the ballot

Under law, any registered Idaho voter may seek election to the school board in the district in which the voter resides if requirements of the law are met. Qualifications for board members are decided by the district and not the state, however, most districts require candidates be:[10]

  • A citizen of the United States.
  • A registered elector of the school district.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • A resident of the trustee zone which he/she shall represent for 30 days.

See also

External links

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