Education in Twin Falls, ID
Schools in Southern Idaho earn extra credit for providing excellent academic opportunities for students of all ages. Here are some of the top academic options throughout the Magic Valley:
Twin Falls School District
This district serves 7,400 students and has seven elementary schools, two middle schools, one alternative middle school, two high schools and one alternative high school. The Twin Falls School District has a staff of approximately 850, making it one of the largest employers in Southern Idaho.
Jerome School District
More than 3,500 students are enrolled in the Jerome School District. Horizon and Jefferson elementary schools accommodate grades K-3, Summit Elementary is for grades 4-5, Jerome Middle features grades 6-8 and Jerome High School has grades 9-12.
Minidoka County School District
MCSD is home to Acequia, Heyburn, Paul and Rupert elementary schools; East Minico and West Minico middle schools; Minico High School; and Mt. Harrison Jr./Sr. High School.
Cassia County School District
The district is home to Burley, Declo, Oakley and Raft River high schools, and Burley and Declo junior high schools. Elementary schools in the CCSD are Albion, Almo, Declo, Dworshak, Mountain View, Oakley, Raft River and White Pine. There is also Cassia Alternative High, Cassia Tech Center and Newcomer Center Preschool.
Blaine County School District
This school district features eight schools, including one – Carey School – that accommodates K-12 students. The other public schools in BCSD are Bellevue Elementary, Ernest Hemingway Elementary, Hailey Elementary, Woodside Elementary, Wood River Middle School, Silver Creek High School and Wood River High School.
Idaho Digital Learning Academy
IDLA is a state-sponsored and accredited online school created by the Idaho State Legislature to provide greater education access for Idaho students in grades 7-12. The school addresses the educational needs of all traditional, home-schooled, at-risk and gifted learners in Idaho.
Southern Idaho has an impressive list of private schools for parents to consider. They include Lighthouse Christian School (K-12) in Twin Falls, St. Edward's Catholic School (preK-6) in Twin Falls, Twin Falls Christian Academy (preK-12) and Xavier Charter School (K-12) in Twin Falls.
Students also may attend one of the region's three charter schools, which are tuition-free public schools funded by the state, but not supported by local tax revenues. Unlike traditional public schools, charter schools focus on a specific curriculum. These schools are: Xavier Charter School in Twin Falls, which teaches all subjects to all grades, with a special emphasis on literature and a focus on fine arts; Wings Charter Middle School, also in Twin Falls, which provides an environment to best teach middle school students with learning differences, and Heritage Academy Charter School in Jerome, which opened for the 2011 school year to serve students from kindergarten through sixth grade with a curriculum focused on developing critical thinking skills.
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