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Greater Idaho Falls, ID Education Overview

All academic entities deserve high marks.

By Kevin Litwin on January 21, 2016

Jeff Adkins

Schools in Idaho Falls and its surrounding communities receive praise from parents and earn high achievement scores. You’ll find a range of educational options in Idaho Falls, including two public school districts, several private schools and a handful of higher education institutions.

Public Schools

Idaho Falls School District 91 serves 10,400 students and prides itself on preparing young people for college and careers. The district has 18 schools, including four high schools that offer more than a dozen Advanced Placement classes along with dual-credit college courses.

Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 in Bonneville and Bingham counties encompasses a portion of Idaho Falls, Ammon, Iona and Ucon. More than 11,000 students attend a total of 22 schools. The district employs 1,300 people.

Charter Schools

The Greater Idaho Falls region offers several charter schools, including American Heritage Charter School in Idaho Falls, with 300 K-10th grade students; White Pine Charter School in Ammon, with 200 K-8th grade students; and Alturas International Academy, which opened in August 2016 with 280 K-6th grade students.

Private Schools

Hope Lutheran School teaches students in grades K-6 and strives to develop a child’s spiritual, mental, emotional and physical growth. Watersprings School started in 1997 as Calvary Chapel Christian School and now features 450 students in grades pre-K-12 at two locations. Holy Rosary Catholic School provides a faith-based curriculum for students in grades pre-K-6.

Higher Education

University Place is a combined campus that offers several courses and degrees from the University of Idaho and Idaho State University. The higher education center is located along the Snake River next to Freeman Park.

At Eastern Idaho Technical College (also known as EITC and pronounced “eye-tech”), programs focus on the needs of the industrial community for the 21st century. EITC serves a nine-county area and specializes in customized training and basic skills in many technical subjects.

College of Southern Idaho now has a satellite campus in Idaho Falls and has grown to over 200 students.  In Rexburg, approximately 16,000 students attend classes at Brigham Young University-Idaho, the largest private university in the state. BYU-Idaho’s seven colleges and 33 departments collectively offer 25 associate degrees and more than 100 bachelor’s degrees. In addition, the university’s Academic Discovery Center has teams integrated throughout the colleges to help students prepare for their next steps after graduating.

At Stevens-Henager College, career-oriented degrees are offered in fields such as health care, business and information technology. 

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