Boise High School

Boise High School is a public secondary school in Boise, Idaho, one of five traditional high schools within the city limits, four of which are in the Boise School District. A three-year comprehensive high school, Boise High is located on the outerlying edge of the city's downtown business core. The enrollment for the 2014–15 school year was approximately 1,480.[4]

Boise High School
Boise High School May 2007
Main entrance in May 2007
1010 W. Washington St.


School districtBoise School District#1
PrincipalRobb Thompson
Enrollment1,546 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Red & White          
AthleticsIHSAA Class 5A
Athletics conferenceSouthern Idaho (5A) (SIC)
RivalsBorah, Capital, Timberline
NewspaperBoise High Lights
Feeder schoolsNorth Junior High
Hillside Junior High
Elevation2,700 ft (820 m) AMSL
Boise High School Campus
Boise High School is located in Idaho
Boise High School
Boise High School is located in the United States
Boise High School
LocationWashington St. between
9th and 11th Sts.,
Boise, Idaho
Coordinates43°37′15″N 116°12′3″W / 43.62083°N 116.20083°WCoordinates: 43°37′15″N 116°12′3″W / 43.62083°N 116.20083°W
Area6 acres (2.4 ha)
ArchitectJohn E. Tourtellotte & Company; Tourtellotte & Hummel
Architectural styleClassical Revival,
Modern Movement,
Neo-Classical-Art Deco
Part ofFort Street Historic District (#82000199)
MPSTourtellotte and Hummel Architecture TR
NRHP reference #82000180[6]
Added to NRHPNovember 17, 1982


1882 to 1930

Before Boise High School, the Treasure Valley was serviced by Central High School. Opened in 1882, it cost $44,000 instead of the originally estimated sum of $25,000. Because of the cost and the fact that it was considered an overly large structure, the Central High School Board was criticized. Ironically, only a decade later 700 children overcrowded the school. Central High School was the only high school in the Idaho Territory. The high school students were placed in the top floor, while the primary, intermediate, and grammar pupils studied in the basement and the next two floors. The first graduating class of 1884 was composed of two students – Tom G. Hailey and Henry Johnson. The next year two female students and two male students graduated. In 1900, the number had expanded to 23 graduates. [7]

The new high school which replaced Central School was dubbed "Boise High School." It was not the well-known white brick building present today. It was a traditional red brick, typical of the time period. The cornerstone was laid in 1902. A pageant with 1,200 students, as many adults, and three volleys from the cadet corps marked the joyous ceremony. Mayor Moses Alexander stated Boise High School was "where the rich and the poor meet on terms of equality" (qtd. in Worbois 4). [7]

The Red Brick building, however, was terribly constructed. It was not built by local architects. Instead, the school was built by a contractor from Kansas, William F. Schrage.[7] Idaho architects John E. Tourtellotte and Charles F. Hummel (later designers of the Idaho state capitol),[8] along with Idaho architects Charles W. Wayland and William S. Campbell [9] challenged Schrage and tried to raise a committee to prevent his plans.[7] However, the committee approved Schrage's blueprints for the school. Anthony Miranda, author of the Boise High School Archive Project, states that C.B. Little, later the Superintendent of Buildings and grounds, complained, "...the class rooms were not properly lighted..." and "...they used acme plaster for the basement floors instead of Portland cement. The basement floor went to pieces" (qtd. in Worbois 5). Miranda also records that a survey of schools taken in 1919 remarked about Boise High School's ventilation: "At the high school one of the intakes is located in a hidden nook just above the level of the ground on the flat roof of the furnace room, a space which serves as a general catch-all for blowing dirt, trash, etc" (qtd. in Worbois 5, 6).[7]

Not only was the building poorly constructed, but it soon became too small. The number of high school students expanded from 200 to 300 pupils within only 5 years after its construction. Tourtellotte and Hummel were chosen to build a new structure. Their grandiose blueprints included a capacity of 1,200 students. Even though red brick was popular for schools during the time period, Tourtellotte and Hummel decided to use white brick instead. Superintendent Meek, a progressive, and the School Board, also progressive, in 1908 stated their belief "in making the system and building so pleasing and inviting that children will desire to go to school and enter into their work and study with enthusiasm and delight" (qtd. in Worbois 7).[7]

The Boise High building that stands today was constructed in three phases. The east wing was constructed in 1908. It housed classes for male students. The Idaho Statesman reported: "In one wing was to be located the manual training, agriculture and work of that character which is generally taken up by boys and in the opposite wing was to be located the domestic science and those portions of manual training that usually are taken up by girls. In addition to the above there are the regular study rooms and class rooms, laboratories, etc., connected the same" (qtd. in Worbois 8).[7] The curriculum between 1904–1908, saw the addition of manual training for boys, and sewing, music and cooking for girls. The domestic science courses at the high school can be credited to Marguerite Nolan, wife of former Boise Mayor Herbert Lemp. During the years 1908-1915, the manual arts and home economics programs grew while stenography and typewriting programs were added. Another amenity offered was the first free night school for students who dropped out of high school.[10] In the basement below the newly constructed wing was an underground gymnasium, where students played various sports such as basketball and even baseball. One of its purposes was to keep boys in school. The School Board believed that if boys were able to play sports, they were more likely to attend class.[7] Despite the emphasis on boys' access to physical activity, Boise High's first girls basketball team, consisting of 7 members, was formed in 1907, even before the construction of the gymnasium.[10]

The first Idaho radio station was broadcast from the east wing's basement. Extra power was wired, a tower was added on the roof, and W7YA trained broadcasters. KFAU, the new set of call letters assigned to the station in 1923,[7] was housed in the physics department in the basement.[11] The station was changed to KIDO Radio in 1928 when Boise High sold it to investors.[7]

The east wing also has a long history of ROTC Cadets. Englishman J.W. Daniels, the first district superintendent, ran Boise schools with military discipline. "Not only did students often find themselves drilling daily, but on Saturdays, the teachers were also put through a similar course of instruction" (qtd. in Worbois 20). Under J.W. Daniels, Central School's military training began in 1900. Because the high school Cadets were denied federal funding for ROTC, they purchased their own uniforms and some equipment and convinced the NCO at the local barracks to train them. When the Red Brick Building was constructed, the Cadets had expanded from around 30-40 to 70 students. They disbanded during World War I, but in 1918 Boise High ROTC reorganized.[7] In 1919, when Congress included funding for high school ROTC, the Boise High School Cadet Corps was officially established with a total of 60 boys under Lt. Col. John E. Wall.[10] Cadets practiced with mere 22 caliber rifles. They used the east wing basement until the 1970s. To this day there are bullet holes in the basement because of the rifle range. These rooms were actually still used as classrooms and the Boise High School library until the 1990s tech building was constructed.[7]

The west wing was added in 1912. With a domestic science division and a spacious cafeteria, this section was designed for Boise High School girls. Most schools at that time did not offer lunch. However, Boise High School served low cost lunches as a way to keep pupils in school. Food used in domestic science classes was served for lunch, which offset the costs of supplying food for cooking instruction. Well-planned (for the time period) ventilation and heating systems were installed so students could concentrate better. Large boilers heated the huge school. They produced dangerous high-pressure steam, so the heating plant was placed in a reinforced basement chamber between the Red Brick Building and the west wing, so it was separate from other structures. The smoke was said to be "entirely and absolutely consumed by the fire, which is a wise the building now being constructed is in the residential section of the city and hence will not now become a nuisance to adjoining property owners" (qtd. in Worbois 11, 12), since the boilers were supplied by blower equipped hoppers which fed the fuel to the fire.[7]

The Red Brick building was quickly degenerating. The School Board wanted to demolish it and replace it with a new central wing, but when space became scarce by the late 1910s, they decided to postpone the plan. Modern technology dictated more and different spaces for boys' classes. Rather than learn how to blacksmith, boys needed to learn how to fix automobiles. Printing, woodworking, and construction now used different techniques which required larger classrooms.[7]

The School Board agreed to build a separate building across 10th Street from the east wing. They initially called it the Manual Arts Building, but it opened in 1919 as the Industrial Arts Building, or the I.A. An Idaho Statesman article from 1921 boasted, "When finished, Boise will have one of the largest as well as the most completely equipped secondary schools in the northwest. Already the Industrial Arts building has made possible the addition of many vocational courses, ranging from printing to costume design, not usually found in the average high school" (qtd. in Worbois 13).[7] For nearly half a century, most of the district's printing was completed at the Industrial Arts Building.[3] The school's monthly magazine, The Boise High Courier, was published in 1900, and later became the school's yearbook. The school newspaper The Pepperbox was also a Boise High School publication during the early 20th century.[12] Today, the Boise High School Newspaper is called Boise Highlights.[13]

The Red Brick building was demolished during the summer of 1921. Small parts of the red brick were left, to be handled later during remodeling. The central wing replaced the dilapidated structure. According to Dean M. Worbois, author of Temple of Liberty: Boise High School Defines a Frontier Town, "The central wing of the new white brick building completed the architect's concept of a grand, classical environment dedicated to learning. A massive stairway invites entry...A bust of Plato is surrounded, in Greek, with his Civic Virtues: Wisdom, Courage, Justice and Moderation."[7]

The auditorium was constructed to seat 1,800 students. Because it was so distant from the stage, the third balcony was dubbed "the nose bleed section," and was relegated to the sophomores. Juniors used the first and second balconies, while seniors called the main floor. The auditorium was not just for school functions, but was an asset to the community as well. It has been used by local orchestras, Boise's Music Week, and traveling stars, until the construction of Boise State University's Morrison Center in 1984.[7] The auditorium has been named the "Boise Opera House." It has even showcased well-known musicians Duke Ellington and Bing Crosby.[14]

"Tumblers" from 1933 edition
of The Courier
Historic Boise School District Curriculum[10]
9th 10th 11th 12th
Algebra Algebra English Literature Chemistry
American Literature Rhetoric Physics Geology
Civics History Plane Geometry Solid Geometry
Physical Geography Zoology Astronomy American History
English Grammar or Latin Botany or Caesar English History or Cicero Economics
Advanced Arithmetic
Critical Literature or Virgil

1930 to 1990

The 1930s and 1940s were difficult with the Great Depression placing economic strain on the country. Curriculum expanding stopped for an emphasis on maintaining programs and classes. During World War II, district students worked in civil defense activities, assisted the Red Cross and helped with war bond drives.

1936 brought a new gymnasium. During the 1920s, students had gathered together their own money to help fund the construction costs. The Works Progress Administration, initiated by Franklin D. Roosevelt, provided the labor.[9] Total costs came to $122,118, with the materials paid for by the money raised by students, as well as district funds. Still standing today, this gymnasium replaced a small gym located in the basement of the east wing of the main building. Students welcomed the new facility, and the much higher ceilings no longer interfered with games.

In the mid-1950s, the school was one center of the Boise homosexuality scandal.

The 1950s and 1960s, however, brought renewed growth to Boise High. In 1957 an addition was made to the gym: a music building on the west side of the structure. The two residential blocks west of the main building were bought in 1960 and converted into a football, tennis and track field. This acquiring of land would later help preservationists and community leaders argue to keep the school at its location. It would also provide much needed room for the population boom of the future and provide space for basics like vehicle parking.

Beginning in 1969, some major remodeling went down. The formerly state-of-the-art heating systems were becoming outdated and needed replacement. Coal boilers became gas-powered. False, 8 foot ceilings were added to classrooms to hide the pipes and reduce heating costs. Wood paneling was added for a modern look. Rather than to change the windows to double or triple paned windows, insulated panels were added to reduce heating costs. Fluorescent lights were added as the primary source of light due to their efficiency in place of natural light. Also during these two decades, Boise began to see excessive growth in its high school class sizes. For several years, the four junior high schools included the tenth grade (sophomores). To alleviate the booming student body, two new high schools were built in the city: Borah High in the south opened in 1958 and Capital High School in the west in 1965.

1990 to present

Brave Head
Current Brave logo

During the late 1980s and early 1990s the enrollment crunch began to reappear despite the new schools. This began forcing some classes at Boise High to close, and also pushed the school to occupy a nearby office building for extra classrooms (called the PERSI Building), and to bring in a number of portable classrooms that were placed in a faculty parking lot adjacent to the school's track and field. The PERSI Building housed all art classes and some language classes during this period.

The district began to study the possibility of a replacement school and the debate would continue for years. With this idea came a lot of public concern from neighborhood owners fearful of losing their historic neighborhood, preservationists, students and parents. Research shows that "community anchors" such as Boise High School, if removed, can have detrimental impacts on students and communities. Forcing students to travel farther away would influence local property owners and families that purchase lowering property values in place of suburban development.[15]

In addition to overcrowded classrooms, the building itself needed serious repairs. Emergency exits were fewer than required by local safety code. Although later found unsubstantiated, at the time it was believed ceiling cracks and falling plaster in the auditorium may have been an asbestos hazard. Electrical wiring was outdated and the building had no air conditioning.

Because of the increasing pressure to keep Boise High School where it was, a bond measure was proposed in 1993 to pay for the complete renovation of the school. Taxpayers defeated it. Two years later, while bundled with provisions to repair many existing schools, to convert one school to a new high school (Timberline), and to build two new junior high schools, the bond passed with 70%.

Razing three structures and vacating a city street started the project. Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility improvements were made. An art gallery was created and a complete auditorium restoration was done. The third floor was closed off and air conditioning was installed building wide. Many other improvements were made. The Frank Church Building of Technology, named after the senator 1942 Boise High graduate, was also completed. The main building still houses the humanities classes whereas this new building houses science, computer and math courses.[15]

Over the summer of 2007, the third floor was renovated with the addition of 5 new classrooms and became available for the 2008-2009 school year.


Newsweek has ranked Boise High in every top national high school list created topping all other Idaho schools. Considered in the rankings were school advanced placement exam scores. In 2014, Boise High had 598 students who took 1,308 exams, and 86% of test-takers received a score of 3 or better. For the same year the school had 19 National Merit finalists.[4]

2011–12 Grade Point Averages[4][16]
Class Enrollment GPA
Senior 492 3.16
Junior 455 3.40
Sophomore 453 3.51
Newsweek National Rankings[17]
Year Boise Rank Complete List
2003 679 806
2005 395 1025
2006 495 1215
2007 510 1328
2008 403 1401
2009 415 1499
2010 101-561 1787
* No 2004 ranking performed


In athletics, the Boise Braves compete in the Southern Idaho Conference (SIC) in Class 5A, the Idaho High School Activities Association's classification for the largest schools in the state.[18] Sanctioned sports are volleyball, cross country, basketball, baseball, track & field, football, soccer, wrestling, softball, golf and tennis. Also, cheerleading, speech, music and dance are sanctioned activities.[19]

For decades, varsity football games were played at Bronco Stadium at Boise State University. In 2012, football games for the city's high schools were moved several blocks northeast to the new Dona Larsen Park, the former site of East Junior High (1952–2009). Boise High played football at this site in the first half of the 20th century, when it was known as "Public School Field." The Braves' home venue for varsity baseball is at Fort Boise Park.

The 2008 Boise High baseball team was ranked 38th in the country by Baseball America and the National High School Baseball Coaches Association.[20]

State titles


  • Football (1): fall 1980 [21] (official with introduction of playoffs, fall 1979)[22]
    • (unofficial poll titles - 1) - fall 1964 [23][24] (poll introduced in 1963, through 1978)
  • Cross Country (3): fall 1964, 2005, 2009 [25] (introduced in 1964)
  • Soccer (4): fall 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016 [26](introduced in 2000)
  • Basketball (5): 1924, 1938, 1947, 1980, 1986 [27]
  • Wrestling (4): 1958, 1960, 1963, 1964 [28] (introduced in 1958)
  • Baseball (6): 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2008 (records not kept by IHSAA, state tourney introduced in 1971)
  • Track (12): 1923, 1926, 1929, 1931, 1935, 1936, 1953, 1954, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1996 [29]
  • Golf (5): 1958, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1991 [30] (introduced in 1956)
  • Tennis (6): 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 [31] (combined team until 2008)


  • Cross Country (7): fall 1986, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 [25] (introduced in 1974)
  • Soccer (6): fall 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2013 [26] (introduced in 2000)
  • Basketball (3): 1978, 2002, 2005 [32] (introduced in 1976)
  • Track (2): 1998, 2015 [33] (introduced in 1971)
  • Golf (2): 1987, 1998 [30] (introduced in 1987)
  • Tennis (3): 2009, 2013, 2014 [31] (combined team until 2008)


  • Tennis (5): 1966, 1969, 2003, 2004, 2005 [31] (introduced in 1963, combined until 2008)
  • Ultimate Frisbee (3): 2011, 2012, 2013 [34]


Three orchestras are organized within the school. A student's grade level usually places them into two of the three (sophomores in the Sophomore Orchestra, and juniors and seniors in the Symphonic Orchestra), while audition performance is used to form the third orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra. Boise High's Chamber Orchestra has received various national strings awards and won multiple competitions at the national level, frequently receiving invitations to attend international music festivals and to perform at the National Music Educators Conference.

Clubs are an important aspect of Boise High life. Boise High has over forty student organizations with focuses involving community service, politics, academic subjects, tutoring, and hobbies.

Boise High's National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) team has achieved national prominence in recent years, winning both the 2014 NOSB national tournament held in Seattle[35] and repeating as champions at the 2015 NOSB in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.[36] Boise is the first team from a landlocked state (not including Great Lakes states) to win the competition.


Nearly four and a half city blocks constitute school grounds in an "L" shaped portion of property. The main building is contained within one block. The two blocks northwest house the football field and tennis courts. The Frank Church Building of Technology takes up nearly the entire block southeast of the main building. Southwest of the Frank Church Building of Technology is the gymnasium occupying half a block.[3]

The neighborhood is mixed-use largely made up of residential and church buildings. Within two blocks are the First Church of Christ Scientist, originally established in 1898, the Capitol City Christian Church, built in 1887, the Cathedral of the Rockies, built in 1960, the First Baptist Church, St. John's Catholic Cathedral, built 1905–21, First Presbyterian Church, and St. Michael's Episcopal Cathedral, built in 1900.[37][38] Also nearby is the Idaho State Capitol, a YMCA, and a former Carnegie library.[39][40][41]

The school building was included as a contributing property in the Fort Street Historic District on November 12, 1982.[42] It was individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 17, 1982.[6]

Notable alumni


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Carolyn Terteling-Payne

Carolyn Terteling-Payne (born December 20, 1937) is an American politician who served as mayor of Boise, Idaho, from 2003 to 2004.

Terteling-Payne is a graduate of Boise High School and the University of Idaho. She was appointed to the Boise City Council in 1993. She won full terms in 1995 and 1999. In February 2003 she was appointed mayor to serve the remainder of the term of H. Brent Coles, who resigned. She was not a candidate for election to a full term as Boise mayor in 2003. After leaving office Terteling-Payne served as State of Idaho director of human resources under Gov. Jim Risch.Terteling-Payne served on the board of directors of the St. Luke's Boise/Meridian Medical Centers from 1976 to 2014.

Daniel F. Murphy House

The Daniel F. Murphy House in Boise, Idaho, is a 2-story, Neoclassical structure with Renaissance decorative elements. The house features a sandstone facade and was completed in 1908 by owner Daniel F. Murphy. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.Daniel F. Murphy, a stonemason in Boise, was responsible for masonry work in many local and regional buildings, including the Idaho State Capitol, St. John's Cathedral, the Montandon Building, Boise High School, the Owyhee Hotel, and the Davenport Hotel.

Fort Street Historic District

The Fort Street Historic District in Boise, Idaho, contains roughly 47 blocks located within the 1867 plat of Boise City. The irregular shape of the district is roughly bounded on the north by West Fort Street and on the south by West State Street. The west boundary is North 16th Street, and the east boundary is roughly North 5th Street.

When the nomination form was prepared in 1982 for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), the district contained 318 buildings. The inventory consisted mostly of houses, but schools, churches, and commercial structures were included. Many structures were designed by Tourtellotte & Hummel, and some were designed by Wayland & Fennell. The district contains many sites with individual NRHP listing, and the Boise High School Campus and the St. John's Cathedral Block both are separately listed and contain multiple structures within the larger Fort Street Historic District. The district is itself contained within a larger area known locally as Boise's North End Preservation District, although the North End includes other NRHP listed historic districts.

Frank Church High School

Frank Church High School is an alternative public secondary school in Boise, Idaho, operated by the Boise School District. Opened in 2008, it was formed from the merger of Mountain Cove High School and Fort Boise Mid High School. It serves grades 9–12, with the majority of the enrollment in the upper grades.FCHS is named after Frank Church, a prominent U.S. Senator from 1957–81, and an alumnus of Boise High School, class of 1942. The school is located in southwest Boise, immediately east of the new West Junior High School, also opened in 2008. FCHS also hosts the Boise Evening School program.

Frank Shrontz

Frank Anderson Shrontz (born December 14, 1931 in Boise, Idaho, United States) is a former CEO and chairman of the Boeing Company.

The son of a sporting goods merchant, Shrontz graduated from Boise High School in 1949 and the University of Idaho in 1954 with a Bachelor of Laws degree, where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Following a commission and service in the U.S. Army from 1954–56, he attended the Harvard Business School where he received an MBA in 1958 and then joined Boeing.

Beginning in 1973, he served in the Nixon & Ford administrations at the Department of Defense, and returned to Boeing in January 1977 as a vice president. He served as CEO from 1986–96, and stepped down as chairman in 1997.

While serving on the board of directors for Chevron, a new double-hulled supertanker was named in his honor in November 1998. The South Korean-built ship was renamed the "Antares Voyager" in 2003.Shrontz was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 2004.

Shrontz is part of the Seattle Mariners ownership group and is a member on the team's board of directors.


KIDO (580 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station broadcasting a news/talk format. Licensed to Nampa, Idaho, it serves the Boise metropolitan area. Townsquare Media owns and operates the station.

KIDO's studios are currently located at 827 E Park Blvd. in Boise, in the same building as co-owned 630 KFXD, 103.3 KSAS-FM, 104.3 KAWO, 105.9 KCIX, and 107.9 KXLT-FM. The transmitter is located on West Amity Road in Meridian, Idaho. KIDO operates at 5,000 watts around the clock. By day, the signal is non-directional but at night, to protect other stations on 580 kHz, KIDO uses a directional signal.

Larry Jackson

Lawrence Curtis Jackson (June 2, 1931 – August 28, 1990) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, and Philadelphia Phillies from 1955 to 1968. In 1964 he led the National League with 24 wins for an eighth-place Cubs team, and was runner-up in the Cy Young Award voting; he also led the NL in innings pitched and shutouts once each.

Jackson's 194 career NL victories are the most in the league since 1900 by any right-hander who never played for a first-place team. A model of reliability, he won at least 13 games in each of his last 12 seasons.

He later served four terms in the Idaho Legislature.

Linda Copple Trout

Linda Jayne Copple Trout (born September 1, 1951) is a former chief justice of the Idaho Supreme Court, the only female to hold that position. Appointed by Governor Cecil Andrus as an associate justice in 1992, she was also the first of three women to serve on the court.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Trout was adopted by a Boise pediatrician, Dr. B.I. "Bing" Copple, and graduated from Boise High School in 1969. She attended the University of Idaho in Moscow, and was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Trout earned a bachelor's degree in 1973, and a J.D. from the UI College of Law in 1977.

Trout passed the bar in Idaho in 1977 and was in private practice in Lewiston for six years. She was appointed a county magistrate judge in 1983 and was elected in 1990 as a state judge in the second district, based in Lewiston.

Trout was appointed by Governor Andrus to the state's supreme court in 1992 and took office on her 41st birthday. She retained her seat in statewide elections in 1996 (unopposed) and 2002. Trout became the chief justice in February 1997, elected unanimously by the other justices, and served two terms in that capacity, over seven years. She was on the state's highest court for fifteen years and retired with over a year left in her term in August 2007, succeeded by Joel Horton.

She is married to attorney Kim J. Trout (B.S. 1976, J.D. 1979, Idaho).

List of high schools in Idaho

This is a list of high schools in the U.S. state of Idaho.

Lowell School (Boise, Idaho)

Lowell School in Boise, Idaho, is a ​2 1⁄2-story, brick and stone elementary school constructed in 1913 and named for James Russell Lowell. The building was expanded in 1916, 1926, and 1948, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1982.The NRHP nomination form credits Tacoma architects Heath & Twitchell with the design, but in 1913 The Idaho Statesman reported that plans and specifications had been prepared by students in the Drafting Department at Boise High School.

National Ocean Sciences Bowl

The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is a national, high-school science competition managed by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL) which started in the 1970s (formerly the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education). It uses a quiz-bowl format, with lockout buzzers and extended team challenge questions to test students on their knowledge of oceanography. This includes the subjects of biology, chemistry, geology, geography, social science, technology, and physics. The annual competition was started in 1998, the International Year of the Ocean. The current director of NOSB is Kristen Yarincik, who is based out of Washington, DC. Currently there are 25 regions in the U.S. that compete in the NOSB, each with their own regional competitions. The regional competitions are coordinated by the Regional Coordinators, who are typically affiliated with a university in their region. Each year approximately 2,000 students from 300 schools across the nation compete for prizes and a trip to the national competition. The goal of this organization is to increase knowledge of the ocean among high school students and, ultimately, magnify the public understanding of ocean research. Students who participate are eligible to apply for the National Ocean Scholar Program.

Paul Shepherd (politician)

Paul E. Shepherd (born December 21, 1942 in Boise, Idaho) is a Republican Idaho State Representative since 2004 representing District 8 in the B seat.

Ralph Torres

Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres (born August 6, 1979) is an American Republican politician from Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. He has served as the ninth Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands since the death of Governor Eloy Inos on December 29, 2015. He previously served as the tenth Lieutenant Governor, which he was elected to in 2014.

Roger S. Burdick

Roger S. Burdick (born June 23, 1947) is the Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court. A member of the court since 2003, he previously served as chief justice from 2011 to 2015.Born in Boulder, Colorado, Burdick lived in various locations in the U.S. as a youth. He graduated from Boise High School in Idaho in 1965 and the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1970, earning a bachelor's degree in finance. After a year as a bank examiner for the state of Idaho, Burdick attended the University of Idaho in Moscow and received his J.D. from its College of Law in 1974.

Burdick was appointed to the Idaho Supreme Court by Governor Dirk Kempthorne in 2003 to fill the vacancy of the retiring Jesse Walters. He retained his seat in statewide elections in 2004 (unopposed), 2010 (58.4%), and 2016 (unopposed). Elected chief justice by his fellow justices in 2011, Burdick did not seek a second term in 2015 and was succeeded by Jim Jones in August. Following Jones' retirement, he became chief justice again in 2017.

Ron Hadley

Ronald Arthur Hadley (born November 9, 1963) is a former professional football player, a linebacker with the NFL's San Francisco 49ers in 1987 and 1988, when the 49ers won Super Bowl XXIII.

Hadley attended the University of Washington from 1982–86, and was selected by the New York Jets in the 5th round of the 1986 NFL Draft, the 132nd overall

He is a 1982 graduate of Boise High School, where he was the IHSAA A-1 Player of the Year in his senior season. He was a starter on both defense and offense (defensive end and tight end), and led the Boise Braves to the A-1 state championship as a junior and the state finals as a senior.

Sara Studebaker

Sara Studebaker (born October 7, 1984) is a retired biathlete from the United States who competed on the World Cup circuit from 2009 to 2014. Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, she has had multiple top 20 results and her best World Cup finishes are 14th in the sprint event at Presque Isle, Maine in February 2011 and 15th in the sprint at Kontiolahti, Finland in February 2012. She placed 17th in the individual race at the 2011 World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. She was ranked 34th in the World Cup in the 2010–11 season and 55th for 2011–12.

Studebaker, a member of the 2010 Winter Olympic team, placed 34th in the 15 km individual at Whistler Olympic Park, Canada. She has been a member of the U.S. Biathlon Team since 2007, after her graduation from Dartmouth College, where she captained the NCAA champion cross country ski team. Studebaker is a 2003 graduate of Boise High School and learned to ski at Bogus Basin.

Studebaker retired from the sport at the end of the 2013-14 season.

Thomas C. Coffin

Thomas Chalkley Coffin (October 25, 1887 – June 8, 1934) was a congressman from Idaho, a Democrat in the U.S. House from 1933 to 1934.

Born in Caldwell, Idaho Territory, Coffin moved with his family to nearby Boise in 1898. He attended Boise High School and then transferred back east to Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. Coffin then entered Yale University's Sheffield Scientific School, where he was a member of St. Anthony Hall, and was graduated from the law department of Yale University in 1910. He was admitted to the bar in 1911 and was a deputy county attorney for Ada County in Boise and in 1913 became an assistant attorney general of Idaho. Coffin relocated east across the state to Pocatello in December 1915 and went into private practice. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War I as a Petty officer, second class in the aviation division.

Coffin was elected mayor of Pocatello in 1931 and ran for Congress in the 2nd district in 1932. In the Democratic landslide, he easily defeated the ten-term Republican incumbent, Addison T. Smith.

Source:Only fifteen months into his first term, Coffin was struck by an automobile on a driveway in the south grounds of the U.S. Capitol on June 4, 1934, and suffered a fractured skull. He died four days later at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., and was buried on June 14 in Pocatello.

Wayne L. Kidwell

Wayne LeRoy Kidwell (born June 15, 1938) is a retired Idaho Supreme Court justice, state attorney general, majority leader of the state senate. He was also an associate deputy attorney general in the administration of President Ronald Reagan.

William Dunbar House

The William Dunbar House in Boise, Idaho, is a 1-story Colonial Revival cottage designed by Tourtellotte & Hummel and constructed by contractor J.O. Jordan in 1923. The house features clapboard siding and lunettes centered within lateral gables, decorated by classicizing eave returns. A small, gabled front portico with barrel vault supported by fluted Doric columns and pilasters decorates the main entry on Hays Street. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

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