High school rankings: Boise High tops list

The results are in, from an online ranking, and Boise High School is Idaho’s best public high school.

That’s according to Niche.com, a Pittsburgh-based site that has ranked 14,431 U.S. high schools — based on school statistics and reviews from 280,000 students and parents.

Here’s the rest of the Niche.com top 10 for Idaho:

  • Wood River High School, Hailey.
  • Renaissance High School, Meridian.
  • Carey Public School, Carey.
  • Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School, Meridian.
  • Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy, Coeur d’Alene.
  • Moscow Senior High School, Moscow.
  • Madison Senior High School, Rexburg.
  • Lakeland Senior High School, Rathdrum.
  • Timberline High School, Boise.

Academics accounted for 50 percent of the schools’ grades — with scores based on academic statistics and student, parent and alumni surveys. The remaining 50 percent of the grade is based on seven other criteria, including teacher quality, health and safety and resources and facilities.

Niche.com describes itself as a “content startup” that ranks K-12 schools, colleges and neighborhoods by gleaning ratings from students, parents and professionals.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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