Recently, I had a real estate investor client ask me “Which schools are the best in Boise?” He is considering investing in single-family homes to hold for appreciation and is looking for areas that will attract people and perform well over the long term. Makes sense to me.
I have always let my buyers make their own determinations on desired schools, and after one google search for Boise School Rankings, I remember why again. There are many websites that rank schools on a variety of parameters and many are opinions that are difficult to quantify, like “best prepares students for secondary education”.
My first instinct was to look at the Idaho Dept of Education website, but gave up quickly on finding any school rankings data summary- not user friendly. Not very transparent for a public system. I now see why there are so many websites doing this.
After a short search, the system that made the most sense to me was at schooldigger.com, which ranked schools based on average SAT test scores from the Dept of Ed for 2017. There are a surprising number of low ranked elementary schools in Boise! You might want to avoid these when searching homes for sale. Please do your own research if schools are important to you. Here are the best and worst 10 Boise elementary schools:
Roosevelt (#1 of 400+ schools)
Hidden Springs (#15)
Jefferson (#287 of 400+ schools)
Valley View (#188)
Keep in mind, some of these are charter schools with no area restrictions and others- public schools with open enrollment, but there could be a waiting list. I can easily send you listings on homes for sale in a particular Boise school district. Happy hunting!