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Old 09-19-2013, 05:43 PM
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I am moving from texas to boise Idaho , need to know the best middle schools and best area to live.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:26 PM
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This is a very broad question. Income will generally direct which areas you can live just like anywhere else. Is "best" referring to nicest, cleanest, expensive, etc...? Would love to help but not sure where to start
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:21 AM
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What budget? New or old house? Job location and desired commute time? What features/ameneties do you value? How much property do you want.

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Old 09-20-2013, 08:41 AM
Location: Boise, Idaho
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Yes, I'd want to know more--IdaD and Homeinspector Boise have good questions.

In general, Boise schools are the strongest, but I meet lots of people who really want a newer home in a newer subdivision and unless you can spend $350,000++ it will be hard to find that in the Boise school district.

I live on the Boise bench and have kids at South Jr. High and Borah. South is not known as the strongest school, but my girls have scored in the top 2% in district-wide end of year exams that all kids take, so I feel like they are learning all the same things they would at a "better" school. They have excellent teachers, small class sizes, great principal, and a wonderful core group of friends and that is what is really important to me. We also like the older homes in our neighborhood, proximity to downtown Boise, and the little bit of diversity we have in our area.

I have friends who live in Paramount and really like Heritage Middle School. That school feeds into Rocky Mountain High where I know other parents who love the school.

I personally think East Jr. High or Les Bois in the east end are fabulous schools if you can afford the area. Harris Ranch is new and in such a gorgeous setting (East Jr.) and the other areas that feed into East are wonderful. Les Bois is very strong, too, with great neighborhoods all around.

I went to North Jr. High as a kid and there are plenty of Boiseans that wouldn't have their kids go anywhere else. Hillside is very strong. Riverglen is also home to the Treasure Valley Math and Science Center (one of my kids gets bussed there for half the day). I don't know a lot about Fairmont--probably similar to South in that it serves a more socioeconomically diverse area.

There are lots of choices--really depends on what is important to you and your family. I don't think there's a "bad" choice out there, just different choices that meet different needs.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:46 PM
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North side has North Jr High and then Boise High, it is all very close knit, the north end is very family oriented. East Jr High and Borah High are highly rated. Better traffic patterns and more relaxed area. My favorite is Meridian school district. They have a brand new high school, century high I think is the name.
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