Welcome to American Falls School District #381
Thank you for visiting the American Falls School District, one of the top school districts in Idaho.
 We invite you to explore our website to tour information concerning our district or any of our schools.
 On behalf of the students, staff, administration and Board of Trustees, 
We stand committed to maintaining and constantly improving the education and services for our students.

American Falls School District #381 Administrative Offices
827 Fort Hall Avenue - American Falls, Idaho 83211 - phone: (208) 226-5173  fax: (208) 226-5754

School Starts Monday August 31

American Falls Day - August 1, - City Park

September 7 Labor Day (No School) 

A message from our Superintendent

Dr. Ronald R. Bolinger

 Welcome to the American Falls School District located in the historic city of American Falls and home to the Five-Star Award winning American Falls High School.  American Falls has been the site of the largest reservoir in Idaho since 1925 when the dam was built and the town was moved to its present site.  We are pleased to provide an outstanding education to our students.

  • To prepare students to interact productively and effectively in society.
  • To teach students the necessary academic and life skills for future education and be job ready.


The nearly 1500 students with approximately 100 staff and 125 classified personnel are here to serve our students and parents in our four schools and one alternative school.  We offer a variety of specialty programs including dual enrollment classes at the high school, gifted and talented programs at elementary, Gear-Up college preparatory for middle school and high school and Professional Technical Education and our award winning FFA program.


 In the American Falls School District, you will find:

  • Commitment to college and career readiness
  • Preparation for Idaho core and the development of creativity and thinking skills with an emphasis on integration of technology
  • A safe and secure learning environment
  • Caring and compassionate staff committed to providing the best education for each and every child
  • Opportunities for meaningful parent involvement
  • Commitment to the arts including band and choir programs beginning in the elementary grades.  The district’s outstanding art program offers course work including ceramics, painting and drawing at the middle school and high school levels


Chief's Summer Reading Challenge The Council of Chief State School Officers, in partnership with MetaMetrics®, is coordinating a national, state-led summer reading initiative to bolster student reading achievement during summer break. The “Chief's Summer Reading Challenge” will raise national awareness of the summer loss epidemic, share compelling research on the importance of personalized reading activities, and provide access to a variety of free resources to support targeted reading and the initiative as a whole.
Mr. Lance has graciously volunteered to be the GEAR UP Tutor this year. He will provide tutoring services starting Thursday,
(9/11) from 7am-8am in Room #1. Tutoring will be available Monday-Friday until the end of the school year.


Child Find

Letter to Parents The new Idaho Core Standards

Letter to Parents about The New Idaho Core Standards

Golden Pride Award Winners

2014-2015 School Year

A hearty congratulation to our Golden Pride Award recipients who have been recognized by the American Falls School Board for "above and beyond" services to our district. They represent the professional and support staff that equal excellence for our students.

May 2015

American Falls High School Drama Teacher Dana Facer and Secretary Pam Schroeder were honored for the Golden Pride Award during the regular board meeting on May 26, 2015.  The Golden Pride Award is given to those outstanding employees of the school district who have provided “above and beyond” service for the district, students and teachers.


Dana Facer has been the Drama and Speech Teacher at AFHS for the past 12 years.  Her nominator wrote:  Dana Facer is an outstanding teacher with an incredible work ethic and a true love for her students.  She wears many hats and wears them all very well.  She teachers the freshman communication class, as well as our drama and theater classes at the high school. She also travels to the middle school to teach speech and debate.  She is the speech and debate coach at the high school and has produced eight national qualifiers.  As our drama teacher she constantly directs amazing plays, has earned 3 state championships and 3 second place finishes at state, and has placed best in show at the ISU one act festival twice.   Her love for her students’ shines when you observe her interactions with them whether it is while they are working on a speech, building a set, rehearsing lines or sewing a costume.  She spends countless hours after school and on the weekends with her students pushing them to greatness.  She has a growth mindset and is always willing to take on a challenge and try new things.  I would like to share a thank you note a student wrote for her which shows the impact she has on her students.  “Thank you for everything you’ve done for me this year.  Doing speech and debate along with competition drama and the shows you have helped me grow as a student, person and actor. Thank you for everything, thank you.” Dana is always eager to help any student or faculty member and does so with a smile and we all love her for that. Dana is very deserving of this recognition.

Pam Schroeder has been at AFHS as the secretary for the past year.  Her nominator wrote:

Pam has been a welcome addition to the American Falls High School staff this year.  From the first day of school I knew we had hit the jackpot with Pam.  She is amazing and we have not skipped a beat.  Her position is multifaceted, complex and vital to the success of the school and she does it flawlessly.  She always has a smile on her face and a pleasant thing to say.  Lately she has been working tirelessly on registration and graduation often staying late; even asking “is it okay if I come in on Saturday”.  She has done such an outstanding job, at a recent faculty meeting when we were discussing registration and the work she has done a teacher said “o my gosh I totally forgot this is her first year”. Pam has truly made the school a better place and we all thank her for that.       

School Supplies

Fired - Up Summer Program

When: July 27-August 13
Monday: through Thursday from 8:30-2:30
Where: William Thomas Middle School
What: breakfast, morning academics, lunch, enrichment activities

How to participate: Contact for more information.

Kimberly Walker -Program Director FIRED UP Afterschool
American Falls School District #381
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Phone: (208) 220-1164
e-mail: kimberlyw@sd381.k12.id.us

American Falls School District 

is Committed to the arts including band and choir programs beginning in the elementary grades. 

The district’s outstanding arts programs offers course work including ceramics, painting, drama, music and drawing 
at the middle school and high school levels

AF Actors Win State Championship!!!

American Falls High School Alumni, Jordan Bowman, with Zachary Buker, founders of the new production company, Opera Elect, http://operaelect.org/  performed  on April 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the American Falls High School Fine Arts Center. 

Our AFHS Choir performed with Opera Elect.

Everyone enjoyed  their wonderful talent and witty & lighthearted banter between well-known works by Mozart, Schubert, and Donizetti.

Jordan and Zach spoke about some fun opera history and the exciting start-up of their company. Jordan was delighted in sharing her work with her hometown. She is thankful for all the support she has received over the years from family, teachers, and friends.

Make the Most of Your Teacher Conference

 Upcoming  Events in our Community 

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American Falls School 
2014 Calendar 

We have implemented a district-wide library program. 

 It is web-based,
 anyone can access the library catalogs anywhere with internet service
 by using the link below