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.

827 Fort Hall - American Falls, Idaho 83211 - phone: (208) 226- 5173 or Fax: (208) 226-5754) 

Many Thanks
 to all the patrons of the American Falls School District for voting in the Bond and Levy Elections Tuesday, March 14th. 
 Thanks to the Bond Information Committee for all the efforts to provide details on the new building.

American Falls School District is looking for volunteers to join the Wellness Committee.
 If you are interested in participating in the development, review, update and implementation of the local school Wellness Policy 
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Winter Weather Safety Procedures

WTMS Principal Announced 

AF School Board has hired Tyler Shafer to be the new principal  at William Thomas Middle School.  Tyler will become the school's third principal.  Tyler was chosen from several talented applicants.

Chairman Bruce Hauber Announcement

Randy Jensen has been selected as Superintendent of Schools for the American Falls School District following a nearly three-month search. Mr. Jensen’s appointment follows a special board meeting Friday, April 21st, and was announced by Chairman Bruce Hauber.

Jensen, current principal of William Thomas Middle School was selected from a field of three finalists who were interviewed and introduced to the district’s patrons on Tuesday, April 19th for public input.

Jensen has served the school district since 1985 as a teacher, coach and principal all at William Thomas Middle School. A graduate of Idaho State University with his B.A., Masters and Educational Specialists, Jensen has received several awards over the years. He has been extremely active in the middle level association and currently sits on the national board.

Mr. Jensen will begin his service in July, replacing current Superintendent Dr. Ron Bolinger, who is retiring after 22 years as superintendent.

Summer School


June 17th
 2017 Education Foundation Golf Tournament 

A message from our Superintendent
Dr. Ronald R. Bolinger Ed.D

 Welcome to the American Falls School District located in the historic city of American Falls.  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


Child Find


Hillcrest Elementary School principal Tina Fehringer poses with a class of first graders at the school.
She was recently recognized by the Idaho Association of Elementary School Principals as the 2017

article courtesy - Power County Press

Recognizing the veterans on Veteran’s Day     with music The American Falls High School band, directed by Tori Hunter, performs the songs for each of the armed forces on Monday, Nov. 7, in recognition of Veterans Day. Members of each armed force was invited to stand during their song.

 Upcoming  Events in our Community 

Winter Weather Safety Procedures

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School Supplies

AFIS-Weather Station

Golden Pride Award Winners