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

February 16 President’s 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

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

2014-2014 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.

December 2014

William Thomas Middle School teacher Maike Baumgart and teacher assistant Jamie Clark were awarded the Golden Pride Award for “above and beyond” service for the month of December during the regular board meeting held on December 16, 2014

Maike Baumgart has been the ESL Teacher at William Thomas Middle School for the past three years.  Her nominator wrote:  Maike is a little ball of fire!  She is always busy looking for the best way to teach the students and the best ways to organize our team.  She is invaluable to me and I ask her opinion every day.  Maike has a world of specialized knowledge from her previous jobs and it has certainly helped our team deal with problems and issues that have cropped up and which we weren't prepared for but luckily she was!  She is aware of the laws and aware of the needs of children and aware of where they can best get help outside the school as well as being aware of the best ways for our team to handle the students' needs, both educational and emotional.  Maike keeps current on Common Core and the Smarter Balanced and help the rest of the staff in making the transition to those programs.  She is fun and she is funny and I have loved teaching with her!  Maike works with our ESL students and does an outstanding job with them.  She does an excellent job of testing and completing the mounds of paperwork.  

Jamie Clark has worked as a teacher assistant at William Thomas Middle School for six years.  Her nominator wrote:    It has been fun to see Jaime become more and more effective and dedicated in helping students.  She is an aide that follows instructions perfectly, and more importantly, has learned to be self-directed, knowing what is needed without having to be told.  I have been extremely pleased to have her on our staff, and know she will make a great teacher.

Jamie is willing to step up and offer her help regardless of the situation. She's competent in the classroom and the kids really like her.

Jamie will help anyone with whatever they need, understands the students and their needs, and can fill many roles in the school.  If I need help, I know I can ask Jamie and she will be there. She has a great attitude with the students and helps them not only with their lessons but also with having a positive attitude. 

Jaime is consistently reliable in everything that she does.  She is always willing to do ANYthing that is asked of her and is one of the best aides I have had the pleasure of working with.  She is a go-getter and does not need to be asked to work; when she sees a need she will step in and do her best to fulfill that need.  In addition, she is pleasant and fun to work with. 

love that Jamie comes to school Happy every day.  I sometimes meet her in the hall with a different assignment for the day.  She NEVER complains just does whatever is asked of her and does an excellent job at it.

Jamie also works with the after school program and the kids love her.

Best of all is that Jamie is one of our own as she attended schools here in American Falls.


AF Actors Win State Championship!!!

American Falls Education Foundation

Education Foundation 
Upcoming Meeting - 
Tuesday January 27th at 12:00 noon 

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