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

September 2  First Day of School (Regular Day)  

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

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Letter to Parents The new Idaho Core Standards

Letter to Parents about The New Idaho Core Standards


Golden Pride Award Winners

2013-2014 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.

Hillcrest Elementary Student Registration 

Registration for new students entering Hillcrest Elementary School in American Falls, grades K – 3, will be conducted Monday, August 18, through Wednesday, August 20, during the hours of 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  Parents need to bring birth certificates and immunization records.

If students completed the 2013 – 14 school year of your at Hillcrest they do not need to register.  

If pre-registered kindergarten students need to complete the registration with birth certificates and/or updated and the immunization, come those days also.

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 2, and school will be dismissed at 3:00 PM.  Supply lists are posted on the front windows of Hillcrest, the American Falls school district website and various businesses and American Falls and Pocatello.  If you have any questions, call the Hillcrest Elementary school office at 226-2391 one beginning Monday, August 18

The first day of school for American Falls High School will be Tuesday, September 2, 2013
Beginning at 8:00 am with breakfast in the commons, then an assembly at 8:20 in the AFHS Gym.  Following the assembly, students will report to their Teacher Advisor to pick up class schedules.  Students will attend each class throughout the day and school will dismiss at 3:16.  Buses will run at that time.  Parents with questions regarding busing may contact the bus shop at 226-5911.

The following dates and times have been designated for each class to pay all class and activity fees and pay for a yearbook if one is desired.  
Student Athletes – Monday, August 25th, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 pm
Seniors and Juniors – Wednesday, August 27th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sophomores and Freshmen – Thursday, August 28th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Any student planning on participating in any sports or school sponsored activities will be required to purchase an activity card.  We encourage you to purchase them by Friday September 5th; the cost is $35.

We will be offering Driver’s Education to interested students September 9th.  Students interested must meet the following requirements and be pre-registered before the class begins.  Class size is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.  

Students must have the following items before they will be allowed to get a permit at the sheriff’s office:
Current Verification of Compliance form from the high school office
$21.50 for the permit
Original birth certificate (no photocopies will be accepted)
Social security card
Photo ID (activity card, yearbook picture)
Parent or guardian must accompany student to sheriff’s office
Must be at least 14 ½ when class starts
The class fee is $150 and must be paid at the high school office after the student receives the permit from the sheriff’s office. 

There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Tuesday, September 9th, 2013 at 6 pm in room 7 at the Intermediate School.  The first driver’s education class begins September 10th, 2013 at 6:50 a.m. at the Intermediate School.

 Upcoming Summer events in our Community 

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American Falls School 
2014 Calendar 

We have implemented a new district-wide library program. 

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