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

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.


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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

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.

March 2015

The Intermediate School staff was highlighted during the March board meeting on March 17, 2015.  Nominated were Alexandra Sandoval, fifth grade teacher and Marisol Torres, teacher assistant.  The Golden Pride Award is given monthly to school district employees who exemplify “above and beyond” effort in their assignment of service for students in the American Falls School District.

Alexandra Sandoval has been a teacher at the Intermediate School for the past three years.  Her nominator wrote:  I would like to nominate Alexandra Sandoval for the Golden Pride Award.  Alex has been teaching fifth grade at the Intermediate School for three years.  She has been assigned to the advanced readers in the 4th and 5th grade.  Her students are excelling and she is getting growth at twice the normal rate according to the STAR reading assessment.

 Mrs. Sandoval is willing to take on various responsibilities that are outside of her classroom time.  She has helped create Google forms a number of times to help us track our student progress on the reading prompts that we do.

 Mrs. Sandoval sets high standards for her students and expects them to achieve at a high level.  She continues to grow as classroom teachers and is willing to create and maintain a challenging environment for her students.

Marisol Torres has been a teacher assistant for the American Falls School District for the past four years.  Her nominator wrote:  Marisol is a very kind giving person.  With her quiet and patient nature, children are naturally drawn to her.  Marisol has a deep understanding of each child's individual needs, whether it is a kind word or gentle discipline.  She is very observant to the classroom as a whole. 


Marisol  is a dedicated employee and is always willing to step in and help, even if it is beyond her responsibilities or on her own time.  Marisol innately understands the level of support each needs to be independently challenged and perform tasks completely.  She is sincerely proud of students' achievements even if the success is small.

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