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

March 23-27 *Spring Break (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.

January 2014

The American Falls High School and the American Falls Academy were highlighted for the Golden Pride Award on Monday, January 27, 2015 at the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees.  The Golden Pride Award is given monthly to employees who go “above and beyond” in service to the students of the American Falls School District.

Lusk is in her second year of teaching Spanish at AFHS.  Her nominator wrote:Hailey is the perfect candidate for the Golden Pride award. From the time she stepped foot in the high school as our new Spanish teacher last year she has not wiped the smile off of her face. Her bubbly and energetic personality is contagious for her students as well as her peers. She works tirelessly at perfecting her skills as a teacher and does a great job at developing fun and engaging lessons for her students. She has taken a leadership role this year as our community pride liaison where she works with local businesses and community members to partner with us in the support of our students in various extracurricular events. She has started a student booster club “the dam clan” where she gets students involved in supporting all extracurricular activities and our student section has never been better. She is also in charge of our monthly “Work Ethic Elite” selection process and has done an excellent job in getting the students the recognition they deserve. She does all this while taking classes herself to complete her teaching credentials and taking care of her two very energetic young sons. She is a constant bright spot at the high school and we are lucky to have her.

Brent Sagers has been a paraprofessional at AFHS for the past two years. His nominator wrote: Brent has truly deserved our nomination for the Golden Pride award. He has worked at the high school as a paraprofessional in our Special Education department since 2013. Last year he was tasked with working with mainly one student who had mobility and vision issues and he did a great job with this particular student and they formed a strong relationship. This year that student’s mobility is much better and he needed to work more independently as we are working towards graduation so we assigned Brent to bounce from classroom to classroom assisting a variety of students in various classes. Brent adjusted and was doing a wonderful job at this until a new situation popped up and we needed him to again be with a single student one on one the entire day. This particular student is often times very difficult to deal with behaviorally and frequently tires to get under Brent’s skin. Brent is extremely patient with this student and has done such an outstanding job with him that he has gone from a once a day every day discipline problem to a student that has not had a discipline issue for over three weeks. This has been a tireless and often times a thankless job for Brent and he has done it all with a smile on his face. The Golden Pride award could not be given to a more deserving person than Brent.

Kelsey Herseim has been a teacher assistant at the American Falls Academy for the past two years. Her nominator wrote: I am honored to be writing this letter regarding my assistant, Kelsey Herseim. This is Kelsey’s second year with me at the American Falls Academy. Even though Kelsey is young (young in my eyes) she has a working ethic that makes my teaching job easier. She does whatever it takes to help ensure the students are working and achieving their goals. She has a genuine bond with the students in the classroom and they have faith in her that she will guide them in the right direction. Kelsey is willing to take on any task and complete it with accuracy. She created the American Falls Academy slide show for graduation, and may I say, it was awesome. Kelsey goes above and beyond what is expected of her and it is my privilege to nominate her for the Golden Pride Award.

Golden Pride Award Winners Archive

American Falls Education Foundation

Education Foundation 
Upcoming Meeting - 
Tuesday March 10th 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