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

Dec 22 - Jan 2 Christmas Vacation

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

Health Services

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

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.

November 2014

The American Falls Intermediate School Staff was highlighted for the Golden Pride Award during the regular board meeting on November 18, 2014.  Nominated were ELL Teacher Hannah Graham and, Custodian Jessica Rutledge.  The Golden Pride Award is given monthly to school district employees who go “above and beyond” in their service to the students of the American Falls School District.

ELL Teacher Hannah Graham

In just three years Hannah has gone from a part time paraprofessional working at Hillcrest Elementary, to a fulltime certified teacher working at the Intermediate School.  Her nominator wrote:  Miss Graham has been a conduit to our Hispanic Community and the school district.  She translates most of our communications home into Spanish, which greatly helps with our parent communication.  In addition, she teaches GED classes and has started a new program called; “Parents Inspiring Connections” which helps bridge the gap between home and school.  She has taught parents skills that they have then volunteered to use in the classroom.


We have recently moved her program to the Intermediate School where she has 48 parents signed up to learn English.  With the help or our 4th grade computer lab, parents spend time learning through a program called English in a Flash and then receive actual instruction from Miss Graham in the classroom.


Miss Graham is a team player and an advocate for the diverse groups of students that she teaches.  She is willing to spend her time and talents bettering the lives of her students and their families.


Miss Graham is the only person that I have ever had the honor of nominating for the Golden Pride award as a classified staff person one year and a certified staff the next.  

Custodian  Jessica Rutledge

Jessica Rutledge has worked in the American Falls School District Lunch program for the past eight years.  This year she became the custodian for the Intermediate School.  Her nominator wrote:   Jess has been a great addition to our staff.  She always has a smile on her face and takes a lot of pride in her work.  From the first day she was here, she has given 110% in everything she does.  She works efficiently and effectively with everyone.  She makes the kids feel valued and interacts with them on a daily basis.  Whenever she comes into the classroom, she always takes a few minutes to visit with you while she goes about her different duties.


It is nice to enter our work environment knowing that it is clean and ready for the education or the 4th and 5th graders in American Falls.


Jess has quickly become a respected member of the American Falls Intermediate School staff.

AF Actors Win State Championship!!!

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American Falls Education Foundation

Education Foundation 
Upcoming Meeting - Tuesday January 13th 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