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Welcome to American Falls School District

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.

Committed to Excellence in Education

Randy Jensen - Superintendent

827 Fort Hall - American Falls, Idaho 83211

Phone: (208) 226-5173 - Fax: (208) 226-5754)

American Falls School District Levy Election

Tuesday March 12, 2019

The election will take place

at county polling places from

8a.m. to 8 p.m.

Early voting will go through Friday, March 8, at

the Power County Courthouse.

Strategic Plan 2018-2021 link
Strategic Plan 2018-2021 input form


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 readinessPreparation for Idaho core and the development of creativity and thinking skills with an emphasis on integration of technologyA safe and secure learning environmentCaring and compassionate staff committed to providing the best education for each and every childOpportunities for meaningful parent involvementCommitment 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
Article Courtesy -Power County Press

Voters will decide on a levy for the American Falls School District

American Falls School District Levy Election

Tuesday March 12, 2019

The election will take place

at county polling places from

8a.m. to 8 p.m.

Early voting will go through Friday, March 8, at

the Power County Courthouse.

The levy, if passed, will givethe school district $2,750,000 ayear for two years. The districtis asking for a $250,000 peryear increase over the last timeit asked for a levy, in 2017. Thedistrict asks for a supplementallevy every two years to supple-ment the funds received fromthe state. The levy is paid by lo-cal property taxes.The election will take placeat county polling places from 8a.m. to 8 p.m. Early voting willgo through Friday, March 8, atthe Power County Courthouse.Much of the increase will gotoward the elimination of schoolfees and school supplies. Cur-rently, schools charge between$10 and $35 per student per yearfor fees. These fees would beeliminated. They also charge upto $75 in supplies that studentsbring to school. Those supplieswould be bought by the schoolsthemselves.Extracurricular spirit packfees would still be charged to thestudent, and students may needto provide their own backpackor other carries as needed.Some of the additional fund-ing will help pay for additionalstaff for full-day kindergarten.Full day kindergarten is a newprogram the district plans tostart the next school year. In it,all kindergartners will have theopportunity to go the full day,instead of only the half day thatmost students currently attend.
And it will also help pay forthe dual language immersionprogram the district is starting.In the dual language immersionprogram, kindergarten studentswill be taught in both Englishand Spanish, so that all students can learn both languages.The district plans on continuingthe program through the othergrades following the introducto-ry group. Some of the funds forthe new programs will be paidfrom current district funds andgrant opportunities. The district also plans on us-ing a portion of the additionalfunds for pursuing additionalcounselors or additional schoolresource officers.
A homeowner with a home-owner’s tax exemption wouldsee their taxes go up between$6.25 per year for a $50,000house to $75 per year for a$400,000 house. A $100,000home would see around a $12.50per year increase and a $200,000home would see around a $25.00per year increase.According to the district, whilethe levy amount has remained thesame, increased property valuesmean that the total percentageof the district’s levy as part ofthe overall value of the propertyhas gone down. While taxpayerspaid .75 percent of their prop-erty value on the levy in 2005,they now only pay .37 percent,which would increase to .39 per-cent if the proposed changes are passed.

School Pantry

There is a Foodbank available to anyone in the community

Place: American Falls Academy

589 Lincoln American Falls, Idaho 83211

Hours: are school days from

8:00 am-3:30 pm

sschool supply list all grades link
Mileposts link
school library access link

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.

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