Welcome to American Falls School DistrictKindergarten thru 12th Grade
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)
Looking to the Future The New J.R. Simplot Elementary SchoolGrades 3rd - 4th-5th
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations
- Next Board Meeting - at 7:00 p.m.
American Falls Central Office
827 Fort Hall
American Falls, Idaho 83211School District/Charter School No. 381 Power/Cassia County(ies), Idaho
- AFHS Final Exams/Dismiss at 12 p.m.
- P/T Conferences (No School Hillcrest & JR Simplot)
- P/T Conferences (No School Hillcrest,- J.R. SImplot - WTMS)
- Teacher Work Day (AFHS Only/No School)
- Second Trimester Begins
- Thanksgiving Vacation (Dismiss on 11/26; Return; 12/2)
School Supplies Information
All required school supplies for your students will be purchased by the school district for this school year.
This includes two combination locks for middle school students.
Optional items such as backpacks and trapper-keepers will NOT be purchased by the school district.
Developments at the American Falls School District
Three years ago a new school leadership team for the district made up of teachers, parents, board members, business owners, community leaders and administrators was created. Thanks to a grant from the state we spent three days working on a new strategic plan for the American Falls School District.
We have achieved many of the goals identified in the new plan. One of the key objectives was to build a solid foundation for early learning.
Over the past six months a lot of effort has gone into the implementation of our full-day kindergarten model, promotion of our READ TALK PLAY Everyday community initiative, and in the collaborative effort of strengthening preschool opportunities.
Another key objective of the plan was to create a Family Development/Engagement Specialist position. Angie Harker has done an amazing job over the past 15 months providing much needed assistance to many of the families of our students.
Angie’s new office is in one of the rooms in the old intermediate school Fourth grade building. We will be renaming the building the “Community Learning Center.”
The building will continue to serve as the school district office location. We have moved our maintenance and technology offices into the building also. Most importantly we have entered into partnerships with several outside agencies which will be utilizing the building to serve our community.
Idaho State University started their GED and English classes two weeks ago. We will additionally be partnering with the ISU Center for New Directions, START Program, and Work Force Training programs.
These partnerships will provide training, counseling, skill development and assistance for adults to achieve sustainable career and life goals.
The Community Council of Idaho offers GED classes in Spanish and English along with a variety of other services.
The Idaho Department of Labor has two specialists here all day every Tuesday to help both employers and job seekers. They provide many services to those looking to find a new or better job.
The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation will be assisting community members with disabilities to prepare for, secure, retain or regain employment.
American Falls is the only location where all of these services work out of the same building. The collaborative effort that can take place between these service providers will provide huge benefits for our community members and businesses.
As we strengthen the families of our town, our students’ lives will be enhanced and our community will be stronger. We will be hosting an open house in November when our community members can visit with our learning partners.
- 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
- Professional Technical Education and our award winning FFA program and
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
What is STEM curriculum
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines —
In an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
Photographs of Historic American Falls, Idaho