THE BEST MOUNTAIN HOME AFB SCHOOLS: DAYCARE - HIGH SCHOOL
By Tracy Fuga
IntroductionMoving to a new duty station can be stressful. You have to find a place to live, find your way around the area, and figure out where your kids are attending school or what childcare facilities are available. Luckily, there will be no shortage of quality schools and options for your children around Mountain Home AFB. See for yourself.
Suggested Read:Mountain Home Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center
Idaho School EnrollmentTo be enrolled in an Idaho school for kindergarten, children must be five years of age on or before September 1 of that school year. Registration typically requires a birth certificate or other proof of the child’s age, documentation of residency and the child’s previous school records and immunization records. Visit the Idaho State Department of Education website for more information. Check with individual schools for additional enrollment requirements prior to arriving.
Schools in Mountain Home AFBFor service personnel living on Mountain Home Air Force Base, you will send your elementary-aged children to the primary school on base. Otherwise, your child will enroll in a school in the Mountain Home School District #193 associated with your address. Wherever they attend, rest assured that they’ll have access to the finest education possible. And if your child requires extra assistance, there are a number of assistance programs through the school liaison.
Mountain Home AFB Elementary Schools
1. Stephenson Elementary School200 Gunfighter Ave. Mountain Home AFB, ID 83648
Phone:1 (208) 832-4651 Stephenson Elementary School enrolls roughly 360 pre-K through fourth grade students who live on base. It is the only school on base and is associated with the Mountain Home School District #193. Students are met with smaller student to teacher ratios than other schools in the district and have easy access to a military school liaison to help with transitioning to a new area and school.
Mountain Home AFB Middle SchoolsAll middle schools are off base and listed below.
Mountain Home AFB High SchoolsAll high schools are off base and listed below.
Schools Near Mountain Home AFBThere are a number of public schools, charter schools, private schools and other options for school-aged children living near Mountain Home AFB.
Mountain Home School District #193470 N. Third E St. Mountain Home, ID 83647
Phone:1 (208) 587-2580 Mountain Home School District #193 is a diverse school district that serves a student body of approximately 2,700 students across seven elementary schools, one middle school, one junior high school and two high schools. The district boasts numerous programs and services to support student success and has received state recognition for its PBIS efforts to improve campus culture for students and staff. Many students have ties to nearby Mountain Home Air Force Base.
Elementary Schools Near Mountain Home AFB
1. West Elementary School
District:Mountain Home School District #193 415 W. Second Ave. North Mountain Home, ID 83647
Phone:1 (208) 587-2595 About 10 miles from Mountain Home AFB sits West Elementary School. The school serves nearly 450 students in grades pre-K through fourth. West Elementary boasts speech and learning programs and gifted and talented tracks for students.
2. North Elementary School
District:Mountain Home School District #193 290 E. 12th Ave. North Mountain Home, ID 83647
Phone:1 (208) 587-2585 North Elementary School is a diverse elementary school that sits about 13 miles from Mountain Home AFB’s front gate. The nearly 400 pre-K through fourth grade students at North Elementary benefit from a variety of programs designed for student success.
Middle Schools Near Mountain Home AFB
1. Hacker Middle School
District:Mountain Home School District #193 550 E. Jackson St. Mountain Home, ID 83647
Phone: 1 (208) 587-2500 Hacker Middle School sits about 11 miles from Mountain Home AFB’s front gate. The middle school enrolls more than 650 fifth and sixth graders. The diverse students benefit from opportunities to join athletic programs or advanced academics.
2. Mountain Home Junior High School
District:Mountain Home School District #193 1600 E. Sixth St. S Mountain Home, ID 83647
Phone:1 (208) 587-2590 Mountain Home Junior High School has a wide variety of educational offerings for students to learn and grow from, including the opportunity to be part of the National Honor Society. The 600-plus students in seventh and eighth grade at this traditional junior high school also have athletic programs to engage in.
High Schools Near Mountain Home AFB
1. Mountain Home High School
District:Mountain Home School District #193 300 S. 11th Ave. E Mountain Home, ID 83647
Phone:1 (208) 587-2570 Mountain Home High School is the closest high school to Mountain Home AFB, with nearly 950 students. The diverse and historic school offers a variety of clubs, band and athletic programs (baseball, softball, basketball, cross country, tennis and more) to set up students for success.
Charter Schools Near Mountain Home AFBCharter schools are public schools of choice that are tuition-free, serve all students, and have open enrollment. There are roughly 50 public charter schools in Idaho; there is one charter school located near Mountain Home AFB. There are a handful of others about an hour away in Nampa and Boise. For more information about the charter schools in Idaho, visit the Idaho State Department of Education’s website.
1. Richard McKenna Charter Schools
Elementary/Junior High School1305 E. Eighth Ave. N Mountain Home, ID 83647
Phone:1 (208) 580-2347
High School675 S. Haskett St. Mountain Home, ID 83647 Phone: 1 (208) 580-2449
Private Schools Near Mountain Home AFBParents who choose to send their children to a private school near Mountain Home AFB are met with only a few (but great) options. The private schools in the area have a religious affiliation but they do not skimp on academics. According to Private School Review, this is the best private school in the area.
1. Mountain Home Academy2850 Industrial Way Mountain Home, ID 83647
Phone:1 (208) 587-2679 Mountain Home Academy serves about 50 students in fifth through eighth grade. The all-boy school is an alternative school with no religious affiliation and low student-to-teacher ratios.
Daycares Near Mountain Home AFBLeaving your child in someone else’s care is not an easy decision. When looking for the right daycare facility, reading reviews on sites like Care.com and Yelp and visiting a few options in person when possible is the best way to make a decision about where to send your child. There are also family child care options on base at Mountain Home AFB that includes a child development center, family child care and youth programs.
ConclusionMoving to a new place can be difficult for you and your children but ensuring their education is taken care of right away helps alleviate this burden. There are plenty of school options near Mountain Home AFB to make sure your children’s mental and physical well-being will be well taken care of. Use the above information to help narrow down your choices so you can rest easy and spend your time on something else, like finding new restaurants to try, checking out the dunes and canyons at the state parks, or exploring part of the Oregon Trail.
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