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PK-6
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Boise, ID
Students enrolled: 297

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1511 North 9th St
Boise, ID 83702

(208) 854-5450
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December 03, 2014
Longfellow is an International Focus school, which means they learn political and cultural geography and a foreign language in addition to normal curriculum. The teachers and principal are great, and there are several resource teachers in addition to the classroom teachers. There is a vegetarian option (although not Vegan) at every meal. Although Boise Independent has an open enrollment policy, in reality you have to live in the neighborhood because the school is always full.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
I had heard nothing but great things about Longfellow Elementary and was so excited when we moved in this area and my son fell into the district, now I have to say though I am so disappointed and regret the decision. My son is in 4th grade and is working on 2nd grade items, the teacher will not differentiate curriculum, the principle seems to not care and my sons education has taken a huge step back from what he was getting at his previous school. I now see why Idaho children are falling behind and we are rank one of the worst for education, because truly it is.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
Experience was great with the teachers...kind, caring and willing to work with my child. International curriculum, strong focus on academics. The problem is the administration, the former principle was very bad in follow-up. The secretary has given incorrect information on at least two occasions, she needs to be trained on procedure information. They need to get their story straight and check on enrolling kids that don't live in the school zone at every grade level. They say they are doing that, but not on a consistent basis. Hopefully the new principle will turn things around.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2013
I feel very fortunate that my children go to Longfellow. It is a wonderful school and community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
International focus, excellent teachers, small size, sense of community

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Longfellow Elementary is a great neighborhood, public school. Committed parents, dedicated teachers and principal, as well as the international curriculum make this school a wonderful place to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Longfellow Elementary teaches all the core classes while giving my son knowledge about different countries, geography, global issues, and the sense that we are not alone on this planet. The teachers are dedicated, first-rate, interested in what they teach, and not at all entrenched. The parents are active and involved. The kids are interested in being at school and enjoy themselves.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Longfellow Elementary captures the power of local, public education combined with high-caliber dedicated staff that employs engaging and creative techniques. The result is a tight and committed community of parents, children and educators to deliver a world class education where children are thriving in a rich environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Longfellow Elementary School in Boise, ID Fantastic staff, parents and curriculum! New International program is outstanding for the kids to learn about other cultures. Well-diversified student body including race and income.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
All concern dissipates as I walk from the Longfellow front entrance knowing my children are in such good hands...this feeling is validated at the end of the day when my kids tell me of the days adventures, things they are studying and the friends that they have made...what great little people they are becoming...products of their environment is what comes to mind and leaves me with no doubt that Longfellow Elementary is a very special place, thanks Longfellow!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
Longfellow's International Curriculum is bringing so much awareness to the students. The staff, parents, and students are the greatest!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
We love the community of families that attend our school and the time, energy & creativity that the parents, teachers & our fantastic principal give to our kids each day!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Great School. Great teachers and lots of parent participation.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Longfellow is exciting, creative, open minded and fun. We have the best staff and best parents in Boise.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2009
Great staff, great programs, great building, great kids! We love it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I am a single mother of three. When researching schools for my Kindergarner and my 2nd Grader, Longfellow was by far the most impressive. Unfortunately, it wasn't in my district. I open enrolled and was fortunate enough to have both kids welcome. We are going into our 2nd year with my youngest starting next Fall. We couldn't be happier! The teachers, administration, kids, learning programs, work ethic, and overall environment make my kids want to wake up and go to school!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
The best international school, the best staff, the best families...and the best students!!!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
It goes to the outer limit of providing students with extra ordinary learning experiences. We have all the staff on board and are very excited about our cultural learning of all different countries, a new one each month, the school is learning spanish as well. We had OMSI come to our school and provide science projects as well as health hands on learning.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2009
The international program at Longfellow teaches children about the world around them! The teachers are passionate about what they do and that translates into students that are excited to learn!~

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
The Longfellow staff does a great job of working together to help every student achieve their goals. How many other schools have their teachers tutoring other teacher's students during their prep times? I see a true team effort there.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
Every child learning every day! Motivated and enthusiastic students, staff, parents, and other community members!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Longfellow is a fantastic neighborhood school where kids can easily walk in complete safety each day. The parent support of this school makes it unique in so many ways. Parents support the teachers, work in the classrooms, help with events, and raise tons of money that goes right into the classroom. It is almost like a community center, and students who have gone on to jr. High come back for frequent visits with their favorite teachers or to attend events like the annual carnival. The teachers are awesome and the principal is warm, caring, organized, and totally rocks. This is the best school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The International Program is awesome and the teachers are incredible!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Longfellow has a principal that promotes learning in every moment of every day, a teaching faculty and auxiliary staff that support her mission, engaged students and involved parents. Last year, parents and teachers came together to facilitate a truly amazing musical review of the introductory year of the International program. The children learned about different cultures, languges, economic systems, and, most importantly, that we are one big world with much to share with one another. The skits and songs and artwork presented by all of the children from K through 6th brought tears to many eyes as they recounted stories of children in Canada, China, Switzerland, Kenya, Australia, Brazil and Armenia. Longfellow Elementary Rocks! (Oh yeah, they manage to get amazing test scores by teaching the whole child.)

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Wonderful teachers and families.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Kids feel special in this school. The principal knows every kid by name. It's an international school so kids are learning a lot about the rest of the world and are excited about it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Great staff! Great PTO! Great curriculum! Great students! Longfellow is such a wonderful place. The teachers, parents, and students work extremeley hard to create a wonderful atmosphere for learning!

- submitted by a teacher
September 17, 2009
We have the best principal and teachers!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Longfellow Elementary is fun, environmentally friendly and loves art!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Fabulous principal and awesome dedicated teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
This is our second year at Longfellow. This school has great teachers, a supportive principal, and very involved parents. That is the recipe for a great school. I also love how Longfellow has an international program. My kids have Spanish instruction every day and each month they learn about a different country. We love Longfellow!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2004
Longfellow is wonderful!! both my nephews go to school there and a neice as well. The staff is friendly and they welcome you with open arms. I went there as a child and the warm environment is overwhelming. I love this school and won't think of a better school for children to go to!

- submitted by a former student
April 24, 2004
This is a wonderful school with great staff that really help my children along. I should know, I went there when I was in gradeschool. They really know how to treat their kids, and all the teachers.

- submitted by a former student
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Longfellow Elementary School
1511 North 9th St, Boise, ID  83702
(208) 854-5450
Last modified Longfellow Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Longfellow Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top