I have two honors students that have gone through South (my youngest is now in 9th grade). They have both had an education that has prepared them to have test scores in the 95+% and strong grades. The environment has been safe and friendly. Staff is wonderful, principal is great. The school is knocked for being more "rough" but we've liked the diversity. There are opportunities to shine and I don't feel my kids have been held back. My oldest is now at Borah and has just as many AP classes to choose from as at Boise high but she has smaller class sizes which I appreciate. I loved having uniforms at South and wish that we still had this at Borah. The music and sports opportunities at South are strong. Overall, I have been really happy with South and wish the school didn't have such a bad rap. If more bench area families enrolled their kids at South instead of putting them in charter schools or open enrolling to other junior high schools, I think the overall test scores would be higher.
South is a great junior high. I love the new building and school uniforms. Teachers are involved and helpful. Great librarian and band teacher! Lots of technology--beautiful auditorium. Great principal.
The star above says it all. Definetly one of the worst schools in Boise. Thank You.
I love our school. The communication line between parents and teachers are awesome. I have a gripe about our 7th grade boys lightweight Championship football game. The opposing team Fairmont took our boys Championship away from them by using teammembers from their other football teams (older and larger) to win. It was not the same team and nothing was done about it. There is a reason at the beginning of the season to seperate the lightweights from the heavyweights and seperate the older kids from the younger kids. That reason being safety and fairness. It should have been upheld throughout the season to the end. Our young men worked hard and deserved a fair shot at the Championship. Its not enough to say ' if Fairmont can live with what they did (cheat to win), so be it.
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