The Idaho State Department of Education reports that in 2020, there were 304,557 students enrolled in the 714 public schools in the state. Over 85% of the high school seniors in 2020 took part in advanced opportunities or obtained industry certifications. Nine out of ten teachers that taught in the 2018-2019 academic year continued teaching the following year.
Idaho recognizes that families need school options to find what works best for their children. These include alternative schools, charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, and homeschools. Almost 7,228 at-risk students utilize one of the 59 alternative schools designed to help them succeed. As for charter schools, 21,872 students are enrolled in one of the state’s 49 charter schools, which families may apply to attend. There are also 24 magnet schools in Idaho serving 1,338 students. Idaho has 119 private schools, which are not regulated by the state’s Department of Education. Homeschooling is another education option not regulated by the state.