we are west ada

58 Schools

Diverse Learning Environments and Opportunities for students in grades K-12.

40,000 Students

West Ada School District is the largest school district in the state with approximately 40,000 students enrolled.


Personalized learning for children with an average student-teacher ratio of 19:1.

Languages spoken:

The top 10 languages spoken in West Ada, other than English are Spanish, Swahili, Arabic, Russian, Bosnian, Vietnamese, Ukranian, Karen, Mandarin and Kinyarwanda


Career and Technical Education pathways provide students the opportunity to jump start their post-secondary education or acquire skills to enter the workforce right out of high school .


different native languages represented by students and families in West Ada School District.

Schools of Choice

Specifically focused Fine Arts, STEM, and Online Schools.


As indicated on state assessments 59% of students test proficient or above in Mathematics.


As indicated on state assessments 68% of students test proficient or above in Reading.

Gifted & Talent

The GT Program supports students who demonstrate exceptional abilities or potential in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership domains.


Students in the Multilingual Learner (ML) program.

West ada ready

Malorie McIntosh

I plan to attend BSU in the fall majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Psychology. After earning my Bachelors degree I would like to move back east and attend a more prestigious university for medical school specifically to specialize in neuroscience.

- Malorie McIntosh, VSH

grant joslyn

My advice for freshman? "Use the CTE course even if you're going to college. Talk to your college and career counselor. Be a part of some club through the school. Meet new people and put yourself out there."

- Grant Joslyn, MVHS

sami sutcliffe

After high school, I will be moving to New York City to attend the Institute for American Musical Theatre. It is a 2 year conservatory that is a “door to Broadway.”

- Sami Sutcliffe, IFAA

amaia clayton

I will especially miss the community that I have found at Renaissance, and how close the teachers are with all of us students. It's a pretty special thing to be able to share our small personal wins with our teachers and them always be excited to celebrate with us.

- Amaia Clayton, RHS

allie garvin

Freshmen: Don't quit sports going into HS because you think the schoolwork will be too hard; you'll be fine. Also don't take classes or do activities to impress anyone else, just do what you enjoy!

- Allie Garvin, RMHS

kelly plewe

Being the Senior Vice President of NHS has been a really amazing experience for me and I've loved every minute of the leadership experience. It has led to funny, stressful, and growth experiences.

- Kelly Plewe, OHS

elizabeth martin

After high school, I plan on attending Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. to study Government and English on a Pre-Law track.

- Elizabeth Martin, EHS

Jadesola Crownson

After graduation, Jadésola will be attending the University of San Francisco to major in biochemistry. She plans on attending medical school and becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. She thanks Mr. Elson, her AP Biology teacher, for inspiring her love of biochemistry.

- Jadésola Crownson, CHS

evan lelong

Evan's advice to underclassmen is "Try your hardest, don't stress yourself out too much, and surround yourself with people who have the same goals as you." Evan's favorite class in high school was Biology because, "it was interesting and there were lots of topics to explore."

- Evan Lelong, MVHS

averie ellis

"Mrs. Shannon Phillips was more than my favorite teacher, she was my mentor, she was someone who I could always go to and she was my school Mom and advisor. I took every single one of her classes and was even her TA. I am so glad I was able to take her classes."

- Averie Ellis, MHS

ethan hunt

Ethan shares that his favorite high school teacher is Mrs. Fernandez, "Mrs. Fernandez helped me through all my high school years and helped me keep going when I would give up. I can’t explain in enough detail without writing an essay, but she is the reason I’m graduating because of her efforts."

- Ethan Hunt, RMHS

mia gawith

In June, Mia will be competing in EMT at HOSA's International Leadership Conference, taking place in Nashville. Afterwards, she will be attending Yale on a pre-med track with the hopes of getting into a good medical school.

- Mia Gawith, RHS

dylan reynolds

After graduation, Dylan is attending the United States Military Academy at West Point. He plans on serving active duty in the Army, and then would like to become involved in the law enforcement field.

- Dylan Reynolds, RMHS

raeya wardle

"My favorite high school memories were finishing my AP portfolio, moments spent laughing with my class and teachers, and our school's service day."

- Raeya Wardle, IFAA

sage hull

Sage finished up most of her high school courses her first two years of high school, but continued with her CTE Culinary Arts program at Renaissance. During that time, she and her mom started their own food truck business, and it has been a huge success!

- Sage Hull, MAHS