Quick Facts


In a community that provides a rich selection of choice in K-12 education including charter schools, private schools, and virtual schools, the majority of parents choose Nampa School District and its comprehensive program for their children.

STUDENTS - We serve 14,168 students - pre-K through 12th grade

  • 65% White
  • 29% Hispanic
  • 6% Other (Native American, Black, Asian, etc.)
  • 63% Qualify for free or reduced price lunch
  • 1,869 English Language Learners
  • 1,706 Qualify for special education
  • 586 Qualify as homeless
  • 352 Qualify as migrant

SCHOOLS/PROGRAMS - We serve these students in:

  • 14 elementary schools (including a dual language magnet school)
  • 4 middle schools
  • 3 high schools, each with high quality career technical programs
  • 2 innovation high schools
  • 1 career technical school
  • 3 special education programs - Nampa Early Childhood Center, Gateways, PREP
  • 3 district-authorized charter schools:
    • Idaho Arts Charter
    • Gem Prep Academy
    • Pathways in Education 

ADVANCED OPPORTUNITIES – In 2018-19, 553 students took 795 AP, CLEP and CTE exams, using Fast Forward funding totaling $65,033.

  • 178 high school students from CHS, NHS, SHS and UHS took the CPR certification exam.
  • 19 high school students took the Idaho EMT written exam, one step in the certification process
  • 7 high school students took the National Association of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer exam, at a cost of $699 per student
  • 68 high school students took the CLEP Spanish Language Levels 1 and 2 test, earning 16 college credits each, for a total of 1,088 credits


EMPLOYEES – We are Canyon County’s largest employer. We employ 887 certified staff; 51 administrators; 612 classified staff; and 265 substitutes and contribute to the local workforce through contracts with Brown Bus Co. for busing; ABM for custodial services; Nampa Police Department for school resource officers; and with companies such as Chatterbox for speech language services.

2.4 million square feet of space 
612 acres owned by the district
13,114 meals on average served daily in the district