Where is Everyone Going to Live?
The Treasure Valley is increasing in population every year, but where are people moving to?
- Idaho is now the fastest growing state in the United States.
- For over the past decade, the West Ada School District adds about 1,000 students per year, making new buildings a necessity in a growing district.
- At our current rate of growth, West Ada will have over 50,000 students attending by 2028, putting us in the top 100 most populated school districts in the United States.
- Most of the growth is in West Meridian with pockets to the South and around Star.
How do all these new homes affect our schools?
To put it simply, more homes=more students=overcrowded schools=negative impacts to education. To find out more, check out KTVB's special on Growing Idaho: How is growth impacting schools and education?