Population Growth

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.
  14,582 approved residential homes will generate an estimated 11,665 new students  (shown in light green)   High School Areas:  Eagle ( green),  Rocky Mountain (s almon) , Meridian ( light blue) , Mountain View ( dark blue) , Centennial  (burgundy)

14,582 approved residential homes will generate an estimated 11,665 new students (shown in light green)

High School Areas: Eagle (green), Rocky Mountain (salmon), Meridian (light blue), Mountain View (dark blue), Centennial (burgundy)

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?

 Current plats overlaid on current elementary school boundaries.

Current plats overlaid on current elementary school boundaries.

How Full Are Our Schools?

  Four out of five high schools are at or above building capacity.  (does not include portables)

Four out of five high schools are at or above building capacity. (does not include portables)

  Six out of seven middle schools nearing or above capacity.  (does not include portables)  Star Middle School will open Fall 2018.

Six out of seven middle schools nearing or above capacity. (does not include portables)

Star Middle School will open Fall 2018.