School Details

East Junior High School

5600 E. Warm Springs Ave, Boise, ID 83712
(208) 854-4730

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-9 513 students 13 students/teacher (ID avg is 18)

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About this school

East Junior High School is a public middle school in Boise. 513 children attend East Junior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 23% of the 513 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at East Junior High School is 13:1. Roosevelt Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 83%
Hispanic 8% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    People should know that this is the new location in Boise so that means new staff. I'm currently a student there and I love it! The teachers really care about making each students learning experience as great as possible and their really like friends in a way. I don't see any bullying to be honest. It was a bigger issue at the old East Junior High. The faculty works hard to stop that inappropriate behavior and if it appears they quickly try to help. We are the "rich kid" school but I don't believe we're rude. Sure you will find some rude people at East but couldn't you at any other school in the world? Also the music programs here are amazing especially choir and band. The orchestra is in progress with the change that has happened but it has potential. It's a fantastic school overall and I'm really enjoying it! Go Hornets!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is the worst people are aragunt and conceded. I go to east. This need some adjusting in the facts that bullying is a issues.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our daughter started at East in the middle of 8th grade and was immediately made to feel welcome. They have a wonderful ambassador program that helps new students make new friends and get involved. Our daughter loved it there - she got a great education and made so many nice friends. Our son is currently in 8th grade there in the new building and he also loves it. We have been pleased with all of their teachers and have found the music teachers - choir and band - to be exceptional.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonder if these ratings take into account East Jr High moved into a brand new building fall of 09? We have two children currently attending East. We loved ex-principal Bonita Hammer but principal Roberts seems to be doing a great job. Some of the teachers the kids have had are slackers but as a whole they're great. Great school pride going on here!

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is the bomb!!! i love it! great teachers and ppl! ;)

  • (5 years ago)

    east is the bomb!!! i love it! great teachers and ppl!! )

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers great students!

  • (7 years ago)

    I went there for junior high and loved it. Everybody I know that went there loved it too. It has so much character and is much more open than all the other schools. Everybody gets along and are friendly to people they don't know. This school would be my top choice out of any Jr. High.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is a very open school; teachers are frindly there are lots of active clubs and sports and I would choose this school out of any other!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have had to pull my child from school due to ongoing bullying and physical assults. The school staff was made aware of the problem and failed to act properly.

  • (8 years ago)

    They need to have better programs for gifted and ADHD kids and spend more time on grammar and math concepts.

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