The secret is out on Idaho and whether that's for better or for worse--there is no denying it. One thing that Idahoans undeniably love more than anything else, however? It's when our great State of Idaho is recognized for positive reasons that residents can't help but jump up and down, scream, and brag to all of their friends.

Well, it's time to brag again, Idaho--because major sports network ESPN has named one Idaho high school among the top five in the entire nation. This is way too cool not to share!

Every year, the Special Olympics team up with ESPN to honor the top five schools in the nation for inclusive environments-- this year, Canyon Ridge High School in Twin Falls, Idaho, was named among those top five!

There are over 8,000 schools nationwide in the running that could have won--but Canyon Ridge met all ten standards of inclusion and received nomination from the Special Olympics of Idaho.

The school shared that they have about 50 unified sport and partner athletes that are consistently participants in sports programming at the school. The other winning schools were in Maryland, Texas, New Mexico, and North Dakota.


Let's take a look at some of the best school districts in Idaho, in terms of academic performance! 

These 15 School Districts Have the Highest Graduation Rates in Idaho

Based on numbers from the Idaho State Department of Education, these school districts had the highest four-year graduation rates for the Class of 2022. It's worth noting that all of these districts have a total student population of less than 900.

Did your school district make the list? What about your school? These rank as some of the best in the state! 

Idaho's Top 10 Best Public High Schools

According to the rankings on, these schools earned the distinction of the best public high schools in the Gem State. Factors considered included academics, teachers, clubs & activities, administration, food, diversity, college prep, health & safety, sports and resources & facilities.

Idaho's 10 Largest School Districts Ranked by Graduation Rates

Based on numbers from the Idaho State Department of Education, these school districts are the 10 largest in the state based on 2022 enrollment numbers. We've ranked them by four-year graduation rates for the Class of 2022.

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