Idaho Falls High School was built in 1952. Skyline High School opened in 1968. While the schools have undergone several renovations since they were built, their current configurations just do not support the requirements of 21st Century instruction. The Board of Trustees has spent more than 18 months researching the best way to update and modernize Idaho Falls and Skyline High School.   During the planning process, the board heard from parents, patrons, teachers and staff and incorporated their ideas of what was needed into designs for the HS ReDesign Project. 

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Rebuild IFHS

A new Idaho Falls High School would be built on a 58-acre site on 49th South between Holmes and St. Clair near Taylorview Middle School.  The new school would include modern classrooms, a learning commons where students can convene and collaborate, an auditorium, indoor athletic facilities, space for the future development of outdoor athletic facilities and room to accommodate future growth.  See IFHS ReBuild.  IFHS Site Plan 

After the HS ReDesign Project is completed, the existing Idaho Falls High School building would be repurposed to serve other district and community needs. It would:

  • House all the district’s Career and Technical Programs, which are currently in schools scattered around the district.

  • Become home to the district’s administrative offices. The current administrative building would become a technology center.

  • The district also is working with other community organizations to identify other uses for the building. The gym space could be used by community groups. The city’s plans for improvements to the Civic Auditorium might include some of the spaces.

ReDesign Skyline High School

ReDesign SHS lgA top-to-bottom renovation and redesign of Skyline High School including remodeled, modern classrooms, a learning commons where students can convene and collaborate, an auditorium, some new athletic facilities and room to accommodate future growth. See SHS ReDesign.  See current SHS vs new SHS  See phasing plans for the work.

Both buildings would have enhanced safety and security for students and staff including access control to the buildings, clear sight lines and improved visibility and separate pickup/drop-off areas for students, staff, parents and busses.

The district’s focus is on creating modern learning environments that encourage students to think critically, solve problems and prepare for success beyond high school. The buildings would feature flexible classroom space, areas where students can convene and collaborate, an infrastructure that supports today’s technology needs and that promote a feeling of safety and wellbeing for students and staff