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Proud To Be NSD

We are providing current and future generations with innovative approaches to education through personalized learning.
Welcome Back to the
2023-2024 School Year!
The Lone Star front office hours begin on July 31, from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

NSD at a Glance

  • 13,560 Spirited Students
  • 1,675 Committed Staff Members
  • 2,673 Dual Credit Courses Taken
  • 24 High-Quality Schools
  • 94 Square Miles of Superior Learning Facilities

Why Choose NSD?

Nampa School District is a district of choice, offering a wide range of open-enrollment options to meet the diverse needs and interests of our students. Whether you are looking for dual-language, STEM, arts, mastery-based learning, project-based learning, or a fully online education, we have specialized options that cater to every child’s unique learning needs. Our Focus Schools, which can be found on our website, provide an enriching learning experience that goes beyond the traditional classroom setting. 
You’ll also find a robust career and technical education program (CTE) that prepares students for success in the workforce and beyond. Through hands-on learning and real-world experiences, our students gain the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue careers in high-demand fields such as healthcare, technology, and trades.  
Overall, Nampa School District is committed to providing a comprehensive and engaging education to all students, regardless of their background or learning style.  

NSD's Strategic Vision

Students playing trumpet

Strategy Area 1: Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum

Every student, regardless of personal circumstances, neighborhood, school or classroom will have the opportunity and support to master essential content through a well-articulated and faithfully delivered instructional program that is focused on standards.
Student talking to a peer

Strategy Area 2: Highly Effective Instruction

Every student, every day, every classroom and program will be engaged in learning experiences that are challenging, research-based, and frequently monitored by measures of student growth.
Lone Star student reading to kindergarteners

Strategy Area 3: Professional Collaboration

Teachers and other staff work together in professional learning communities to develop opportunities and assessments for learning, to analyze student work, and plan together in ways that ensure improved student outcomes.
Students holding up certificates

Strategy Area 4: Focus on Results of the Whole Student

Climate, culture, and community and family connections provide a positive, aspirational, and supportive environment for student success. Effectiveness is measured by the success of each and every student. We do not accept student failure, regardless of student background or circumstance. All students will have access to supports and the opportunity to succeed.
Principal Heideman speaks to a group of parents and students

Strategy Area 5: Leadership

Leadership is aligned with characteristics of high achieving schools and districts and results in significant improvement in student outcomes and staff effectiveness.
Jazz band group photo

Strategy Area 6: Educational Support Staff

Support systems are organized to strengthen teaching, learning and student achievement. All employees of the district promote a positive culture for students, staff and parents.
Lone Star's Snow Team

Strategy Area 7: Community Engagement

The district is seen as a source of community pride and is a good steward of community and district resources, facilities and systems to meet student and community needs.

Parent and guardian input and involvement is valued. Partnerships are cultivated with all stakeholders to align resources for student success. Two-way communication is prioritized and valued.