Located in Riggins, Idaho (the lower Idaho pan handle), the Salmon River School District 243 has a K-12 enrollment of approximately 125 students, a principal and 14 teachers. The district is committed to improving student learning and achievement at all levels.
The Salmon River School District is nestled in a deep mountain canyon with the Main and Little Salmon rivers running at its doorstep and just west is the Snake River, giving its reputation, “The Whitewater Capital” of Idaho. Recreational opportunities abound, making our area a natural learning habitat. Wild game–including elk, deer, bear, wild turkey, grouse, chukar–and the best Chinook salmon and steelhead fishing in Idaho abound in the national forest areas and waters that make up our backyard.
Riggins has a mild winter climate, but is only an hour away from major ski areas. Riggins is 150 miles north of Boise and 110 miles south of Lewiston. The community takes pride in our children, our schools and our rural lifestyle.
Click the links to the left to view the Idaho Department of Education reports for Salmon River Joint School District 243. A hard copy can be obtained by calling Trish Simonson at (208) 630-6055.
Statement of Philosophy
Salmon River School District is dedicated to providing an education of the highest quality that prepares students to be productive citizens. The District shall stress the skills and knowledge necessary to live in a republic. The District shall offer an educational program that produces well-rounded students and prepares all students to be successful.
We will strive to inspire and empower every student to achieve their fullest potential as an individual, to build skills and attitudes necessary to become successful citizens with personal integrity in an ever changing society.
The vision of Salmon River Joint School District is:
- to create a partnership that includes students, educators, parents, and community;
- to cultivate a healthy environment which promotes the mastery of essential skills.
- to instill a lifelong desire for learning.
Salmon River Schools Earn High Marks
According to the State Department of Education, Salmon River High School earned a five star rating for two consecutive years for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years, and Riggins Elementary earned a four-star rating in 2011-2012, and a three-star rating during the 2012-2013 school year. All schools in Idaho will keep the same star rating for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years. The star rating is no longer used. Instead schools must meet AMO (annual measurable objectives). For more information, visit the Idaho Department of Education website https://apps.sde.idaho.gov/ReportCard/SchoolYear/21
Salmon River Joint School District 243
Riggins Elementary School
Salmon River Secondary Schools