Cassia County Joint School District 151, the 9th largest district in the state, encompasses most of Cassia County plus small portions of Oneida and Twin Falls Counties. Within these 2,500 square miles are 16 schools with a total enrollment of 5,000 students. All schools are on a semester schedule and are accredited through the Northwest Accreditation Association and/or the State Department of Education. The district employs certified staff of over 320, 85 of whom have advanced degrees. Ancillary and auxiliary personnel bring the total number of employees to about 650.
School sessions begin in late August. Dates of registration are announced each fall through the local news media. Preliminary registration for high school and junior high students are held in the spring when possible. Registration for kindergarten is held each spring. Verification of birth and proof of immunization are required for kindergarten registration.
According to Policy #520, children registering for kindergarten must be five years old by September 1 of that year to enroll in kindergarten and six years old by September 1 to attend first grade.
Information About Our Schools
New Secondary Schools opened in Burley (1999), Declo (1998), and in Oakley (1997). New elementary schools opened in Burley (1995), Oakley (1992), and Malta (1991). A new Professional Technical Academy opened in Burley (1998) along with a Newcomer Center (1998). There are eight elementary, four junior high, and five high schools.
Students are to attend the school specified for their attendance area unless a transfer is approved under provisions of district policy. Attendance areas for Burley elementary schools:
• Dworshak: Students in grades 1-3 residing east of Overland Avenue up to and including 250 East.
• Mountain View: Students in grades K-3 residing west of Overland Avenue.
• White Pine: All students in grades 4-6 residing west of 250 East.