Highlands Elementary
3434 Bogus Basin Road
Boise, ID 83702

Home of the Huskies

In the mid 1950's housing development began in the foothills at the north end of Harrison Boulevard.  There were expensive houses going up in what was known as Slaughterhouse Gulch.  In earlier times there was a slaughter house located in the area of the first development of the Highlands, thus the name Slaughterhouse Gulch.

Children from the area were bused to Campus School and then to Central School until the Highlands school opened in 1961-62. 

Like most schools built during this period of time, it has a flat roof, twelve classrooms, a library, office area and multi-purpose room.
Front entry of Highlands Elementary School
In 2019 the old building was torn down and a brand new school was built in its place. The new school is still designed and styled in a way to bring honor to the houses built during the 50s and 60s. 

Highlands Elementary School - HSA Architects