Wendell School District #232 offers a progressive learning environment for Wendell city and rural resident students, kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12). The district is governed by an elected board of trustees. The Mission of the Wendell School District #232 is to engage students in learning that ensures academic achievement and moral character.
Common Core State Standards have been approved by Idaho along with most other states in the country. These standards define the exact skills that students are expected to master in reading, language arts, and math. Wendell teachers receive essential professional development with these new rigorous standards to help ensure Wendell students are college and career ready by the end of high school.
The Department of Education for the state of Idaho requires all high school students to complete a senior project prior to graduation. Wendell High School implemented its first round of Senior Projects 2011-2012. Senior Projects provide students the opportunity to integrate many essential skills including reading, writing, researching, design, construction, interview, speaking, and presentation skills.
Dual-credit education is available for high school students wishing to earn college credits while attending high school. Post-secondary education is available to Wendell residents through the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls.
Construction of the new Wendell Elementary School was complete to start the 2012-13 school year located at 232 North Boise Street encompasses Kindergarten through 4th grade. The Middle School built in 2003, north of the High School, houses grades 5 through 8. In 1993, Wendell High School was built at 700 East Main to educate grades 9 through 12.
Current bus routes are not expected to change significantly with future growth. Children who live more than one mile from schools have the option to be bused. Safety busing is used to prevent children from crossing highly traveled roads on their way to school.