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Enrollment holds nearly even in Boise schools

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Capital High School in Boise held a party for the first day of the 2016-17 school year that featured "Happy New Year" signs, a DJ, party hats, cheerleaders and teachers forming a tunnel with their hands that students walked through to get into sc
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Capital High School in Boise held a party for the first day of the 2016-17 school year that featured "Happy New Year" signs, a DJ, party hats, cheerleaders and teachers forming a tunnel with their hands that students walked through to get into sc

Boise School District enrollment remained virtually flat on opening day Wednesday compared to last year.

The district had 25,260 this year, compared to 25,282 on opening day 2015. Wednesday’s number is expected to increase throughout the year. Last year the district ended up with 25,600 students.

Growth will likely come from northwest and southeast Boise, where there is home construction, said Don Coberly, district superintendent.

Earlier this week, West Ada School District reported a nearly 4 percent enrollment increase to 38,560 students over last year’s first day of school.

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