Cassia County Joint School District 151 is the 12th largest district in the state, in terms of student enrollment. The district encompasses most of Cassia County plus small portions of Oneida and Twin Falls Counties and is geographically larger than the state of Delaware. Within these 2,500 square miles are 18 schools with a total enrollment of 5,600 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 340, 1/3 of whom have advanced degrees. Ancillary and auxiliary personnel bring the total number of employees to about 800 making the district the largest employer in the county.
Cassia became a countywide consolidated district in 1948. Prior to that there were 49 school districts spread throughout Cassia County. By merging into a consolidated district, they gained efficiencies and access to educational and financial resources. The schools of Cassia County continue to provide exceptional educational and extra curricular activites. Students, teams, and faculty are regularly awarded state and national honors and recognition.
Information About Our Schools
A $36.9M construction bond passed in 2015 built John V. Evans Elementary in Burley, and paid for major renovations/additions at Oakley High School, Raft River High School, Declo Elementary, and Mountain View Elementary. It also paid for mechanical upgrades at Burley Jr. High, Declo Jr. High, and Dworshak Elementary. There are nine elementary, four junior high, and five high schools. There is also a regional technical school, preschool center, and new comer programs.EnrollmentSchool 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.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:To Find your school, follow this link and enter your address: