IHS graduation will be Friday, June 4 at 6 pm at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center. Tickets not required.

Summer school

Summer school will be Monday June 14 through Thursday, July 1

Monday through Friday

8 am to 2 pm

Second session is July 6 through July 23

Ongoing Information

For up-to-the-minute school updates, please see the Blackfoot School District web page on Facebook.

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Coronavirus measures:

Specific measures Independence High School is taking to combat the spread of Coronavirus:


  • Our teachers are giving students direction concerning hand washing, sanitation and sharing of personal items.

  • Sanitation and disinfectant wipes are available in each classroom and teachers are asking students to wipe off desks and chairs each day.

  • Our staff is spraying desks and chairs each day with a sanitation/disinfectant.

  • Liquid hand sanitizer is available in each classroom so students can disinfect their hands after classroom activities or when students request it.

  • IHS custodial staff is wiping door handles, light switches and phone receivers each day.

  • Our nursery staff is diligently wiping and spraying disinfectant on exposed surfaces.

  • IHS is offering “Independent Study Courses” to those students who are too sick to attend school.


If you have questions or suggestions please feel free to contact us.  We are very concerned about the Corona Virus outbreak and are taking steps to lessen its impact on your students.




Mark Kartchner, Principal

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155 East Francis, Blackfoot, Idaho 83221
Phone (208) 785-8825    Fax (208) 785-8893
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mark is retiring

In honor of our principal, Mark Kartchner, retiring, we are inviting all who know him to join us at graduation, Friday, June 4 at 6 pm at the BPAC.

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