Pocatello and the Community
Activities and lifestyle information
School District Number 25 serves the greater Pocatello area, including the city
of Chubbuck for a total population exceeding 60,000 residents. The student population
of District Number 25 is slightly less than 12,000. The District includes fourteen
elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools, an alternate middle
school and an alternate high school. The total instruction and support staff total
some 1,300 people.
The District offers a progressive curriculum modern facilities, an excellent salary
and fringe benefit package and many opportunities for cultural and recreational
activities. Pocatello is also home of Idaho State University, and excellent opportunities
are available for further training on the university campus.
The District is within easy driving distance of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National
Parks and the Crater of the Moon National Monument. In the immediate vicinity are
plenty of locations for snowmobiling, cross country and alpine skiing, hunting,
fishing, camping, mountain biking, and backpacking. Pocatello has year-round swimming
and tennis facilities, horse and auto racing, athletic clubs which offer a wide
variety of recreational and fitness programs, a trap shooting range, a playhouse
theater, symphony orchestra concerts and a host of other cultural events. The District
is located 150 miles east of Boise and l60 miles north of Salt Lake City at the
junction of Interstate 15 and Interstate 86.
Nestled at 4,448 feet in the western foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Pocatello
has an unusually desirable four-season climate where clear, sunny and dry is the
norm. Summers are dry and warm with the July mean temperature at 72.4 degrees. The
average daily temperature during winter months is 35.4 degrees.