The Coeur d’Alene School District is located in Kootenai County in beautiful North Idaho.
The area is 2,152 feet above sea level and has a four-season climate, with a mean summer temperature of 63.5 degrees, dropping to an average of 31.5 degrees in winter. The region receives approximately 24 inches of rain a year.
Coeur d’Alene is the county seat of Kootenai County and the sixth largest city in Idaho. The city has a population of 43,683 within a county of 108,065 people, more than 70,000 of whom reside in School District 271.
The diversified economic base of the area includes tourism/hospitality, mining, forest products and agriculture. The area’s numerous lakes afford local residents and visitors unmatched opportunities for boating, fishing and water skiing. Mountains beckon hikers, bicyclists and campers in summer, and skiers, snowboarders and snowmobile enthusiasts in winter.
Cultural activities include historical museums, arts festivals, theatrical productions and localized celebrations. The region’s numerous golfing opportunities include The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course with its internationally famous “floating green.”
Coeur d’Alene is home to North Idaho College, one of the state’s two community colleges, and also to satellite centers of the University of Idaho, Idaho State University and Lewis-Clark State College. Coeur d’Alene’s proximity to Spokane, Washington, brings additional higher education opportunities and gives easy access to an international airport that has daily service to most major U.S. cities.