As a parent, you want your kids to be exposed to the best of everything a public school education system has to offer. The best teachers. The best extracurricular opportunities. The best sports. 

The right blend of those things can shape who your children grow up to be. Looking back at our public school education, we realized how many lessons we've taken into adulthood with us.

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Sure, trips to the state track meet were fun but that's not what track and field taught us. Our coach was an extraordinary woman who gave every single one of her athletes the same amount of attention, no matter what their best times on the track were. One of the most important lessons she taught us was to give someone eye contact when they're talking to you or a group you're in. We truly believe that the fact that she drilled that into our minds has a lot to do with why we've been successful in a communications career.

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Eight years in orchestra? Well, that's been invaluable in a career that's literally filled with music. It also taught us that putting in the work and practice will make you better at whatever you're trying to achieve. Our television class? That gave us the opportunity to intern at a radio station!

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A well-rounded high school experience can be invaluable. Teachers, extracurriculars and sports were all factors Niche.com took into account when putting together their definitive ranking of the best public high schools in Idaho. Niche explains that their goal when grading schools across the nation is to grade these schools on a "full experience."

While their rankings and grades are heavily weighted based on academics, they take into a school's culture/diversity, clubs and activities, health and safety, resources and facilities and sports. That information comes from several sources like the U.S. Department of Education and reports from the schools themselves. Real-life data from parents and surveys on overall experience collected from Nice users are also part of the formula. 

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Once they crunched all of the numbers for traditional high schools in Idaho, this is the way things shook out.

Idaho's Top 10 Best Public High Schools

According to the rankings on Niche.com, these schools earned the distinction of the best public high schools in the Gem State. Factors considered included academics, teachers, clubs & activities, administration, food, diversity, college prep, health & safety, sports and resources & facilities.

KEEP READING: 25 Hilariously Ridiculous Reviews of High Schools In and Around Boise

Typically, you cruise Google reviews for recommendations when for things like restaurants or where to stay on vacation but they'll accept reviews for just about anything! That includes the high schools many of us went to. Check out some of the funniest ones we found.

15 Boise Stickers That Are So Brutally Honest You Can't Help But Laugh

Boise is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. The genie's out of the bottle and there's nothing we can do to stuff it back in. The population boom comes with plenty of growing pains and there are two ways you can deal with it. You can complain about it on social media or you can laugh at it and remember some of the things that make living here so awesome! We prefer the second one and that's why these stickers designed by Boise OG have us rolling on the ground laughing!