In Middleton, Family Matters
Family is a big deal in Middleton which is why the school district is one of the best in the Valley. The student-to-teacher ratio is small giving kids one-on-one attention typically only provided in a more expensive private school education.
Showing their commitment to the future of Middleton and its kids, the city built a new high school that is one of the most elite in the state of Idaho in technology and safety and has room for growth. Five times larger than the previous high school, the capacity will hold up to 1600 students and purposely built with extra unused classrooms to grow into. They also greatly expanded the athletic facilities to include a 3,000-seat gym, tennis courts, and a 4,000-seat football stadium complete with artificial turf. The parks in this rural community rival those of larger neighboring cities. This town is so committed to family recreation there are two parks departments – the City of Middleton Parks and Pathways Department and the Greater Middleton Parks and Recreation Department.
The City owns four beautiful parks in this small town. Piccadilly Park, across the street from Middleton Middle School, is the big one. It hosts a farmer’s market on Thursday evenings throughout the summer, offers an interactive splash pad, and has a new progressive Grindline Park attracting locals and visitors to this top-of-the-line skatepark. Future plans include a zip line, outdoor workout stations, and amphitheater.
Greater Middleton Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to developing and preserving open space in this beautiful country town. They have three lovely parks for the community to enjoy and offer free movies at Foote Park throughout the summer. They also acquired and renovated an old elementary school gym and converted it into the Middleton Community Center. Here residents enjoy community plays and can play a game of pickleball, basketball or volleyball. It’s become a daily gathering spot for seniors and retiree’s and the Community Center offers an afterschool rec room for middle and high school kids.