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The Bear Lake County School District #33 is a countywide school district located in the southeastern corner of Idaho and encompasses approximately 791 Square miles. The county gets its name from Bear Lake which it shares with Utah. Also bordering Wyoming, the county is considered rural with the county seat is located in Paris, Idaho, one of the oldest communities in Idaho. The largest community is Montpelier with a population of approximately 2500 residents. The low elevation of the county is 5900 feet and tops out at approximately 10000 feet. Bear Lake, with 110 miles of surface area and pristine water quality, is a mecca for water sports. Activities include sail boating, swimming, fishing, skiing, and scuba diving. The Cache National Forest, Caribou National Forest, and the Pruess Mountain Range nearby offers activities such as four wheeling, alpine and nordic skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, camping, backpacking and horseback riding. The District continues to provide an excellent education with students in the District scoring at and above the State average on the Idaho Student Achievement Test.