Bismarck High School

  • Bismarck High School serves 1,315 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 47% (which is higher than the North Dakota state average of 43%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 52% (which is higher than the North Dakota state average of 51%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Bismarck High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in North Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the North Dakota state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the North Dakota state average of 21%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Bismarck High School's student population of 1,315 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 81 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,315 students
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Total Classroom Teachers81 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bismarck High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 450 schools in North Dakota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bismarck High School is 0.32, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ND)
Overall School Rank
26%
24%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
43%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:112:1
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American Indian
11%
9%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
3%
5%
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Black
3%
4%
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White
82%
79%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bismarck High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in ND.
Diversity Score0.320.22
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Graduation Rate
94%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
25%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBismarck 1 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, ND Dept. of Education

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