Top 10 Best North Dakota Public Schools (2021)

North Dakota is the #44 largest school system in the United States, serving 116,329 students across the 543 public schools for the 2021 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in North Dakota is 44%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 46%.
The top ranked public schools in North Dakota are Scranton Elementary School, Longfellow Elementary School and Carrington High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 26% (majority majority American Indian) and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(ND) School Average
American Indian
12%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
5%
Black
5%
White
74%
Two or more races
2%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in ND.

Top Overall Ranked Public Schools in North Dakota (2021)

  • School Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.Math: 70-79% (Top 5%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-61st And Fries
    ScrantonND 58653
    (701) 275-8266

  • Rank: #22.Math: 75-79% (Top 1%) Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-520 29th Ave Ne
    FargoND 58102
    (701) 446-5000

  • Rank: #3-53.-5.Math: 70-74% (Top 5%) Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 7-12100 3rd Ave S
    CarringtonND 58421
    (701) 652-3136

  • Rank: #3-53.-5.Math: 60-79% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥80% (Top 1%)Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥80% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-8350 Broadway
    MedoraND 58645
    (701) 623-4868

  • Rank: #3-53.-5.Math: 70-74% (Top 5%) Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-6101 Date Ave
    WyndmereND 58081
    (701) 439-2287

  • Rank: #6-76.-7.Math: 65-69% (Top 5%) Reading: 75-79% (Top 1%)Math: 65-69% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 75-79% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-5101 C St
    Minot AfbND 58704
    (701) 727-3320

  • Rank: #6-76.-7.Math: 80-84% (Top 1%) Reading: 65-69% (Top 10%)Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 65-69% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 1-41304 2nd Ave Ne
    Devils LakeND 58301
    (701) 662-7630

  • Rank: #8-128.- 12.Math: 60-79% (Top 5%) Reading: 60-79% (Top 5%)Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 60-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-122192 101st Ave Se
    WimbledonND 58492
    (701) 646-6202

  • Rank: #8-128.- 12.Math: 60-79% (Top 5%) Reading: 60-79% (Top 5%)Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 60-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-8706 N Main St
    EdmoreND 58330
    (701) 644-2281

  • Rank: #8-128.- 12.Math: 60-79% (Top 5%) Reading: 60-79% (Top 5%)Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 60-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-6201 3rd St E
    FinleyND 58230
    (701) 524-2420

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Top North Dakota Public Schools by County (2021)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
2 Schools
314 Students
9% Minority
10 Schools
1,470 Students
9% Minority
13 Schools
1,605 Students
82% Minority
2 Schools
76 Students
4% Minority
8 Schools
1,271 Students
39% Minority
5 Schools
621 Students
11% Minority
6 Schools
360 Students
9% Minority
36 Schools
13,465 Students
19% Minority
59 Schools
24,691 Students
24% Minority
4 Schools
494 Students
6% Minority
5 Schools
842 Students
11% Minority
3 Schools
372 Students
10% Minority
5 Schools
647 Students
32% Minority
3 Schools
311 Students
12% Minority
8 Schools
524 Students
2% Minority
3 Schools
574 Students
5% Minority
3 Schools
334 Students
9% Minority
32 Schools
9,280 Students
24% Minority
3 Schools
230 Students
8% Minority
3 Schools
349 Students
6% Minority
5 Schools
508 Students
10% Minority
3 Schools
384 Students
11% Minority
9 Schools
725 Students
5% Minority
5 Schools
356 Students
6% Minority
8 Schools
991 Students
5% Minority
6 Schools
378 Students
4% Minority
9 Schools
2,304 Students
38% Minority
15 Schools
1,891 Students
24% Minority
6 Schools
1,312 Students
12% Minority
23 Schools
4,705 Students
16% Minority
8 Schools
2,097 Students
60% Minority
4 Schools
451 Students
10% Minority
2 Schools
237 Students
4% Minority
12 Schools
1,092 Students
16% Minority
5 Schools
664 Students
7% Minority
12 Schools
1,812 Students
31% Minority
9 Schools
963 Students
6% Minority
4 Schools
598 Students
7% Minority
18 Schools
2,357 Students
19% Minority
17 Schools
5,009 Students
94% Minority
6 Schools
597 Students
8% Minority
4 Schools
120 Students
5% Minority
7 Schools
1,387 Students
99% Minority
2 Schools
17 Students
12% Minority
20 Schools
4,641 Students
17% Minority
3 Schools
144 Students
6% Minority
17 Schools
2,643 Students
12% Minority
2 Schools
295 Students
19% Minority
11 Schools
1,379 Students
11% Minority
13 Schools
1,814 Students
26% Minority
36 Schools
10,221 Students
20% Minority
5 Schools
588 Students
6% Minority
24 Schools
5,819 Students
25% Minority
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