Top 10 Best North Dakota Public Schools (2024)

North Dakota is the #44 largest school system in the United States, serving 119,760 students across the 527 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are 57 private schools, serving 9,001 students). 93% of all K-12 students in North Dakota are educated in public schools, compared to the national average of 90%.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in North Dakota is 39%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 44%.
There are 29 Blue Ribbon Schools. Minority enrollment is 28% (majority American Indian and Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(ND) School Average
American Indian
11%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
6%
Black
5%
White
73%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in North Dakota.

Top Ranked Public Schools in North Dakota (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Larimore Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-6
700 Clark Ave
Larimore, ND 58251
(701) 343-2249
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Ellendale High School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
321 1st St N
Ellendale, ND 58436
(701) 349-3232
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Rhame Elementary School
(Math: ≥80% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥80% (Top 1%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-6
402 4th Ave E
Rhame, ND 58651
(701) 279-5523
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Sweet Briar School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-8
4060 County Rd 83
Mandan, ND 58554
(701) 663-7453
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Demores Elementary School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-8
350 Broadway
Medora, ND 58645
(701) 623-4868
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Strasburg High School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: 7-12
301 1st St N
Strasburg, ND 58573
(701) 336-2667
Rank: #77.
Longfellow Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
20 29th Ave Ne
Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 446-5000
Rank: #88.
Central Valley High School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-69% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-12
1556 Highway 81 Ne
Buxton, ND 58218
(701) 847-2220
Rank: #99.
Linton Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-8
101 Ne 3rd St
Linton, ND 58552
(701) 254-4138
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Hebron Elementary School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-69% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-6
400 Church Ave
Hebron, ND 58638
(701) 878-4442

Best North Dakota Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
7
1,378
10%
13
1,411
80%
37
14,069
22%
64
26,651
27%
11
2,450
38%
15
1,925
25%
6
1,323
12%
21
5,204
20%
10
1,793
35%
15
2,343
19%
20
4,747
95%
7
872
100%
21
4,874
20%
15
2,658
14%
12
1,489
12%
13
2,125
29%
37
10,589
24%
21
6,532
31%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in North Dakota?
The top ranked public schools in North Dakota include Larimore Elementary School, Ellendale High School and Rhame Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in North Dakota?
527 public schools are located in North Dakota.
What percentage of students in North Dakota go to public school?
93% of all K-12 students in North Dakota are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in North Dakota?
Minority enrollment in North Dakota is 28% (majority American Indian and Hispanic)

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