Top 10 Best North Dakota Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 26 blue ribbon public schools serving 6,214 students in North Dakota.
These schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence, Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in North Dakota are Longfellow Elementary School, Wyndmere Elementary School and Sweetwater Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
North Dakota blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the North Dakota public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 46% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the North Dakota public school average of 26% (majority American Indian).

Top North Dakota Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #11.
    Longfellow Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    20 29th Ave Ne
    Fargo, ND 58102
    (701) 446-5000

    363 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #22.
    Wyndmere Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    101 Date Ave
    Wyndmere, ND 58081
    (701) 439-2287

    138 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #33.
    Sweetwater Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1304 2nd Ave Ne
    Devils Lake, ND 58301
    (701) 662-7630

    249 students
    Year: 2014, 2020
  • Rank: #44.
    Harwood Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    110 Freedland Dr
    Harwood, ND 58042
    (701) 356-2040

    137 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #55.
    Central Valley High School Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1556 Hwy 81 Ne
    Buxton, ND 58218
    (701) 847-2220

    87 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Central Valley Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1556 Hwy 81 Ne
    Buxton, ND 58218
    (701) 847-2220

    125 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Manvel Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    801 Oldham Ave
    Manvel, ND 58256
    (701) 696-2212

    172 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    New Rockford-sheyenne Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    437 1st Ave N
    New Rockford, ND 58356
    (701) 947-5036

    176 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #99.
    Kindred Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    55 1st Ave S
    Kindred, ND 58051
    (701) 428-3388

    485 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #1010.
    William S Gussner Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1509 4th St Ne
    Jamestown, ND 58402
    (701) 252-3846

    245 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #1111.
    Highland Acres Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1200 Prairie Dr
    Bismarck, ND 58501
    (701) 323-4160

    160 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Memorial Middle School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1 Rocket Rd
    Minot Afb, ND 58704
    (701) 727-3300

    184 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Thompson Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    424 3rd St
    Thompson, ND 58278
    (701) 599-2765

    307 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #1414.
    Carrington Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    232 9th Ave N
    Carrington, ND 58421
    (701) 652-2739

    272 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #1515.
    Freedom Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    401 26th Ave E
    West Fargo, ND 58078
    (701) 356-5221

    492 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1616.
    Washington Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    510 8th Ave Sw
    Valley City, ND 58072
    (701) 845-0849

    225 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #1717.
    Wing High School Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4th And Main
    Wing, ND 58494
    (701) 943-2319

    30 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #1818.
    Kulm High School Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    217 2nd Ave Sw
    Kulm, ND 58456
    (701) 647-2303

    34 students
    Year: 2007
  • Rank: #1919.
    Phoenix Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    351 4th Ave S
    Grand Forks, ND 58201
    (701) 746-2240

    235 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Nathan Twining Middle School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1422 N Louisiana St
    Grand Forks Afb, ND 58204
    (701) 787-5100

    82 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Richland Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    106 Broadway
    Abercrombie, ND 58001
    (701) 553-8321

    159 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #2222.
    Bob Callies Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    205 2nd Ave Ne
    Garrison, ND 58540
    (701) 463-2213

    228 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #2323.
    Divide County High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    605 Se 4th
    Crosby, ND 58730
    (701) 965-6392

    167 students
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #2424.
    Hagan Elementary School Math: 32% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2501 29th St W
    Williston, ND 58802
    (701) 572-4960

    496 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #2525.
    Watford City Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    300 3rd St Se
    Watford City, ND 58854
    (701) 444-2985

    953 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #2626.
    Wolford High School
    401 3rd Ave Sw
    Wolford, ND 58385
    (701) 583-2387

    13 students
    Year: 2004
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