Fargo 1 School District

700 7th Street South
Fargo, ND 58103
(District boundaries shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Fargo 1 School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Dakota for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public high schools serving 3,442 students in Fargo 1 School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public high schools in North Dakota.
Public High Schools in Fargo 1 School District have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the North Dakota public high school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 46% statewide average).
Public High School in Fargo 1 School District have a Graduation Rate of 83%, which is more than the North Dakota average of 81%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Fargo Davies High School, with 93% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in North Dakota or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the North Dakota public high school average of 26% (majority American Indian).

Overview

This School District
This State (ND)
# Schools
25 Schools
183 Schools
# Students
11,324 Students
38,609 Students
# Teachers
939 Teachers
3,295 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Fargo 1 School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 168 school districts in North Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 83% has decreased from 85% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (ND)
#96 out of 169 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Fargo 1  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
40%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Fargo 1  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of ND by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
46%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fargo 1  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of ND by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
83%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Fargo 1  School District and public school graduation rate of ND by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.50
0.44
# American Indian Students
312 Students
4,566 Students
% American Indian Students
3%
12%
# Asian Students
403 Students
480 Students
% Asian Students
3%
1%
# Hispanic Students
671 Students
2,045 Students
% Hispanic Students
6%
5%
# Black Students
1,563 Students
1,673 Students
% Black Students
14%
5%
# White Students
7,804 Students
28,499 Students
% White Students
69%
74%
# Hawaiian Students
26 Students
98 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
545 Students
1,248 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
129
-
# Students in K Grade:
934
75
# Students in 1st Grade:
797
46
# Students in 2nd Grade:
899
60
# Students in 3rd Grade:
866
66
# Students in 4th Grade:
850
52
# Students in 5th Grade:
857
65
# Students in 6th Grade:
852
105
# Students in 7th Grade:
791
2,026
# Students in 8th Grade:
907
1,965
# Students in 9th Grade:
995
9,481
# Students in 10th Grade:
832
8,711
# Students in 11th Grade:
780
8,083
# Students in 12th Grade:
835
7,874
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,200 is higher than the state median of $17,988. The school district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,149 is higher than the state median of $17,989. The school district spending/student has grown by 16% over four school years.
This School District
This State (ND)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$206 MM
$2,154 MM
This chart display total revenue of Fargo 1  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in ND by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$217 MM
$2,154 MM
This chart display total spending of Fargo 1  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in ND by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$18,200
$17,988
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Fargo 1  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in ND by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$19,149
$17,989
This chart display average spending per public school student in Fargo 1  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in ND by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Fargo 1 School District Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Fargo 9-12 Virtual Academy
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
700 7th Street South
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 446-1000
Grades: 9-12
| 64 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
North High School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
801 17th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 446-2400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,046 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
South High School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1840 15th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 446-2000
Grades: 9-12
| 889 students
Rank: #44.
Fargo Davies High School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7150 25th St S
Fargo, ND 58104
(701) 446-5600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,337 students
Rank: #55.
Dakota High School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1305 9th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 446-2800
Grades: 9-12
| 106 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 25 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 11,324 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • : 83% (Top 30% in ND)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ND Dept. of Education

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