Watford City Elementary School

  • Watford City Elementary School serves 953 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the North Dakota state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the North Dakota state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Watford City Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the North Dakota state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Dakota state average of 26%.

School Overview

  • Watford City Elementary School's student population of 953 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 34% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students953 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Watford City Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 454 schools in North Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Watford City Elementary School is 0.40, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ND)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#347 out of 454 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:112:1
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American Indian
3%
12%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
15%
5%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
76%
74%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.400.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
28%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMckenzie County 1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ND Dept. of Education

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