West Fargo High School

  • West Fargo High School serves 1,458 students in grades 9-12.
  • 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 49% (which is higher than the North Dakota state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • West Fargo High 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 14:1 is higher than the North Dakota state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Dakota state average of 26%.

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School Overview

  • West Fargo High School's student population of 1,458 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 107 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,458 students
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Total Classroom Teachers107 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Fargo High 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 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Fargo High School is 0.49, which is more 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)#313 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)
49%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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American Indian
1%
12%
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Asian
6%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
5%
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Black
18%
5%
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White
69%
74%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.490.43
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Graduation Rate
82%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
28%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Fargo 6 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ND Dept. of Education

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