Williston High School

  • Williston High School serves 1,166 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 17% (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 41% (which is lower than the North Dakota state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Williston 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 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the North Dakota state average of 26%.

School Overview

  • Williston High School's student population of 1,166 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has grown by 44% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,166 students
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Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Williston 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 decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Williston High School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. 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)#403 out of 454 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
39%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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American Indian
4%
12%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
9%
5%
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Black
7%
5%
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White
76%
74%
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Two or more races
3%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Williston High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in ND.
Diversity Score0.410.42
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Graduation Rate
86%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
28%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Williston High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Dakota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWilliston 1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ND Dept. of Education

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Williston highschool is A wonderful school with a friendly abundance of teachers and students the staff is always open to helping and assisting students and parents they have many programs to help your child achieve success in school the food is not the best but it's all right however 3.00 dollars a meal is a kind of pricey considering it's not the best lunch but the cafeteria is full of space and seats a good amount of students most teachers here are awesome friendly and helpful but I Am serving my 2nd year of highschool here and its awesome however I have a math teacher which I would deem performs poorly at her job she is rude gives excessive detentions and loves to argue with students she has to be always right if not she is not happy with her detentions are ridiculous i have never had such a poorly constructed teacher every student in this highschool dislikes her. Her teaching ethic is not professional I get she tries but I don't believe she is cut out for this and needs to evaluate what she is doing it would be great if she left to another school or something because having her as a teacher seems almost like a punishment but besides that I love this school and I Am a proud student .
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