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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Bismarck High School is an above average, public school located in Bismarck, ND. It has 1,211 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Bismarck High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1150
13 responses
Average ACT
24
157 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$61,477
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$821
National
$949
Median Home Value
$223,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Our Pep rallies are pretty cool
    31%
  • Athletics
    21%
  • Choir and Jazz Choir concerts
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Speech Meets and our Plays
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,211
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,302
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,706/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Bismarck High School Reviews

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What I love about BHS is the tradition and pride! My school is the oldest in my town and I’m really glad we embrace it the way we do. There’s a lot of history at my school and it’s really amazing to say i was a apart of it. We also take a lot of pride in our sports. We won state football this year which was a great way to end for the seniors! This school is hard to explain unless you’ve been in it or have been a part of it. There’s so so much history there. There is also so many people who live in bismarck who are alumni of the school. So many kids at the school have had previous family who went there. We are just now getting an auditorium that we have been waiting so long for. That’s something personal to me because I’m in choir and a part of the jazz choir for the past 4 years. So that’s a great addition to the school! This school is definitely different than most schools!
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This high school did not disappoint. Bismarck High School hits the target when it comes to getting an education while being active in athletics and other outside school events. I am very proud to say I am a Bismarck Demon Alumni. With living in Bismarck,ND the sports community is so big. Every one comes out to events and everyone knows what games are the BIG games. I was a cheerleader at this high school and this made cheer leading at games 100% more fun. When is comes to academics, I can confidently say that teachers here want you to learn. The only way you felt college ready was if you were in the AVID program which I was. With out AVID I probably would not have made it to college. I cannot thank my teachers enough for guiding me and pushing me to reach my goals in life.
Bismarck High school provided me with a healthy and fulfilling learning environment. Most of the teachers really cared how you were doing and helped to prepare us for college and beyond. There was a large variety of classes, clubs and activities that allowed you to expand your interests and find something that they are passionate about.