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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
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Bemidji Public School District is an above average, public school district located in Bemidji, MN. It has 5,231 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
502 Minnesota Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Bemidji Public School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
76%
Average SAT
1320
12 responses
Average ACT
26
131 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,231
Free or Reduced Lunch
49.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,460
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$60,512,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,668/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$34,112
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$764
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,500
National
$184,700

Bemidji Public School District Reviews

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I had a pretty good experience at Bemidji High School. Academically, it is a strong school. Most of the teachers are very knowledgeable, helpful, and caring. There are a large number of college and AP classes available for students who meet the requirements. If I could suggest changes, I would definitely change the layout of the parking lot, and add more clubs/extracurricular s for students. I would also encourage teachers to attempt to build stronger relationships with students. Sometimes I felt like my teachers only cared about my performance in school. If I was struggling, they wouldn’t come to me with questions or try to help fix the issue.
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I have been in the Bemidji School district my thirteen years of school. Like lots there has been many many changes throughout the years. I think that the past couple years it has gotten better with our new superintendent. Our breaks have gotten a little longer which all students love. The only thing that I wish they would do in the high school is pay more attention to whats going on in the students life. In the high school there is bullying as long as every other school but we seem to really only acknowledge when it first starts and not pay attention to what happens after. Another thing is understanding that most of the students have some form of anxiety. Some teachers do help and understand but others push it away and in a way expect you to get over it. I feel that those factors need to be taken care of a little more then they are. The school district isn't bad they just need to pay a little more attention on how some students are handling some situations.
Central Elementary and J.W. Smith were horrid experiences. Did not live in the state during middle school or freshman year of high school. Treknorth Jr. and Sr. Highschool was lovely, very accommodating, good staff-to-student ratio, opportunities for AP classes, college classes, and service learning roadtrips. The cross country running team was also engaging, other sports opportunities (track, skiing, soccer).