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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Bismarck School District No. 1 is an above average, public school district located in Bismarck, ND. It has 12,561 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
About Bismarck School District No. 1...
Address
806 N Washington St
Bismarck, ND 58501
Telephone
(701) 323-4000
Website

Bismarck School District No. 1 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1220
23 responses
Average ACT
25
365 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,561
Free or Reduced Lunch
20.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,302
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$147,944,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,706/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    6%

Bismarck School District No. 1 Reviews

22 reviews
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I like all the faculty within the district and how they work to get kids onto college. As most go onto college from my high school and from this school district, many have been successful. The teachers line you up to succeed later in life. When it comes to being in this school district I have achieved things that I have never thought I could do. This has changed me with being an AVID student and working to better myself in the community and in the classroom.
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I attended Bismarck Public Schools from the time I was in second grade until I graduated valedictorian from Century High School in 2016. I believe Bismarck School District does a wonderful job in preparing students of all ages for the future, whether it be students who continue to college or otherwise. I personally took advantage of taking college courses in high school to earn a dual credit (both a credit in high school and in college). I also took Advance Placement classes which also counted as credit in college. Overall, I feel like the teachers in Bismarck School District aided me in my pursuit of future accomplishments and goals.
I love the Bismarck Public school system because they value making their students community and career ready, not just simple education based on curriculums. We also have some of the best test scores for all ages throughout the nation, however this seems to be too important to the district.