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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
    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 12,878 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
About Bismarck School District No. 1...
Address
806 N Washington St
Bismarck, ND 58501
Telephone
(701) 323-4000

Bismarck School District No. 1 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1240
29 responses
Average ACT
25
444 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,878
Free or Reduced Lunch
20.9%
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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%
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

Bismarck School District No. 1 Reviews

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I received a wonderful education at Bismarck Legacy High School . I was able to take classes that will help me in the medical field into which I am going when I attend college. Another positive is that I was able to take a dual credit class in high school in Speech. This prepared me for what college classes will be like when I attend in the fall. The teachers are very knowledgeable and are always willing to take time out of their day to assist students. I feel that I received an excellent education and I was lucky to be at such a well rounded educational institution. Another positive of Legacy is that they have mod scheduling and the class times vary from 40 minutes to 80 minutes. The only thing that I would change would be that since this is a mod scheduling school there are up to two times a week where I only get twenty minute lunches due to taking more credits to prepare for college.
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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.
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.