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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Fargo Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Fargo, ND. It has 11,514 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.

Fargo Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1310
39 responses
Average ACT
26
496 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,514
Free or Reduced Lunch
31.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,813
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,382/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    8%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$36,841
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$644
National
$949
Median Home Value
$224,424
National
$184,700

Fargo Public Schools Reviews

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I attended Longfellow Elementary School, Ben Franklin Middle School, and am currently a student at Fargo North High School. Overall I've had a very positive experience with Fargo Public Schools. Longfellow had a very inclusive and welcoming environment with a big focus on literacy and hands on learning. At Ben Franklin the teachers seemed a bit apathetic but there were really great music and math programs. At the high school level there are many academic and extracurricular activities including approximately 15 AP classes and over 40 clubs, sports, and other activities. The counseling center focuses primarily on North Dakota colleges and scholarships so extra effort is required to find national opportunities. The food isn't spectacular but it is nutritious and there are generally a few options to choose from. I would say what makes FPS special is the teachers. I have had wonderful teachers throughout my education who have supported my academic, extracurricular, and personal pursuits.
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Fargo public schools has been a great experience for me. I have the chance to take part in a variety classes and extracurriculars. Every teacher I’ve had since I started going to school in the Fargo public schools district; they have all been great at teaching and are kind. During my time I have also experienced a lot of diversity, there are many students with different cultural backgrounds, I have been fortunate to learn more about other cultures.
I loved the diversity growing up, such a blessing! Would have liked more professionalism and not so much pressure on going to college, instead of searching for what inspired you in life.