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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Fargo Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Fargo, ND. It has 11,263 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
415 4th St N
Fargo, ND 58102
Telephone
(701) 446-1000

Fargo Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1260
28 responses
Average ACT
26
417 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,263
Free or Reduced Lunch
31.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,874
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$144,030,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,382/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    7%

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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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.
As a student in the Fargo Public Schools district all my life, I would rate my experience a 4/5 stars. The FPS district is surprisingly diverse, extremely safe, and has very good academics. Our schools are modern and every child has access to a computer or their own personal laptop. Classrooms are equipped with new smart boards and projectors. Curriculum is sometimes outdated, but teachers do an amazing job making up for it. The facilities are clean and often spacious, but I had to deduct a star because several years ago we didn't have enough classrooms for all of our arts teachers. Students are very active in clubs, activities, and sports, there are endless options and school pride is high. My biggest complaints would have to be the following: food because it isn't very nutritional or tasty and administration because the people can be intimidating and neglectful at times. Overall though, if you're trying to decide where to send your child, FPS is the best in the area.