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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
West Fargo High School is an above average, public school located in West Fargo, ND. It has 1,460 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
About West Fargo High School...
Address
801 9th St E
West Fargo, ND 58078
Telephone
(701) 356-2050
Website

West Fargo High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1140
7 responses
Average ACT
24
195 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$76,925
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$826
National
$949
Median Home Value
$217,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    29%
  • Prom
    25%
  • Pep Rallies
    18%
  • Musicals
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • DECA week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,460
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,030
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,576/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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I absolutely love every single one of my teachers here! They are kind and care about helping their students succeed. They push students every day to be better and to grasp concepts more fully. I do not appreciate the coddling of students through various policies and such. The need to write passes for students to leave the classroom for any reason is absurd. It hassles teachers from educating the remaining students simply if a student needs to go to the bathroom. There is also a policy hindrance to responsible students who know exactly what they want for classes. The inability to offer easy scheduling changes or independent studies puts a damper upon the desire of high-achieving students to reach to their full potential.
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During my time in west Fargo high school I had it really good moments.When people start high school they’re usually so excited. They can’t wait to experience everything that comes with being in high school, I mean who wouldn’t? Everyone says that high school is the best four years of your life. Now that I’m months away from graduating, I can’t say they were my best years but I can say they were my most educational years, of course I wouldn’t say that they weren’t fun because they were. When I say educational, I mean I’ve learned so much about myself and so much about life. I learned what the words family, love, betrayal, law and life meant. All these events changed me, and I’m glad they happened because I wouldn’t have learned all these lessons.
Overall my experience in this school was average, the teachers are generally nice and have good communication with the students. There a lot of classes you can chose from for your electives. The school also has great sports programs like basketball, football and tennis. The school also has a lot of clubs but students aren't as motivated to join these clubs due to lack of funding. The school does have an issue with drug use and I have heard of students vaping and chewing tobacco in the restrooms. There's also on average a fight between students every other week.