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Public School Ratings






North Dakota Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

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Overview

Public Schools Overview North Dakota School Districts by City
Number Of Students 118,148
Number Of North Dakota Schools 542
Number Of North Dakota School Districts 196
Spending Per Student $15,595

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
47%
44%
46%
49%
46%
50%
45%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Reading Proficiency

Math Test

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
48%
43%
48%
47%
40%
46%
31%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 76.0% 48.6%
Black 5.2% 15.9%
Hispanic 6.0% 28.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.6% 5.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 11.2% 1.4%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 31.0% 49.0%
English Language Learners 3.4% 10.0%
Students With Disabilities 13.9% 14.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
12.0
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

North Dakota Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 779,094 331,449,281
Population Density (per sq. mile) 11 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 7.0% 6.0%
5-19 Years Old 19.2% 19.1%
20-44 Years Old 35.4% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 23.0% 25.6%
65 Or Older 15.3% 16.0%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 320,873 118,787,642
Single Parent Households With Children 8.1% 10.4%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 93.1% 88.5%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 30.7% 32.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 12.3% 15.5%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.0% 15.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.1% 12.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.7% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.1% 16.3%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.2% 12.6%
$15,000 or less 9.6% 9.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,793 $920,707,864 50.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $468 $55,311,399 3.0%
Staff $449 $53,023,866 2.9%
General Administration $509 $60,098,660 3.3%
School Administration $695 $82,099,777 4.5%
Operation $1,125 $132,944,051 7.2%
Transportation $546 $64,464,200 3.5%
Other $355 $41,942,474 2.3%
Total Support $4,146 $489,890,904 26.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,655 $431,862,460 23.4%
Total Expenditures $15,595 $1,842,460,287 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,549 $372,153,103,143 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $792 $39,020,154,935 5.2%
Staff $618 $30,487,652,661 4.1%
General Administration $258 $12,720,931,842 1.7%
School Administration $730 $35,978,592,512 4.8%
Operation $1,169 $57,607,988,317 7.7%
Transportation $527 $26,002,463,553 3.5%
Other $459 $22,633,739,814 3.0%
Total Support $4,553 $224,451,138,461 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,074 $151,519,765,183 20.3%
Total Expenditures $15,176 $748,124,887,521 100.0%