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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:
  • Test data: Reflects 2021 – 2022 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2020
  • Educational Environment: 2021 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated July 2023

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Overview

Public Schools Overview North Dakota School Districts by City
Number Of Students 119,968
Number Of North Dakota Schools 528
Number Of North Dakota School Districts 189
Spending Per Student $15,537

State Test Scores

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
39%
42%
46%
50%
43%
44%
45%
49%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
    11th Grade
Reading Proficiency

Math Test

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
50%
38%
45%
41%
38%
35%
28%
33%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
    11th Grade
Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/Racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 75.7% 48.1%
Black 5.3% 15.8%
Hispanic 6.4% 28.9%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.4% 5.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 11.1% 1.4%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 24.7% 48.1%
English Language Learners 3.1% 10.0%
Students With Disabilities 13.0% 14.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
12.1
15.9
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

North Dakota Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 779,261 333,287,557
Population Density (per sq. mile) 11 93
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.9% 5.9%
5-19 Years Old 19.9% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 35.1% 33.2%
45-64 Years Old 22.8% 25.6%
65 Or Older 15.3% 16.0%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 318,303 120,158,879
Single Parent Households With Children 7.2% 8.4%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 93.3% 88.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 31.1% 33.6%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 13.9% 17.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.9% 16.3%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.9% 12.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.7% 16.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 15.6% 15.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.9% 11.8%
$15,000 or less 9.1% 9.4%

Education Expenditures

For the State Per Student Total % of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,620 $914,187,479 49.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $453 $54,327,116 2.9%
Staff $458 $54,911,082 2.9%
General Administration $499 $59,809,554 3.2%
School Administration $694 $83,275,161 4.5%
Operation $1,074 $128,789,892 6.9%
Transportation $530 $63,591,007 3.4%
Other $352 $42,277,750 2.3%
Total Support $4,059 $486,979,656 26.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,857 $462,739,551 24.8%
Total Expenditures $15,537 $1,863,912,189 100.0%
For the Nation Per Student Total % of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,794 $384,567,026,223 49.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $841 $41,500,431,613 5.3%
Staff $665 $32,787,987,253 4.2%
General Administration $269 $13,273,339,703 1.7%
School Administration $756 $37,281,585,830 4.8%
Operation $1,191 $58,747,506,944 7.6%
Transportation $504 $24,858,475,672 3.2%
Other $491 $24,247,526,162 3.1%
Total Support $4,716 $232,696,768,378 29.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,247 $160,183,697,619 20.6%
Total Expenditures $15,757 $777,446,989,564 100.0%