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*[[North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction|State Superintendent of Public Instruction]]: [[Kirsten Baesler]]<ref>[ ''North Dakota Department of Public Instruction,'' "State Superintendent," accessed August 12, 2013]</ref>
*[[North Dakota Department of Public Instruction|State Education Standards and Practices Board]]<ref>[ ''North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board,'' "ESPB Board Members," accessed June 13, 2014]</ref>
*State Education Standards and Practices Board:<ref>[ ''North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board,'' "ESPB Board Members," accessed August 12, 2013]</ref>
**Michael Heilman, ''Chair, Administrative Representative''
**Michael Heilman, ''Chair, Administrative Representative''
**Mike Bitz, ''Vice-Chair, Administrative Representative''
**Mike Bitz, ''Vice-Chair, Administrative Representative''
**Rod Jonas, ''Teacher Education Representative''
**Laura Mihalick, ''School Board Representative''
**Tim Tausend, ''School Board Representative''
**Amy Mann, ''Private-School Teacher Representative''
**Amy Mann, ''Private-School Teacher Representative''
**Rod Jonas, ''Teacher Education Representative''
**Mary Eldredge-Sandbo, ''Teacher Representative''
**Mary Eldredge-Sandbo, ''Teacher Representative''
**Kimberly Belgarde, ''Teacher Representative''
**Loni Miller, ''Teacher Representative''
**Karen Christensen
**Karen Christensen

Revision as of 12:00, 13 June 2014

K-12 Education in North Dakota
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Education facts
State Superintendent: Kirsten Baesler
Number of students: 97,646[1]
Number of teachers: 8,525
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:11.5
Number of school districts: 223
Number of schools: 513
Graduation rate: 87%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $11,420[3]
See also
North Dakota Department of EducationList of school districts in North DakotaNorth DakotaSchool boards portal
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Education policy project
Public education in the United States
Public education in North Dakota
Glossary of education terms

North Dakota is home to 223 school districts, 513 schools and 97,646 K-12 students.[4][5]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • State Education Standards and Practices Board[6]
    • Michael Heilman, Chair, Administrative Representative
    • Mike Bitz, Vice-Chair, Administrative Representative
    • Laura Mihalick, School Board Representative
    • Tim Tausend, School Board Representative
    • Amy Mann, Private-School Teacher Representative
    • Rod Jonas, Teacher Education Representative
    • Mary Eldredge-Sandbo, Teacher Representative
    • Kimberly Belgarde, Teacher Representative
    • Loni Miller, Teacher Representative
    • Karen Christensen

Enrollment and spending

The following table displays the top ten North Dakota school districts by total student enrollment and per-pupil spending.[5][7]

Student enrollment Per-pupil spending
1.) Bismarck 1.) Central Elem
2.) Fargo 2.) Twin Buttes
3.) Long Beach Unified 3.) Robinson
4.) Fresno Unified 4.) Billings Co
5.) Elk Grove Unified 5.) Pleasant Valley
6.) Mandan 6.) Goodrich
7.) Williston 7.) Naughton
8.) Dickinson 8.) Mandaree
9.) Jamestown 9.) Horse Creek
10.) Belcourt 10.) Newburg-United


See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in North Dakota as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[8]

Demographic information for North Dakota's K-12 public school system
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 8,866 9.08% 1.10%
Asian 1,134 1.16% 4.68%
African American 2,549 2.61% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. students 220 0.23% 0.42%
Hispanic 2,783 2.85% 24.37%
White 81,237 83.20% 51.21%
Two or more 857 0.88% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: North Dakota school board elections, 2014

A total of two North Dakota school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for eight seats. Both districts held their elections on June 10, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about North Dakota's school board elections in 2014:

  • The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Bismarck Public Schools with 11,017 K-12 students.
  • The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Fargo Public Schools with 10,609 K-12 students.
  • Fargo Public Schools had the most seats on the ballot in 2014 with five seats up for election.
  • Bismarck Public Schools had the fewest seats on the ballot in 2014 with three seats up for election.

The districts listed below served 21,626 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[9] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 North Dakota School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Bismarck Public Schools 6/10/2014 3 5 11,017
Fargo Public Schools 6/10/2014 5 9 10,609

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