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West Fargo High School

Public | 10-12 | 1473 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 17, 2011

This school was great and highly rated when we moved here 7 years ago. I bought my house in the West Fargo area because I chose this High School for my children to graduate from. It was rated somewhere around a 9 back then. It was an absolutely AWESOME school. I'm going to guess that when they get the new High School built south of town and IF they draw the boundaries to include only the residences south of 17th Ave or so, this new school will be just as great a school as West Fargo High used to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

As a student of West Fargo High School and Class of 09', I believe the West Fargo has a great school. We are the best public school in the state of North Dakota. All in all this school is great, and is one of the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2006

It was a great experience. I was a part of the first graduating class to enter into the new school. They have an active drama program and teachers are available for assistance as needed. I liked the fact that they funded money to support the sports but also arts and other extra activities were supported as well. We had a great support system in the staff providing a good education for all that walked through the doors.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 5, 2005

I believe West Fargo High School is the best in the surrounding area. Being a former student myself, I believe the teachers take a step above when it comes to their students. I always felt there was someone looking out for my best interest. If I had troubles in a class, my teachers always made sure I had the help I needed to make things right! Both my husband and I were raised in the West Fargo School system and we are now raising our own children. We moved back here in hopes that our children will have the same EXCELLENT quality schooling we felt we had. Great Job and Thank You!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 7, 2005

Very good school. The administrators and staff really care about students. Outstanding leadership and vision. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2004

I have removed my child from the West Fargo High School due in most part to the substandard, self-serving, ineffective, leadership. I am appalled that the most highly funded class A School District in ND cannot or will not put kids first! What a pure waste of resources!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2004

The principals and teachers will go out of there way to ensure high learning standards. I believe this is the best school in the district. Our sport activities are da bomb also
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2003

Supports all extracurricular activities very well. This includes academic, artistic, and sports related activities.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students56%
Female51%
Male61%
African American11%
Asian42%
Hispanicn/a
Native American58%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students65%
Female66%
Male63%
African American31%
Asian42%
Hispanicn/a
Native American64%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant65%

Science

All Students59%
Female55%
Male64%
African American16%
Asian37%
Hispanicn/a
Native American45%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 83%
Black 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 9%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A32%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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801 9th St East
West Fargo, ND 58078
Phone: (701) 356-2050

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