Avg. test scores 8%
High school dipl. 7%
Bachelors degree 14%

Bismarck school information

IndexBismarckNorth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores45%42%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:112:116:1
Total public schools2927279,221
Total private schools74724,874
Total post-secondary schools7307,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Bismarck are 8% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 29 public schools in Bismarck
  • 91.6% of people in Bismarck have completed 8th grade
  • 88.9% of people in Bismarck have completed high school
  • 34.5% of people in Bismarck have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Bismarck

      IndexBismarckNorth DakotaNational
      Completed 8th grade91.6%90.7%84.3%
      Completed high school88.9%88.3%83.0%
      Completed some college68.7%64.6%59.4%
      Completed associate degree48.0%41.6%38.5%
      Completed bachelors34.5%28.2%30.3%
      Completed masters10.2%7.7%11.5%
      Completed professional degree3.4%2.4%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.3%1.1%1.3%

      Bismarck, ND School Districts

      • Apple Creek Public School District 39
      • Bismarck Public School District 1
      • Manning Public School District 45
      • Naughton Public School District 25

      There are a total of 29 public schools, 7 private schools and 7 post-secondary schools in Bismarck. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Bismarck, ND schools is 45%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Bismarck, ND, an average of 91.6% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 88.9% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Lincoln, ND3,31138%23%
      Mandan, ND20,61333%33%
      Bismarck, ND68,98145%8%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Union City, NJ68,96528%42%
      Glen Burnie, MD69,06042%14%
      Weston, FL68,89379%60%
      Palatine, IL69,09846%6%
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      Bismarck, ND68,98145%8%
      Source: The Bismarck, ND education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.