Fargo school information

IndexFargoNorth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores51%42%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:112:116:1
Total public schools2427279,221
Total private schools74724,874
Total post-secondary schools7307,963
The Fargo, ND educational system consists of 24 public schools, 7 private schools and 7 post-secondary schools. Fargo public schools have average test scores of 51% which is 21% higher than than the North Dakota average and 3% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fargo public schools is 15:1, compared to 12:1 in North Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.5% have completed high school, 38.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Fargo are 3% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 24 public schools in Fargo.
  • 91.8% of people in Fargo have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.5% of people in Fargo have completed high school.
  • 38.2% of people in Fargo have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fargo

IndexFargoNorth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade91.8%90.7%84.3%
Completed high school90.5%88.3%83.0%
Completed some college73.2%64.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree51.8%41.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors38.2%28.2%30.3%
Completed masters11.7%7.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.3%2.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.2%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Fargo (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Glyndon, MN1,24767%37%
Harwood, ND76767%36%
Dilworth, MN4,23765%32%
West Fargo, ND31,55751%3%
Moorhead, MN41,32150%2%
Fargo, ND115,95051%3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Peoria, IL115,99024%52%
Provo, UT115,71848%3%
El Monte, CA115,66532%36%
Springfield, IL116,74526%47%
Lansing, MI114,77330%39%
Fargo, ND115,95051%3%
Source: The Fargo, 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.