School Details

West Fargo High School

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

(out of 10)

Public Grades 10-12 1473 students 16 students/teacher (ND avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade


North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA)

In 2007-2008 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. The results for reading and math for all grades combined are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • West Fargo 6 School District average
  • North Dakota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Fargo High School is a public high school in West Fargo. 1,473 children attend West Fargo High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 26% of the 1,473 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at West Fargo High School is 16:1. Sheyenne 9th Grade Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 84%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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!

  • (10 years ago)

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

  • (11 years ago)

    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!

  • (11 years ago)

    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

  • (11 years ago)

    Supports all extracurricular activities very well. This includes academic artistic and sports related activities.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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