North Dakota
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North Dakota Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview North Dakota School Districts by City
Number Of Students 108,530
Number Of North Dakota Schools 538
Number Of North Dakota School Districts 236
Spending Per Student $14,130

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 51.0033023794067
4th Grade 51.4254012731666
5th Grade 49.7872375467028
6th Grade 51.3459024564571
7th Grade 51.3199182666503
8th Grade 48.9505090631163
10th Grade 55.208860458706

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 50.9144392070526
4th Grade 46.3074190854236
5th Grade 38.013129896053
6th Grade 39.868676440223
7th Grade 40.4847974086385
8th Grade 36.4174261344894
10th Grade 38.6480956952352

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 80.5% 51.5%
Black 4.3% 16.2%
Hispanic 4.7% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.5% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 9.0% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 30.9% 47.6%
English Language Learners 2.8% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 13.4% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 11.82
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

North Dakota Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 757,952 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 11 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 7.0% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 18.9% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 35.1% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 24.8% 26.2%
65 Or Older 14.2% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 305,163 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 8.4% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 92.0% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.2% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 9.9% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 15.0% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.9% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.6% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.5% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.5% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 10.6% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,747 $732,284,289 47.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $386 $41,925,855 2.7%
Staff $380 $41,290,400 2.7%
General Administration $457 $49,642,802 3.2%
School Administration $592 $64,253,439 4.2%
Operation $1,062 $115,290,895 7.5%
Transportation $499 $54,103,089 3.5%
Other $324 $35,181,208 2.3%
Total Support $3,701 $401,685,033 26.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,682 $399,610,593 26.1%
Total Expenditures $14,130 $1,533,554,616 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%