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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 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview North Dakota School Districts by City
Number Of Students 106,573
Number Of North Dakota Schools 540
Number Of North Dakota School Districts 236
Spending Per Student $14,402

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 49.745182046128
4th Grade 43.6402070021651
5th Grade 38.4356413532351
6th Grade 37.724542547431
7th Grade 39.5925074414679
8th Grade 35.0465386129587
10th Grade 36.2344090159428

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 49.745182046128
4th Grade 43.6402070021651
5th Grade 38.4356413532351
6th Grade 37.724542547431
7th Grade 39.5925074414679
8th Grade 35.0465386129587
10th Grade 36.2344090159428

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 82.0% 52.0%
Black 3.7% 16.2%
Hispanic 4.1% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.4% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 8.9% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 30.4% 50.9%
English Language Learners 2.9% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 13.5% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 11.78
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

North Dakota Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 756,927 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 10 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.8% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 19.0% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 34.8% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.2% 26.3%
65 Or Older 14.2% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 299,638 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 8.5% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.7% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 27.7% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 9.1% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 14.3% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.9% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.5% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.0% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.1% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 11.1% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,876 $732,767,289 47.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $393 $41,920,855 2.7%
Staff $388 $41,298,400 2.7%
General Administration $467 $49,737,802 3.2%
School Administration $603 $64,253,439 4.2%
Operation $1,082 $115,361,895 7.5%
Transportation $509 $54,196,089 3.5%
Other $331 $35,243,248 2.3%
Total Support $3,772 $402,009,073 26.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,754 $400,067,593 26.1%
Total Expenditures $14,402 $1,534,818,656 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%