Which High Schools Were Named the Best in North Dakota?
It's no secret people have a strong sense of school pride, but according to one study, there are some schools in North Dakota that should have more pride than others.
Niche, a company that provides millions of rankings and reviews on colleges, K-12 schools, and neighborhoods, released a study ranking the best public high schools in the nation, as well as by state. A public high school is considered to be a school that offers 12th grade, has at least 5 enrolled seniors, and has an average grade size of at least 15 students schoolwide.
A number of factors were considered, including academics, health & safety, student culture & diversity, resources & facilities, sports & fitness, and more. Niche used a combination of public data and survey responses from current students, recent alumni, and parents to get the results (check out the full methodology used).
A high ranking typically indicates that "the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experience very highly."
In North Dakota, the top 10 is a combination of small and large schools, with one Bismarck school making the cut:
- Central High School, Grand Forks
- North Border Walhalla High School, Walhalla
- Kindred High School, Kindred
- Red River High School, Grand Forks
- Hazen High School, Hazen
- Bottineau Junior/Senior High School, Bottineau
- North High School, Fargo
- Century High School, Bismarck
- Northern Cass High School, Hunter
- Grafton High School, Grafton
Other notable schools on the list are Mandan High School (24) and Bismarck High School (25).