With some of the best schools in the nation, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo is a great place to learn. The metro is home to two universities, one private college, several community and technical schools, and nationally recognized elementary and secondary education institutions.
The School Scoop
94.7% percent of Fargo’s population are high school grads or higherSource: 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Fargo was named the #1 best small college town in March 2016 by Schools.com
Moorhead’s Minnesota State Community and Technical College’s campus opened a new $6.5 million Transportation Center in 2016
North Dakota and Minnesota are the 7th and 8th states, respectively, with best schools in 2015 according to Wallet Hub
Fargo Public Schools is the second largest school district in North Dakota
U.S. News and World Report ranked Fargo North High School the #1 high school in the state based on student performance in English language, arts, math and science
The average elementary class size in Fargo public schools is 20
In the fall of 2016, Fargo’s new Eagles Elementary School in Fargo opened its doors to 326 students
Brooks Harbor Elementary, a new West Fargo school, is scheduled to open in the fall 2017, the result of a $98.1 million bond referendum passed last November
Moorhead’s newest k- 4th grade school will be Dorothy Dodds Elementary, opening fall 2017, and will house 750 students
Let’s Move! Active Schools honored West Fargo's Legacy Elementary and L.E. Berger Elementary with 2016 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Awards
West Fargo was named the smartest city in North Dakota by Zippia
Fargo was named the #1 best small city for new grads by onlinedegrees.com in August 2016.
Private and Parochial Schools
Post-Secondary and Higher Education
Based on fall enrollment 2016; * indicates 2015 enrollment
PRE-SCHOOL AND CHILD CARE
Source: Child Care Aware of ND, surveyed January to June 2016.
|North Dakota - Cass County
|Number of programs||346|
|Programs open on the weekend||10|
|Child Care Centers
Source: Child Care Aware of Minnesota, October 2016
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