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Bismarck Public Schools By The Numbers


Back to school for Bismarck Public Schools today, and I thought it’d be fun to take a look at statistics of the state’s largest school district.

  • Bismarck Public Schools serves more than 10,700 students.
  • Bismarck Public Schools employs more than 1,600 people.
  • The first graduating class, in 1887, consisted of just 2 students.
  • The largest graduating class, in 2003, consisted of 826 students.
  • Bismarck Public Schools maintains 15 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 high schools, and an alternative school.
  • The oldest remaining school building in the district is Bismarck High School, opened in 1935.
  • The newest remaining school building in the district is Horizon Middle School, opened in 2001.
  • The Bismarck High School Demon Mascot was first used in 1922.
  • Wachter was the first school in North Dakota to switch to the Middle School format, when it did so in 1991.

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