Fast Facts about Bismarck Public Schools
Number of facilities: 27
22 schools, Early Childhood Center, Bismarck Technical Center, Career Academy, Facilities and Transportation Center, Hughes Educational Center for administration.
Number of schools: 22
16 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 senior highs, 1 alternative high school.
Number of employees: 1,751
We are one of the largest employers in Bismarck with 947 teachers, 804 support staff/administrators for a total of 1,751 people; 44% of our employees have master's degrees or higher.
We are the largest district in the state. The opening day enrollment for 2012-2013: kindergarten=969; elementary (1-6)=5,253; middle school (7-9)=2,521; senior high (10-12)=2,674, an increase of 409 students over last year (2011) or 642 more students that opening day two years ago (2010).
Average Class Size: 21
The average class size grades K-6 in 2012-2013 is 21 students.
Percent of Attendance: 96.7%
In 2011-2012, the average daily attendance rate in BPS was 96.7%.
Drop Out Rate: 1.8%
Our drop out rate for 2011-12 was 1.8% for a total of 46 students.
Graduation Numbers: 806
In May 2012, Bismarck High graduated 407 students; Century graduated 364; and South Central had 35 graduates.
National Honor Society: 23%
In 2011-12, 23% of sophomores, juniors and seniors were inducted into the NHS with grades of B or higher; 20% of seniors had grades of A- or higher to earn Presidential Education Awards.
ACT Test Score: 21.9
The composite American College Test score for BHS for 2010-2011 was 20.2. The composite American College Test score for CHS for 2010-2011 was 22.1. The state average was 20.7; national was 21.1. A perfect score is 36.
Grade Configuration: K-6, 7-9, 10-12
Elementary is K-6; middle school is 7-9; high school is 10-12. This may change in the future to K-5, 6-8 and 9-12.
Socio-Economic Status: 24.3%
We use free and reduced meals as our basis for determining SES. In 2011-2012, the number of students who qualified for free and reduced meals was 2,692 or 24.3%.
Student Race: 88% Caucasion
For 2011-12, the racial breakdown of our students was as follows: Caucasian, 88%; American Indian, 8%; Other, 4%.
Computers : 5,861
Our district has 5,861 useable student computers for a student-to-computer ratio of 2 to 1 in 2011-2012.
Budget: about $122 million
In 2012-2013, our district budget is about $122 million. Taxpayers with a $100,000 home will pay about $625 in school property taxes. It costs us $8,784 to educate each student, which is below the state average of $10,149.
As of fall 2012, we provide free busing to some elementary and middle school students in city and rural students (3,085), special needs who qualify (49), and BECEP/Head Start children (203).
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