Business magazine Expansion Management has given awards to our school district for producing outstanding students on sensible budgets for each year from 1991 to now.
Received "What Parents Want" awards from SchoolMatch, a national school selection consulting firm, each year from 1994 to the present.
In 2013-14, the average Bismarck homeowner will pay approximately $450 in school taxes based on a $100,000 home in Burleigh County and a projected school district budget of $136 million.
BPS spent $9,827 per student in 2011-12; the state per pupil average was $11,580 in 2011-12.
Advanced Placement Courses
Career & Technical Education & Clubs
Counseling & Social Work
Elementary School Nurses
English Language Learners (ELL)
Food Service (breakfast and lunch)
Levels of Service (Gifted Program)
Special Education (pre-K to 21)
Students in Transition (homeless program)
Summer School (grades 1-12)
Title I & District Reading Programs
Band, Choir, Orchestra
Dance & Drill Teams
Foreign Language Clubs
Jazz/Swing Bands & Choirs
Speech & Debate
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
After School Programs (BLAST, MREC, or school)
Art & Book Fairs
Channel One Network
Cooperative Office Education (COE)
Geography & Spelling Bees
National Honor Society
Presidential Academic Awards
SPLASH (2nd grade swimming program)