Grand Forks Public Schools
Contact: Tracy Abentroth
2400 47th Ave S
About Grand Forks Public Schools
The Grand Forks and Grand Forks Air Force Base Public School Districts work together in a unique arrangement to serve over 7,400 students who attend schools in the two communities. Eleven hundred people are employed, including nearly 700 teachers and 400 support and administrative staff. Two grades 9-12 high schools, one alternative high school, three grades 6-8 middle schools, 11 elementary schools, one combined elementary and middle school, and one Head Start Program comprise the arrangement of the schools.
The schools of the two districts expect and receive strong performance from the students. This is possible because of a rich curriculum design led by highly qualified teachers - 65% have master degrees and beyond. Parent and community support is strong and very instrumental in the success of the schools. Emphasis is given to lower class size, curriculum, staff qualifications, and student achievement. The result is 96%+ average daily attendance, well-behaved students, safe comfortable schools, and academic results that exceed those of the state and nation.