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Mission: "All students will have the academic, social, and personal skills to be career, college, and community ready."

Vision: "Together, we inspire a passion for learning, discovery, and excellence."


Contact Information

Bismarck Public Schools
Hughes Education Center
806 North Washington Street
Bismarck ND 58501

Switchboard: 701-323-4000
Fax: 701-323-4001

For additional district phone numbers call the switchboard. For other information, go to "Contact Us."

Welcome to Bismarck and the Bismarck Public School District

Bismarck is the capital city of North Dakota. It's centrally located in the state and in North America and is bordered on the west by the scenic Missouri River. Bismarck is an economically diverse, fast growing and dynamic community. The Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) for 2011 shows a population of 106,286, with incorporated city limits of Bismarck at 61,272 according to the 2012 Census.

The Bismarck Public School District has been in the education business for 141 years (since 1873). The first graduating class was in 1887, when two people graduated. In 2014, 821 students graduated. The oldest building is part of BHS, built in 1934, and the newest buildings are Lincoln Elementary School and Liberty Elementary School, which opened in 2014. Legacy High School will open in the fall of 2015.

We are the largest school districts in the state, with 12,003 students and 1,835 staff members. We have over 500 classrooms in 17 grade schools, 3 middle schools, 4 senior high schools, an alternative high school, a Career Academy and Technical Center, and an early childhood program.

Our drop-out rate in 2013-14 was 1.2%, or 37 students, and the average daily attendance was 96.5%. All of our schools are "accredited with commendation" by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Some schools have received "Blue Ribbon" awards, a high national honor.

Bismarck Public Schools requires 24 credits to graduate from high school. About 21% of students in grades 10-12 are members of the National Honor Society, and 22% of the seniors are Presidential Academic Fitness Award winners, maintaining an A- or higher GPA and score at the 85th percentile or above on a national achievement test.

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Hughes Education Center
Hughes Education Center
Adult Learning Center
Adult Learning Center
BECEP @ Richholt
BECEP @ Richholt
Bismarck High School
Bismarck High School
Bismarck Technical Center
Bismarck Technical Center
Career Academy
Career Academy
Centennial
Centennial
Century High School
Century High School
Facilities and Transportation
Facilities and Transportation
Grimsrud
Grimsrud
Highland Acres
Highland Acres
Horizon
Horizon
Legacy High School
Legacy High School
Liberty Elementary School
Liberty Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Miller
Miller
Moses
Moses
Murphy
Murphy
Myhre
Myhre
Northridge
Northridge
Pioneer
Pioneer
Prairie Rose
Prairie Rose
Roosevelt
Roosevelt
Saxvik
Saxvik
Simle
Simle
Solheim
Solheim
South Central High School
South Central High School
Sunrise cuming up over Sunrise elementary school
Sunrise
Wachter
Wachter
Will-Moore
Will-Moore

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