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Graduation & Drop Out Rates

The North Dakota cohort graduation rate for 2014-15 was 86.3% over the course of the students' 9th-12th grade high school years.

In 2014-15 in Bismarck Public Schools (BPS), the cohort graduation rate was 86%. Our annual graduation rate in 2015-16 was 99.3%.

In North Dakota, the cohort dropout rate in 2014-2015 was 10.3%.

The BPS 2014-2015 cohort dropout rate was 9.7% over the course of the students' 9th-12th grade high school years. However, our annual dropout rate was 0.7% (19 students) in 2014-2015.

Average Daily Attendance

The North Dakota rate was 95% in 2014-2015.

In Bismarck Public Schools, our ADA was 96% in 2014-2015. ADA means students are in school and attending classes for that percentage of time.

Pupil to Classroom Teacher Ratios

North Dakota's pupil-teacher ratio in 2015-16 was 16.2 for preK through grade 12 public schools.

The pupil-teacher ratio in BPS was 21.0 in 2015-2016 for preK through grade 12 public schools.

Total Cost Per Pupil

The U.S. cost per pupil in 2013-14 was $12,401. That is the most recent national figure available.

In '15-16, the cost per pupil in ND was $10,523.

In Bismarck Public Schools, the cost per pupil in 2015-2016 was $9,926.

Average Teacher Salaries

The average beginning classroom teacher wage in North Dakota in 2015-2016 was $38,560.

In Bismarck Public Schools, our first-year classroom teachers made $43,020 in 2015-2016.

The average salary for all U.S. teachers was $56,383 in 2012-2013.

In 2015-2016, the average classroom teacher in North Dakota made $50,227.

In BPS, our average full-time classroom teacher salary was $57,428 in 2015-2016.

Sources

N.D. School Finance Facts
N.D. School District Profile
N.D. Educational Directory
National Education Association
American Federation of Teachers
National Center for Educational Statistics
Consumer Price Index

Data provided by Don Kaiser, ND Department of Public Instruction, 701-328-1809, dkaiser@nd.gov.

NOTE: The numbers listed are the most current ones available as of July 2016.


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