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North Dakota #1 for Quality of Education

Minot is recognized for a superior education system and low student-teacher ratios. The Magic City has experienced exciting growth in the last five years resulting in new schools and expansions to accommodate the growth and maintain Minot’s high-quality education. Recent investments speak volumes to how education is a top priority to the community.
  • $35 million invested in the new Ramstad Middle School
  • $24 million invested in the new John Hoeven Elementary School
  • $6.9 million invested in Edison Elementary School expansion
  • $12.6 million invested in Perkett Elementary School expansion
  • $2.7 million invested in Bishop Ryan Catholic School expansion
North Dakota’s education is recognized for:
  • North Dakota students continuously rank No. 1 in high school completion rates [The Washington Post]
  • North Dakota students rank in the Top 5 on national SAT scores [Forbes 2014]
  • #1 in Job Creation [Gallup 2014]
  • #1 for Excellent Economic Conditions (education, public affairs, the environment, and well-being) [Gallup 2013]
  • #1 for Quality of Education Rated By Residents [Gallup 2016]
  • Earned two times above the U.S. Average for Community/2 Year College student completion (The Chronicle of Higher Education 2013)
  • #2 for Higher Education Appropriations (State Higher Education Executive Officers, Fiscal 2010-2015)
  • Above U.S. Average for Total Education Revenues (State Higher Education Executive Officers 2015)