L.E. Berger Elementary School

  • L.E. Berger Elementary School provides an age-appropriate curriculum for literacy, math, science, and social studies. Students participate in physical education, music, art, and library on a regular basis. The school follows the West Fargo Elementary Behavior Plan, which introduces social skills and expectations, as well as implementing a building-wide positive reinforcement behavior plan.


    The original building was built in 1968 and served as a middle school and became an elementary school in 1986. The school has received two separate additions (2004, 2016), and is set to receive its third addition in 2020 as part of the 2018 bond referendum. The building occupies a 16.8-acre site in northern West Fargo and has a preferred capacity of 396 and a maximum capacity of 480.

    L.E. Berger Elementary School is home to the Berger Bears. The school is named after Mr. L.E. Berger, who served as superintendent from 1936 -1972. The school belongs to the Packer feeder-system; students move on to Cheney Middle School and West Fargo High School.

    The building’s principals have included: Gerald Hagen, Dennis Howitz (1995 - 2012), Manix Zepeda (2012 - 2017), Chad Clark (2017 – 2019), Brian Peterson (2019 - present).