What we stand for: 

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


    What is our WHY? 

    All teachers want their students to be orderly, responsive, engaged, and motivated, and above all else they want to see their students succeed. According to the most current research on teacher effectiveness, putting a successful behavior management system in place is a sure way of achieving these goals. 

    Through the use of CHAMPS at Horace Elementary, we have established a common language in the building ensuring that students and staff members know the expectations & how to best communicate with students.  


    Horace Elementary School was built in 1983. It received its first addition in 2003, its second addition in 2016 as part of the 2015 bond referendum, and yet another addition in 2021 as part of the 2018 bond referendum. The building occupies an 8-acre site in western Horace and currently houses 19 classrooms.

    Horace Elementary School is home to the Horace Hornets. It is named after the city it serves Horace. The school belongs to the Hawk feeder system; students move on to Heritage Middle School and Horace High School.

    The building’s principals have included: Louise Dardis (1983 – 1987), Jerry Barnum (1987 – 2014), Jason Markusen (2014 – 2015), and Carol Zent (2015 – present).