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District Overview

West Fargo Public Schools: The District of Choice


Educating all learners for tomorrow’s world.


West Fargo Public Schools aligns instructional practices and resources to create a nurturing, learner-centered environment. Learners are empowered to develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions to thrive in a rapidly changing world.


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Mrs. Beth Slette



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Mr. Vince Williams

Secondary Assistant Superintendent


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Dr. Rachael Agre

Elementary Assistant Superintendent

District Beliefs

Self-Efficacy & Agency

We believe in building self-efficacy (the belief they can) and agency (the desire to act), empowering all learners to advocate for their own learning and the supports they need to be successful.


We believe that learning has a social component, and that learners need to be engaged in safe and nurturing relationships that allow them to develop their intellectual, physical, social, and emotional well-being.

Guaranteed & Viable Curriculum (GVC)

We believe that teaching is both an art and a science. We believe in a district GVC: defined as clearly articulated, evidence-based, transparent, and measurable proficiency in knowledge, skills, and dispositions for each course for each grading period.

Assessment & Feedback

We believe in timely, actionable, and relevant feedback in all aspects of education; empowering learners to determine and act on their next steps with guidance and support to move them to independence.

Goal Setting & Reflection

We believe goal setting and reflection are critical components of the learning process; encouraging learners to examine their decisions, resources, resilience, and responsibility.  

Pathways & Pacing

We believe in providing learners with resources, support, and spaces that empower them to determine appropriate learning pathways and drive their progress within a given timeframe.  


Every district in the state of North Dakota is required to have an external review every five years by a team consisting of trained educators from across the nation. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction partners with a group called Cognia to do this continuous improvement work. Cognia does this work in over 35,000 schools in over 80 countries. The goal of our reviews is to help districts improve outcomes for ALL learners.

On January 13, 2020, we received the results from our November review. There are 31 standards across the domains of Leadership, Learning, and Resources. Each standard is ranked on a four-point scale; achieving a three is the goal, while receiving a four shows exceptional effort. West Fargo Public Schools received the highest ranking of four on each domain! Only one of the 31 standards ranked a three or improving.

 In addition to ranking each standard, the external team uses the data collected to create an Index of Education Quality® (IEQ) score. The IEQ is comprised of the ratings from the three domains and are reported on a scale of 100 to 400. An IEQ of 300 and above indicates the institution is reaching an “Impact” level and is engaged in practices that are sustained over time and are becoming engrained in the culture of the institution. WFPS scored a 380, well above the average in our network, but more importantly, we improved our previous IEQ by more than 100 points. 


North Dakota has an accountability system reported through Insights, more commonly referred to as the “Dashboard.” The Dashboard contains reports that display the performance of school districts, schools, and student groups on a set of state and local measures to assist in identifying strengths, challenges, and areas in need of additional support.

North Dakota’s Insights website is designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and school –including ours. The North Dakota Dashboard features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, English Learner progress and attendance. The Dashboard replaces the former School District Report Card and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports.

Please note, the data made available to the public masks or hides data for groups with 10 or fewer students to protect confidential information about individual students.

For questions concerning K-12 education data, please contact the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Phone: (701) 328-2260

You may also direct questions regarding our specific district data to Dr. Rachael Agre at (701) 356-2000.