• Horace 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.


    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 is scheduled for yet another addition in 2021 as part of the 2018 bond referendum. The building occupies an 8-acre site in western Horace and has a preferred capacity of 264 and a maximum capacity of 312.

    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).