West Fargo High School hopes to prepare students to exhibit global and community awareness, communication and technological literacy, the ability to access and evaluate information, an appreciation of the humanities, respect for the individual, and self-knowledge. The ultimate purpose of all education is to make the students their own teachers. These are accomplished through a balance of excellent broad-based academic, vocational, co-curricular programs that in themselves demonstrate accountability and flexibility necessary to meet the demands of today's world.
The original building was constructed in 1986. The first addition occurred in 1992, which added a theater, career and technical education space, classrooms, and an expanded gymnasium. In 2011, the building was expanded to accommodate fitness space and to enlarge and renovate the kitchen. Several spaces within the building were renovated in 2015 in preparation for the return of 9th grade students for the 2015-16 school year. The building occupies a 37.7-acre site and has 44 core classrooms with a capacity of 1,550 students.