West Fargo High School

  • 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.

    BUILDING HISTORY

    The current West Fargo High School was built in 1987. 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 a fitness space and to enlarge and renovate the kitchen. Several spaces within the building were renovated in 2015 in preparation for the return of ninth grade students for the 2015-2016 school year. The school’s athletic field was upgraded to synthetic turf in 2019. The building occupies a 37.7-acre site in northeastern West Fargo and has a preferred capacity of 1,395 and a maximum capacity of 1,550.

    West Fargo High School is home to the West Fargo High Packers.

    The building’s principals have included: Irene Froelich (1945 – 1946), Theodore Hillius (1946 – 1958), Merlin Ludwig (1958 – 1960), Howard Freeberg (1960 – 1965), Otto Evenson (1965 – 1968), Marvin Leidal (1968 – 1980), Michael Drew (1980 – 1998), Gary Clark (1998 – 2011), Cory Steiner (2011 – 2012), Gary Clark (2012 – 2013), and Jennifer Fremstad (2013 – present).

Administrative Staff

  • PRINCIPAL

    Dr. Jennifer Fremstad

    ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

    Ms. Rachel Bachmeier
    Mrs. Tera Sistad
    Dr. Wayne Samson

    DEAN OF STUDENTS

    Mr. Brandon Larson

    ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR

    Mr. Jay DeCann

    COUNSELORS

    Mr. Jamie Zuel
    Mrs. Lorraine Albrecht
    Mrs. Dana Rosendahl
    Dr. Chasity Odden Heide
    Ms. Kelsey Fehl

Enrollment

Curriculum

  • West Fargo High School is organized on a eight-period day, with each period lasting 50 minutes. Students at West Fargo High School attend classes either periods 1-7 or 2-8. Our school calendar is on a semester schedule and each period of an instruction-based course is worth .50 credit. Students can potentially earn 7.0 credits per academic year and must earn a total of 23 credits to graduate. Of those 23 credits they must be dispersed in the following manner: 4.0 credits of English, 3.5 credits of social studies, 3.0 credits of math, 3.0 credits of science, .50 credit of health, 2.0 credit of physical education, and 7.0 credits of electives.

    AP COURSES

    West Fargo High School offers the following advanced placement (AP) courses for enrollment: AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Lanugage Arts & Composition, AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP Physics - Algebra, AP, AP Physics - Mechanical & Electrical, AP Seminar, AP U.S. Government, and AP U.S. History.

    West Fargo High School also offers or will offer the following dual credit courses for enrollment: Advanced Psychology, Advanced Sociology, Anatomy/Physiology, Biology, College Algebra, Fundamentals of Public Speaking, Medical Terminology, Microbiology, and Statistics. All credits awarded through the dual credit program are from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, North Dakota. Dual credit and AP classes are weighted.

    GRADING SCALE

    A = 90% - 100%
    B = 80% - 89%
    C = 70% - 79%
    D = 60% - 69%
    F = 59% and below