Educating today's learners for tomorrow's world.


    West Fargo Public Schools prepares all learners with the knowledge and skills to be compassionate, contributing citizens in a rapidly changing world. We are dedicated to continuous improvement, engaging every student to become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Excellence is achieved through practices based in research, and by aligning all resources to support learning.


  • 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. 

Annual Report

  • The West Fargo Public Schools Board requires that the school district prepare and publish an annual progress report to the public that includes student achievement data, an analysis of school district programs and operations, and financial information. This report details the "state of the district" relative to the strategic results, and the financial status and health of the district. The West Fargo Public Schools Annual Report is published each fall and contains data from the preceding school year. 

Electronic Editions

District Leadership



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Beth Slette




Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Allen Burgad

Secondary Assistant Superintendent



Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Rachael Agre

Elementary Assistant Superintendent

Strategic Plan

  • During the second semester of the 2015-16 school year, a committee comprised of School Board members, district staff, parents, and community leaders met to recommend changes to the West Fargo Public Schools Strategic Plan. The committee was tasked with several processes over the five meetings:

    • Completion of an environmental scan, consisting of a review of trends, data and research. A primary focus was on the book, 21 Trends for the 21st Century, by Gary Marx.  
    • Revisions to the “challenge statements” which describe the environment in which our students will need to learn and our educators will need to teach.
    • Reaching consensus on three new goals for the strategic plan.
    • Reviewing and reaffirming the current vision and mission statements (with minor revisions).
    • Brainstorming a list of potential key indicators aligned with the strategic goals.
    • Recommending a new format for the district operational plan.
    • Completing a SWOT (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats) analysis to inform our operational planning.

    The West Fargo Public Schools 2016-21 District Strategic Plan will shape the operations of the district for the next five years. For additional information on the strategic planning process, please review the full report of recommendations brought to the School Board, or contact the Office of the Superintendent.


  • 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.