The Grand Forks and Grand Forks Air Force Base School Districts work together in a unique arrangement to serve the 7,200 students who attend schools in the two communities. Eleven hundred people are employed including 700 teachers and 400 support and administrative staff. Two grades 9-12 high schools, an alternative high school, four grades 6-8 middle schools, 12 twelve elementary schools, and one Head Start Program comprise the arrangement of the schools.
The schools of the two districts expect and receive strong performance from the students. This is possible because of a rich curriculum design led by highly qualified teachers - 65% of them have Master degrees and beyond. Parent and community support is strong and very instrumental in the success of the schools. Emphasis is given to class size, curriculum, staff qualifications, and student achievement. The result is 96%+ average daily attendance, well-behaved students, safe comfortable schools, and academic results that exceed those of the state and nation.