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Oak Grove Enrollment and Profile

Community
Oak Grove Lutheran School is located in Fargo, North Dakota and admits students from around the greater Fargo-Moorhead area, a flourishing region with a combined population of 208,000.  The community is home to two universities, one private liberal arts college, community and technical colleges, and a business school. Fargo is one of the country’s fastest growing cities and Forbes Magazine ranked Fargo #1 Best Small Places for Business and Careers. Fargo also enjoys an exceptionally low unemployment rate of 2.8% as of August, 2014.

School
Oak Grove Lutheran is a private school enrolling a total of 455 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  There are 162 students in grades 9-12, and 34 in grade 12.  Oak Grove was established in 1906. Click here for school history. Oak Grove has been accredited by the North Central Association - CASI since 1926, and is “Accredited with Commendation” by the North Dakota State Department of Public Instruction.  Oak Grove holds membership with the Council for American Private Education, the State Association of Non-Public Schools, the Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools, the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association, the North Dakota High School Activities Association, and the Fargo-Moorhead Chamber of Commerce.

Campuses
Oak Grove’s 5.35 acre campus rests amidst a beautiful park setting along the Red River in Fargo, North Dakota. The north campus includes five major buildings, serving students in grades 6-12. The Oak Grove south campus, located at 2710 32nd Avenue South in Fargo, is home to the Kjos Early Learning Center for preschool through grade 1. 2720 32nd Avenue South in Fargo, is home to the elementary program for grade 2 through grade 5. These facilities are ideal for elementary education, complete with a Natural Playground that facilitates hands-on learning and imaginative play. 

Affiliations

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Click here for mission statement, vision statement and faith statement
  • Click here for the Campus Ministry website.

Curriculum

The high school academic program requires 24 credits for graduation, distributed as follows:

  • 4 English
  • 3.5 Social Science
  • 3 Math
  • 3 Science
  • 2.5 Language, Fine Arts, Career, or Tech
  • 2 Christian Studies
  • 1 Physical Education
  • .5 Computer Science
  • .5 Health

Remaining credits are to be elective courses of the student’s choice.  Each semester of a course earns .5 credit.  Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is the cumulative average of all of the grades the student earned in courses taken during grades 9-12, as well as any dual-credit college courses approved by Oak Grove Lutheran School.  Additionally, if an eighth-grade student enrolls in a high school level course, the grade earned will be included in the cumulative GPA.  Plus and minus grades are reported and used when calculating GPA; the grade A+, however, is not used at Oak Grove.  A student’s class ranking is figured as a percentile score.  GPA and class rank are unweighted.

High school grades are calculated at the end of each quarter and marked on student transcripts at the end of each semester.  Each teacher sets his or her own grading scale.  Grades are indicated on a 4.00 scale by letters as follows:

4.00     A                     3.00     B                      2.00    C                      1.00     D

3.67     A-                    2.67     B-                    1.67    C-                    .67       D-

3.33     B+                    2.33     C+                    1.33    D+                   .00       F

 

Students must take a minimum of 6 classes (3 credits) per semester.  Seniors who are taking an AP course must take a minimum of 5 classes (2.5) credits per semester.  The maximum course load per semester is 8 classes (4 credits).  Classes meet for 50 minutes Monday-Friday, and there are 8 class periods per day.  Although service is not a specific requirement for graduation, it is an integral part of the curriculum and 100% of our students participate in service projects in the community and abroad.

AP courses in the following subjects are offered: English, Biology, Calculus, Psychology, and Music Theory.  AP is an open-enrollment program. 

Oak Grove offers dual-credit courses through Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, as well as distance-learning opportunities through the North Dakota Center for Distance Education.  Students also have access to the Skills & Technologies Consortium, a local training center offering courses in computer engineering, medical terminology, certified nursing assistantship, health careers, welding, and Cisco systems.

 

Standardized Test Results

Graduation Year                 # ACT Test / # in Class                        Average ACT Composite

2003 – 2004                                  49/59                                       24.2

2004 – 2005                                  41/43                                       23.6

2005 – 2006                                  45/47                                       22.7

2006 – 2007                                  41/50                                       23.7

2007 – 2008                                  38/49                                       22.1

2008 – 2009                                  49/61                                       23.7

2009 – 2010                                  38/45                                       24.18

2010 – 2011                                  36/41                                       26.08

2011 – 2012                                  33/33                                       24.2

2012 – 2013                                  26/26                                       23.3

 

Post High School Placement: Percentage of Students Planning Post-Secondary Education

Graduation Year                     4-Year College                        2-Year College

2003 – 2004                                  88%                                         8%

2004 – 2005                                  95%                                         5%

2005 – 2006                                  96%                                         2%

2006 – 2007                                  94%                                         5%

2007 – 2008                                  84%                                         14%

2008 – 2009                                  93%                                         5%

2009 – 2010                                  96%                                         4%

2010 – 2011                                  95%                                         2%

2011 – 2012                                  97%                                         3%

2012 – 2013                                  84%                                         16%

 

Colleges Attended by Oak Grove Graduates from the Last Five Years


•    Arizona State University
•    Arizona, University of
•    Augsburg College    
•    Augustana University
•    Bethel University     
•    Boston Conservatory
•    California Lutheran University
•    Colorado Christian University
•    Colorado School of Mines
•    Columbia University in the City of New York
•    Concordia College      
•    Creighton University
•    Dartmouth College      
•    Dayton, University of
•    Denver, University of
•    Drake University      
•    Eckerd College      
•    George Washington University
•    Georgia State University
•    Gustavus Adolphus College      
•    Hamline University      
•    Hillsdale College      
•    Idaho, University of      
•    Ilan University, Taiwan
•    Irvine Valley College
•    Jamestown College      
•    Johnson Wales University
•    Kansas, University of
•    Mary-Bismarck, University of      
•    Massachusetts-Boston, University of   
•    Mayville State University      
•    Minnesota State Community and Technical College      
•    Minnesota State University      
•    Minnesota-Duluth, University of     
•    Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of      
•    Missouri- St. Louis, University of       
•    North Dakota State College of Science       
•    North Dakota State University      
•    North Dakota, University of      
•    Northwestern College
•    Notre Dame, University of       
•    Oregon, University of      
•    Pennsylvania, University of      
•    San Diego State University      
•    Santa Barbara Community College      
•    South Dakota State University      
•    St. John’s University      
•    St. Olaf College       
•    Texas, University of     
•    Texas-Dallas, University of        
•    Valley City State University        
•    Washington University, St. Louis        
•    Williston State College        
•    Winona State University        
•    Wisconsin-Madison, University of        
•    Wisconsin-Steven’s Point, University of        
•    Yonsei University, Korea       

  

Contact Information

Peggy Peterson

School Counselor

Peggy.peterson@oakgrovelutheran.com

(701) 373 – 7103