A vibrant, growing community.
Elk Ridge Elementary School in Bismarck, ND, is a much-anticipated addition to the Elk Ridge development and Bismarck Public School District, which has experienced rapid growth in recent years. The expansion of this community led to larger class sizes and longer commutes for many students, prompting the construction of this new school. Elk Ridge Elementary is strategically located in northwest Bismarck to address these challenges, aiming to provide a solution that not only eases the burden of transportation but also ensures smaller class sizes for students throughout the district.
The school's design is inspired by the contemporary housing in its vicinity, making it an attractive and cohesive addition to the neighborhood. Elk Ridge Elementary features 24 classrooms, including 2 PreK classrooms, 2 music rooms and various specialized spaces to accommodate a wide range of educational needs. This allows the school to house a total capacity of 500 students, ensuring that as the residential development continues to grow, the school can adapt and expand without the need for portable classrooms. Additionally, the school has separate playground areas for both lower and upper elementary students, along with ample green space, providing a vibrant and engaging environment for children to learn and play.