Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, PreK through 12th Grade is in one centralized campus. The school plants are all attached and consists of Grafton High School (grades 9-12) built in 1981, Century Elementary (grades 1- 4) built in 1999, and Grafton Middle School, Grafton Preschool/Kindergarten and Grafton School Performing Arts Center which all opened in 2015. Attached to the high school is the North Valley Career and Technology Center, which is the property of the Grafton School District, but operates as a separate entity.

The city of Grafton is located in the heart of the Red River Valley in northeastern North Dakota. Grafton is the Walsh County Seat and has a population of appropriately 4,500. The region prides itself in some of the finest agriculture land in the world. Grafton is the home to over 250 businesses, including service, professional and retail.


Enrollment Trends:

The Opening day PreK – 12 enrollment for the 2015/16 school year in the district is 986 students. The district has seen an increase in enrollment over the last five years.  The student/teacher ratio is 18 – 1 in grades K – 2, 22 – 1 in grades 3 – 6, and less than 25 – 1 in grades 7 – 12.


Demographics:  (October 2017)

                                                   Century Elem           Junior High                 Senior High           District

(Poverty) Free & Reduced              48.5%                     47.5%                          40.56%                 46.01%

Special Needs                                  25%                        19%                                  23%

Ethnicity                                           35%                         35%                                 36%

ELL                                                   27%                         20%                                   9%

Grafton Public Schools District Profile