About Us

School & District Profile

Flasher Public School is located in the city of Flasher, which has a population of 221, according to the 2014 US Census. Flasher sits in the southern part of Morton County and is 40 miles southwest of Mandan. The community has a variety of businesses such as: a bank, a credit union, a grain elevator, farm supply store with gas pumps, daycare’s, appliance repair and sales store, beauty salon, a couple of insurance offices, a restaurant/bar combination, a gas station/pizza parlor combination, and an embroidery business. Many community members are self-employed farmers/ranchers. The community has two churches, a 9-hole golf course, a park and two ball diamonds. The community also has an active Mason’s group, Lion’s club, Knights of Columbus and American Legion association.

Flasher School’s enrollment is constantly fluctuating. Our enrollment stays between 210 and 230 students in grades K-12. At least 80 of the students attending Flasher open-enrolled from surrounding communities such as: Carson, Fort Yates, Mandan, St. Anthony, Selfridge, and Solen. Flasher’s largest class (Kindergarten) had 25 students and it’s smallest (3rd grade) had 11. Flasher graduated 14 students in May of 2018. Enrollment is projected to grow slightly since Flasher joined an Academic Co-op with Carson in 2015 where Carson’s 9-12 grade students attend High School in Flasher.

Although Flasher does not have any mineral industries, it is experiencing some of the transient trend of other western North Dakota communities. New families are moving in from out-of-state, but don’t necessarily remain or come for the entire school year. Some families open-enroll or attend under tuition-free agreements from other schools, but don’t stay for the entire year. This creates problems of obtaining records from other schools, having the students here for testing, continuity of their classes, and determining their academic needs and skill levels. The school also has had to deal with staffing issues due to increased number of students and students from out-of-state needing remediation to meet North Dakota requirements for proficiency.

The district employs around 20 teachers, 6 para educators, 1 fulltime counselor, 2 administrators (a K-12 principal, and a superintendent), a school secretary, a business manager, 3 custodians/maintenance staff, 3 cooks, 10 bus drivers, and a half time bus mechanic for a total of about 47 staff. Most of the staff live in the community. On average, Flasher has around a 95% licensed staff retention rate.

Flasher School, in addition to its own courses, is able to provide a variety of classes to its 7-12 grade students through use of the Great Western ITV system, MRATC course offerings, NDCDE on-line classes, and dual-credit college options. The school has a seasoned staff willing to work with students before and after school to help them finish homework assignments, understand a concept more fully, get caught up on missing assignments, and/or accomplish proficiency in skills that are below grade level.

The school prides itself on the number of offerings it has for athletics and activities that help build character, self-confidence, and teamwork in students. The school sponsors football, volleyball, basketball, track, golf, drama, speech, vocal music, instrumental music, FCCLA, FFA, and Student Council.