School Overview


Moorhead High School's current building opened in September 1967 with an enrollment of 1,550 students. The school was significantly renovated in 2004. At that time the new ninth-grade center, commons and fieldhouse were added.

The ninth-grade center is comprised of three learning communities of ninth-graders who work closely with core teachers for language arts, math, science and social studies. The small learning communities create personalized learning environments for students and allow students to get to know each other and their teachers better.



BARR (Building Assets Reducing Risks)

BARR is a systematic approach to addressing student needs, especially at the ninth grade level. All ninth grade students are part of a cohort of common core subject area teachers who meet weekly to review student data and support student needs. Moorhead High School has a BARR Coordinator who coordinates the program and maintains communication with administration and community resources in efforts to provide students with assistance they need to earn credit. Moorhead High School is committed to providing resources to ninth graders to keep them on track for graduation. The BARR model is also used to support students in grades 10-12, in earning credit for successful graduation from Moorhead High School.

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

AVID is a college readiness system that prepares students who are in the academic middle and are usually underserved for college eligibility and success. AVID is offered as an elective course to eligible students in grades 9-12. Students and their parents must agree to their participation in AVID, which emphasizes organization, writing, study skills, higher-level thinking skills and college and career readiness. Teachers and paraprofessionals are trained frequently in school-wide AVID strategies to increase student learning in writing, inquiry, communication, organization and reading (WICOR).

Extracurricular Opportunities

Moorhead High School has more than 50 extracurricular opportunities available for students. Activities ranging from musical, academic, special interest or athletic groups allow students at Moorhead High School to continue learning outside the classroom. Every student is encouraged to be involved in at least one activity. There is truly something for everyone.

Moorhead High School offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes the core subjects, art, music, physical education and health, STEM, world languages and many other electives. Besides the academic curriculum, Moorhead High offers additional programs and services to ensure our high school students are able to develop their maximum potential.