Award Year: 2017

Longfellow Elementary School

20 29th Avenue N.E.
Fargo, ND, 58102-1799

(701) 446-5000

Mr. Eric K Henrickson, Principal at time of Nomination

Fargo School District #1

School Website


Our mission is to partner with families to empower students to excel.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 93%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 0%
Field Day 2017

Field Day 2017

Longfellow is your quintessential neighborhood school. At the end of the day, you will see families pulling wagons with their younger children as they come to pick up their older sibling(s). Our bike racks are full as the majority of our families live close to the school.

Longfellow is built on a foundation of relationships. Relationships not only between staff and students but with staff and entire families. Since the building opened in 1962 we have had many of those early students come back and have their children attend Longfellow. Because of this, Longfellow is one large family.

When surveys have been done, students have always pointed out they feel multiple adults in the building know them. This leads to a higher level of student satisfaction because they know staff members care about them.

Over the past few years, we have worked as a staff on multiple efforts. We have instilled leadership values by using The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, strengthened our PLC process to be more data driven, wrote vision and value statements reflecting our beliefs as a school, streamlined MTSS so we have the right intervention in place to help students, celebrated acts of kindness published on Instagram and so many other things.

Our mission statement is to partner with families to empower students to excel and through all of these efforts, we feel we are doing just that.