The Bismarck Public School District is the largest in the state, with nearly 13,300 students enrolled. The elementary division has approximately 6,000 students attending the various schools within the city. The Silver Ranch development was a partnership between the Sibernagel Family and Developer Chad Wachter to create a community with bicycle paths, tennis courts, and other elements that will bring family living together. A natural fit to this ideology was an elementary school.
Sunrise Elementary School currently serves the northeast portion of Bismarck, but is experiencing large enrollment numbers, thus requiring portable classrooms. Silver Ranch Elementary will be located approximately 1 mile from Sunrise Elementary School and will have 24 classrooms to house up to 500 students. The new elementary school will allow for smaller class sizes within the neighboring school and accommodate the expected growth of the development in which it sits. Silver Ranch Elementary is scheduled open the Fall of 2022.