Notable Achievements

Regional Science Fair 2018

Picture of the students at the regional science fair.

The Elgin/New Leipzig Public School has been recognized several times for its exceptional intervention programs.  In the Fall of 2014 Elgin/New Leipzig Elementary, was named the National Title I Distinguished School for North Dakota. Our elementary school was a Nationally Recognized Title School in 2014-2015.  Our title coordinator was recognized in 2016-2017 as an Exceptional Title I Educator. During the 2019-2020 school year, Elgin/New Leipzig was recognized as one 10 schools selected as making the highest gains in closing the gap between students with disabilities and without.  Between the years of 2017-2019, we had the second-highest growth scores in language arts in the state as measured by the state assessment.  We have an intervention program that continues to be recognized for the results we have.

We boast an exceptional staff.  Our high school principal was recognized as the North Dakota Principal of the year in 2020.  Our title coordinator was recognized in 2016-2017 as an Exception Title I Educator.  We enjoy a roughly 1 to 8 student-teacher ratio.  In addition to that our elementary utilizes WIN (What I Need Times) to deliver individualized interventions at an even smaller ratio.  These exceptional staff and our exceptional team are why our intervention program achieves the results it sees.

Beulah Winter CDE Contest

Beulah Winter CDE Contest


We boast an award-winning co-curricular program.  In 2018 and 2019 we had a student selected as Star Farmer both years.  In 2018 and 2019 we had two students place in FFA events nationally.  In 2018 our Ag. Mechanics team placed 3rd nationally.  In 2018 some of our FBLA students placed nationally.  Since 2017 we have had 46 regional science fair qualifies, 16 state science fair participants, and 3international science fair participants.  In both 2018 and 2019, we produced state qualifying speech participants.  In 2019 our HS team placed 1st in our region and 3rd in the state for Acalympics.  In 2018 our JH team placed 1st regionally in Acalympics.  Our co-curricular programs are strong, and it shows in their performance at competitions.


We have strong athletic programs here at Elgin/New Leipzig.  Our Girls Basketball team took the state championship in 2018 and placed at state in both 2019 and 2017.  We are three times district champions and two-time region champions.  In the past three years, we have turned out one track & field champion and have had four students place.  In 2020 we were region champions and in 2019 quarterfinalists in football. We have high-quality athletic programs that provide physical activities for our students.


Notable Achievements List

2014 – National Title I Distinguished School

2014-2015 – Nationally Recognized Title School

2016-2017 – Exception Title I Educator – Roxann Tietz

2020 Principal of the Year – Terry Bentz

2020 – Selected by National Dropout Prevention and DPI as one of 10 schools making a significant impact closing the achievement gap between student with and without disabilities.

2017-2019 – Ranked second in the state for growth in Language Arts as measured by the state assessment



  • Southwest Central Regional Science Fair Qualifiers (29
  • North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair Participants(8)
  • International Science & Engineering Fair Alternate (1)



  • Southwest Central Regional Science Fair Qualifiers (17)
  • North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair Participants(8)
  • International Science & Engineering Fair Qualifier (1)
  • International Science & Engineering Fair Alternate (1)

2018 & 2019 – a student was recognized as Star Farmer through our FFA program 

2018 – Ag. Mechanics team placed 3rd nationally 

2018 – FBLA students placed nationally 

2018 and 2019 two FFA students winning individual national FFA events  

2018 & 2019 – A student qualified for and participated in the State Speech Meet 

2019 – Grant Co HS Acalympic Team placed 1st in the region and 3rd in the state Acalympic competition. 

2018 – Grant County JH Acalympic Team placed 1st in the regional Acalympic Competition at Dickinson Middle School

2017 – 2019 we had nine students wine first place at the state level in FBLA and 21 placed at the state level overall



2020 – Region Football Champions

2019 – Quarterfinalists in Football

2020- GBB- District 9 – 3rd Place 

2019 – GBB – District Champions & 3rd Place Region 5 

2018  GBB – State Class B Champions; Region 5 Champions; 2nd Place District 9 

2017 – GBB  – 4th in the State GBB Class B Tourney; Region 5 Champions; District 9 Champions