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Help us envision the future of Turtle Lake!

The City of Turtle Lake is updating its Comprehensive Plan. This is a community-driven process that will guide our strategies for promoting economic development and prioritizing investments. We welcome your participation throughout the planning process.

 Please take a moment to complete the online survey using the link below. Paper copies of the survey are available at City Hall. The survey period ends November 30.

Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TurtleLakeCompPlanSurvey

Website Notification of Interactive Dashboard

North Dakota has an accountability system reported through Insights, more commonly referred to as the “Dashboard.”  The Dashboard contains reports that display the performance of school districts, schools, and student groups on a set of state and local measures to assist in identifying strengths, challenges, and areas in need of additional support.

North Dakota’s Insights website is designed to help communities across the state access important information about K – 12 districts and school – including ours.  The North Dakota Dashboard features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, English Learner progress and attendance.  The Dashboard replaces the former School District Report Card and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports.

Please note, the data made available to the public masks or hides data for groups with 10 or fewer students to protect confidential information about individual students.

For questions concerning K – 12 education data, please contact the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.  Phone: (701)328-2260.

You may also direct questions regarding our specific district data to Sheila Schlafmann at (701)448-2365 ext. 102.

Our kids are awesome readers!


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TLM Radio– Hosted by students in our Radio Broadcast class


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E-Funds (Electronic Meal Payments)


Long Term Planning

The Turtle Lake-Mercer School Board has approved the adoption of the 2016-2021 Long Range Planning Document.  The document is available to the public at the high school office during normal business hours.

3-to-5 Year Demographic Plan updated 2018

By order of the Turtle Lake-Mercer School Board.

Susan Davis

Business Manager


Your Right To Know

The Turtle Lake – Mercer School District does everything within its power to assure that your children are being instructed by the most highly qualified instructors and para-professionals available.  If at any time during the school year your child is taught by a teacher for four or more consecutive weeks who is not highly qualified according to North Dakota state standards, you will be notified by our school district.

If you have any questions please contact the superintendent’s office at 701-448-2365 Ext 102.


Website Student Privacy

Turtle Lake –Mercer Public School is proud of the many
accomplishments of our students and staff. Often, such accomplishments will be
highlighted on our school website.

We will often use photos of our students on the school website.
For our protection and the protection of your child’s privacy, we need to know
if you do not want your child’s photograph to be used on our school website.

If you do not want your student on the website, contact the school
office. The school website is accessible to all who have access to the
Internet. Therefore, no home address or telephone number will appear with any
work or photo posted on the web.