Will-Moore Elementary


In 1950 Will-Moore School was erected on 4th Street and Avenue E. The school board created the name Will-Moore to honor these people:

  • William Moore, namesake of the William Moore School which resided at this location and was formerly the North Ward School where Moore was principal from 1894 to 1908.
  • Oscar H. Will, former school board member and namesake of the old Will School located at 5th Street and Rosser Ave., which had been demolished.
  • George F. Will, a former school board member for 39 years.

The basement of Will-Moore was remodeled in 1971 and again in 1993-94. The school was reroofed in 1983 and remodeled in 1985. Recent remodeling in 2005 and 2006 added ground source heat pumps, air conditioning and flooring.


Will-Moore is thankful for their volunteers that help make a difference for their student’s each and every school day. Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Reading Volunteers- Volunteer to come and read to our students within the classroom setting
  • Crossing Guards- Help provide safe passage along Will-Moore’s streets
  • Event Volunteers- There is always a need for extra help at after-school events.


Please contact Will-Moore’s secretary at 701-323-4270 to find out more ways that you can become involved today!

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 School Re-entry plan, access within the building may be limited. 



Partner with the BPS District to empower every learner to thrive by enhancing the services and recognition of students and staff.

Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director