Sullivan Middle

School District

St. John Paul II Catholic Schools Network



6 through 8


Average Enrollment:

280 students


Arrival is 8:00 AM

Dismissal M/T/TH/F is 3:32 PM

W is 2:45 PM


Existing Conditions

Sullivan Middle is a 6th through 8th grade private Catholic school and part of St. John Paul II (JPII) Catholic Schools Network. It is located approximately 5.5 miles south of downtown Fargo in the city’s Bennett neighborhood.


The school was constructed in 2002. The Sullivan Middle campus is bound by Deacon Drive to the north, 25th Street S to the west, 57th Avenue S to the south, and Bishop Boulevard to the east.


25th Street S and 52nd Avenue S are both medium- and high-volume traffic roadways. School speed zone signage is present on 25th Street S approaching Sullivan Middle’s campus.


Observed Circulation & Challenges

Two intersections along 25th Street S were identified as barriers in the caregiver survey.


The intersection at 25th Street S and Deacon Drive/Prairie Grove Avenue does not have any pavement marking or crosswalk signs. The 25th Street S and south driveway access to Sullivan Middle has no pedestrian crossing markings, but does include ADA compliant receiving ramps.


There are opportunities along the perimeter of campus to improve pedestrian circulation, including providing a sidewalk along Deacon Drive. There are also opportunities to improve vehicular circulation to improve safety for students walking and biking, and being picked up by parents/caregivers.


Opportunities for Improvement

Many of the recommendations at Sullivan Middle are on campus with a focus on improving pedestrian safety and connectivity between the school’s main entrance and 25th Street S. Proposed improvements include narrowing the bus pick-up and drop-off area to include a curbside lane and bypass lane, installing a sidewalk along the median between the parking lot and the bus lane, and better delineating the caregiver pick-up and drop-off areas within the western parking lot.


Additional recommendations include installing a sidewalk along Deacon Drive between 25th Street S and Bishops Boulevard, upgrading and relocating bicycle parking to more prominent locations, and installing pedestrian crossing improvements across 25th Street S directly west of campus.


Suggested Safe Route To School


This map was designed to illustrate suggested routes to school for students based on existing infrastructure. Metro COG is not liable for anyone that uses this map.


Last Updated: February 2020