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Douglas Middle School - 01

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Posted December 26, 2013

We love Douglas Middle School! My daughter is a 7th grade student at Douglas and lives being there. The Teachers are very attentive with each students teaching needs. My daughter is on an IEP. As soon as we enrolled her with all the proper documentation, it took no time at all to get her in the classes to accommodate her special needs!! The Kids love their Principal and he's always involved with the kids after school activities. He's always at a game cheering them on!! This school doesn't tolerate bullying of any kind!! Kids are constantly reminded about our school being a tobacco & drug free environment! The sports we have in the school is also amazing!! As a parent of two children , I highly recommend this school. Not only did we move to Box a Elder to enroll our kids in the school District for the best education, so did 3 other families we know!!! GO PATRIOTS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2013

Not good, a lot of bullying goes on and nothing is done about it, ineffective administration. Some good teachers and some not so good. Not secure, front doors are open leading straight to the cafeteria, no security guards. Fights break out in the schoolyard and no teachers are present as they are supposed to be, I would not recommend this school in it's present state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

tis is the best school ive ever been to. i like the teachers they are very kind and supportive. i am in eigth grade and started in 7th here but i still think it is the best of all schhols ive ever been to. And hopefully i dont have to leave this district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2008

I enjoyed going to this school very much. I loved my teachers and the staff and everything. They taught me so well. I thought this school was awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2006

I was actually a former student at Douglas Middle school. I loved going there everyday. It was a fun and safe environment. The academics and sports were taught by very professional teachers. I never had a teacher I didn't like. The Douglas school district is a lot more sophisticated and organized compared to the schools I have attended in Hawaii. I wanted to show my appreciation by saying thank you very much and I miss DMS dearly!
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American69%
White66%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learners82%

Reading

All Students71%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American46%
White72%
Students with disabilities70%
English language learners91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native American54%
White77%
Students with disabilities69%
English language learners75%

Reading

All Students66%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native American63%
White67%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learners57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Native American76%
White78%
Students with disabilities68%
English language learners77%

Reading

All Students60%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native American53%
White62%
Students with disabilities52%
English language learners65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 78%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 12%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Black 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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401 Tower Rd
Box Elder, SD 57719
Phone: (605) 923-0050

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