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Parker Elementary - 02

Public | PK-5 | 182 students

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Posted April 12, 2004

It is a great system where all grades work together to make the learning atmosphere second to none. The teachers and staff work hard to make sure that every student reaches their highest potential.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 76% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students88%
Femalen/a
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Students with disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Femalen/a
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Students with disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Students with disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Students with disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Students with disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Students with disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
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 96% 78%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 12%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Distinguished School District past 5 years

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15
School end time
  • 3:21
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Supt. Tracey Olson
Fax number
  • (605) 297-4381

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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  • Parker is a great place for your children to attend school. The Parker School District has a great reputation that comes from the school’s dedication to the children we serve. I would like to invite you to visit our school. You will see that we offer a wide range of academic and extra curricular programs to help students acquire the skills they need to become exemplary citizens. Our mission is “Igniting Minds for the Future”! Parker School’s K-12 enrollment is just under 400 students. Average academic class sizes average from 15 for grades K-6 to 18 for grades 7-12. All of our students are under one roof. All of our elementary classrooms and a number of JH/HS classrooms are equipped with SMART Board technology. We offer a before school, after school, and summer care program called the Parker Learning Center. Parker School also operates the Little Pheasant Daycare open to the public for children, birth to Kindergarten. Our high levels of student achievement reflect our commitment to purposeful teaching practices. Our ACT scores are consistently above the national average. Our students rank higher than the national average on standardized testing. Parker School is proud to be a part of the Governor’s Laptop Initiative. All students in grades 9-12 have Gateway M285E Tablet PC’s to help them develop skills that are critical in our 21st century world. Our extra curricular offerings include a wide range of programs including drama, oral interpretation, drill team, cheerleading, student council, FCCLA, FFA, newspaper staff, yearbook, band, jazz band, pep band, marching band, chorus, All State Choir,
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330 West 2nd
Parker, SD 57053
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Phone: (605) 297-3237

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