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Piedmont Valley Elementary - 05

Public | PK-6 | 464 students

 

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Posted July 16, 2013

My son is going to be a 5th grader and my daughter is going to be a 2nd grader at Piedmont Valley Elementary. The school itself is brand new, just opened in 2011. The principal is wonderful, as is all the staff. The school has a small-school feeling to it, and most of the staff knows my kids by name. When I have been there for student activities, I have been amazed at how well-behaved and disciplined the children are. My children are receiving an excellent education, as the school has been rated a South Dakota Distinguished School for 3 years now. I am proud to send my kids to PVES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2012

Exceptional school. The past two years Piedmont Valley has been a Distinguished School in South Dakota! My son is a third grader there and the staff is very caring and nurturing yet has high expectations. The Principal cares about the kids and the building is new and very nice. I would highly recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2012

AWESOME SCHOOL! I have six kids who attend Piedmont Valley. Their PTA is incredible and very involved. The school is welcoming and best of all the teachers help students achieve greatness! This school is very well respected and is very high achieving. I couldn't imagine sending my kids anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2011

Very dissapointed in this school. As a parent I don't feel welcome at the school. I also don't think they take parents into consideration. If you disagree with something they say they just repeat what they want you to agree with. It is almost as though they think you didn't understand what they said. The teacher my daughter had at open house was rude at best to us when we visited. She didn't feel the need to show us anything in the class room or encourage any sort of bond with my child. At school conference we were scheduled for 10 minutes in which we stood the entire time while the teacher showed us some of my daughters work. When we had concerns she didn't address them. I've had several interactions with the principle which were less productive. Poor Poor school.
—Submitted by a parent


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 76% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students86%
Femalen/a
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Students with disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
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

Math

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Students with disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Students with disabilities78%
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 Students90%
Femalen/a
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Students with disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
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

Math

All Students75%
Femalen/a
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Students with disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Students with disabilities83%
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 89% 78%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 12%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
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 34%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12380 Sturgis Rd
Piedmont, SD 57769
Phone: (605) 787-5295

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