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Stevens High School - 42

Public | 9-12 | 1586 students

 
 

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Posted November 19, 2010

One of my daughters attended Central in 2008 and another Stevens in 2010. The differences between the two schools are substantial. The teachers at Central are questionable whereas the Stevens teachers are capable and hold high expectations. Also, Central is overcrowded having a thousand more students. Thirdly, the atmosphere of each school is different. Stevens seems calmer and offers an environment conducive to learning while Central struggles with far too many events outside of gaining knowledge. If you have a choice, send your children to Stevens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Our daughter is blooming at Stevens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

Stevens high school is an amazing school, the teachers are there to help you acheive your goals. The music program is tremendous, for playing in the hall the orchestra plays music some high schools will only hear on recordings or at a professional concert. The Concert organ is one of the biggest and best things that could happen to the hallway orchestra it helps in their accomplishments of play fabulous music. Education is very wide spread, there are classes for many interests. The teachers are excellent they create a friendship with students so there is no barrier in getting help when needed. The AP US History class goes on a 3 day excursion every year, it is something students hear stories about and want to experience for themselves, it is an amazing and educational trip you will never forget.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2009

Awesome school. The music program at Stevens is a-maz-ing! The dramas that they put on, orchestra, band, and marching band (not to mention the drum line) are phenomenal!


Posted February 25, 2009

It's a decent school for the funding the state is able to provide. AP courses include Psychology, Physics, Calculus, Government, US History, Chemistry, and English. The school recently added on a new gymnasium, for a grand total of three. Emphasis for extra-curriculars is placed in sports; while programs like Debate and Orchestra are usually left out in the hall (quite literally for the orchestra!). PSEO opportunities are limited to the technical school nearby. On a national scale I would not rate the school above average; but for the region it certainly is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2008

I graduated from Stevens in '06. While you're there you think that stevens is horrible and that everywhere else in the country is better. Honestly, Steven's has a great extracurricular program and does a decent job at educating you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2007

An outstanding public high school with academics of the first rank. Class day is traditional (8 periods). Full AP course offerings, as well as state of the art Special Education make this a complete learning environment for all students. Graduates regularly accepted to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, etc. World class music department especially in orchestra/ strings study. One of the few high schools in the nation where the auditorium has a concert organ!. Girls sports are particularly fine. Gymnasium is like a junior college--magnificent! East coast boarding school quality in a small western town.
—Submitted by a former student


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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

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 32% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

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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 Students81%
Femalen/a
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American71%
White82%
Students with disabilities83%

Reading

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American64%
White78%
Students with disabilities75%
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 Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Students with disabilitiesn/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 87% 78%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Two or more races 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 15%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Rapid City, SD 57702
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