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North Middle School - 35

Public | 6-8 | 502 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted June 23, 2009

With a no bully program strongly enforced, an Eagle closet to give clothes to those in need, and strong treacher commitment it is one of the best middle schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

North staff spend a lot of extra time with your children preparing them for the next grade. There is small teacher-pupil ratio and many extra hours spent on helping students with thier homework. North works hard on helping students stand up against bullying. I was always heard by the administration and was a part of my child's educational team. Best staff in Rapid City.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2007

My son went to this school and was always bullied. Staff at north ignored this until one time he hit back than he became a problem student. I told them he was tired of being picked on and he stuck up for his self. Bullies at this school are always protected for some reason. This is a very difficult school for any child to attend. Violence, drugs, alcohol, bullies, and staff that could careless. You do have a few good teachers. However the majority should not even be allowed around children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

My son attended North for three years. The staff took a personal interest in my son, taking time from their personal lives to help him deal with the hardships he faced as a special needs child. The teachers and especially the Principal take great pride in being a resource for the entire family. At no cost to parents, they offered computer classes so parents could better themselves; they hosted fun, educational family activities to encourage parents to be involved; they went out of their way to recognize even the smallest achievements of their students, and were able to do so because they know their students personally. I was very impressed by the experience my son and I shared with North Middle School. I feel it is the best school in all of Rapid City, bar none.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2004

North Middle School has offered both of my children a wonderful Education
—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 79% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
53%

2008

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
56%

2008

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 76% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
48%

2008

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
45%

2008

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 78% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
28%

2008

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
39%

2008

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2008.

145 students were tested at this school in 2008.

2008

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial73%
Native American47%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female59%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial73%
Native American45%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students34%
Female33%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American27%
White46%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female43%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American31%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students49%
Female56%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American44%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female60%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American44%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
American Indian/Alaska Native 55% 16%
White 35% 76%
Hispanic 5% 3%
Black 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1501 North Maple St
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (605) 394-4042

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