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South Middle School - 36

Public | 6-8 | 669 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted February 18, 2010

Going to south middle school has helped me alot i have met many teachers that i enjoyed having and i like the sports programs we have here. If there was one thing i could change it would have to be the discipline system because we have many repeat offenders at our school, but many of those students have transfered over from problem neighborhoods and areas that are know for drug and gang violence. The cameras at our school have helped alot this year and the teachers have also stepped up the discipline in the classrooms too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2008

I go to South and it's great, The teachers are awesome, the choice of activities is pretty high, and my the kids here make it so I can't move away.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2008

its alright, teachers are great, some bidget cuts from the $6million debt said to flex some things back but hasn't happend yet hopefully never well<-thats a great thing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2008

My child goes to south middle school and has had a great year. She has had all A's and says she has great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

Fundamentalist Christian 'public' school. Next year, we wll be home-schooling our child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2007

This is the first year my child has gone to this school. It seems like a safe and healthy environment. The teachers are wonderful about getting back to my about my concerns. The school has a online program that parents can check grades, accounts and attendance from home or work. There are many after school activities and PTA has just started this year.
—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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
67%

2008

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

214 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
81%
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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
69%

2008

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

229 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
74%

2008

 
 
85%
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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
69%

2008

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

208 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
73%

2008

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2008.

217 students were tested at this school in 2008.

2008

 
 
70%
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 Students80%
Female84%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native American68%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female83%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native American52%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities30%
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 Students63%
Female59%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native American61%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female67%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native American68%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities45%
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 Students61%
Female59%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American46%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American58%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities25%
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
White 77% 76%
American Indian/Alaska Native 14% 16%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
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 37%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2 Indiana St
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (605) 394-4024

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