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Pinedale Elementary - 11

Public | K-5 | 345 students

 
 

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Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The teachers, office staff, principle and PTA at Pinedale are fabulous! Our 2 kids attended Pinedale for 4 years and almost all of the teachers they had were engaged, caring and communicated well with us. The principle truly understands kids, especially boys, and is fair in his dealings with them. However, there are a couple of things this school and/or district can improve upon. First, kids who are performing at or above the "proficient" level are not regularly challenged to achieve to their best abilities. Virtually all extra resources (parent classroom helpers included) are channeled to the kids who are falling behind. Additionally, the Rapid City Area School District doesn't even begin to provide special services to gifted learners until grade 7. A little attention to this group of children would go so far for them in their love of learning and probably reduce boredom associated behavior problems. At the time of my review this school was only ranked "average" on the national level and that was evident in the services not provided to our children. Overall I would recommend this school if you live in Rapid City.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

We had five children who attended schools all over the nation because we were in the military. Pinedale elementary is our favorite school any of our children have ever attended, and a lot of those were really good schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

This preschool is the best in Rapid as far as I'm concerned! My daughter demonstartes so much leadership and she's learned so much from Miss Holli!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2006

My daughter just finished her last year at Pinedale and my son still attends. I can't sing enough praise for Pinedale. The teachers are outstanding, teaching methods are current, learning expectations are high and the principal (Mr. Zimiga) is very involved. His involvment affords him the ability to guide, encourage and discipline when needed. I believe this school is one of Rapid City's finest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2005

Excellent school with great teachers and activities for children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2003

I am about to complete my career as a 'Pinedale Parent' this year. Based on the past seven years, I am continually impressed with the achievement, parent involvement, and overall stimulation of students. My only hesitation is in the area of playground bullying -- I know the staff can't be everywhere, and bullies will indeed exist -- but the same kids exhibit the same bullying behaviors every 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 76% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students78%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Students with disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
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 Students86%
Femalen/a
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Students with disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
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 Students91%
Femalen/a
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Students with disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Femalen/a
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Students with disabilities81%
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 83% 78%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 12%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Black 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 16%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Rapid City, SD 57702
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