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South Park Elementary - 16

Public | PK-5 | 394 students

 

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Posted January 13, 2011

I'm very impressed by the level of caring, effort, and involvement from every teacher and faculty member at this school - right down to the janitors! They care about the students, invest in extracurricular involvement and activity, and actively work to help these kids succeed. Love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2010

This school WOULD have been not only #1 in Math scores for the Rapid City elentary School Dist, but we would have been #1 in reading as well. I believe that Parent envolvement is the key. Thank you god my wife works with them sooooo much! Thank you for your time Ken Jones
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

Principal is great and really involved with students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

Every employee really cares about the students and does their best to give them a great education.


Posted June 17, 2008

I think this is a great school. The teachers have had excellent communication with me on the progress of my child's work.If there were any concerns, I was immediately addressed. They really look out for your child's 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 78% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
94%

2008

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
94%

2008

 
 
100%
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 79% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
88%

2008

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
74%

2008

 
 
97%
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 77% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
69%

2008

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
71%

2008

 
 
83%
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 Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American40%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female75%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American30%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/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 Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American91%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female88%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American75%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/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 Students89%
Female96%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American66%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female96%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American67%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/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

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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 60% 76%
American Indian/Alaska Native 24% 16%
Hispanic 9% 3%
Two or more races 6% 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 58%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (605) 394-1833

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