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Joe Foss Alternative School - 22

Public | 7-12 | 413 students

 
 

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Posted August 12, 2012

I went to Joe Foss and I LOVED it!! I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience with Joe Foss. The teachers are some of the most amazing caring people I have ever met with the exception of one or two..... but for the most part teachers really care for their students and want to see them graduate!!


Posted February 25, 2009

sense my daughter has been there she was treated with alot of respect if I had to do it again Its a would wonderful school, staff and teachers. and Mr. Yost is great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

i agree i love going to school now i swtiched over because i had been in a little bit of trouble during my high school career, and it was biting me in the rear end my supposed senior year. but im a senior already and we're aiming for 7 more credits =]
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2008

this is an excellent school.i switched because my regular classes weren't challenging enough and we were being taught the material too slowly to keep my attention. At Joe Foss I can work at my own pace, so i fly through what is easy for me but can take longer if something is difficult.Also,this places more responsibility on the student to show up for class,so students get a feel for what adult life is really like.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2004

Thae principal at this school does erverything possible to help your child succeed . It is a great school.
—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.
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The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

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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

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The state average for Math was 78% in 2012.

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The state average for Science was 73% in 2008.

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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 70% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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The state average for Science was 71% in 2008.

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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 31% in 2012.

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2012.

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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18%
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

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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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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 Students17%
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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 Students18%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students18%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 76%
American Indian/Alaska Native 17% 16%
Black 9% 2%
Hispanic 7% 3%
Asian 1% 1%
Two or more races 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 37%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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