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Hayward Elementary - 38

Public | PK-5 | 696 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2009

I am a single parent of 2 girls, one of which attended Hayward Elementary from 3rd through 5th grade; the other whom is currently in 1st grade. My oldest daughter has special needs, and participated in the resource area 50% of her day. I cannot say enough about the compassion, and empathy of the staff at Hayward! From the individual teachers, to the Resource area, the school counselor, as well as the office staff, I have received had nothing less than exceptional and personable service. I was never made to feel that my concerns for my daughters education and well being were any less important to them than they were to myself as a parent. A huge Thank You to the entire staff at Hayward Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

I have a special needs daughter in Kindergarten at Hayward. She enjoys school and has a great teacher. The small classes have been helpful for our daughter's development and learning. The administration is responsive to concerns. We have been pleased with this school--it may not have high test scores, but our special education experience has been very positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

I am a teacher at Hayward, and the staff there truley puts students first. They are all so hardworking and dedicated. We have the best students around who love to learn and work hard to reach their goals. I love our little school on the hill!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 29, 2007

My son has attended Hayward for the last three years. He has trully excelled in his studies and has enjoyed everyday of school. I think a big part of his love for school has been fostered by the wonderful teachers that he has had. They are all patient, caring and supportive of his needs. They are intuitive and show the students how proud they are with every new skill learned. Also, a big kudos goes out to the principle, Mr. Erickson, who sadly is retiring after this year. He will be greatly missed.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students56%
Female27%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female45%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Students with disabilities48%
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 Students61%
Female20%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female20%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Students with disabilities62%
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 Students66%
Female30%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Students with disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female20%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Students with disabilities62%
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 63% 78%
Hispanic 19% 4%
Black 8% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 12%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 79%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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