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Jefferson Elementary - 24

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Posted September 30, 2013

Principal told my kindergarten - child, after school while he was waiting in line to get on the bus that if he would have listen to the other children (to stop singing) he wouldn't have gotten his face slammed into the brick wall by three other students. Although after I showed her pictures of his face bruised she wrote the other three students up. What A DA. Child in 3rd got stung on the belly by a bee I was never notified, a day later swelling across entire belly and teacher said it was a thorn from the grass and claims it was on the opposite side of his body. Like dealing with TWO children when it comes to having to listen to my child and his teacher s side. Principal backs teacher s side even when obviously in the wrong. These only two of the more severe incidences out of several, looking to switch schools. School is closing thank GOD, hopefully that principal will not be given another position in Sioux Falls. For everyone else s children s sake. Unfortunately a very new/young teacher hopefully will learn to teach better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

It's a great community of parents and teachers working together for the enrichment of our children's education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Jefferson gives the children a sense of family while they are learning. The faculty is great and the pta works hard to serve the school. Overall, its a great place for kids to learn and get an education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

Great school - excellent teachers


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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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students52%
Femalen/a
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Femalen/a
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Students with disabilities37%
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 Students77%
Femalen/a
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Students with disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Students with disabilities77%
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 Students72%
Femalen/a
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Students with disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Femalen/a
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Students with disabilities74%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 67% 78%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 12%
Black 8% 3%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 56%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1610 South Lake Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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