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Posted April 16, 2010

My son is in 1st grade at Lowell - he is ahead of the others in his class, and the teachers and principal have gone out of their way to make sure he is challenged. The math, science and technology curriculum is just wonderful, the only of its kind in the city !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

i love lowelll elementary!!!!! i know when my kids leave in the morning they are safe and being taken care of...they always come home with good things to say and are always excited to go ....
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Posted November 1, 2008

All four of my children have attended Lowell, thier staff is not only exceptional, but they are caring and get to know thier students. Last year Lowell upgraded to a Math, Science, Technology school. My kids Love it!!
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Posted July 28, 2008

Lowell is a great surprize just waiting for more to discover. Their Math, Science, and Technology curriculum will set your student on the wonderfull road to success!
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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 78% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
53%

2008

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
60%

2008

 
 
79%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
54%

2008

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
73%

2008

 
 
68%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
53%

2008

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
56%

2008

 
 
66%
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 Students68%
Female71%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American50%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female74%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American79%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities69%
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 Students53%
Female32%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American64%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female36%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American36%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged48%
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 Students40%
Female27%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American18%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female55%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American36%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged51%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 47% 76%
American Indian/Alaska Native 17% 16%
Hispanic 15% 3%
Black 13% 2%
Two or more races 8% 1%
Asian 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 86%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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