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Posted August 12, 2014

Lowell has an active Cub Scout program. It is open to all boys, first through fifth grades. Cub Scouts meet on the first, third and fourth Thursdays of each month during the school year. Meetings are held at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria. Hope to see you there!


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!!
—Submitted by a parent


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 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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
55%

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 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students61%
Femalen/a
Male56%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Students with disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Male59%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Students with disabilities59%
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 Students55%
Femalen/a
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American45%
White80%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Femalen/a
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American9%
White79%
Students with disabilities47%
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 Students46%
Femalen/a
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American33%
White65%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Femalen/a
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American33%
White85%
Students with disabilities50%
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 42% 78%
American Indian/Alaska Native 19% 12%
Black 14% 3%
Hispanic 14% 4%
Two or more races 9% 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 87%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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