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Patrick Henry Middle School - 07

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Posted April 14, 2012

I attended Patrick Henry over 15 years ago and I'm still processing the bullying I endured there. As an adult, I can't help but be angry at the teachers and administrators who told me or my parents that I needed to learn to deal with it or that "boys will be boys." (I was a girl bullied by boys.) Some teachers were wonderful and made sure my tormentors had no opportunity to bully me in their classes, but ultimately the administration did nothing. I was miserable. I truly hope things have changed now.


Posted December 10, 2009

it's awesome. It has good music, sports and education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I love going to PHMS almost all of the teachers are really nice and all of them try thier hardest to help you understand what you are learning. I just know I will remember this school for the rest of my life. I would deffinatly reccomend this school to anyone who is thinking of going here. I guarentee that you will have some truley amazing expirences and meet some great people here at Patrick Henry. Go Panthers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2007

I went here when I was younger. I'm now 18, but I think it was a great school. It helps prepare kids for high school. I still use most of what I learned there.


Posted October 26, 2007

I like how the teachers are really nice to me. Also I like how they help me if I do not get something. But my favorite part is all of the sports, music, and etc. I get to be part of as a 7th grader here. This is a good school and I think that everybody who comes here and walks out of it will feel that we are proud to be the Patrick Henry Panthers. Teachers, Parents, and even Students show that they like going here and I love going here myself.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2007

PHMS and SFSD has been wonderful for our sons; one, a severe autistic(non-verbal) and the other, a regular/honors student. I can only think of a couple of times when everything wasn't exactly as it could/should have been. But, when brought to the teacher, administrator, or principal's attention, everything was corrected. The CARING about our children's education, well-being, and lives on and off campus only endears us to this community all the more. Middle school are usually places where the 'rough growing years' play out. PHMS has done a fantastic job at practically eliminating that. Good speech/asst.tech/and O.T. personnel/programs; they go the extra mile, explain details clearly, make themselves available whenever we have questions. Really proud of how great our non-verbal son was treated and spoken to by students and staff this year. The Extra Curricular programs including ALL students is fantastic!
—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 75% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

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 74% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

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

All Students90%
Femalen/a
Male79%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American60%
White93%
Students with disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Femalen/a
Male81%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American90%
White94%
Students with disabilities90%
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 Students86%
Femalen/a
Male61%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Students with disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Male68%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Students with disabilities87%
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 Students91%
Femalen/a
Male82%
Black73%
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Native American63%
White93%
Students with disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Femalen/a
Male84%
Black73%
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Native American82%
White91%
Students with disabilities89%
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 85% 78%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 12%
Black 5% 3%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 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 24%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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School basics

Fax number
  • (605) 367-7693

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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