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Memorial Middle School - 04

Public | 6-8 | 1025 students

 

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Posted January 28, 2014

If they do anything to help I don't know about it. If you can please send them some information that would be great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I think my school should be rated at EXCELLENT because all the students are nice and the teachers are so awesome, the teachers explain things so much easier! All the students take pride in our school, we awesome encouraging students! Go Mustangs
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2009

Memorial Middle School is one of the best schools my son has been to. He never had many friends, but at MMS they learned to except him for who he was. Great School!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

Our child came from a very small K-5 Christian school and we were hesitant to send him to MMS. I cannot commend the teachers and principal enough. Mrs. Anderson is a wonderful counselor with enough patience to win an award. My son was accepted by others and felt right at home. He utilized the morning sessions until he felt he was up-to-speed with where the kids were at in a few subjects and we have been very happy ever since! Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

If you are not an upper middle-class family this school is very hard to assimilate into. I am a divorced single mom, and we came into Discovery after relocating. The other kids, coming from more affluent families were not at all receptive to the new kid. We are by no standards poor mind you. Unfortunately I have heard this from other families as well. Also the teachers have not been easy to communicate with regarding any questions I have had. And as far as the administration goes, they are very flippant about all concerns that I or my ex have had. My son goes to Discovery Elementary school, which is right next door to Memorial. It's hard to believe these two schools are in the same district. Discovery is great. Memorial is structurally a nice school, and I believe the cirriculum is at least average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2004

I love this school it is so fun and they have a-lot of extra activites and i really recomend this school for children who love to be active in sports and activites!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

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 75% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students89%
Femalen/a
Male79%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Students with disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Students with disabilities80%
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 Students87%
Femalen/a
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Students with disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Femalen/a
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Students with disabilities84%
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 Students90%
Femalen/a
Male81%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Native American60%
White93%
Students with disabilities91%
English language learners90%

Reading

All Students85%
Femalen/a
Male73%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Native American50%
White87%
Students with disabilities83%
English language learners90%
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 88% 78%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Black 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 12%
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 22%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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

Fax number
  • (605) 362-2790

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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