Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Memorial Middle School - 04

Public | 6-8 | 1025 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars


Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

6 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
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 79% in 2012.

354 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

354 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
86%

2008

 
 
89%
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 76% in 2012.

332 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
90%

2008

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

332 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
86%

2008

 
 
92%
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 78% in 2012.

340 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

340 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
86%

2008

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2008.

344 students were tested at this school in 2008.

2008

 
 
85%
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 Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/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 Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native American64%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native American82%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/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 Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/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 87% 76%
Black 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 16%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 2% 1%
Two or more races 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 20%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by school community.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

Fax number
  • (605) 362-2790

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1401 South Sertoma
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Website: Click here
Phone: (605) 362-2785

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Bethel Lutheran School
Sioux Falls, SD



Success Academy - 39
Sioux Falls, SD





ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT