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Willow Lake Elementary - 02

Public | PK-6 | 72 students

 

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Posted July 13, 2012

We have a bullying policy in effect that has zero tolerance for bullying. The point of view that I am bringing is that there are ways to stop the bullying incidents, but if the policies are not followed, there is nothing that can be done considering that it is after the fact; the damage has already been done. The first thing that needs to be done when bullying happens is to ask the person to stop. Many times people are not aware that things have occurred. When this first step is done (of course depending on the violation and degree), if it occurs again there is evidence that bullying is occurring and the school can take action. Action that is taken is that both parties are brought into the office and the policy is reviewed. Witnesses are sought, time and when it occurred. We then have curriculum plans that include ways to stop, using proven techniques. If the bullying does not stop, we can proceed according to policy which will resolve the incident and problem.

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Posted August 4, 2012

We have a bullying policy in effect that has zero tolerance for bullying. The point of view that I am bringing is that there are ways to stop the bullying incidents, but if the policies are not followed, there is nothing that can be done considering that it is after the fact; the damage has already been done. The first thing that needs to be done when bullying happens is to ask the person to stop. Many times people are not aware that things have occurred. When this first step is done (of course depending on the violation and degree), if it occurs again there is evidence that bullying is occurring and the school can take action. Action that is taken is that both parties are brought into the office and the policy is reviewed. Witnesses are sought, time and when it occurred. We then have curriculum plans that include ways to stop, using proven techniques. If the bullying does not stop, we can proceed according to policy which will resolve the incident and problem
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 15, 2011

This school is in chaos, nearly ran out of funding. The school does not handle bullying very well at all. If you dont grow up in the town, your kids are tormented and bullied. The parents let kids get away with it and think its funny. I tell everyone to steer clear of this toxic community, take your kids to hamlin, desmet, or clark. Parents and the school handle their children SO MUCH better.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 78% in 2012.

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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

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The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

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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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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.

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The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

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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

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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

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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

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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 Studentsn/a
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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 76%
Hispanic 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 16%
Black 1% 2%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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400 Garfield St
Willow Lake, SD 57278
Phone: (605) 625-5945

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