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10/10
Southwest Middle School - 38
Academics
10/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Good news!

Test scores at this school are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level.


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school... More serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


Subject
% Proficient
English
75%
State avg: 53%
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Math
64%
State avg: 44%
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Science
88%
State avg: 71%
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8/10
Academic progress
How much did this school help its students improve from one year to the next? This rating compares schools with similar proficiency levels to measure student progress over time.

A promising sign:

Students at this school are making more academic progress from one grade to the next compared to students at other schools in the state.

Parent tip:

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and what you can do to support the school’s continued success.

Equity
4/10
Equity overview
Is this school offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful schools are working to close the achievement gap.

A worrisome sign:

Disadvantaged students at this school may be falling behind other students in the state, and this school may have significant achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Look at the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to see how different student groups are doing at this school. Are there big gaps?... More Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how to interpret this information. What's the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?

Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
84%
American Indian/Alaska Native
6%
Hispanic
5%
Two or more races
2%
Asian
2%
Black
1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
16 :1
State avg: 13 :1
Students per counselor
654 :1
State avg: 304 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
85%
State avg: 88%
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9 Reviews
3 out of 5 stars
5 2
4 0
3 0
2 1
1 2
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Neighborhood
4501 Park Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
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Last modified: May 17, 2017
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