District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated below average in school quality.

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This district has a larger number of schools whose students are making less academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.

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Reviews From Schools in Rapid City Area School District 51-4
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Parent / Guardian
March 25, 2022
Not only does this school have academic issues, but there is severe bullying and racism going on. My kid knows three girls named Kaia, Lilliana, and Isabela that constantly bully and listen in to... More
Parent / Guardian
March 01, 2022
I'd give this school a zero star if I could. They really don't care about their students and the few teachers who do are out shined by those of them who don't care. Communication sucks! Instead of... More
Parent / Guardian
November 30, 2021
This is a very nice school in a lovely setting with high academic standards and a number of excellent elective-type classes. The teachers expect a lot but offer an amazing amount of support. My son... More