District Summary Ratings

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

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Reviews From Schools in Sioux Falls School District 49-5
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Current student
May 22, 2022
I hate this school. the teachers are harsh, the principals are all rude and they pick favorites, and just the school's vibe is all off. I only come to school to see my friends honestly.
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
April 27, 2022
Cliques are rampant. Administration is un-involved, tolerant of division within, and non-supportive of both teachers and parents. Open enroll to Patrick Henry before middle school starts!
Parent / Guardian
April 27, 2022
My daughter transferred to this school from Washington High School in Sioux Falls because of medical discrimination at WHS (504 plan, diabetes). She had nothing but the best experiences at LHS. As a... More