1302 Ziebach St
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Belle Fourche Middle School - 07 serves 397 students in grades 5-8.
Belle Fourche Middle School - 07 placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 397 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Belle Fourche Middle School - 07's student population of 397 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
397 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Belle Fourche Middle School - 07 is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 631 schools in South Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Belle Fourche Middle School - 07 is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#368 out of 631 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
3%
14%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
7%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
85%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.27
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

43% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SD state average), while 58% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 54% SD state average).

How many students attend Belle Fourche Middle School - 07?

397 students attend Belle Fourche Middle School - 07.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

85% of Belle Fourche Middle School - 07 students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Belle Fourche Middle School - 07?

Belle Fourche Middle School - 07 has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 12:1.

What grades does Belle Fourche Middle School - 07 offer ?

Belle Fourche Middle School - 07 offers enrollment in grades 5-8 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 397 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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