655 Walnut St
Big Stone City, SD 57216
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Big Stone City Elementary - 01 serves 44 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Big Stone City Elementary - 01 placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-79% (which is higher 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 40-59% (which is approximately equal to the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 44 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-79% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Big Stone City Elementary - 01 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Big Stone City Elementary - 01's student population of 44 students has declined by 40% over five school years.
The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
44 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
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School Rankings

Big Stone City Elementary - 01 is ranked within the top 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 Big Stone City Elementary - 01 is 0.20, 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
#204 out of 631 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-79%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-59%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
12:1
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American Indian
7%
14%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
89%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.20
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
18%
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 is Big Stone City Elementary - 01's ranking?

Big Stone City Elementary - 01 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for: Highest math proficiency (Top 10%).

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

60-79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SD state average), while 40-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 54% SD state average).

How many students attend Big Stone City Elementary - 01?

44 students attend Big Stone City Elementary - 01.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

89% of Big Stone City Elementary - 01 students are White, 7% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Big Stone City Elementary - 01?

Big Stone City Elementary - 01 has a student ration of 6:1, which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 12:1.

What grades does Big Stone City Elementary - 01 offer ?

Big Stone City Elementary - 01 offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 44 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-79% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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