2910 4th Ave
Spearfish, SD 57783
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Black Hills Education Connections - 06 serves 25 students in grades 10-12.
Black Hills Education Connections - 06 placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (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 <50% (which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 30% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

Black Hills Education Connections - 06 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

School Overview

Black Hills Education Connections - 06's student population of 25 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 1 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 10-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
25 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
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School Rankings

Black Hills Education Connections - 06 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 Black Hills Education Connections - 06 is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#317 out of 631 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
12:1
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American Indian
4%
16%
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
4%
5%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
84%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Graduation Rate
40-59%
83%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Students: 25 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 40-59% (Btm 50% in SD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.29 (Top 30%)

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