501 Holly Blvd
Brandon, SD 57005
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Brandon Elementary - 03 serves 620 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Brandon Elementary - 03 placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 43%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 620 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Brandon Elementary - 03 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

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School Overview

Brandon Elementary - 03's student population of 620 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
620 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Brandon Elementary - 03 is ranked within the top 20% of all 616 schools in South Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Brandon Elementary - 03 is 0.32, 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
#81 out of 616 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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American Indian
2%
14%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
4%
3%
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White
82%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
10%
6%
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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 Brandon Elementary - 03's ranking?

Brandon Elementary - 03 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%) and Highest math proficiency (Top 20%).

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

58% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 43% SD state average), while 66% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% SD state average).

How many students attend Brandon Elementary - 03?

620 students attend Brandon Elementary - 03.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

82% of Brandon Elementary - 03 students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Black, 2% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Brandon Elementary - 03?

Brandon Elementary - 03 has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 12:1.

What grades does Brandon Elementary - 03 offer ?

Brandon Elementary - 03 offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Brandon Elementary - 03 part of?

Brandon Elementary - 03 is part of Brandon Valley School District 49-2.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 620 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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