700 Holly Blvd
Brandon, SD 57005
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Brandon Valley Middle School - 02 serves 704 students in grades 7-8.
Brandon Valley Middle School - 02 placed in the top 10% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (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 70% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 704 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Brandon Valley Middle School - 02 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Brandon Valley Middle School - 02's student population of 704 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
704 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Brandon Valley Middle School - 02 is ranked within the top 10% 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 Brandon Valley Middle School - 02 is 0.26, 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
#59 out of 631 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
14%
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
4%
3%
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White
86%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
7%
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 Valley Middle School - 02's ranking?

Brandon Valley Middle School - 02 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

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

63% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SD state average), while 70% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 54% SD state average).

How many students attend Brandon Valley Middle School - 02?

704 students attend Brandon Valley Middle School - 02.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

86% of Brandon Valley Middle School - 02 students are White, 4% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Brandon Valley Middle School - 02?

Brandon Valley Middle School - 02 has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 12:1.

What grades does Brandon Valley Middle School - 02 offer ?

Brandon Valley Middle School - 02 offers enrollment in grades 7-8 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 704 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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