Dell Rapids Elementary - 02

309 W 15th St
Dell Rapids, SD 57022
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
10
Top 1%
Serving 395 students in grades Kindergarten-4, Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 ranks in the top 1% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 43%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 395 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • : Top 1% in SD
  • : 80-84% (Top 1%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Dell Rapids Elementary - 02's student population of 395 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
395 students
This chart display total students of Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Dell Rapids Elementary - 02
Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 by grade.

School Rankings

Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 ranks within the top 1% of all 616 schools in South Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 is 0.13, 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.
This School
State Level (SD)
#5 out of 616 schools
(Top 1%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Dell Rapids Elementary - 02, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
80-84%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in South Dakota by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
75-79%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Dakota by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 and the public school average student teacher ratio of South Dakota by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
1%
14%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 and percentage of American Indian public school students in South Dakota by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in South Dakota by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 and the percentage of Black public school students in South Dakota by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
White
93%
69%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 and the percentage of White public school students in South Dakota by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in South Dakota by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dell Rapids Elementary - 02.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SD.
0.13
This chart display the diversity score of Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 and the public school average diversity score of South Dakota by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
29%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in South Dakota by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Dakota by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dell Rapids Elementary - 02's ranking?
Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 is ranked #5 out of 616 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in South Dakota.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
80-84% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 43% SD state average), while 75-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% SD state average).
How many students attend Dell Rapids Elementary - 02?
395 students attend Dell Rapids Elementary - 02.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 students are White, 3% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dell Rapids Elementary - 02?
Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 12:1.
What grades does Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 offer ?
Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 part of?
Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 is part of Dell Rapids School District 49-3.

School Reviews

Review Dell Rapids Elementary - 02. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Spanking in Public Schools: The Ongoing Debate
Spanking in Public Schools: The Ongoing Debate
Indeed, there are still school districts today in America that allow teachers to spank students. Learn about the current spanking situation in schools and why the debate continues to heat up.
Banishing the Phone-based Childhood
Banishing the Phone-based Childhood
The article advocates for a dramatic cultural shift - delaying kids' smartphone ownership until high school and social media access until 16, promoting more free play, and fostering a healthier, screen-free childhood through collective action.
Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support Strategies
April 12, 2024
Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support Strategies
This comprehensive article explores the complex nature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, providing insights into its symptoms, diagnosis process, and effective support strategies. From recognizing early signs to navigating the diagnostic journey, parents will gain valuable knowledge to help their child thrive. Expert insights, real-life examples, and practical tips empower readers to create a supportive environment that meets the unique needs of children with ADHD.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 395 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • : Top 1%
  • : 80-84% (Top 1%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

Quick Links