Discovery Elementary - 26
Discovery Elementary - 26 serves 904 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Discovery Elementary - 26 placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (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 51% (which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 30% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).
Discovery Elementary - 26's student population of 904 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Discovery Elementary - 26 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 Discovery Elementary - 26 is 0.40, 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
State Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#399 out of 631 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education
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