Discovery Elementary - 26

  • Discovery Elementary - 26 serves 908 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 58% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 56% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 29%.

Top Placements

Discovery Elementary - 26 places among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

School Overview

  • Discovery Elementary - 26's student population of 908 students has grown by 28% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 32% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students908 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Discovery Elementary - 26's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Discovery Elementary - 26 is 0.37, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SD)
Overall School Rank#120 out of 617 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
16%
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
5%
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Black
5%
3%
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White
79%
71%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Discovery Elementary - 26.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SD.
Diversity Score0.370.26
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSioux Falls 49-5 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education

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