1506 S Discovery Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
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).

School Overview

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.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
904 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

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
This School
State Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#399 out of 631 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
16%
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
5%
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Black
7%
3%
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White
77%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 904 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.40 (Top 30%)

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