Discovery Elementary - 26

1506 S Discovery Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Discovery Elementary - 26 serves 904 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Discovery Elementary - 26 placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 14:1.
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 grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students904 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

Discovery Elementary - 26 is ranked within the top 50% of all 638 schools in South Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#206 out of 638 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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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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Diversity Score
0.400.48
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSioux Falls School District 49-5 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Discovery Elementary - 26 is Roosevelt High School - 03 (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Memorial Middle School - 04 (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Sioux Falls Memorial Middle School - 04 Math: 57% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,364 student
    0.3 miles
    1401 S Sertoma Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57106
    (605) 362-2785
    0.3 6-8 1,364
  • Tea Tea Area Frontier Elementary - 05 Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 99 students
    1.1 miles
    2700 S Lancaster Dr
    Tea, SD 57064
    (605) 498-2700
    1.1 K-4 99
  • Sioux Falls Oscar Howe Elementary - 58 Math: 53% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 579 students
    1.3 miles
    2801 Valley View Rd
    Sioux Falls, SD 57106
    (605) 362-2752
    1.3 K-5 579
  • Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School - 03 Math: 51% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,353 students
    1.3 miles
    6600 W 41st St
    Sioux Falls, SD 57106
    (605) 362-2860
    1.3 9-12 2,353
  • Sioux Falls Hayward Elementary - 38 Math: 21% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 723 students
    1.8 miles
    400 N Valley View Rd
    Sioux Falls, SD 57107
    (605) 367-4590
    1.8 PK-5 723

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