810 N 1st St
Groton, SD 57445
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Groton Area Elementary - 02 serves 298 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Groton Area Elementary - 02 placed in the top 10% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (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 75-79% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Groton Area Elementary - 02's student population of 298 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
298 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Groton Area Elementary - 02 is ranked within the top 10% 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 Groton Area Elementary - 02 is 0.15, 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#48 out of 631 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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American Indian
2%
14%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
92%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 298 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.15

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