406 N 2nd Street
Groton, SD 57445
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Groton Area Middle School - 04 serves 127 students in grades 6-8.
Groton Area Middle School - 04 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 55-59% (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 70-74% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 30% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

Groton Area Middle School - 04 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

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School Overview

Groton Area Middle School - 04's student population of 127 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
127 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
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School Rankings

Groton Area Middle School - 04 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 Middle School - 04 is 0.04, 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
#63 out of 631 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
16%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
1%
5%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
98%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.04
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
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: 6-8
  • Students: 127 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 2%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.04 (Btm 50%)

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