High Plains - 06

500 5th St
Chester, SD 57016
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
High Plains - 06 serves 62 students in grades 9-12.
High Plains - 06 placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 43%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Online School/Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 62 students
  • State Accredited: No
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 20-29% (Btm 50% in SD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

School Overview

High Plains - 06's student population of 62 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 1 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
62 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
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State Accredited Program
No
Personalized Content
No
Live Instruction
No
Rolling Enrollment
No
Flexible Class Schedule
No
Accelerated Offerings
No
Classes for Credit/Part Time Options
No
Dedicated College Counselor
No
Tutoring/Mentoring
No
Community Clubs/Activities Offered
No

School Rankings

High Plains - 06 is ranked within the top 50% of all 616 schools in South Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of High Plains - 06 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#282 out of 616 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
14%
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
2%
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
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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Graduation Rate
20-29%
80%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is High Plains - 06's ranking?
High Plains - 06 is ranked #282 out of 616 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in South Dakota.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 43% SD state average), while <50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% SD state average).
What is the graduation rate of High Plains - 06?
The graduation rate of High Plains - 06 is 20-29%, which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 80%.
How many students attend High Plains - 06?
62 students attend High Plains - 06.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
92% of High Plains - 06 students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Hispanic.
What grades does High Plains - 06 offer ?
High Plains - 06 offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is High Plains - 06 part of?
High Plains - 06 is part of Chester Area School District 39-1.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Online School/Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 62 students
  • State Accredited: No
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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