500 5th St
Chester, SD 57016
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
High Plains - 06 serves 66 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 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 66 students
  • State Accredited: No
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≤20% (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 66 students has grown by 22% 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
66 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 0.17, 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
#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
5%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
91%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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Graduation Rate
≤20%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

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%, which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 84%.

How many students attend High Plains - 06?

66 students attend High Plains - 06.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

91% of High Plains - 06 students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Two or more races.

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 (2023)

  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 66 students
  • State Accredited: No
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≤20% (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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