201 N Minnie St
Howard, SD 57349
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Howard Elementary - 02 serves 152 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Howard Elementary - 02 placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower 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 60-64% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 152 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Howard Elementary - 02's student population of 152 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
152 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
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School Rankings

Howard Elementary - 02 is ranked within the top 50% 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 Howard Elementary - 02 is 0.12, 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
#308 out of 631 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
14%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
94%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.12
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 152 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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