Howard Elementary - 02

201 N Minnie St
Howard, SD 57349
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Howard Elementary - 02 serves 171 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Howard Elementary - 02 placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 30% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

Howard Elementary - 02 places among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

School Overview

Howard Elementary - 02's student population of 171 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students171 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

Howard Elementary - 02 is ranked within the top 20% of all 638 schools in South Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Howard Elementary - 02 is 0.10, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#121 out of 638 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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American Indian
1%
16%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
3%
5%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
95%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.100.48
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHoward School District 48-3 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Howard Elementary - 02 is Howard High School - 01 (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Howard Junior High - 05 (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Shannon Colony Elementary - 08 (5.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Howard Howard High School - 01 Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 106 students
    0.3 miles
    500 N Section Line
    Howard, SD 57349
    (605) 772-5515
    0.3 9-12 106
  • Howard Howard Junior High - 05 Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 58 students
    0.3 miles
    500 N Section Line
    Howard, SD 57349
    (605) 772-5515
    0.3 7-8 58
  • Winfred Shannon Colony Elementary - 08 Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-8 | 28 students
    5.8 miles
    43945 235th St.
    Winfred, SD 57076
    (605) 772-4443
    5.8 K-8 28
  • Winfred Graceville Colony - 07 Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 16 students
    8.3 miles
    23843 - 446a Ave
    Winfred, SD 57076
    (605) 256-2267
    8.3 K-8 16
  • Ramona Oldham-ramona Elementary - 02 Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 80 students
    17.1 miles
    220 W 2nd St
    Ramona, SD 57054
    (605) 482-8244
    17.1 PK-6 80

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