Howard Elementary - 02

201 N Minnie St
Howard, SD 57349
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Howard Elementary - 02 serves 159 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Howard Elementary - 02 placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the South Dakota state average of 43%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
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)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 159 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Howard Elementary - 02's student population of 159 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 23% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
159 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
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School Rankings

Howard Elementary - 02 is ranked within the bottom 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 Howard Elementary - 02 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
#333 out of 616 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
2%
14%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
92%
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
0.15
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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
4%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Howard Elementary - 02's ranking?
Howard Elementary - 02 is ranked #333 out of 616 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in South Dakota.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 43% SD state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% SD state average).
How many students attend Howard Elementary - 02?
159 students attend Howard Elementary - 02.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
92% of Howard Elementary - 02 students are White, 4% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Howard Elementary - 02?
Howard Elementary - 02 has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the South Dakota state average of 12:1.
What grades does Howard Elementary - 02 offer ?
Howard Elementary - 02 offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Howard Elementary - 02 part of?
Howard Elementary - 02 is part of Howard School District 48-3.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 159 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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