500 N Section Line
Howard, SD 57349
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Howard Junior High - 05 serves 50 students in grades 7-8.
Howard Junior High - 05 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the South Dakota state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% 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: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 50 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Howard Junior High - 05's student population of 50 students has grown by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 3 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
50 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
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School Rankings

Howard Junior High - 05 is ranked within the bottom 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 Junior High - 05 is 0.08, 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
#383 out of 631 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
14%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
96%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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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
6%
4%
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School District Name
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?

45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SD state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 54% SD state average).

How many students attend Howard Junior High - 05?

50 students attend Howard Junior High - 05.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

96% of Howard Junior High - 05 students are White, and 4% of students are Hispanic.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Howard Junior High - 05?

Howard Junior High - 05 has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 12:1.

What grades does Howard Junior High - 05 offer ?

Howard Junior High - 05 offers enrollment in grades 7-8

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 50 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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