Joe Foss Alternative School - 22 (Closed 2014)

  • Joe Foss Alternative School - 22 served 360 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math was 25-29% (which was lower than the South Dakota state average of 73%) for the 2012-13 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts was 40-44% (which was lower than the South Dakota state average of 74%) for the 2012-13 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 was higher than the South Dakota state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 41% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which was higher than the South Dakota state average of 29%.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students360 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2013-2014 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SD)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
73%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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American Indian
16%
16%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
14%
5%
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Black
9%
3%
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White
59%
71%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.600.26
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Graduation Rate35-39%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSioux Falls 49-5 School District
Source: 2013-2014 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education

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