Lowell Elementary - 28

  • Lowell Elementary - 28 serves 491 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30-34% (which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the South Dakota state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 29%.

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Lowell Elementary - 28 places among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

School Overview

  • Lowell Elementary - 28's student population of 491 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students491 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lowell Elementary - 28's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lowell Elementary - 28 is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SD)
Overall School Rank#564 out of 617 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
13%
16%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
16%
5%
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Black
21%
3%
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White
38%
71%
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Two or more races
11%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lowell Elementary - 28.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SD.
Diversity Score0.760.26
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Lowell Elementary - 28 and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Dakota by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSioux Falls 49-5 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education

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Lowell has an active Cub Scout program. It is open to all boys, first through fifth grades. Cub Scouts meet on the first, third and fourth Thursdays of each month during the school year. Meetings are held at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria. Hope to see you there!
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