200 E Essex
Salem, SD 57058
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Mccook Central Elementary - 02 serves 173 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Mccook Central Elementary - 02 placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-59% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-39% (which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% 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: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 173 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-59% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Mccook Central Elementary - 02's student population of 173 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
173 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
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School Rankings

Mccook Central Elementary - 02 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 Mccook Central Elementary - 02 is 0.19, 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
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State Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#408 out of 631 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-59%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-39%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
14%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
5%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
90%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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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?

50-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SD state average), while 30-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 54% SD state average).

How many students attend Mccook Central Elementary - 02?

173 students attend Mccook Central Elementary - 02.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

90% of Mccook Central Elementary - 02 students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 5% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Mccook Central Elementary - 02?

Mccook Central Elementary - 02 has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the South Dakota state average of 12:1.

What grades does Mccook Central Elementary - 02 offer ?

Mccook Central Elementary - 02 offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 173 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-59% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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