718 5th St S
Brookings, SD 57006
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Medary Elementary - 05 serves 333 students in grades Kindergarten-3.
Medary Elementary - 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 bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower 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 45-49% (which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 31% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 333 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Medary Elementary - 05's student population of 333 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-3
Total Students
333 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Medary Elementary - 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 Medary Elementary - 05 is 0.45, 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
#467 out of 631 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
3%
14%
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
11%
7%
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Black
5%
3%
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White
73%
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
0.45
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
8%
6%
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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?

40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SD state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 54% SD state average).

How many students attend Medary Elementary - 05?

333 students attend Medary Elementary - 05.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

73% of Medary Elementary - 05 students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are American Indian, and 3% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Medary Elementary - 05?

Medary Elementary - 05 has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 12:1.

What grades does Medary Elementary - 05 offer ?

Medary Elementary - 05 offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-3

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 333 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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