New Beginnings - 89
New Beginnings - 89 serves 7 students in grades 5-12.
New Beginnings - 89 placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (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 <50% (which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 30% (majority American Indian).
New Beginnings - 89 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
New Beginnings - 89's student population of 7 students has declined by 50% over five school years.
The teacher population of 2 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
New Beginnings - 89 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 New Beginnings - 89 is 0.50, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#317 out of 631 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education
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