Northwestern Elementary - 04

  • Northwestern Elementary - 04 serves 116 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 50-59% (which is higher 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 50-59% (which is approximately equal to the South Dakota state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Northwestern Elementary - 04 placed in the top 30% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the South Dakota state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 29%.

School Overview

  • Northwestern Elementary - 04's student population of 116 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students116 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northwestern Elementary - 04 is ranked within the top 30% of all 632 schools in South Dakota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northwestern Elementary - 04 is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.47. 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#153 out of 632 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-59%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-59%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
16%
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Hispanic
n/a
5%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
97%
71%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Northwestern Elementary - 04.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SD.
Diversity Score0.060.47
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Northwestern Elementary - 04 and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Dakota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorthwestern Area School District 56-7 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education

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