Robert Bennis Elementary - 05

  • Robert Bennis Elementary - 05 serves 474 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 80-84% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 45%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 52%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Robert Bennis Elementary - 05 placed in the top 1% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 25%.

Top Placements

Robert Bennis Elementary - 05 places among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

School Overview

  • Robert Bennis Elementary - 05's student population of 474 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students474 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Robert Bennis Elementary - 05 is ranked within the top 1% of all 617 schools in South Dakota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Robert Bennis Elementary - 05 is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SD)
Overall School Rankn/a
21%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
45%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
11%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
1%
5%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
96%
75%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.080.23
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBrandon Valley 49-2 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education

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