401 Birdsell St
Bonesteel, SD 57317
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
South Central Elementary - 03 serves 60 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
South Central Elementary - 03 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 21-39% (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 40-59% (which is approximately equal to the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 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).

Top Rankings

South Central Elementary - 03 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

School Overview

South Central Elementary - 03's student population of 60 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 8 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
60 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
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School Rankings

South Central Elementary - 03 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 South Central Elementary - 03 is 0.52, 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
This School
State Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#490 out of 631 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21-39%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-59%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
12:1
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American Indian
40%
16%
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
3%
5%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
57%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 60 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.52 (Top 10%)

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