Beresford School District 61-2

301 West Maple St
Beresford, SD 57004
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Beresford School District 61-2 ranks among the top 20% of public school district in South Dakota for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 3 public schools serving 715 students in Beresford School District 61-2. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in South Dakota.
Public Schools in Beresford School District 61-2 have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 52% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the South Dakota public school average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (SD)
# Schools
3 Schools
749 Schools
# Students
715 Students
145,783 Students
# Teachers
50 Teachers
10,922 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Beresford School District 61-2, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 148 school districts in South Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (SD)
#105 out of 148 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Beresford School District 61-2, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
38%
43%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Beresford School District 61-2 and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
43%
52%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Beresford School District 61-2 and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
≥90%
80%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Beresford School District 61-2 and public school graduation rate of SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.19
0.50
# American Indian Students
8 Students
19,596 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
14%
# Asian Students
4 Students
2,327 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
53 Students
10,537 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
7%
# Black Students
3 Students
4,608 Students
% Black Students
n/a
3%
# White Students
640 Students
100,718 Students
% White Students
90%
69%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
192 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
7 Students
7,776 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
3,368
# Students in K Grade:
59
12,562
# Students in 1st Grade:
40
10,440
# Students in 2nd Grade:
44
10,632
# Students in 3rd Grade:
54
10,662
# Students in 4th Grade:
56
10,681
# Students in 5th Grade:
53
10,736
# Students in 6th Grade:
62
11,038
# Students in 7th Grade:
59
11,203
# Students in 8th Grade:
40
11,335
# Students in 9th Grade:
71
13,002
# Students in 10th Grade:
59
10,808
# Students in 11th Grade:
65
9,782
# Students in 12th Grade:
53
9,534
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,580 in this school district is less than the state median of $13,144. The school district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,885 is higher than the state median of $12,645. The school district spending/student has grown by 28% over four school years.
This School District
This State (SD)
Total Revenue
$9 MM
$1,916 MM
This chart display total revenue of Beresford School District 61-2 and median value from total revenues of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$9 MM
$1,844 MM
This chart display total spending of Beresford School District 61-2 and median value from total spendings of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,580
$13,144
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Beresford School District 61-2 and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,885
$12,645
This chart display average spending per public school student in Beresford School District 61-2 and average spending per public school student of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Beresford School District 61-2 Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Beresford Elementary - 02
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
209 S 4th St
Beresford, SD 57004
(605) 763-5012
Grades: K-5
| 306 students
Rank: #22.
Beresford Middle School - 03
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
205 W Maple St
Beresford, SD 57004
(605) 763-2139
Grades: 6-8
| 161 students
Rank: #33.
Beresford High School - 01
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
301 W Maple St
Beresford, SD 57004
(605) 763-2145
Grades: 9-12
| 248 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Beresford School District 61-2?
Beresford School District 61-2 manages 3 public schools serving 715 students.
What is the rank of Beresford School District 61-2?
Beresford School District 61-2 is ranked #112 out of 148 school districts in South Dakota (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of South Dakota school districts for: Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
What is the racial composition of students in Beresford School District 61-2?
90% of Beresford School District 61-2 students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Beresford School District 61-2?
Beresford School District 61-2 has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 13:1.
What is Beresford School District 61-2's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $12,885 is higher than the state median of $12,645. The school district spending/student has grown by 28% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 3 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 715 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • : ≥90% (Top 10% in SD)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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