Beresford School District 61-2

301 West Maple St
Beresford, SD 57004
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
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 5%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 3 public schools serving 704 students in Beresford School District 61-2. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, 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 43% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 54% 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

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (SD)
# Schools
3 Schools
741 Schools
# Students
704 Students
144,643 Students
# Teachers
50 Teachers
10,654 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Beresford School District 61-2, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 149 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 90-94% has increased from 90% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (SD)
Overall District Rank
#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.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
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.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
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.
Graduation Rate
90-94%
84%
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 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.19
0.50
# American Indian Students
4 Students
20,326 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
14%
# Asian Students
5 Students
2,387 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
52 Students
9,887 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
7%
# Black Students
3 Students
4,677 Students
% Black Students
n/a
3%
# White Students
634 Students
100,010 Students
% White Students
90%
69%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
173 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
6 Students
7,183 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
3,172
# Students in K Grade:
53
11,783
# Students in 1st Grade:
45
10,721
# Students in 2nd Grade:
55
10,667
# Students in 3rd Grade:
54
10,612
# Students in 4th Grade:
44
10,684
# Students in 5th Grade:
62
10,903
# Students in 6th Grade:
59
11,119
# Students in 7th Grade:
36
11,310
# Students in 8th Grade:
69
11,439
# Students in 9th Grade:
63
12,252
# Students in 10th Grade:
65
10,953
# Students in 11th Grade:
53
9,909
# Students in 12th Grade:
46
9,119
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,385 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,442. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,197 is less than the state median of $15,576. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (SD)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$7 MM
$5 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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$7 MM
$5 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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,385
$15,442
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Beresford School District 61-2 and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$9,197
$15,576
This chart display average spending per public school student in Beresford School District 61-2 and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Beresford School District 61-2 Public Schools (2023)

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
| 313 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
| 164 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
| 227 students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 3 schools
  • Grades: K-12
  • Enrollment: 704 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 5% in SD)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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