Dakota Valley 61-8 School District
- For the 2019-20 school year, there are 3 public schools managed by Dakota Valley 61-8 School District serving 1,075 students in North Sioux City, South Dakota.
- Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the South Dakota state average of 29%.
- The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is more than the state average of 14:1.
Dakota Valley 61-8 School District (2019-20)
|School District Name||Dakota Valley 61-8 School District|
|# of Schools||n/a|
|# of Students||1,075 students|
|# of Teachers||68 Teacher(s)|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||16:1|
|# of Male Students||541 students|
|% Male Students|
|# of Female Students||534 students|
|% Female Students|
Students by Ethnicity:
|# of American Indian Students||10 students|
|% American Indian Students|
|# of Asian Students||23 students|
|% Asian Students|
|# of Hispanic Students||69 students|
|% Hispanic Students|
|# of Black Students||15 students|
|% Black Students|
|# of White Students||916 students|
|% White Students|
|# of Hawaiian Students||2 students|
|% of Hawaiian Students||n/a|
|# of Two or more races Students||40 students|
|% of Two or more races Students|
Students by Grade:
|# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:||-|
|# of Students in Kindergarten:||108|
|# of Students in 1st Grade:||88|
|# of Students in 2nd Grade:||96|
|# of Students in 3rd Grade:||108|
|# of Students in 4th Grade:||-|
|# of Students in 5th Grade:||-|
|# of Students in 6th Grade:||101|
|# of Students in 7th Grade:||98|
|# of Students in 8th Grade:||91|
|# of Students in 9th Grade:||103|
|# of Students in 10th Grade:||90|
|# of Students in 11th Grade:||115|
|# of Students in 12th Grade:||77|
|# of Ungraded Students:||-|
- Dakota Valley 61-8 School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 145 school districts in South Dakota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
- The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has increased from 80-84% over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year Data||This School District||State Average (SD)|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
Fiscal Data Comparison
- The revenue/student of $9,295 in this school district is less than the state average of $11,394. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
- The school district's spending/student of $10,014 is less than the state average of $10,920. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
|Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year Data||This School District||This State (SD)|
|Total Revenue||$11 MM||$4 MM|
|Spending||$12 MM||$3 MM|
|Revenue / Student||$9,295||$11,394|
|Spending / Student||$10,014||$10,920|
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