Harding County School District 31-1

12474 Tipperary St
Buffalo, SD 57720
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Harding County School District 31-1 ranks among the top 20% of public school district in South Dakota for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 194 students in Harding County School District 31-1. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in South Dakota.
Public Schools in Harding County School District 31-1 have an average math proficiency score of 49% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 66% (versus the 54% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority American Indian), 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
5 Schools
741 Schools
# Students
194 Students
144,643 Students
# Teachers
22 Teachers
10,654 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
9:1

District Rank

Harding County School District 31-1, which is ranked within the top 30% 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 80% has increased from 50% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (SD)
Overall District Rank
#28 out of 148 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Harding County School District 31-1, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
43%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Harding County School District 31-1 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)
55-59%
52%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Harding County School District 31-1 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
≥80%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Harding County School District 31-1 and public school graduation rate of SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.06
0.50
# American Indian Students
4 Students
20,326 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
14%
# Asian Students
n/a
2,387 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
n/a
9,887 Students
% Hispanic Students
n/a
7%
# Black Students
n/a
4,677 Students
% Black Students
n/a
3%
# White Students
188 Students
100,010 Students
% White Students
97%
69%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
173 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2 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:
23
11,783
# Students in 1st Grade:
10
10,721
# Students in 2nd Grade:
16
10,667
# Students in 3rd Grade:
14
10,612
# Students in 4th Grade:
19
10,684
# Students in 5th Grade:
18
10,903
# Students in 6th Grade:
15
11,119
# Students in 7th Grade:
14
11,310
# Students in 8th Grade:
18
11,439
# Students in 9th Grade:
11
12,252
# Students in 10th Grade:
12
10,953
# Students in 11th Grade:
12
9,909
# Students in 12th Grade:
12
9,119
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $20,459 is higher 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 $20,954 is higher 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)
$4 MM
$5 MM
This chart display total revenue of Harding County School District 31-1 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)
$4 MM
$5 MM
This chart display total spending of Harding County School District 31-1 and median value from total spendings of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$20,459
$15,442
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Harding County School District 31-1 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
$20,954
$15,576
This chart display average spending per public school student in Harding County School District 31-1 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 Harding County School District 31-1 Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Buffalo Elementary - 02
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
12474 Tipperary St
Buffalo, SD 57720
(605) 375-3241
Grades: K-5
| 82 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Harding County Middle School - 03
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
12474 Tipperary St
Buffalo, SD 57720
(605) 375-3241
Grades: 6-8
| 47 students
Rank: #33.
Harding County High School - 01
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
12474 Tipperary St
Buffalo, SD 57720
(605) 375-3241
Grades: 9-12
| 47 students
Rank: #44.
Ludlow Elementary - 06
Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1300 Ludlow Rd
Buffalo, SD 57720
(605) 375-3241
Grades: K-8
| 8 students
Rank: n/an/a
Main St
Buffalo, SD 57720
(605) 375-3241
Grades: K-8
| 10 students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: K-12
  • Enrollment: 194 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥80% (Top 50% in SD)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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