Howard School District 48-3 School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 4 public schools serving 363 students in Howard School District 48-3 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in South Dakota.
Public Schools in Howard School District 48-3 School District have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 62% (versus the 54% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Howard School District 48-3 School District are Shannon Colony Elementary - 08, Howard High School - 01 and Howard Elementary - 02. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Howard School District 48-3 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Dakota.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the South Dakota public school average of 30% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

Howard School District 48-3 School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in South Dakota for:

Category
Attribute
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)

Overview

School District Name
Howard School District 48-3 School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (SD)
# Schools
4 Schools
722 Schools
# Students
363 Students
145,046 Students
# Teachers
34 Teachers
9,792 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Howard School District 48-3 School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 149 school districts in South Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 80% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (SD)
Overall District Rank
#42 out of 149 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Howard School District 48-3  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Howard School District 48-3  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of SD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
54%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Howard School District 48-3  School District 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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥80%
83%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Howard School District 48-3  School District and public school graduation rate of SD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.11
0.48
# American Indian Students
1 Student
22,960 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
16%
# Asian Students
n/a
2,450 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
13 Students
8,185 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
5%
# Black Students
5 Students
4,411 Students
% Black Students
1%
3%
# White Students
342 Students
101,428 Students
% White Students
94%
70%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
153 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2 Students
5,459 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
3,388
# Students in K Grade:
23
12,298
# Students in 1st Grade:
29
11,015
# Students in 2nd Grade:
30
11,028
# Students in 3rd Grade:
32
11,166
# Students in 4th Grade:
29
11,439
# Students in 5th Grade:
28
11,400
# Students in 6th Grade:
23
11,161
# Students in 7th Grade:
43
11,123
# Students in 8th Grade:
20
10,704
# Students in 9th Grade:
25
11,498
# Students in 10th Grade:
23
10,332
# Students in 11th Grade:
28
9,397
# Students in 12th Grade:
30
9,097
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,766 is higher than the state median of $15,113. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,771 is higher than the state median of $15,244. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (SD)
Total Revenue
$6 MM
$5 MM
This chart display total revenue of Howard School District 48-3  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$7 MM
$5 MM
This chart display total spending of Howard School District 48-3  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,766
$15,113
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Howard School District 48-3  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,771
$15,244
This chart display average spending per public school student in Howard School District 48-3  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Howard School District 48-3 School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Shannon Colony Elementary - 08
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
43945 235th St.
Winfred, SD 57076
(605) 772-4443
Grades: K-8
| 28 students
Rank: #22.
Howard High School - 01
Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
500 N Section Line
Howard, SD 57349
(605) 772-5515
Grades: 9-12
| 106 students
Rank: #33.
Howard Elementary - 02
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
201 N Minnie St
Howard, SD 57349
(605) 772-4443
Grades: K-6
| 171 students
Rank: #44.
Howard Junior High - 05
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
500 N Section Line
Howard, SD 57349
(605) 772-5515
Grades: 7-8
| 58 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Howard School District 48-3
  • 500 N Section Line St, Howard, SD, 57349
  • (605) 772-5515
  • howard.k12.sd.us
  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 363 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥80% (Top 50% in SD)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.11

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