Northwestern Area School District 56-7 School District

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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 4 public schools in Northwestern Area School District 56-7 School District, serving 266 students.
  • Public school in Northwestern Area School District 56-7 School District have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 52% statewide average). This district's average school ranking is in the top 50% of public schools in South Dakota.
  • The top ranked public schools in Northwestern Area School District 56-7 School District are Northwestern Elementary - 04, Northwestern Middle School - 02 and Northwestern High School - 01. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority American Indian and Black), which is less than the South Dakota public school average of 30% (majority American Indian).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is less than the South Dakota public school average of 14:1.

Overview

School District NameNorthwestern Area School District 56-7 School District
School District Websitehttp://www.northwestern.k12.sd.us
School District Phone Number(605)887-3467
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (SD)
# of Schools4 Schools722 Schools
# of Students266 Students145,072 Students
# of Teachers21 Teachers9,796 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1

District Comparison

  • Northwestern Area School District 56-7 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 2016-2017 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 50% has decreased from 80% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (SD)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Northwestern Area School District 56-7  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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
53%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Northwestern Area School District 56-7  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 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate≥50%
82%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Northwestern Area School District 56-7  School District and public school graduation rate of SD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.100.48
# of American Indian Students2 Students22,960 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
16%
# of Asian Studentsn/a2,450 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# of Hispanic Students1 Student8,185 Students
% Hispanic Students
n/a
5%
# of Black Students1 Student4,411 Students
% Black Students
n/a
3%
# of White Students253 Students101,454 Students
% White Students
95%
70%
# of Hawaiian Students2 Students153 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# of Two or more races Students7 Students5,459 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:123,388
# of Students in Kindergarten:2612,298
# of Students in 1st Grade:911,015
# of Students in 2nd Grade:2011,028
# of Students in 3rd Grade:1911,166
# of Students in 4th Grade:2111,439
# of Students in 5th Grade:1711,400
# of Students in 6th Grade:1411,161
# of Students in 7th Grade:2211,123
# of Students in 8th Grade:2710,704
# of Students in 9th Grade:2611,505
# of Students in 10th Grade:2310,340
# of Students in 11th Grade:159,403
# of Students in 12th Grade:159,102
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $11,979 is higher than the state average of $11,339. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $9,886 is less than the state average of $10,782. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (SD)
Total Revenue$3 MM$4 MM
This chart display total revenue of Northwestern Area School District 56-7  School District and average revenue for each school distric in SD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$3 MM$3 MM
This chart display total spending of Northwestern Area School District 56-7  School District and average spending for each school distric in SD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$11,979$11,339
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Northwestern Area School District 56-7  School District and average revenue per public school student in SD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$9,886$10,782
This chart display average spending per public school student in Northwestern Area School District 56-7  School District and average spending per public school student in SD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Northwestern Area School District 56-7 School District Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Northwestern Cyber High School - 92
    221 3rd St
    Mellette, SD 57461
    (605)887-3467

    Grades: n/a | n/a students
  • Northwestern Elementary - 04 Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank: Top 30%
    221 3rd St
    Mellette, SD 57461
    (605)887-3467

    Grades: PK-5 | 124 students
  • Northwestern High School - 01 Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank: Top 50%
    221 3rd St
    Mellette, SD 57461
    (605)887-3467

    Grades: 9-12 | 79 students
  • Northwestern Middle School - 02 Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank: Top 50%
    221 3rd St
    Mellette, SD 57461
    (605)887-3467

    Grades: 6-8 | 63 students
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