Rapid City Area School District 51-4 School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 25 public schools serving 13,760 students in Rapid City Area School District 51-4 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in South Dakota.
Public Schools in Rapid City Area School District 51-4 School District have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 54% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Rapid City Area School District 51-4 School District are Pinedale Elementary - 11, Corral Drive Elementary - 21 and Stevens High School - 42. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Rapid City Area School District 51-4 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Dakota.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the South Dakota public school average of 30% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

Rapid City Area School District 51-4 School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in South Dakota for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Rapid City Area School District 51-4 School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (SD)
# Schools
25 Schools
722 Schools
# Students
13,760 Students
145,046 Students
# Teachers
831 Teachers
9,792 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Rapid City Area School District 51-4 School District, 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 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 77% has increased from 71% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (SD)
Overall District Rank
#108 out of 149 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Rapid City Area School District 51-4  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Rapid City Area School District 51-4  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)
50%
54%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Rapid City Area School District 51-4  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
77%
83%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Rapid City Area School District 51-4  School District and public school graduation rate of SD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.53
0.48
# American Indian Students
2,708 Students
22,960 Students
% American Indian Students
20%
16%
# Asian Students
156 Students
2,450 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
924 Students
8,185 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
5%
# Black Students
157 Students
4,411 Students
% Black Students
1%
3%
# White Students
8,978 Students
101,428 Students
% White Students
65%
70%
# Hawaiian Students
15 Students
153 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
822 Students
5,459 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
105
3,388
# Students in K Grade:
1,093
12,298
# Students in 1st Grade:
983
11,015
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,081
11,028
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,110
11,166
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,099
11,439
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,162
11,400
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,087
11,161
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,082
11,123
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,066
10,704
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,222
11,498
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,010
10,332
# Students in 11th Grade:
832
9,397
# Students in 12th Grade:
828
9,097
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,482 in this school district is less 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 $10,278 is less 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
$144 MM
$5 MM
This chart display total revenue of Rapid City Area School District 51-4  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
$141 MM
$5 MM
This chart display total spending of Rapid City Area School District 51-4  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
$10,482
$15,113
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Rapid City Area School District 51-4  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
$10,278
$15,244
This chart display average spending per public school student in Rapid City Area School District 51-4  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 Rapid City Area School District 51-4 School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Pinedale Elementary - 11
Math: 74% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4901 W Chicago St
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-1805
Grades: K-5
| 416 students
Rank: #22.
Corral Drive Elementary - 21
Math: 72% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(2)
4503 Park Dr
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-6789
Grades: K-5
| 470 students
Rank: #33.
Stevens High School - 42
Math: 61% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4215 Raider Rd
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-4051
Grades: 9-12
| 1,626 students
Rank: #44.
Southwest Middle School - 38
Math: 63% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4501 Park Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-6792
Grades: 6-8
| 660 students
Rank: #55.
Meadowbrook Elementary - 10
Math: 64% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3125 W Flormann St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1821
Grades: K-5
| 545 students
Rank: #66.
South Canyon Elementary - 15
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
218 Nordbye Ln
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-1801
Grades: K-5
| 285 students
Rank: #77.
West Middle School - 37
Math: 52% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1003 Soo San Dr
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4033
Grades: 6-8
| 656 students
Rank: #88.
Central High School - 41
Math: 40% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
433 Mt Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4023
Grades: 9-12
| 1,853 students
Rank: #99.
Grandview Elementary - 06
Math: 48% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3301 Grandview Dr
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1829
Grades: K-5
| 472 students
Rank: #1010.
Woodrow Wilson Elementary - 17
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
827 Franklin St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1837
Grades: K-5
| 353 students
Rank: #1111.
Rapid Valley Elementary - 12
Math: 40% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2601 Covington St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 393-2221
Grades: PK-5
| 562 students
Rank: #1212.
Valley View Elementary - 13
Math: 42% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4840 Homestead St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 393-2812
Grades: K-5
| 619 students
Rank: #1313.
Black Hawk Elementary - 03
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7108 Seeaire St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 787-6701
Grades: K-5
| 394 students
Rank: #1414.
South Park Elementary - 16
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
207 E Flormann St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1833
Grades: K-5
| 303 students
Rank: #1515.
Canyon Lake Elementary - 04
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 Evergreen Dr
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1817
Grades: PK-5
| 414 students
Rank: #1616.
East Middle School - 30
Math: 36% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(4)
4860 Homestead St
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-4092
Grades: 6-8
| 674 students
Rank: #1717.
Robbinsdale Elementary - 14
Math: 36% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
424 E Indiana St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1825
Grades: PK-5
| 505 students
Rank: #1818.
South Middle School - 36
Math: 20% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2 Indiana St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4024
Grades: 6-8
| 672 students
Rank: #1919.
General Beadle Elementary - 01
Math: 21% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
10 Van Buren St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1841
Grades: PK-5
| 520 students
Rank: #2020.
Horace Mann Elementary - 07
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
902 Anamosa St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1847
Grades: K-5
| 322 students
Rank: #2121.
Knollwood Heights Elementary - 08
Math: 20% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1701 Downing St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1851
Grades: K-5
| 451 students
Rank: #2222.
North Middle School - 35
Math: 18% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1501 N Maple St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4042
Grades: 6-8
| 573 students
Rank: #2323.
Rapid City High School - 45
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Columbus St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4048
Grades: 9-12
| 380 students
Jefferson Building - 64
Special Education School
21 St Joseph St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1813
Grades: PK-12
| 2 students
Lincoln Building - 44
Special Education School
851 West St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1813
Grades: 12
| 33 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 13,760 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 77% (Btm 50% in SD)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53

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