Spearfish School District 40-2 School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 8 public schools in Spearfish School District 40-2 School District, serving 2,388 students. Spearfish School District 40-2 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Dakota.
Public schools in Spearfish School District 40-2 School District have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 54% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in South Dakota.
The top ranked public schools in Spearfish School District 40-2 School District are Creekside Elementary - 07, Spearfish High School - 01 and Spearfish Academy At Canyon Hills Elementary - 09. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the South Dakota public school average of 30% (majority American Indian).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is more than the South Dakota public school average of 14:1.

Overview

School District NameSpearfish School District 40-2 School District
School District Websitehttp://www.spearfish.k12.sd.us
School District Phone Number(605) 717-1229
School District Grades OfferedKG - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (SD)
# of Schools8 Schools722 Schools
# of Students2,388 Students145,072 Students
# of Teachers161 Teachers9,796 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1

District Comparison

Spearfish School District 40-2 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 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has increased from 85-89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#66 out of 149 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Spearfish School District 40-2  School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Spearfish School District 40-2  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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
54%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Spearfish School District 40-2  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 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90-94%
82%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Spearfish School District 40-2  School District and public school graduation rate of SD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.230.48
# of American Indian Students73 Students22,960 Students
% American Indian Students
3%
16%
# of Asian Students24 Students2,450 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# of Hispanic Students122 Students8,185 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
5%
# of Black Students18 Students4,411 Students
% Black Students
1%
3%
# of White Students2,089 Students101,454 Students
% White Students
87%
70%
# of Hawaiian Students2 Students153 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students60 Students5,459 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten: - 3,388
# of Students in Kindergarten:14912,298
# of Students in 1st Grade:18411,015
# of Students in 2nd Grade:18111,028
# of Students in 3rd Grade:18811,166
# of Students in 4th Grade:21111,439
# of Students in 5th Grade:21411,400
# of Students in 6th Grade:18611,161
# of Students in 7th Grade:20211,123
# of Students in 8th Grade:20810,704
# of Students in 9th Grade:16011,505
# of Students in 10th Grade:18010,340
# of Students in 11th Grade:1679,403
# of Students in 12th Grade:1589,102
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $9,417 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,448. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $8,786 is less than the state median of $14,457. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (SD)
Total Revenue$23 MM$5 MM
This chart display total revenue of Spearfish School District 40-2  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$21 MM$5 MM
This chart display total spending of Spearfish School District 40-2  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,417$14,448
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Spearfish School District 40-2  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$8,786$14,457
This chart display average spending per public school student in Spearfish School District 40-2  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Spearfish School District 40-2 School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Creekside Elementary - 07 Math: 52% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2325 N Ave
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 717-1210

    Grades: 3-5 | 612 students
  • Spearfish High School - 01 Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1725 N Main
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 717-1212

    Grades: 9-12 | 626 students
  • Spearfish Academy At Canyon Hills Elementary - 09 Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2519 Windmill Dr
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 717-1229

    Grades: K-8 | 10 students
  • Spearfish Middle School - 05 Math: 47% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1600 N Canyon
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 717-1215

    Grades: 6-8 | 587 students
  • Black Hills Education Connections - 06 Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2910 4th Ave
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 642-8286

    Grades: 10-12 | 25 students
  • Mountain View Elementary - 08
    400 E Hudson
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 717-1209

    Grades: K | 149 students
  • Spearfish Academy At Canyon Hills High School - 10 Alternative School
    2519 Windmill Dr
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 717-1229

    Grades: 9-12 | 14 students
  • West Elementary - 03
    920 W King St
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 717-1205

    Grades: 1-2 | 365 students
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