Wessington Springs School District 36-2

302 Dakota Ave N
Wessington Springs, SD 57382
(District boundaries shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 397 students in Wessington Springs School District 36-2. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in South Dakota.
Public Schools in Wessington Springs School District 36-2 have an average math proficiency score of 45% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the South Dakota public school average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Overview

This School District
This State (SD)
# Schools
7 Schools
750 Schools
# Students
397 Students
145,783 Students
# Teachers
30 Teachers
10,922 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Wessington Springs School District 36-2, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 148 school districts in South Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 70-79% has increased from 60-79% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (SD)
#87 out of 148 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Wessington Springs School District 36-2, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
35-39%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wessington Springs School District 36-2 and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of SD by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
50-54%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wessington Springs School District 36-2 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 2021-22 school year data.
35-39%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Wessington Springs School District 36-2 and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of SD by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
70-79%
82%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Wessington Springs School District 36-2 and public school graduation rate of SD by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.04
0.50
# American Indian Students
n/a
19,596 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
14%
# Asian Students
n/a
2,327 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
9 Students
10,537 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
7%
# Black Students
n/a
4,608 Students
% Black Students
n/a
3%
# White Students
388 Students
100,718 Students
% White Students
98%
69%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
192 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
n/a
7,776 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
27
3,368
# Students in K Grade:
20
12,562
# Students in 1st Grade:
25
10,440
# Students in 2nd Grade:
21
10,632
# Students in 3rd Grade:
16
10,662
# Students in 4th Grade:
23
10,681
# Students in 5th Grade:
28
10,736
# Students in 6th Grade:
30
11,038
# Students in 7th Grade:
27
11,203
# Students in 8th Grade:
35
11,335
# Students in 9th Grade:
39
13,002
# Students in 10th Grade:
38
10,808
# Students in 11th Grade:
32
9,782
# Students in 12th Grade:
36
9,534
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,028 is higher than the state median of $13,144. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,244 is less than the state median of $12,645. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (SD)
Total Revenue
$6 MM
$1,916 MM
This chart display total revenue of Wessington Springs School District 36-2 and median value from total revenues of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$5 MM
$1,844 MM
This chart display total spending of Wessington Springs School District 36-2 and median value from total spendings of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,028
$13,144
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Wessington Springs School District 36-2 and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,244
$12,645
This chart display average spending per public school student in Wessington Springs School District 36-2 and average spending per public school student of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Wessington Springs School District 36-2 Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Wessington Springs Jr. High - 04
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
302 Dakota Ave N
Wessington Springs, SD 57382
(605) 539-9391
Grades: 7-8
| 47 students
Rank: #22.
Wessington Springs High School - 01
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
302 Dakota Ave N
Wessington Springs, SD 57382
(605) 539-9391
Grades: 9-12
| 71 students
Rank: #33.
Wessington Springs Elementary - 02
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
904 2nd St Ne
Wessington Springs, SD 57382
(605) 539-1754
Grades: PK-6
| 157 students
Rank: #44.
Spring Valley Colony Elementary - 05
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
23064 365th Ave
Wessington Springs, SD 57382
(605) 539-9311
Grades: K-8
| 27 students
Rank: #55.
Wessington Springs High School Cyber School - 92
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
302 Dakota Ave N
Wessington Springs, SD 57382
(605) 539-9391
Grades: 9-12
| 74 students
904 2nd St Ne
Wessington Springs, SD 57382
(605) 539-9500
Grades: K-6
| 15 students
302 Dakota Ave N
Wessington Springs, SD 57382
(605) 539-9311
Grades: 7-8
| 6 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Wessington Springs School District 36-2?
Wessington Springs School District 36-2 manages 7 public schools serving 397 students.
What is the rank of Wessington Springs School District 36-2?
Wessington Springs School District 36-2 is ranked #80 out of 148 school districts in South Dakota (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year.
What is the racial composition of students in Wessington Springs School District 36-2?
98% of Wessington Springs School District 36-2 students are White, and 2% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Wessington Springs School District 36-2?
Wessington Springs School District 36-2 has a student/teacher ratio of 13:1, which is equal to the South Dakota state average of 13:1.
What is Wessington Springs School District 36-2's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $12,244 is less than the state median of $12,645. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 7 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 397 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 2%
  • : 70-79% (Btm 50% in SD)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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