1816 Valley Dr
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
South Park Elementary - 03 serves 407 students in grades 1-4.
South Park Elementary - 03 placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the South Dakota state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 1-4
  • Enrollment: 407 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

School Overview

South Park Elementary - 03's student population of 407 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
407 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

South Park Elementary - 03 is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 631 schools in South Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of South Park Elementary - 03 is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#474 out of 631 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
4%
14%
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
7%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
84%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SD state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 54% SD state average).

How many students attend South Park Elementary - 03?

407 students attend South Park Elementary - 03.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

84% of South Park Elementary - 03 students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 4% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of South Park Elementary - 03?

South Park Elementary - 03 has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 12:1.

What grades does South Park Elementary - 03 offer ?

South Park Elementary - 03 offers enrollment in grades 1-4 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 1-4
  • Enrollment: 407 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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