Southwest Middle School - 38

  • Southwest Middle School - 38 serves 659 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 66% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 66% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 29%.

Top Placements

Southwest Middle School - 38 places among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

School Overview

  • Southwest Middle School - 38's student population of 659 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students659 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southwest Middle School - 38's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southwest Middle School - 38 is 0.29, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SD)
Overall School Rank#34 out of 617 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
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American Indian
5%
16%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
5%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
84%
71%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.290.26
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRapid City Area 51-4 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education

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