Tea Area High School - 03

  • Tea Area High School - 03 serves 409 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-44% (which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 45%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 52%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Tea Area High School - 03 placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 25%.

Top Placements

Tea Area High School - 03 places among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

School Overview

  • Tea Area High School - 03's student population of 409 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students409 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Tea Area High School - 03 is ranked within the top 50% of all 617 schools in South Dakota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Tea Area High School - 03 is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SD)
Overall School Rank
29%
21%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
45%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
1%
11%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
3%
5%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
93%
75%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Tea Area High School - 03.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SD.
Diversity Score0.130.23
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Graduation Rate90-94%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTea Area 41-5 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I loved my time at tea, the class size is small enough where almost everyone in my grade was friends with everyone else, all of the extracurricular activities are top notch, especially band and basketball, and the teachers are all easy to talk to, even for the more shy kids
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This is the worst school in South Dakota. The principle is worthless and so is his little maid. If I were you I would never send any of your kids to Tea Area High school. They treat you like your 10 years younger than you really are. Also if someone asked me what I learned from this school would be how to mess around rather than any preparing for the real world.
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