1003 Soo San Dr
Rapid City, SD 57701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
West Middle School - 37 serves 656 students in grades 6-8.
West Middle School - 37 placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is equal to the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 30% (majority American Indian).

School Overview

West Middle School - 37's student population of 656 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
656 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

West Middle School - 37 is ranked within the top 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 West Middle School - 37 is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#209 out of 631 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
5%
16%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
9%
5%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
78%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 656 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.38 (Top 30%)

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