Whitewood Elementary - 04

  • Whitewood Elementary - 04 serves 97 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-69% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-69% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Whitewood Elementary - 04 placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the South Dakota state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 31%.

Top Placements

Whitewood Elementary - 04 places among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

School Overview

  • Whitewood Elementary - 04's student population of 97 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students97 students
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Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whitewood Elementary - 04 is ranked within the top 20% of all 638 schools in South Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whitewood Elementary - 04 is 0.22, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (SD)
Overall School Rank#82 out of 638 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-69%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-69%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:114:1
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American Indian
4%
16%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
3%
6%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
88%
69%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.220.48
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMeade School District 46-1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SD Dept. of Education

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Love this school! We chose this school for two reasons: its small classes and their PreK program. My kiddos get the individual attention that they need with the smaller classes, and just this past year, the school added a free PreK (two-days-a-week). This allowed me to work more hours, and I knew my child was in a safe and challenging environment. Thank you!
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