375 Ash St Se
Wolsey, SD 57384
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Wolsey Wessington High School - 01 serves 108 students in grades 9-12.
Wolsey Wessington High School - 01 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 21-39% (which is lower 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 40-59% (which is approximately equal to the South Dakota state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 31% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 108 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥80% (Top 50% in SD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Wolsey Wessington High School - 01's student population of 108 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 8 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
108 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
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School Rankings

Wolsey Wessington High School - 01 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 Wolsey Wessington High School - 01 is 0.33, 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
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State Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#490 out of 631 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21-39%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-59%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
14%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
4%
3%
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White
81%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.33
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Graduation Rate
≥80%
83%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 108 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥80% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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